Artefes Hotel Istanbul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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... office who merely glances at our visa and then stamps our passports without comment. The next challenge is to find a taxi and we succeed in booking a transfer that takes us to our hotel. Of course, we are travelling in rush hour and it seems that every one of the 20 million inhabitants of the city is either travelling in our direction or in the direct opposite. There are cars and buses and people everywhere - including vendors selling water ...
Absolutely magnificent sunny day. Forecast 27 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! Up at 7am. We were supposed to get a wake up call but that didn't happen. Had set the alarm though so no problem. Happy Birthday Turkish Time Greg. Hope you had a lovely dinner. Xx It was a walking tour today. We set off from the hotel, not far through parts of 'old' Istanbul to the Topkapi Palace. This is magnificent. The gardens are spectacular and the rooms ...
... him. Just a few members of the sultan's culinary crew were Towel Bringer, Hand Washer, Tea Bringer, and Bringers of every type of dish. Each dish cleared away had a different employee. I took a rest inside my air conditioned hotel room for the late afternoon. Venturing out into the cooler evening for dinner, I noticed the full-robed women had come outside. I don't blame them for waiting til evening. It must be stifling in there! ...
... cloud had settled and was drizzling over us. Undeterred we wandered on, not really knowing where we were going. We passed some beautiful stands of tulips and ended up in the hippodrome. all this while looking for the tram stop.
There we saw 3 very large obelisks from various time periods. The Egyptian one with the hieroglyphics was the most interesting especially its journey from Egypt to Turkey with the Roman empire. Although we had given up on finding the tram we ...
... friendly Matani bar around the corner from our hotel. We can see why Kate and Ez loved this place! During the summer months, I think we would have spent a lot more time al fresco enjoying the colourful outdoor bars and nargile (water pipe) cafes, but for our winter trip to Turkey, hot apple tea was more the order of the day. We had an early night ready for our daybreak start to get to the airport for our flight back to London. Not quite as big of a schlep as our arrival, but still a ...