Istanbul Journals

Istanbul part 1

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A travel journal to Istanbul by Jctravel1983

Hotel Sultania Photo, Istanbul, Turkey More Photos
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Hotel Sultania

Hotel | "sultania"

Hotel Sultania Photo, Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul is one of the becoming cities that is getting rediscovered in the last few years. Istanbul has a rich history of culture and lots of different people. As it’s located right near Europe, Asia and the Middle East it’s a mixture of culturals and especially for people who like to visit cities to try out different kind of foods, this is really the place to be. When we went to this wonderfull city we stayed at the Sultania which is located in Sultanahmet. We opted for this hotel since it’s located in the heart of the old historical part of the city and the most popular tourists attractions. Around the hotel you will find the most beautifull mosques, churches, and synagogues, but also th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 6, 2012

Hotel Sultania
Ebusuud Cad. Mehmet Murat Sok. No: 4
Istanbul, Turkey 34110
+90 212 528 0806

Hotel Megara Palace

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Hotel | "Megara Palace, Old City, Istanbul"

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The first night on arrival at the Ottoman Hotel receptionist said: "There is a small problem". "Sh ...., We come too late and they have given away our room" flashed through my mind. But that was not all that bad. During the week we had two nights at another hotel. Not far from this hotel. The hotel proved to be the brother of the owner. Yes, families should help one another.We were nicely brought to the Old City hotel and found that indeed an elegant room was arranged for us. And the hotel was maybe 5 minutes walk from our old hotel. In the historic center of Istanbul in Sultanahmet.LocationFrom the hotel looks out on the hilly streets of Istanbul. You see the tops ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

Hotel Megara Palace
Ishakpasa Cad. 8
Istanbul, Turkey 34140
90 212 518 36 56

Topkapi Palace

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Attraction

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IntroductionYou're in Istanbul and then you have to see some famous places. On our list was the Topkapi Palace. I have seen a long ago the exciting movie Topkapi and I wanted to see this museum. I remember from the movie it’s a thrilling chase of the various buildings and railings. I was wondering if I could see it all.LocationIn Sultanahmet you see brown signs indicate how you can get at the Topkapi Palace. It is near the Aya Sofia. For the entrance to a crowded, with guards and parking attendants. Busloads of tourists step out of here. Street vendors trying to sell you anything. You go through a gate. There are some white mosque-like buildings. The whole palace is...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

Topkapi Palace
Sultanahmet Square
Istanbul, Turkey
90 212 5224422

Ottoman Hotel

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Ottoman HotelArrivalMy plane had a huge delay. I came in the middle of the night at the airport. Since I took a taxi the hotel wasn’t really difficult to find for me but it was for the taxi driver. The Ottoman hotel was not so well known, because the taxi driver had to ask four times to colleagues where the hotel was. At the hotel a friendly young man came out to help carry the luggage. The receptionist called us very welcome and made sure the porter carried our luggage to our room."There is a small problem" he said. "Sh ...., We come too late and they have given away our room" flashed through my mind. But that was not all that bad. During the week we had two nights...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

Ottoman Hotel
Kadirga Limani cad.85 Kadirga
Istanbul, Turkey
(212) 5174203(2)

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)

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Attraction | "The Blue Mosque"

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The Blue MosqueI was there one day in advance, before the Iranian president came to visit in Istanbul and the Blue Mosque would visit his prayers. That was never announced, but one of the water vendors told me.LocationThe Blue Mosque is located in the historic center of Istanbul. In the district of Sultanahmet. Exactly opposite the Aya Sofia.In front of the mosque is a beautiful garden with walking paths and a wide boulevard. Striking are the many benches in a row. You can see already that this temple, as I call myself a mosque, is set to hundreds of visitors. People from far and wide come to Turkey to Istanbul to visit the Blue Mosque. It is buzzing. It...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 7, 2010

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey
0212 458 0776