ARN Aruna Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsARN Aruna Hotel Istanbul
+5 clean, near to every historical place, 2m walk to the sea
- 1 no restaurant, no view ( just from the top )
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We arrived in Istanbul, Turkey more than a little blurry eyed, having arisen at 3 am in Bishkek for our early morning flight. Fittingly, this is the last leg of our trip as Istanbul was also the end of the Silk Road. The city straddles two continents. Our hotel is in Europe, and it sure looks like it with narrow cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, shops and hotels. Across the Bosphorus Straits we can see the Asia side of Istanbul.
... place - built by Sultans and used primarily to trade textiles (and, at least for a period, slaves...although you won't find anyone eager to elucidate that particularly dark aspect of its history) - took its final form in the early 1600s. The whole facility looked like it was frozen in time. Luckily we maintained a fix on our location (with the help of a small map) and managed not to get lost. The limited space of our bags meant we, unfortunately, couldn't buy ...
... is accessible to tourists (free of charge - although donation encouraged) outside of the prayer times. At around midday they opened a new side door to quickly allow the line to flow through the mosque just before prayer. Conservative dress is required so Paul had to wear the long pants that were being offered and I had to wear a head scarf. The mosque is huge and the inside is very impressive. The tile work and detail of the interior is simply gorgeous and the most ...
... We leave at 7am and I am going to be grumpy. (Not really). We got some fruit, bread, water, tomatoes and yogurt. Mary napped while we were gone. As I started to relax on my bed, Mary headed for the shower, when Eve and Leroy knocked to come in. They came in toting stuff...Eve sat on my bed and Leroy on the chair. A little puzzled, I asked "what are you guys doing?". Turns out we were having a picnic dinner in our room! ...
... because their clothes emphasises their eyes, the only bit visible.
I just realised that I don't really have any friends who are from Turkey. I was trying to figure out what a normal Turkey person looks like and to me, the people I've seen look a bit like the Italians but with a more Asian look. I don't know if thats right but that's what seems to register in my head. Some very good looking people especially in ...