Elite World Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
As we wanted to see a good part of Turkey in a short time, we decided to take a tour which included numerous bus trips, 3 flights and a lot of early starts and long days.
Our hotel was located in Taksim, Istanbul which after knowing the city better now, we would choose to stay in the old town next time. Unfortunately, when you leave the …
They say you can easily spot the lion that was caught in the wild at the zoo; the one that has tasted the freedom and adventures of the open plains. It paces back and forth in boredom, roars in frustration, and it eyes glow with agitation.
That was exactly how I felt the last two days here.
I may not have mentioned that the …
... bags you had to put them in to carry around. The stain glass and tile work in the mosque was very beautiful and even the carpet was lovely and soft. It said no photo's please but lots of people were still clicking away. There was a man in a little booth outside collecting donations (there was no charge to enter the mosque) and I felt bad not giving anything but we only had big notes from the bank machine.
We walked around a nearby market place with ...
... is full of beautiful blue tiles. Something I found interesting about the Blue Mosque was that to enter everyone had to take of their shoes and for the men we had to cover up our legs. The women had to put a scarf around the head. The building is absolutely enormous. We were very impressed. It was an amazing and beautiful structure, not something that you would see in Sydney!!!! Next we went to the palace of the sultans. Our guide Kutihr told us ALL ...
... get to our destination. For today, we decided to be über-touristy and visit a massive shopping mall: Cevahir. When I say this mall is huge, I mean it. Although I didn't count, there seemed to be seven or eight floors, all filled with stores. Amongst familiar shops like Gap, Guess, and Payless Shoes (yep..), there were a number of nice-looking foreign brands (assumption on my part). (Although I didn't take a picture, my favorite store was ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Our booking agent chose this hotel for us. We prefer to be where the action is so we wouldn't normally stay in a hotel this far away.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.