Rast Hotel

Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $118.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

The Two Sides of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by robin512 on Jul 25, 2014

3 comments, 30 photos

Istanbul is a city of nearly 20 million people, originally built on seven hills. Since our visit to Istanbul was for only 3 days, we decided to stay in Sultanamet, the oldest walled part of the city. It has most of the famous historical sites and the most tourists. Our hotel, the Rast, was a small, older boutique hotel with a terrace that provided …

Airports, airports, airports

A travel blog entry by msgee

... passport control, I noticed people weren't trying to cut the line and everyone used his/her indoor voice. The only other time I've seen such an orderly passport control process was in Singapore, but that's because you get fined for even breathing the wrong way. In fact, I enjoyed the atmosphere at Ataturk so much, it made my overpriced sandwich easier to swallow (12.75 TL for cheese, sundried tomato and lettuce on a bun? ...

Istanbul not Constantinople (You were singing it!)

A travel blog entry by mickisc


... to sell everything from Mach3 razor blades to socks. They all called out to us to tell us what we needed. Cart vendors were everywhere, and they sold roasted ears of corn and roasted chestnuts. We didn't try the former because it looked like field corn, but we tried the latter, and we weren't impressed. A 12-year-old was pushing packs of cigarettes, and men approached Lisa and me several times trying to sell us designer perfume. Closer to the Galata Bridge, different ...

Turkey: Welcome back to the West

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel


... a couple of days before I arrived. They occurred mostly on weekends though, and after enquiring we judged it okay to go. When we got there we simply could not believe what we were seeing. We had braced ourselves for somewhat of a semi-warzone, or at least a place that felt tense. It did not; the park was filled with families picnicking and small children playing. If I had not seen the pictures of the riots I would not have believed they had happened ...

An Ancient Wonder and Communal Potties

A travel blog entry by chris.whitmore


... Saurbrei is a girl on the trip with me. She just happens to also be from Iowa State, but I had no idea she was coming here too. I have met her before at ISU as an E2020 Scholarship peer mentor, but we never were very close until this trip. Now we’re buddies, and I consider her my “taken-date.” Since we both have significant others back home, and we can watch out for each other in a way most single people can’t. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Cemberlitas Hamami, Tarihi Galatasaray Hamami, The Pudding Shop, and Constantine Column.
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