I travelled to Istanbul October 2015. Booked a superior studio suite for myself, this was a large clean and comfort room with self contained facilities such as washing machine, cooker, dishwasher etc (all modern equipment). The room was well decorated and didn't seem tired. The apartment is located in a quiet backstreet about 8-10 minutes walk from the Metro and Taksim square. Close to all the night life but conveniently also far enough not to be disturbed with all the associated noise. Staff were helpful and friendly. TV on wall had English films, good wifi in the room, air conditioning also. All in all the place is Safe, secure, comfortable and clean with nice size rooms. (My research prior to booking showed that most travellers complain about the size of their hotel rooms in Taksim). I would have no hesitation going back there again, recommended and felt very comfortable during my stay.