Amethyst Hotel Istanbul
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The day we arrived in Istanbul we were deeply exhausted from the lack of sleep we had on the overnight bus. We arrived at around 5am and it was still dark at the bus station. As the taxi drove us from the station to taksim, where we had booked our hostel, the sun was rising. The streets were filled with Turkish men and young guys who we assumed were just finishing off a good night out in the town. At first, my thought was where are all the women? But I guess they have ...
... We then went to the Grand Bazaar and did some shopping and wandered around the incredible set up. It's a massive marketplace, all in a giant building, but it actually more calm and organized than many other markets I've been to. We shopped, ate, and stalked the U20 Spanish soccer team who happened to be there. We then met up with the Lopez family for a sunset cruise. We floated peacefully on the Bosporus and Gold Horn- it was a great ...
... everywhere to all the sights of Istanbul and finally there are other tourists to push around in queues.
The hotel is very cosy. It is a 4 storey apartment with only 3 rooms on each floor. The ground floor doubles as the reception area and dining room and a spiral staircase leads to the other floors. The surrounding streets are narrow and lined with cobblestones amongst steep hills. ...
... she’s been in England a while. Actually she sounded bizarrely like Sally Peep (for those of you who know The 10th Kingdom) and his/her/their daughter sound British. They were also traveling with a Turkish man and his mother. I turned on the second Harry Potter movie and slept on and off for most of the flight.
When we landed we had to take a bus to the actual terminal. Turkey is an ...
... costume which is very annoying because all the shop are getting their winter stock here so I can't get another one. We went into the Spice Bazar and it smelt really sweet and they sold Turkish Delight, I took lots of photos and we thought uncle Hugh would like it especially.
I thought the modern art museum was very cool and one of the best things was a big photograph of an elephant cut up like a pop up card and also projected trees on the walls which moved side ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking