ARN Aruna Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Room service
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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... to this spectacular Mosque. We had to take our shoes off and walk through in our socks and all women had to wear a scarf. So that was an interesting experience. There were many people lined up to see this important Mosque.
Our final destination was the world famous Grand Bazaar where there are 4,000 stalls selling everything you could imagine. We were given free time and were able to wander around checking a few of these stalls out.
... at Topkapi Palace, the boys weren't interested and waited 2 hrs for us, they didn't expect us to be so long. Topkapi Palace served as the grand palace for the Ottoman Sultans for over three centuries. It was built on the shores of the Bosphorus, constructed after the Conquest of Constantinople in 1453. It is now a museum and houses the popular Harem, once the private quarters of Mehmet IV. We learned we had picked the worst day of the week to be ...
Fri 29th: We spent Friday morning acquiring our passports and queuing at the Uzbekistan embassy (the company who were supposed to organise this visa for us 'forgot' about this one- a slight inconvenience considering it's half way along our silk road trip....).
Anyway, following our wait in limbo, our request for this urgent visa was met with unxexpected understanding and efficiency-by half 12 we were all ...
... and longer cat knapsack than me. Arrived hotel about 9am no room available until 11am. Had lunch in the mall up the street. Can't believe the number of mobile phones, smokers, scooters and how they drive constantly blowing their car horns amazed there are no accidents. Watched prayers at the mosque opposite the hotel amazed at how they wash their feet before going in. Went to bed around 9 ...
... Second lesson - don' get off a bus, thinking you are lost, to find you are "more lost" ! But, we ended up back where we wanted to be after a good walk through Taksim where all the high class chain hotels are located.
Proceeded to concentrate on achieving some "must dos"
Fish sandwich at the water front at Eminonu- delicious
The Spice Market - ...