Grand Hotel Gulsoy

Sehzadebasi Cad. No:17 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul, 34134, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by xinxilanren


We've arrived at our last city, which for me will always be the City of Constantine.

Whenever I hear the call to prayer (and we do so clearly, being housed in a lovely otherwise-quiet hotel 300m from the Blue Mosque) I find myself thinking how terrible it must have sounded in the hours and days after the fall of the city, to the Greeks who had just been evicted from their beloved Hagia Sophia. I try and console myself that most of them ...

Bazaars & Suleyman Mosque

A travel blog entry by itchy-feet-bc


... and finished 1558) which is an operating mosque and quite magnificent. It blended Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It was ravaged by a fire in 1660 was later restored. An earthquake in 1766 caused the partial collapse of one of the domes. During WW1 the courtyard was used as a weapons dept resulting in another fire. It was finally restored in 1956. At the four corners of ...


A travel blog entry by lorievans


... spirit of compassion and encouragement was pervasive throughout the trip and made me look forward to every morning on the bike and every evening at camp. I am especially grateful to Brian, the Garminator, without whom I could never have ever done this trip. A true friend, confidant navigator, timely humorist and perpetual optimist, he very much deserved the "Disney Find-Your-Inner-Child" award the other riders bestowed on him. And so tomorrow.....I'm home. ...

Day 14: Istanbul - old Constantinople

A travel blog entry by 2walkingabout


Breakfast on roof top bar and then off to see the sights! Awesomeness that our hostel was located in Sultanahmet district right near all the highlights ;) First stop: Aya Sofya Istanbul's most famous monument, completed in 537 it was the greatest church in Christendom until Mehmet the conquerer converted it into a mosque in 1453. In 1935 it became a Unesco world heritage site and a museum. Magnificent domed ceiling soaring heavenward above cavernous rooms and hallways; covered ...

Are you ready to rumble: Istanbul style!

A travel blog entry by 2globaltrotters


... to buy cricket tickets! Worse of all, they brought a new law in so Australian Citizens needs to pay $60 (US) for a 90day visa, we only wanted to stay 5nights! Anyway after paying $120 for both of us, we picked up our bags and went looking for the Taxi stand - AND WHAT AN EXPERIENCE THAT WAS....

As soon as we exited the airport all we heard was "horns", cars were beeping like crazy! To the right and left of us were riot police, in front of us were police ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Sisli area of Istanbul, is near Galata Bridge, Troy (Truva), Bebek, and Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri).
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good