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The muezzin is calling outside my window in Old Istanbul. His song of prayer beseeches me to wake from my slumber and thank Allah even before I have had time to swipe the sleep from my eyes or contemplate my day.
It is not a soothing melody that could lull one back to sleep, it has a note of urgency to it. Even without speaking the …
Since we had arrived in Istanbul much later than expected Monday we had only one day to see the city. After breakfast we took a taxi to the Chora Greek Orthodox Church which has been turned into a museum to display many mosaics and frescoes (wall paintings). Next we went to the Greek Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Fener district of Istanbul …
... to, luckily all in walking distance from one another. As we were walking to the Blue Mosque we were stopped by a friendly local man who informed us that the mosque would be closed for the next 2 hours for prayer time. Conveniently ;) he also happened to work at a travel agency and talked us into coming by his shop to plan out the rest of our time in Turkey. We ended up chatting with one of his colleagues for over an hour sorting out ...
... 20 men ask me how i was.....not the male attention i was after....but they are harmless, it's actually best to just be rude and ignore them and not even say no thanks etc according to all the guides. I bought the ticket to include going in to see the Sultan's Harem and boy what a place!! Lovely walkways with black and white stones laid in to lovely patterns. Beautiful tiling in a wonderful array of colours, the big gorgeous room of the sultan, the separate area ...
... It was spicy and absolutely delicious. We were also surprised at the begining of the meal with blackberry juice, which was a big hit.
By the way, have you noticed that I keep saying "by the way" and "actually"? Our Turkish guides and interpreters use those two phrases about 5 times as often as I have in this blog. It's just quirky enough to mention. The road is getting bumpy so I am about to type a bunch of nonsense if I don't quit for the day. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ada Hotel Istanbul
Ada is a home away from home!
Our stay in Istanbul was amazing and the Ada Hotel was such a warm and friendly place to stay. Such gracious hospitality! The hotel is new and very charming with all amenities. Lovely view of the Sea of Marmura. Breakfast included. A fabulous location in Sultanahmet. This is a hidden gem! I highly recommend it.
All'Ada ci si sente come a casa!
La nostra permanenza a Istanbul è stata stupenda e l'Ada Hotel si è rivelato una sistemazione confortevole e amichevole. Un'ospitalità davvero eccellente! L'hotel è nuovo e veramente incantevole, dotato di ogni comfort. Bellissima vista sul Mar di Marmara. Colazione inclusa. Posizione favolosa nel Sultanahmet. Questo posto è una perla rara! Lo raccomando altamente.
Bonne adresse pour découvrir Istamboul
Petit hôtel très récent avec de grandes chambres bien meublées et très propres.
Bien situé, tout près de la mosquée bleue, dans une petite rue calme (sauf l'appel à la prière de 5h dans la mosquée voisine). Toutes les chambres ont une jolie vue sur la mer de Marmara.
A 5mn à pied de l'arrêt de tramway Sultanahmet.
Bon accueil, patron serviable et accomodant.
Une curiosité : la baignoire à remous est dans la chambre et pas dans la salle d'eau.
We spent two days at the Ada Hotel in November of 2006. The hotel was opened in July - with some features in the final stages of completion - ie the elevator and terrace. These are due to be completed in early 2007. The hotel itself is modern, spacious and luxurious with views to the Sea of Marmara. The hotel has been built in the design of a Turkish house but with all the modern features that attract North American travellers. In some rooms there are even jacuzzi bathtubs looking out to the view. The hotel is located in quiet residential area a block from the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. The owners, who designed and built this hotel, also own the very successful Best Western Spectra Hotel around the corner. For people who would like a bit more luxury, kingsized beds, designer linens and up to date bathrooms, this is the place for you.
Le vrai charme de Constantinople
Nous avons passé 5 jours inoubliables dans ce petit hôtel. Il est vraiment très joli avec ses vues byzantines sur la mer de Marmara et avec ses chambres propres et lumineuses. Cette vieille maison ottomane se trouve en plein centre ville, juste à côté de la Mosquée Bleue, dans une ruelle très calme. Elle est récemment reconstruite dans un style un peu simple mais chez-soi. On se sentait vraiment à l'aise ici. Le personnel était très gentil et les petits déjeuners sur la terrace - magiques. A vrai dire, cet hôtel vaut plus ce qu'il coûte.
One of the most beautiful places in Istanbul !
This is seriously one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul !
Such a wonderful hotel will be difficult to find again !
- 3 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque
- very quiet location
- view on the Marmara Sea and the Sokullu Mosque (great !)
-wonderful bright, tasteful modern rooms
and a very friendly, helpful and attentive support service !
Breakfast is in a hotel 2 minutes walk from the Ada-Hotel.
On the 4th floor You have a view on the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the Marmara Sea (including ships) and sunrise - if You are on time.
This is an unforgettable experience !
After planning to stay at the Spectra Hotel by a friend's recommendation, the hotel manager offered us a room at the new Hotel Ada (about a block from the Blue Mosque). We stayed a week. We had a third floor room that over looked the Sea of Marmara and the neighborhood mosque. Not only was the room new and spacious, it was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed, including a jacuzzi, and latest in room temperature controls..
Great Hotel - Ada Hotel Istanbul
This place is just renovated and looks GREAT! There is a nice panoramic view of the Marmara Sea from every room, and each room is equipped with a jaccuzzi tub.
It is a five minute walking distance to all the central tourist areas, such as Aya Sofia or the Blue Mosque or the Grand Bazaar. The hotel staff are very friendly and accomodating. They speak fluent English and are very helpful.
We held our family reunion there and everyone enjoyed the accomodations. We highly recommend this place.
Great hotel with fantastic views
In this hotel I took my best picture of Istanbul - from my room's window. The hotel is a small wooden house located in a very quiet street just near the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque, on the slope of the hill. So every window in the hotel faces Marmara sea and beautiful ruins of an old ottoman mosque.
The hotel is very small and very new (it's just opened when I came there in october). And it's very cozy. Generally it's made in traditional turkish style, but there is jacuzzi in each room, so you can enjoy the sunsets on Marmara sea laying in jacuzzi.
Staff is great and very friendly. Cleaning is perfect every day. Great value for reasonable money. Highly recommended!
I*ve been 10 days in this hotel and it*s been great. The hotel is completly new. With an excelent bathroom and yakusi style bath. (Wonderfull). Place was very clean, and every day they cleaned it up everything. The breakfast amazing, was almost the best food of the day, no joke. If I'd came again I'll book the same hotel and I'll recommend it to all my friends.