My fortnight holiday was planned to spend 3 nights in Istanbul, a week at a beach resort and return to Istanbul for 3 nights. We wanted to experience living in the Sultanahmet area but also the area near Galata tower/ taxim square area. We booked Noa Apartments for our first 3 night stay. The apartment is in a steep hilly area and 3 minute walk to Galata tower. We are a family of 6 with 4 children aged 7 to 15 and we manged alright on foot. Elderly people may struggle. A couple of minutes more and you reach the start of the Istiklal street which is lively and busy street, even late at nights with trendy shops, and loads of places to eat or have desserts and a coffee. During our stay at Noa we went to view our hotel reserved for our second stint in Sultanahmet which is also hilly. The hotel was nice and had really good reviews but the children said that tgey would like to return to Noa apartments for our return trip. Sultanahmet area is reallly quiet at night with not alot happening if you wanted to stroll out at night unlike the Galata area. So I contacted Mete of Noa apartment at let him know that we would like to return to Noa if the apartment was availabile for our return dates. Luckily for us it was and Mete arranged to meet me the next morning to confirm my booking. He alao arranged a taxi for me to Taxim from where I git the Havabus to Sabiha. I cannot recommend Noa enough. Apartment is specious, really well equipped. Short 5 min walk to metro or tram. Amazing.