Hotel Sultan House
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... to visit the Grand Bazaar, a vast, labyrinthine bazaar that dates back to 1461. It was gigantic and confusing and enchanting. We browsed the stalls for a while, buying lots of delicious Turkish Delight and a sweater for Dennis since the weather was much colder than we are used to. We then visited Suleymaniye Mosque, a magnificent mosque from 1550 with large gardens and courtyards and balconies overlooking the city and the Bosphorus. The mosque is at the top of one ...
Load bus by 8:00 to get to the Topkapi Palace after getting rid of luggage for leaving. The palace is guarded by military with automatic weapons. The gate leads to a large garden leading to the palace. The first palace courtyard houses kitchens, covered terraces, a weapons display, a general reception area and an entrance to the harem. The reception was used by the sultan openly or him sitting behind a screen in the wall so he could ...
... was good breakfast, shared with stories of our trip such as what we did and which places stood out. Laughters and discussion to be had.
Then we said goodbyes to tour leader who was in hurry to catch taxi to the airport. I decided to say goodbye to the couple as well before I go back to my room. The couple thought it would be polite if we go see old man. We knocked at his door, old man opened and we were shocked to see old ...
... then finally five long skinny minced lamb that had been skewered on a metal stick and cooked over wood coals. It was delicious. This was topped off with a very nice tea. We drove back to Izmir a different way a little to the north of where we came in and we were able to see the valley of 1000 hills. these date back to Lydian times and were the tombs of rich and powerful. Some have been excavated to reveal some treasures but no mummies only bones. some were raided and looted in ...
... 8217;s recent wedding. We were speechless leaving the place.
Nearby, beyond the biggest Lenin statue, is the hideous White House, the only free Parliament for a thousand kilometers around. Kyrgyzstan is a tiny democratic country surrounded by some of the world’s most entrenched dictatorships: Qazaqstan, Özbekistan, China, and Tajikistan aren’t the easiest neighbors to have. And of course ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
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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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