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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
TripAdvisor Reviews Almina Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... When we finally finished the long up-hill hike we went in. It didn't look too big from outside, but in reality it was huge! We then found a restaurant and ate kabobs. When we were finished eating they charged us 6 TL (Turkish Lira) extra, the parents let it go, they though of it as a tip. Then we continued walking. Mom tried on some beautifully detailed shoes but they were too narrow, so we moved on. Then we went to one of the at least ...
... a dessert place, the a gathering area for rebellious teenagers and now a restaurant. After lunch we visited the Topkapi Palace, which was the palace for the Ottoman Empire until 1920's. Yarvuz guided us through the four areas (called gardens), and then gave us time to explore on our own. We ended up losing the rest of the group as we wanted to more exploring of the palace. Some of the rooms, such as the treasury, headlines to get in but we patiently waited. ...
... which she hesitated for one second and then realized that she was to keep it. Thank you! I said and "thank you!" she responded back, almost sounding puzzled. I am free, I am technically "out" of India and I am coming home! The realization hit me and I was so relieved. The rest of security check was nothing. Strangely India didn't care about the fact that I had a huge bottle of water in my backpack. For as much as India seemed to love their metal detector and ...
... this is called the Spice Bazaar there were still all sorts of various goods being sold in addition to the stands with the piles of various spices like we expected. As we took in the incredible aromas of cinnamon, paprika, cardamom and all of the other exotic smells to be found we decided that we couldn’t leave without sampling at least a little baklava. So now that our fingers were covered in honey and the two napkins we had to share between the four of us were ...
After a short and smooth flight from Bucharest, we arrived in Istanbul and after a little chaos at the taxi rank trying to find our driver, were soon whisked away into the relative calm of an air conditioned Mercedes Sprinter and catching our first glimpses of the big city sights as we
headed to our apartment in the Tophane/Galato area of the city.
We’ve really enjoyed our five days here. Istanbul is such a lively city ...