Grand Hotel Halic

Address: Refik Saydam Caddesi TepebasI BulvarI 37, Istanbul, 34430, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Evliya Çelebi area of Istanbul, is near The Bosphorus, St Anthony of Padua, Balat, and Hunkar Kasri.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility


          • Room service
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Business Services

          TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Halic Istanbul

          Reviewed by suesong

          Beautiful Spot!

          Reviewed Oct 30, 2013
          by (38 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

          This hotel was Grand!
          Just like a palace. My room is everything I need. A window with fresh air and a view.
          I have two single beds, but that's OK they are comfy.
          Great shower and bathroom, TV, wi-fi....Super!
          Once you know where you are, it's quite close to the main street!

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

          Reviewed by cruisinpenny

          Istanbul on the European side-

          Reviewed Nov 8, 2012
          by (1 review) Spokane , United States Flag of United States

          This is the second stay at the Halic on this trip. The first night our room overlooked the busiest street in the city, and was very small. Fortunately, on the last two nights, we had a room at the back of the hotel, and it was lovely. Being on a corner, in room 324, gave us extra leg room, and a view to the courtyard. In the morning, I could see the buffet table through the glass ceiling below the courtyard. Breakfast was wonderful, with many choices for all tastes. The bathroom was large and well appointed with hair dryer and shampoos.
          There were many restaurants about 10 minutes up the hill- a nice walk in the evening. From that point you can walk quite a way down a pedestrian mall, to Taksim Square. Be sure you get a waffle for dessert!! Toasted, spread with melted chocolate of your choice, and layered with freshly cut fruit, then folded and wrapped in paper. Yum...especially when you sit on the upstairs balcony and watch the night crowds-
          Just down the hill from the hotel is the river, and another must-do is the Galata Tower, for a 360 view of the city. We walked across the Galata Bridge into Old Town, and strolled the Grand Bazaar.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Halic Istanbul

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          Travel Blogs from Istanbul

          SHAKE M' !!!

          A travel blog entry by suesong on Oct 30, 2013

          A morning drive to the Sea of Marmara, then our bus would enter the ferry to cross the Bay of Izmit, across the Bosphorus Bridge back to Istanbul.
          We visited the Blue Mosque amongst others and most of us also opted for the "Bosphorus" cruise for some unforgettable sights.

          GREAT SPOT!

          A travel blog entry by suesong on Oct 19, 2013

          15 photos

          The hotel was grand! hence being the "Grand Hotel Halic"
          I went straight to my room on the 6th floor, with a great view...and slept. I awoke hours later and sat in a bath then ventured up a very steep hill and eventually into the main town which was buzzing! Full of people, street stalls, food, cafes, music, entertainers and people, people, …

          Hostel life/ life in the ghetto

          A travel blog entry by dizzyseren on Aug 14, 2015

          ... boys and the off license man. There's everything you need on this old, dirty chaotic street, food, beer, Internet cafe, pharmacy, estate agent, tailor and about three grocers. And just in case you need anything else there is a constant stream of mobile street sellers. It's proper Istanbul and I love it. In the night everyone is just sitting outside the men brew coffee anywhere.f you want a pair of "Nike" trainers at 2am this is the place to get them. It's a slow ...

          The Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern & more

          A travel blog entry by lucywillson on Jul 09, 2015

          53 photos

          ... Basilica Cistern cooled us down. This huge column-supported underground cistern, used to hold 80,000 cubic metres of water for the imperial palace and other local residents, was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian (527-565). It has been renovated on more than one occasion since then, and is no longer used as a cistern, but still holds a foot or two of water, enough to support lots of fish.

          Online With God and Other Miracles

          A travel blog entry by kirstenelise on Jul 07, 2015

          9 photos

          ... I should mention the men here are very interested in talking to single women. I'm still gauging how rude I can be without getting into trouble. Note to Kerr: They speak Spanish. Last night this fellow was following  me asking where I was from, and what I was looking for. I told him in Spanish that I didn't want to talk to him. In Spanish he asked why.  I said I was waiting for my boyfriend and he apologized. ...

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