Grand Eceabat Hotel
Travel Blogs from Eceabat
What a start to the morning. If only I could describe hat we experience this morning at 6 o'clock #bed29gate and we will leave it at that.
Sitting on the sunrise is special here. The views of the old town, Haya Sofia, the Blue Mosque and the bay are simply out of this world. I am really going to miss this place but I am just so grateful to have had the chance to visit again. Thank you Istanbul. ...
... has continued to surprise us as we left the city behind we passed through beautiful undulating countryside, heavily cropped with maize, canola, barley as well as many market gardens. The countryside stretched for miles and occassionally you saw a shepherd in the field tending his sheep, as i imagine just like it was in Biblical days. It was a four hour trip and I did a bit of sleeping and there were enough toilet stops to keep me happy.
Eceabat is a small, ...
... the horrors that happened right where we were sitting! It was also amazing it be sitting in a grandstand with thousands of other people and it be dead silent! The dawn service lasted about 30min then we started the long trek up to Chunuik Bair for the New Zealand service. The Aussies had their service at Lone Pine which was about half the distance! Again when we arrived at Chuniuk Bair we had to wait for people to start being let in. Eventually we got in and found seats ...
... 8217;t want to leave Turkey without seeing Gallipoli!
On the ferry ride over to Eceabat, Egil and I enjoyed pistachio chocolate and threw some to the seagulls, taking photos when they got really close to us. When we arrived we found a taxi driver named Coudrette. His family had moved to Turkey from Macedonia in 1939, and they’d lived in the town of Eceabat ever since. He said he was able to take us on a 2 hour tour of the Gallipoli National Park area and the ...
... the Aussies were in the Turkish trenches. The following morning, four waves of Australians were cut down as they tried to gain further ground. Of the 5,000 Aussies at Lone Pine, there were well over 2,000 casualties; add to this, Turkish casualties numbering as high as 5,000 - 6,000....and all in only three days of fighting. The Turks call this area "Bloody Ridge". The Aussies secured Lone Pine, at huge cost. Imagine over 7,000 dead or wounded - ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Eceabat Hotel
The staff at this hotel were really helpful, the rooms lovely...
Our tour guide Hassan was passionate about his tours making Gallipoli his Wife, and Troy his Darling.... If you manage to have him as a guide, you will be enthralled. Ramazan the manager, booked our ongoing tour for the next 4 days, and we have been soo looked after by bus drivers and hotels. Thank you for your wonderful Turkish hospitality.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.