Istanbul Journals

Istanbul with family

A travel journal to Istanbul by kevchef

Quote: A fantastic spot for family get away. If you have the chance to see Istanbul, you won't regret it. It's a favorite spot for both my wife and I, and our two boys.

Inn at Harmon Park

Hotel | "We had a fabulous two weeks!"

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The Inn at Harmon Park is located in York Harbor, along the southern coast of Maine, two beautiful blocks from a magnificent little sand beach. Hidden away from the hub bub and hassle of city life, it's a perfect spot for me to remember my childhood and how life used to be. The owner, Sue Antall, rents the Inn at Harmon Park out by the week in the summer. There were more than enough bedrooms to house my large family comfortably. It may not be the fanciest Inn in town, but it has a style and feel that keeps bringing my family and I back summer after summer. If Boston has given you a run for your money this summer and you need to find an escape in the fall, you are only an hour and half away from sand b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2011

Inn at Harmon Park
415 York Street
York Harbor, Maine 03911-0495
207-363-2031

Courtyard by Marriott Arlington/Rosslyn

Hotel | "Business trip in Rosslyn - A nice choice"

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With so many choices on where to stay in Northern Virginia, it can be difficult choosing where to stay. A great choice in Rosslyn is the Courtyard by Marriott. In the past I've always stayed at the Hyatt, but this time they were booked solid because of the busy summer season. Knowing this, I wanted to stay in the same general area. Rosslyn is is right off the metro for easy commuting into DC with literally hundreds of great restaurants and hot spots within walking distance from the hotel. I haven't been able to find a better area chalked full of vibrant young people. I'd choose this spot with or without my family. Shopping, drug stores, fancy eats to casual ones, copies, bagels, bike shops, an Apple s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 8, 2011

Courtyard by Marriott Arlington/Rosslyn
1533 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22209
(703) 528-2222

Marriott Amsterdam Hotel

Hotel | "Amsterdam with my kids"

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The Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam is a fabulous find. It's located in the city center within easy walking distance of almost everywhere you would want to be. Quiet, well furnished rooms with great views, and a friendly, helpful staff. We had a short walk to a great place for a fabulous Irish breakfast prior to jumping onto a canal tour boat for a jaunt around the city. I highly recommend doing the same. Afterwards, we visited the many shops and enjoyed what Amsterdam had to offer. Shortly there after we sat with some great coffee in an outside bar and watched the hundreds of young locals and tourists riding by on their bikes. I think we watched for hours. That night we chose to eat in the hotel grill fo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2011

Marriott Amsterdam Hotel
STADHOUDERSKADE 12
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31-206-075555

Diva Residence Hotel

Hotel | "Relaxation along the southern coast of Turkey. wow!"

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We had a fabulous stay (9 days) at the Diva Residence Hotel in Kas and loved every minute of it. My Wife and 2 sons ages 9 and 11 were looking for a laid back atmosphere with wonderful views, great snorkling, great food, attentive service and a hotel that could deliver on what they promise. The Diva delivered on each of our wishes. We rented a two bedroom suite with a small kitchen that had an incredible view of Med. The hotel is situated 100 meters above the Mediteranian on a small point dotted with privately owned villas and a few of the nicest hotels in Kas. Every morning we'd wake to a fantastic breakfast of fresh fruits, juice/coffee, a selections of local cheeses, olives, fresh bread, jams made ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2011

Diva Residence Hotel
Cukurbad Yarymadasy Ybrahim Cingay Sokak
Kas, Turkish Mediterranean Coast 7580
877-662-6988

Hotel Empress Zoe

Hotel | "Great service, old style lovely rooms, perfect location, warm welcome"

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I can't say enough about our stay in at the Empress Zoe. We had 8 enormous bags to lug and the staff could not have been more gracious in offering to carry each and everyone to our room and back down again. We stayed in the family suite and simply loved it. The staff recommended a wonderful little restaurant for dinner and another for lunch. Everyone from the driver that picked us up from the airport, to the welcome clerk, to the bellmen, to the wonderful bartender went way beyond our expectations. For the price, I couldn't imagine staying at a better place in Sultanhamet. We will be back and will recomend it to friends who pass through Istanbul on their way west and beyond.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2011

Hotel Empress Zoe
Akbiyik Cad. No:4/1 Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey
(90 212) 518 25 04