Polat's place was in the perfect location for us, as we were attending a wedding at Lord's Palace Hotel Spa Casino, which is only 500m from the apartment. There are a couple cafes and restaurants next to the apartment and other hotels and nightclub in easy walking distance. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the center and with some nice restaurants and boat tour spots around the harbor. We also used the minibus public transport, which stops in front of the hotel on the other side of the roundabout and only costs 3 lira/€0.70 (takes 5 minutes driving to center). The apartment is on the third floor, and there is no lift. This was not a problem for us, but if you have trouble with stairs, access may be difficult.
Communication and check-in was easy. Polat responded quickly, and was flexible with check-in time when the flight was delayed and we arrived an hour later than expected. Polat was very friendly when we met at the apartment and he let us in, gave the key and wifi password, and offered us a beer, water, or cola provided in the fridge.
In terms of cleanliness, it looked generally tidy, but there was dust on the skirting boards and some hairs on the floor in all rooms. The shelves in the refrigerator needed to be wiped clean, as there was some evidence of food spills and crumbs.
We were missing one towel and a sheet for the double bed, which we didn't notice until Polat had left, so he provided it the following day and said it must have been overlooked due to quick turn around of the flat between guests.
Unfortunately there was no shower curtain, which meant the bathroom floor got very wet when showering. We used the mop which is kept on the balcony to wipe up the water.
The photo of the single room is cropped at the top, so we didn't notice that there are no blinds or curtains in that room until we arrived. We mentioned this to Polat, but that is not something that could be changed for our stay. If you're only using the double bed, this is not a problem. Since we were three people, we moved the single mattress to the lounge room to sleep where it was cooler and darker, which worked well for us.
Overall this flat was fine for our trip. Not perfect, but fit our budget, and hopefully some small improvements can be made for future guests.
Thanks for having us, Polat.