Manzara means “view,” and that’s just what you’ll get at most of these 50 short-term-rental apartments, which occupy several different buildings scattered around Galata and Cihangir. Turkish-German architect and painter Erdoğan Altındış personally renovated each of the light-splashed apartments, and the majority have floor-to-ceiling windows and ample terraces with spectacular vistas over the city. The décor in all tends toward minimalist-chic, but there are distinctively Turkish design elements throughout (woven textiles, blue handblown-glass vessels, and carved wood tables and chests). Though each has a fully equipped kitchen, Erdoğan serves breakfast to guests at the Manzara Evde Café near the Galata Tower, where he also hosts lectures, film screenings, exhibitions, and small concerts.
Room to Book:Each apartment has unique décor and amenities. Some have fireplaces or nurseries, a terrace or balcony; others are sixth-floor walk-ups (most buildings have no elevators). Be sure to check the website thoroughly before booking.
Don’t miss Erdoğan’s highly personal, off-the-beaten-track tours—they’re a wonderful way to get acquainted with the city.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
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Number of Suites: 50