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“Excellent property with an exemplary host”
CasaLoBueno#1 Splendid with Galata Tower View
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CasaLoBueno#1 Splendid with Galata Tower View
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Bedroom#1 at night
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Istanbul

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josechest...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent property with an exemplary host”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We stayed at Casa Lo Bueno for a week with our extended family which included five adults and one infant. It was a lovely property in what was a good location, at Shishane metro station and just a few minutes' walk from both Istiklal Avenue and the top of the Tunel-Karakoy funicular station. There are lots of restaurants nearby and while the immediate neighborhood is on a hillside it only takes a few minutes to get around.

Communication before arrival and during our stay was excellent. We had everything we needed to get to the property and contact details in case there were any problems (our taxi driver was not the best so this was most helpful). Our host, Izel, was waiting outside for us when we arrived to greet us and show us the facilities. He had kindly arranged a cot and high chair for our infant and made it easy for us to get acquainted with the property and the neighborhood.

Izel also provided a list of restaurants, re-loadable metro cards (Istanbulkart), a local phone, and a personal tour of the vicinity showing us where to get groceries, transit, etc. During our stay, he arranged laundry service (the unit does not have a washer/dryer), fixed a wifi problem with the service provider, booked a car for us on departure, and generally ensured we were having a pleasant stay.

In terms of the unit itself, the beds were firm but comfortable as was the pull-out sofa. The kitchen was reasonably appointed with a fridge, toaster oven, hob/stovetop, coffee maker, panini grill, electric kettle, dishes and utensils, but there was no microwave. The bathroom is in good condition and the only slight drawback is that the shower configuration feels a bit cramped. There was plenty of comfortable seating and the living room is spacious.

Our deposit was returned in full. An offer of a tip for the outstanding service was rejected and our host instead suggested we stay at Casa Lo Bueno when we return to Istanbul...and we will!

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Liked best: Our wonderful host
Liked least: The iron and ironing board were not good
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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012jmk
Fort Langley
1 review
“Izel Bardavi: Most generous and informative host”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Mr Bardavi greeted us upon arrival, explained the facilities and set up the WIFI which was strong. This is rare in most vacation rentals. The apartment is located convenient to services and accessible to public transportation. It is well equipped and clean. When we asked about where to buy a small item, it showed up the next day. He helped me to find prescription glasses, explained the city transportation city, interesting places within walking distance, pointed out the site of the Whirling Dervishes nearby. We took him for lunch to a restaurant he recommended, he responded by taking us to a phenomenal Turkish dessert place. His description of life in Istanbul was interesting. He also presented a superb, thoughtful and brief analysis of the rivalries and relations between major ethnic-religious groups in the near east.

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Liked best: The owner, and location, cleanliness and supplies
Liked least: loud noise a construction crew after midnight. This was not the owner's fault, and it is temporary. It stems from the city's poor regulation of nighttime noise.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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James B
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Beautiful Apartment in Beyoglu district of Istanbul”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We loved our stay at CasaloBeuno#1. This apartment is located in Beyoglu a few blocks from Galata tower and the Tunel funicular stop. Our host was extremely helpful. On our first day he gave us a great orientation walk of the neighborhood including where to find grocery stores / restaurants and how to use the public transportation system. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of an older building with tons of character (elevator works). The interior of the apartment is tastefully renovated, clean, and well appointed. The shower is small, but the water pressure is great. The two bedrooms are good size and the queen beds are comfortable. Like any big city, there is some street noise at night. The wifi and cable TV worked well. Overall, we highly recommend CasaLoBeuno#1.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Alan W
Corrales, NM
1 review
“Perfect location in Istanbul”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Izel, the owner and host, met us at the apartment and made us feel comfortable. Then he led us on a brief tour of the immediate Istanbul neighborhood, making a point to identify and explain local transportation options and restaurants. Later we reconnected and had a thoughtful discussion of Turkish life. The location is in the "new city" near Galata Tower and Istiklal Avenue which is the center of modern shopping and night life. The "old city" with its many historic sites is within walking distance or a fifteen minute funicular and tram ride.

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Liked best: location and a seven day stay
Travelling group: Friends
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David T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Stylish modern comfort and historic charm close to heart of modern day Istanbul”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My wife and I, and another couple stayed in this two bedroom apartment for one week. The kitchen was small but adequate for preparation of small meals; we mostly ate breakfast in the apartment and went out for other meals. Beds and bedrooms were quite comfortable, and surprisingly quiet. The living space is nicely furnished and ideal for relaxing after a hard day of touring. Street-side windows offer a view of Galata Tower, just a few blocks away; and just a short walk up the hill is the beginning of Istikal Street, the heart of Istanbul commerce and night life.

Our host and the apartment owner provided a brief tour of the neighborhood and offered helpful advice and insights into Istanbul and Turkish sights, tastes and culture. I would want to stay here again upon a return to Istanbul.

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Liked best: Convenient location
Liked least: Minimal lighting in stairway
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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