The Sunrise Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sunrise Hotel Istanbul
Small hotel with narrow and steep stairs, but with friendly staff and a great location.
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We've had a busy past month, and are now just catching up. We have had friends Graeme & Marian Vessey from Australia, come cruising with us for a week. Returning from the one-week cruise, we flew to Istanbul with them for 3 days, and after they flew back to Australia, we then took a tour of Gallipoli and Troy, only …
... the day began with great hilarity ... Baumie couldn't quite believe what he was seeing on my plate. And it ended that way too - with Trish and I falling about laughing because Tony was manfully trying to cut Trish a piece of his Helva dessert with a very hard crust ... it happened to be the dish ;)
In between, we cruised the Golden Horn - a crescent-shaped body of water off the Sea of Marmara, and then the Bosphorus Straits to just past the ...
... we did this week that stuck out for me was visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Ayasofia was my favourite; we wandered around inside for ages, even walking to the top of the upper gallery and taking it all in. We didn't realise at the time but it actually used to be a church, which explained why there were tiled mosaics of Jesus and Mary etc. Okay heading out for our last trip to the grand bazaar now so part 2 on Turkey coming soon! Lisa ...
... miss. Setting off on foot reasonably early, we realised that the fine weather had already led to dozens of giant tour buses, and many dozens of smaller ones, filling the nearby Sultanhamet Square. Despite this, we decided that a visit to the Blue Mosque, en route to the Spice Market, would be well worthwhile. What we hadn't counted on was that Friday is the holiest day of the week for Muslims, and we were confronted with signs informing us that the mosque would ...
... the blue mosque and aya sofia. It was evident we had picked a spectacular city for our entry into Europe. Afterwards we headed to the Bosporus for a fish kebap, which was sold from small boats with piles of fresh fish. Despite swallowing a fish bone or two they were pretty amazing - a good start the great food we had over the coming days. The next morning we made it in to the blue mosque, named after the hand designed tiles that covered the walls inside the prayer area. After ...