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Today was dedicated to visiting some of the world's most spectacular historic sites in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya (Haghia Sofia), the Hippodrome, and the Basilica Cistern, and much more. Although I certainly tried, no matter how many photos I took of each (especially the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya), I …
I am absolutely excited to be in Istanbul - old Constantinople! This city definitely was on my Top Ten list of "must sees", so I'm so thrilled to be here! Aysen, our Turkish friend, met us at the train station. We checked into our hotel (Historia Hotel), which is located conveniently in the Sultanhamet area (area with the many of the most famous …
I just got in from an exhausting and thrilling day at a party in my honor in
Kemerburgaz. It's outside of the city in the middle of a forest with homes built
of wood and protected by the government. The people lease them for 49 years
and this was by one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen. (Of course
Wilma's Estate is hard …
Thanks to D for sending comments back and making me do this blog
thing. I didn't realize it was a bit complicated but I mainly want to send
photos so you can see how amazing this place is.
I have walked and walked and seen so much. I have been to a hammam and
had a massage and had fresh pomegranate juice twice.
I had cucumbers …
Greetings frıends! Bloggıng to you from a turkısh computer lab, so this keyboard has all kinds of wacky letters lıke öçş and ğ ın. Sorry if you have to work for thıs one and do some deciphering. We've been working non-stop on this project but it's been hard to shake the feelıng that I'm on vacatıon. Making good strides though and blazing …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Historia Hotel Istanbul
We stayed in this small hotel in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul at the recommendation of the young Turkish travel constultant who was so helpful to us in planning our tour of Turkey last month. (December 2006). We got onto this travel agency via the internet, and he organised our whole itinerary for Turkey. He recommended this hotel to us because his friend is the manager and son of the owner of the hotel, also young and energetic and enthusiastic.
We stayed one week at the Historia Hotel in September 2006 and had a great time. The hotel is very conveniently located; walking distance is REALLY walking distance here: the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia are only 2.5 minutes away!
We decided to stay in Istanbul a couple of extra days, and the hotel where we were staying was booked, so they directed us to the Historia. Coming back and reading the mostly glowing reviews, I am pretty shocked to see how much people liked this place. It was fine, totally adequate, but i dont think it really deserves some of the raves it is getting. Thankfully the room was clean, which is my primary concern. And we were lucky to get a room with a balcony and a beautiful view of the Bosposrus. However, I dont think anything in the room had been updated in the past 30 years, it was pretty worn out. To make up for it, the staff could not have been friendlier. Very fun to talk to and helpful with all of our requests. The Historia was a pretty good value, just know that it is not going to be a very stylish experience.
When I arrived in Istanbul, I was a bit afraid and stressed.... I don't know why.
We had a very mixed experience with this hotel. It was part of our tour package, and we were there 2 different times during our tour. The first stay, we were in a very cramped double room with a sea view. Unfortunately, this is also the side on which the tram runs right next to. Because our AC failed, we had to open the window, and were awoken every couple hours by the passing train. Very miserable experience.
the historia is a nice hotel in a good location....the rooms are small but clean and you can get a good ocean view from one of the rooms on the top floor (and see the blue mosque too)...historia has a sister hotel called atlantis which was less fancy than this simple hotel but was better located and lacked a ocean view...its actually in the middle of the commercial area near the tram but the location is as good as it gets and even prevents the simple walk that the historia requires (we paid about US$55 for the atlantis)....we booked on line and paid about US$75 for the historia...they will discount for cash and "Onur" the owner's son is very easy to talk to and cooperative...the breakfast is nothing specail but does the trick since we were just getting out to see the sites
We had just finished a small adventure tour through Syria and Jordan and were greatly relieved to have booked the Historia. The room ,though small ,was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. We were within walking distance of many of the sights we wanted to seee in old Istanbul.
Best located, warm and clean
The hotel has gota perfect location and also seawiev balcony rooms. Stuffs was perfect and friendly. Just 100 metres away from the old city center but at the same time very quite too. I recommend to everyone.
Good Experience If You Can Tolerate Tram Noise
Yes, the train / tram line is just behind the hotel. More importantly, the noise level is bearable. We had booked a family room and stayed for 3 nights. Had un-interrupted sleep every night.
Hotel is otherwise clean. Staff is friendly and speaks English. Taxi is just a phone call away (it hardly takes a minute after the receptionist makes the call). Breakfast is good as well. Hotel is centrally located. Blue Mosque is just a few minutes walk from the hotel. Room size is GOOD, which is a big plus in Europe. Toilet is fairly spacious as well. Hotel has a lift as well, which accomodates two persons at a time.