Pierre Loti Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPierre Loti Hotel Istanbul
Saw an act of kindness that restored our faith in human nature. An old guy with a bad tremble came in off the street looking for food. Instead of chasing him out, they gently ushered him to the entrance and asked him to wait. They then bought out a huge food parcel for him. All done with great dignity and kindness.
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This morning we caught the local tram to the ferry terminal where we caught a local ferry to Princes Island. Thought we were very smart because instead of spending a small fortune on a Bosporus cruise (they are around 35 euros per person), it cost us just 8 Turkish lira each for the trams rides and 12 Turkish Lira each for the ferry rides - a total …
... was a place of worship I was thinking it would be tranquil but as said it wasn't . The carpet inside have strips of dark red included into the design which is where worshippers kneel. The women's areas are walled off. We left the mosque And made our way to the hotel. . The road were the hotel is was closed to traffic. Han said he had phone and had got someone to open the road when we got there so the bus could go thru. Unfortunately that was not the case and we then ...
... for the eunuchs, a short corridor with a long counter where eunuchs left dishes of food delivered by kitchen staff (for the concubines and other people to take), and one or two other places. The decoration of each room was beautiful, with stunning, colourful patterned tiles all over the walls. One room had paintings of piles of different fruits.
... been that scared in my life. Everyone drives like a bloody lunatic. The drive was about 45 minutes and the driver didn't put his seat belt on till we almost flew into someone at 100km an hour! I love how vocal he was about it Too. "Go **** yourself" in a very thick Turkish accent. Love it. :) Ahhhh Welcome to Turkey boys!
Once we arrived at our hotel - and only just alive ...
This exotic vibrant city of secreted narrow lanes, grand mosques and rapunzel towers was our first stop for in Turkey. Our first night in this city was not one we wish to repeat and one which I feel barely able to write about even now. On arrival at the airport, quite a distance from the city centre, we caught the shuttle to Taksim Square where we thought that a taxi from there would be the best option. The shuttle bus service was very good and a ...