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Silent Balcony

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Mary Dowson Sep 30, 2012
We have just spent a fantastic week staying in the Silent Balcony appartment. It was perfect for our needs, me and my 21 yr old son. The position of the flat is great, so quiet and peaceful but close enough to the action of the bars,cafes,shops etc as well as the amazing historical sights. We were able to walk just about everywhere from here, with the occasional tram and funicular ride. The immediate neighbourhood is lovely too - conveient for everything. And yes the litte balcony really is silent....with the fig and pomegranite trees providing just enough privacy to enjoy the early morning sun. Would love to come back.
Varpu and Kari May 1 , 2012
This flat is just perfect! It is actually much better in real than in the pictures. The quiet balcony was great to drink morning coffee and enjoy the sun. The location was great, Taksim is less than 10 minutes away on flat street :)

We have been guests of Sweet Istanbul Home now twice and both times everything has worked perfectly. The transportation to/from the airport is also very well arranged, the driver takes you to the right place, carries your suitcase and opens the door for you.

Thank you again and see you again in the fall!
Helga Nagy June 23 , 2011
Hello! It was not our first time in Istanbul, but the first time not in a hotel. it made a big difference. We were in Silent Balcony and were very pleased with it. We also discovered the neighbourhood and liked it very much. We would definitely come back to this apartment.It's nice that we could feel just a bit like 'locals' in Istanbul! We had also correct information about the flat, so I really recommend choosing istanbulsweethome.
Maryellen and Randall Duckett Aug 12 , 2010
We wanted to write and thank you for making our trip to Istanbul so easy and
enjoyable. The Silent Balcony apartment was even more beautiful and
functional than pictured on the Internet, and the neighborhood was amazing.
We thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to Taksim, the fruit market and
grocery stores, the bank, and all the restaurants and cafes. In addition, it
was easy to catch a cab to anywhere from the top of our street, which was
important since my husband is disabled and uses a cane and wheelchair.
Please send along our special thanks to Arif. He was so helpful and patient
with all of our questions and requests. Also, the transportation from and
to the airport worked perfectly. We will definitely direct our friends and
associates to Istanbul Sweet Home if they are planning a trip to Istanbul.

Thank you,
Anne Heckmann Jun 13 , 2009
I have spend 9 days in May 2009 in Silent balcony.Delightful and tasteful decoration,functional and good situated flat.
(looked attractive on the advertising pictures on internet ...even better in the reality).

Enjoying every single minute of my stay there.perfect maintenance of the estate.TOP service from the beginning to the end(previous informations, booking process, welcome and practical attention)

Conclusion:this flat is having "ce petit je ne sais quoi"....we would say in France (which means:an indescribable or indefinable charme, good vibrations and on top of this:
a gentleman as its owner!!!!

Thank you ,Metehan!Hope to come back soon.
Anne Heckmann
John & Bobby May 23 , 2009
Dear Metehan

Arrived home safely to a lower temperature and rain
But we really enjoyed our stay in Silent Balcony

To your guests. We have stayed in many of the apartments and they are all well furnished clean and very comfortable
Everything is convenient and in good working order. Some have the advantage of a great view while others have the advantage of not too many steps to climb. Staying in Istanbul Sweet Home apartments you become part of the comunity, shopping in the local shops, buying fresh bread from the local baker, its a great feeling. Metehan is a most friendly and kind person who will help you settle in to the apartment

John & Bobbie
Judith August 11, 2008
Und auch im Juli ist Istanbul vom silent balcony ein Genuß und wert, unbedingt wieder zu kommen.
Mit Gruß aus Frankfurt
Mark and Kathy March 4, 2008
We travelled to Istanbul in February and it snowed! It was so nice to have a warm and clean apartment to come home to after a day sightseeing in the cold. We loved Silent Balcony apartment. It worked out beautifully for us. Iskitlal Street was just a short walk one way and the Tram was just a short walk down the hill. The grocery store, bakery, and ATM machines were very close. It was also nice that the landlord accepted payment in dollars. I would also recommend paying extra to have the airport shuttle bring you to the apartment from the airport and then take you back to the airport for your return flight. That was a wonderful service. I would highly recommend this aprtment to anyone travelling to Istanbul.
jack snowden November 26, 2007
I stayed for five nights and felt part of Beyoðlu - much more than if I had stayed at a hotel. All the comforts were available in the apartment including internet access. It was a delightful way to visit Ýstanbul.
Arne Thorsted September 26, 2007
Middle Semptmber 2007 we had a wonderful stay in Silent Balcony. We were a couple and a single person. The flat functioned perfectly, and the terasse increases the value of being there. In addition the kind and helpful attitude from Metehan made our stay a very pleasant experience. Arne Thorsted. Denmark
Andrew Holt September 19, 2007
I stayed in Silent Balcony for the month of July 2007 with my daughter who was doing a Turkish language course at Dilmer. The apartment is ideally located for the Taksim area and you can feel very like a resident of Istanbul, rather than just a holiday-maker. Lots of nice cafes and restaurants very close by. Also I must say how smoothly all the arrangements went for our stay. Metehan (the owner) responded to all e-mails very promptly, the money payments were straightforward and the pick-up from the airport worked perfectly - even though our plane was an hour late! Thanks for an enjoyable stay - I would certainly recommend Silent Balcony to other guests.
DIDIER PÉRON September 8 , 2007
I have spent ten days in the Silent Balcony Apartment and i have to recommend it warmly because the place is realy quiet and located in Cihangir, one of the most trendy place in Istanbul these days and just 10 minutes walk from Taksim place. You can have the feeling to leave really in the town, something impossible to feel if you are in a hotel in the touristic area in Sultanahmet.
Tony Carruthers July 15 , 2007
Absolutely charming!A fantastic hideaway,Imagine all the comforts of home .the location :a special ambience in a village like atmosphere a picture of true istanbul life .at your door the delights of fresh fruit markets bread shops pastry shops ,supermarkets and cafe`s nearby.antique district and moroccan quarters.on the rear balcony the calm of a small fruit grove .doves and seagulls call along with the local mosque.all ten minutes walk from the thriving bustle of taxsim sq.i am a regular to istanbul.s persons equates to staying in the cheapest hotel.thank you again for the excellent no fuss service.why would i ever stay in a hotel again .tony & friends sydney australia
Baris Bag July 13 , 2007
At the past i was just accomodating at the hotels but 1st time i stayed at the Istanbul Balcony in Istanbul Sweet Homes and i saw traditional street culture in Istanbul,home comfortable and real satisfaction.If you are staying at the hotel during your visit in Istanbul,you assume that you didnt see real Istanbul life and comfortable...I m recommending to everybody to stay SweetHome.
Vanessa June 8 , 2007
Molti turisti che ho conosciuto ad Istanbul cercano un hotel perchè in genere si pensa non sia una città sicura, ma la zona di questo appartamento pur essendo centralissima è tranquilla e vitale al tempo stesso, e dopo aver speso in seguito più tempo ad Istanbul è ancora una delle mie preferite. La casa è davvero bella, anche troppo... veniva voglia di restare di più! Ringrazio Metehan e spero di tornare presto a passare le vacanze qui! Vanessa
Bobbie and John Breakey June 2 , 2007
A very pleasant comfortable flat with all conveniences,in a very good area.
Efficiently managed and to be highly recommended.
Thanks for everything Metehan.
Ashley Snyder May 10 , 2007
My friends and I stayed at Silent Balcony in early April and were so happy with our choice to stay there. The apartment is spacious and the kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans and anything else you could need. Metehan was fantastic. When we arrived he took time to tell us where to eat and pointed out some places of interest. I will most definitely return here to stay if I visit Istanbul again!
Orhan Erenberk May 4 , 2007
Silent Balcony....
Excellent location 10 minutes walk from Taksim, close to antiques district too.
Solid Bauhaus building, with efficient flat decoration. Ideal for longer stays where you get tired of small hotel rooms, and definitely more cost efficient. Here you feel at home! Especially given the friendliness of the owner.
Jan, Dima & Rudy April 30, 2007
We really enjoyed our week in the Silent Balcony apartment. It is very central located, near Taksim square and Istikcal Caddesi. The pictures of the apartment are exactly how the it looks. The only small point of critic is maybe that the 2 entrance doors of the building make some noice. For the those who are afraid of renting something via the internet, well don't. Everything was handled in a professional way including the deposit. The owner is a very friendly guy who speaks perfect english. We will recommend the apartment to anyone who wants to visit Istanbul.
The Springsteens March 20, 2007
Thanks so much. Your apartment was wonderful & we enjoyed Istanbul
The Springsteens
Peter March 20 , 2007
Thank You! We loved the place and the location is great!
The group from Oman (Muscat) February 19, 2007
Marhaba, staying at istanbul sweet homes really enriched our over all experience in instanbul. It has a very homey feeling to it and it is clean and comfy. Plus the location is just fabulous. It is near all my favourite areas especially (Istiklal st). we saved a lot on taxies since all places were just a walking distance away. Cheers Meta
Tesekkur ederiz  
Sevgili Mete,
Thanks for everything...Time in Istanbul was a unique experience...
Thanks for your hospitality and your help...
We still feel that there is a second home for us in Istanbul.Be sure that we ll be back ! :) :) :) (Thats a threat!)
Take care and many greetings to your friend Kadir bey!
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