Hotel Sultan House
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Sultan House Istanbul
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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... down the street to visit the Hagia Sofia Church. This place is HUGE! A chunk of it was under construction, but it was still an amazing place to see.
I got ate a quarter of a watermelon as my early evening snack before heading back to the hostel. Dinner was at a nearby Turkish cafe/bistro. I just had a pastry and tea as a light dinner since the watermelon was pretty filling.
-- Ryan L. ...
... don't argue with grandma look' so I accepted a bottle of water and went on my way!
The old wooden Ottoman homes surrounding the church were amazing. The mosaics and frescoes that Chora church is famous for were worth the trip! Leaving the church I visited the old city walls and found a place where I could climb to the top. The views were spectacular and I got some great pictures.
In the afternoon we went to ...
... donated by the faithful. Verses from the Qur'ran are also seen throughout the mosque.
The detail and arrangements of the tile is gorgeous and we could have spent hours in there but had to exit to move along to our next sight, Hagia Sofia (Ayasofya), which is located directly across the street from the Blue Mosque. We had heard Hagia Sophia was even more spectacular than the Blue Mosque and it didn't disappoint! Built in 537 as an Eastern ...
... side residences that appear to be owned by the wealthy.
The Sultans newer palace , built in the late 19 th century was really beautiful and had the most amazing chandelier with some 600 lights. The furnishing of the Palace was more European in style and the rooms were decorated in a symmetrical pattern. Something to do with balance. The stairs started with a wide step and graduated to beautiful curves as they went ...
... full to capacity. There were other bridges open further down the river but as there were no taxis or buses available the only other way was to take a walking detour of a few miles.
Luckily the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar were low down on our ‘to do’ list so neither of us were that bothered we would miss out on hunting down that ‘bargain’ the guide books always insist you will find!!
Before we do anything we needed to find a ...