Hotel Ipek Palas
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Llegar a Estambul fue un largo camino, nos levantamos en Patmos, tomamos un ferry de una 1½ hora y arribamos a Samos, una isla grande, 40 mil personas. Tomamos un taxi y nos fuimos al puerto principal de la isla, desde donde partiríamos a Turquía.
Almorzamos la última ensalada griega, se paso!! Y partimos a esperar el ferry; conocimos a …
... hungry and Sarah wanted to rest for a bit as the **** aspirin water was not really that effective! Sarah decided to try the famous turkish Apple tea that she had heard all about, and was not disappointed!! It was like actual Apple Juice heated up to tea temperature- Yummy! After eating some food and drinking our tea, we headed out again and explored a few areas (park next to Topkapi Palace, and some of the famous columns that Constantine and the Egyptians had placed there ...
... with ice cream on our faces. Literally! Keeping things pretty low key, we wandered a bit and headed back to the hotel to play some cards. On our last day in Istanbul, we did some shopping. Two beautiful silk scarves for 10 Turkish Lira. Lunch at McDonalds, and more cards while we waited for our transfer. Leaving the hotel at 6:45 pm for a 8:50 flight should have been tonnes of time according to Okan. As you can imagine, there are a lot of cars to go ...
... armed guards. Absolutely kaos... I asked a person what was going on, he just said in his broken English "very good" - I WASNT ASKING HOW YOU WERE MATE! so I said it again..... He then pointed to the riot police, pointed to people flying their Turkish flags from cars and people who were siting outside their car windows and yelling and said again "very good." It was then we realised it was a protest, we leant later on it was a strike by Turkish airline employes, this ...
... thing we saw or didn't see on our tour was the model of the Trojan horse. They built this here in 1975 as a tourist attraction but it was looking so old that people thought it was the original horse from 1500BC. Needless to say it needed restoring and so currently the whole wooden structure is covered with a massive tarp thing. It was kind of annoying not to have our photo taken with but we can see the horse from the movie later on. Plus it is the old city of Troy that is ...
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The place is convenient to those who would like to walk and discover new places around. It is nearby the big mosque, the metro and the market.
The only thing I don't like is that their elevator is so small and scary.
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I lived for 5 months in Istanbul to study. Whenever I had guests coming over from Holland I booked room in Ipek Palas. First time I stayed there with my sister and we liked it very much. The room was small but very clean. Also bathroom was clean and opperational. The beds were very comfortable. It was lovely to take a rest there after a long day in this magical city.
I travel a fair bit internationally and basically live in my suit case. This is the second time i stayed at Hotel Ipek Palas in Istanbul, It is definitely not a 5 star hotel but the service, pricing and location was important... specially long stays in Istanbul and the location.. Basically, all public transport at your doorstep, lite-railway, train, busses and ferryboats and of course restaurants and small bars.
Personal perfekt sehr freundlich, höflich
Ich möchte mein bestes für dieses Hotel schreiben.
Besonders die Sauberkeit, die Freundlichkeit des ganzen Personals hat mich fasziniert.
Das Frühstück war auch sehr gut.
Die Lage des Hotels ist sehr gut nahe dem Meer und in der Naehe von Sultanahmet die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Istanbul z.B. Hagia Sophia Museum, die Blaue Moschee etc.
Das naechste Mal, wenn ich nach Istanbul komme, werde ich sicher in diesem Hotel bleiben.
I was robbed
During the night,someone broke into our room and stole our money,valuable things.DON'T GO THERE!
L'extérieur du bâtiment peut faire un peu peur, la construction ne date (très) visiblement pas d'hier mais cela peut être trompeur.
This hotel is a historical but immaculate hotel with astonishing views of the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia from the terrace. A short albeit steep hike uphill brings you to the entrance of Topkapi Palace. The breakfast restaurant in the terrace beds are comfortable,the air conditioner works well.It has a very popular place as it is so close to many important places around.
Careful, apparently all the web sites give totally misleading information and terrible lies.
Just...don't go here!
This hotel I would definately NOT recommend, the service is absolutely lousy. The prices may seem low, this appears to be possible because of cost reductions on cleaning personnel. Also don't expect anything from the reception-people, especially a younger guy who's name I don't remember right now.
Their website states: "LAST FEW rooms remainging!". I really wouldn't take this seriously as during our stay we appeared to be the only people in the hotel. I gather the last because of all the keys I saw at the reception whenever I got in or left the hotel!.