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, Balat, St Anthony of Padua, and Divan Literature Museum (Divan Edebiyati Muzesi).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Halic Istanbul

    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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