Albatros Premier Hotel

Kucukayasofya MahallesI CayIroglu Sok No 1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $78.00
 

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Shall we bargain?

A travel blog entry by henriksenv

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... Naturally we bargained. I think I did a pretty good job for a rookie - I probably paid a hundred bucks too much. Ahmed tells me I started off too high. Live and learn! Mehmet also learned something - always ask about payment method. At the very end when I pulled out my American Express, his face fell. Not only are Amex fees high, They also had to run the charge in Turkish Lira instead of dollars. Maybe I didn't exactly have the last laugh, but it was at least a ...

World smallest Burger King burger in the Airport

A travel blog entry by my.scuba.tank

It was time to leave and our flight is at 6am in the morning. There are no late shuttle to the airport from here so we decided to take the last metro to the airport and wait few hours for our flight. It seems pretty easy after the 8 hour wait in Athens airport before. Tayfun send us off to the tram station and we bid our farewell. He was a great host and invited us to come back and stay for a longer time. We definitely ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by 4tumbleweeds

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... of rooms where the Sultan and his BFFs lived.

My personal favorite was the Hagia Sofia. The current building (minus the restorations) was commissioned by Emperor Justinian in 532. It first served as a Christian church, and after the Ottomans came into power, it was hastily turned into a mosque. Some of the Islamic “embellishments” looked slap-dash. Alex and I were surprised to see so many Christian symbols and icons (Jesus, Mary and other Christian ...

Exploring the Sights of Old Istanbul

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... the throats of the new sultan's brothers were cut to make sure there was no further competition. As a result of the fierce competition between the members of the harem for their sons promotion, the power of the sultan was often controlled by the mother, who coached her son to the sultan position and then acted as the real power in the background.

After a morning exploring the various courtyards, rooms, and exhibitions of the palace, we took a ...

Grand Day Out & A Close Shave

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen

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... I left with a very soft face looking 5 years younger, at least I thought so. Alex had a slightly difference experience to me, in addiction to the shave he was hit in the face and ears with some burning cotton, which was funny to watch. It was very relaxing until the lemon based oil that was slapped on at the end which stung like a badger. We then continued on with extensive walks to the other side of the Bosphorus or Istanbul straight, which did not offer as much ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Dervish Dance, Corlulu Ali pasa Medresesi, Mosaic Museum, and Egyptian Obelisk.
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