Alaturka Hotel

Akbiyik Cad. No:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Planning A Grand Auto Tour of Turkey

A travel blog entry by michellendave


March 17 through April 1st, 2014

Alaturka Elegance Hotel ($52) Double including breakfast
(Fatih, Akbıyık Cd No:3, Istanbul - Europe, Turkey)

Extended Stay in Istanbul

We extended our stay in Istanbul and had to find a different hotel. Emirhan no longer had room for us. March is not yet high season and I …

Istanbul Day #1

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc


Mom and I headed out for a late lunch at 4:12 p.m., shortly after arriving at our lodging, Hotel Alaturka, after flying from Washington to Istanbul via Newark. I ate an Adana spicy kebab, which was tasty, at the restaurant across the street from the hotel.

Back to the hotel at 5:18, then headed out for a walk at 5:45. We didn't have any …

Taste of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by wanderwoman2010


June 8-11

Four days sampling the friendly, vibrant, perplexing crossroads that is Istanbul is just a teaser, a powerful introduction to an intriguing country balanced between two continents. So many must-see sites kept us on the tourist track for much of the visit and leave us yearning for more.

Hotel: Hotel Alaturka, Sultanahmet …

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by suemckee


... part of Istanbul. We got off at Taksim Square and had coffee and a sandwich and then carried on walking. We couldn't find another red bus stop so ended up walking across the Bosphorus on one of the bridges which has a walkway across, and back to our hotel. We walked through yet another Bazaar - this time the Spice Bazaar with all kinds of spices including saffron being offered for sale. I don't know how any kilometres we have walked today but it's a lot! Got to be good for us.

Shall we bargain?

A travel blog entry by henriksenv


... When the customers inside left, he started pulling out all the kilims.

I can't say I'm a kilim expert, but I know a few things. Wool on wool is the most durable weave. The kilim should be woven tightly. Weird bright colors indicate synthetic dye; natural dyes are more desirable as they wear better. I ended up buying a tight wool/wool kilim that is supposedly from the 60s and made in Konya. After I picked what I liked, Mehmet said, "do you want the price, or shall ...

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