Hotel Sultan House
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Our last full day in Istanbul began with the 5am wake up call which we all ignored and went back to sleep.
With Zac out of action today with stomach ailments we walked to the Topkapi Palace and spent the morning exploring the Palace grounds and buildings. The construction of the Palace began in 1472 and includes lodges, pavillions, offices, …
We have lost Janet today to a stomach ailment so after our 5am alarm we set off to explore the city by foot.
We travelled down to the quay on foot and once again passed a number of stray dogs in the square. These dogs, unlike the Egyptian dogs, have their ears tagged and hang about in small groups and sleep in the park areas. There are also …
The day before we spent flying from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo and then another flight from Cairo to Istanbul Turkey. It was raining and the weather was a lot colder than what we had become accustomed to. (Maybe 12C).
After a short debate about catching the local train or a taxi we opted for a taxi to take us to the Sultan House Hotel in …
... the scene of all the riots here, and where İstiklal Cadessi begins. The moment we arrived Taksim square was clear of protesters, although they may have been in Gezi park a block away. While we shot a few quick photos in the square 2 fire trucks and 2 ambulances came through with sirens blaring, so we quickly headed down İstiklal Cadessi. The street is ...
... for the public system so most good ones have left for the private sector. We certainly had more than a cooking education and enjoyed the afternoon immensely. We also went to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian bazaar since originally most spices came from Egypt. Fresh produce, dried fruits (wonderful figs), nuts of every imaginable type, spices, teas, and heavenly baklava filled the air ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
Wonderful location, great hotel, clean and very well serviced. Loved the atmosphere, the character and the lovely wake up call at 5 each morning.
Just a short walk to everything.
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