ARN Aruna Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
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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TripAdvisor Reviews ARN Aruna Hotel Istanbul
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As far as I can remember, this is one of the easiest international flights I've ever taken. However, of course, I am only the 1/3 way into the trip before I will reach my final destination.
I am quite familiar with international flights, from my various trips to China and Japan ever since I was 18. I have since learned that it is best to stay away from soda and coffee on long flights and restrict my ...
... both sides of the city from our vantage point out on the water. We were able to see palaces and scenery with the wind on our faces.
We ended the night with more apple tea and watching hilarious and random youtube videos with Furkan, the hostel attendant.
The following days we continued to see as much as we could of this massive city. We visited the other sides of the city (Asian side and European side) using the very efficient ferry system. We visited ...
... some Turkish tea too. The buffalo clotted cream and honey was so delicious with the simit which is a lot lighter than a bagel - not so doughy.
from here we then walked to the ferry terminal to catch a ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul Kadiköy. He gave us a run down of all the foods we are going to be eating... and man let's hope our stomachs are going to stretch haha!!!! 15 different types of food (but one type called meze, we tried 6 different dishes!!! That's ...
... original palace used by the Ottoman royal family, but it has been around since 1460 (the Ottomans captured Constantinople in 1453). The Palace represents an era where the leader of the Ottoman Empire claimed both religious and secular authority over his subjects as Halifa (Pope) and Sultan (King). The items in the treasury and the holy relics are by far the biggest draws for visitors. The treasury holds the many luxurious ...
... us out for Chinese and then took us back to the hotel. BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE! That never happens and I am so sorry. Yes, we had a great time, but I'm afraid I was brain dead!
So we are home again. Glad to sleep in my own bed but happy to have learned a whole lot more about that crossroads of the ancient world!