Sultanahmet Palace Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSultanahmet Palace Hotel Istanbul
This was a great location in the heart of the old city. We could walk to most of the sites we wanted to visit. We had a beautiful view of the Marmara Sea from our room and the service was fantastic. We would recommend to anyone visiting Istanbul!
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... I begin by thinking they are just being friendly, but inevitably there's some slight sexual suggestion towards the end.
Check into my room and head up to the roof top bar. There's a nice cushioned area to sit at and I ask if I can just sit and not buy a drink. Certainly I'm told. After a while a waiter brings me coffee, "Free, just because". Seems to have been genuine.
Decide to head up to the Blue Mosque for some ...
... We ate typically Turkish fare - vegetarian dishes which included hummus. Very simple and very delicious, along with our fresh juices. The night sky was lit with the lights of the minarets from the mosques around us and the streets were filled with the noises of families making a move to go inside. Those we had passed on our way out, greeted us as we passed them again on our return to the hotel. It feels as though we are already part of their ...
... of the Republic in 1923. Overlooked for the new capital during the interwar period, the city has since regained much of its prominence. The population of the city has increased tenfold since the 1950s, as migrants from across Anatolia have flocked to the metropolis and city limits have expanded to accommodate ...
... the boundaries and try Turşu Suyu, which a lot of locals were enjoying. It turned out to be a red liquid composed of pickled cabbage marinating in pickle brine. After a swig each, we decided that we were far beyond the age restrictions to acquire a taste for it. He ended up with a glass of Limonata as well.
We've spent the evening relaxing in the hostel lounge and meeting ...
It is not everyday that you say I am going to Asia and then back to Europe in the space of a few hours. But for many locals this could be just another day. The difference between the two sides was very interesting. The European side was a lot more cosmopolitan and historic whilst the Asian side was more industrial and residential. Just being on the Asian side and away from the ...