BEST WESTERN Sile Gardens
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... commercial center and main ferry terminal for boats going to the European side of the city. We ate simit, a delicious sesame covered bread ring, and went to look for Baylan, the good ice cream shop. They are known for kup griye, sort of a caramel and coffee ice cream sundae with crunchy caramel bits inside. I ordered one, and it is every bit as good as I remembered.
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