Faros Hotel Sultanahmet

Divan Yolu 76, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey | 3 star hotel
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Grand Bazaar and Hookah in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by jono.anita87

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... largest of several hundred cisterns beneath Istanbul. It was a very impressive sight, to be underground in the dark with only the pillars of the cistern lit up. The shallow waters were filled with large carp swimming around eerily in the dark. At one end of the cistern we found the sideways and upside down heads of Medusa, which they still can't explain why they have been positioned like this. Our next stop was Cafe Mesale where we ordered more apple tea and ...

Istanbul ~ a kaleidescope of Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by vacationista

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... Eastern exposure.

Our first day involved a very informative walking tour provided by a local guide. The tour was jam-packed with sightseeing and free time to explore each place.

The first stop was the famed Spice Market- an unbelievable building with every spice you could imagine, complete with a personal consultation at each booth. Not only did Josh and I get interactive with the locals, they determined his nationality after he ...

Exploring the Old City

A travel blog entry by knine5

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... ticket office could not be convinced that he was 12 without proof!
We managed to follow our own Rick Steve's tour of the massive cathedral despite the throngs of locals offering us the "best tour" of the church, which was just as well since the kids were bored after just 5 minutes. Dan and I persevered despite the whining and managed to explore all the wonderful architecture and mosaics within. We did manage to engage the kids ...

Istanbul

A travel blog entry by r-k-worldtrip

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... beard one day!). The ways of the parliament were quite canny too, with the Sultan listening in to debate behind a gold grid – and finishing each session on his command….. with a separate audience hall where all matters were discussed in silence - as if everyone was deaf & mute – to protect privacy. Politics also apparent in sporting activities – such as the red, green and blue teams of chariot racing ….where fans often ...

Magic Carpet

A travel blog entry by claire-b

... this, followed with the answer. After our "tour" just as promised we went to his uncle's shop.

We were whisked into the back basement room and show carpet after carpet. I stupidly said I was looking for something 8x10 to go under the bed. That was my first mistake. Don't let them know you want to buy. The presentation was impressive with two men carrying in carpets and snapping them open. Beautiful but expensive. The one Rick fell in love with had a ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Yerebatan Sarayi (Underground Cistern), Gulhane Park, Kapah Carsi, and Divanyolu Street.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFaros Hotel Sultanahmet Istanbul

    Reviewed by tamrin

    Quaint hotel, great location, would return

    Reviewed Jun 18, 2013
    by (5 reviews) Taupo , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Initial concerns about where we where going to stay were laid to rest when we walked through the door. The greeting welcome set the scene for what was a great stay experience. The location to the key 'must see' attractions is an added bonus. We will be back

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Faros Hotel Sultanahmet Istanbul

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding