Hotel Inter Istanbul
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... One cool bit, was the two columns that had Medusas head- no one knows who put them there, or why one of the medusas heads eyes were carved out - or why one was placed upside down and the other sideways - however they do say that to have this effigy is to ward away evil spirits. I guess that when sites like this one are so old (like 532 AD) that some of the history gets a bit lost. After the Cistern visit we went to a cafe called the Green Cafe which was next door- Andrew ...
... and quite amazing to see yet again how vast this city really is. The hotel was pushing this tour for 40 Euro. Not necessary, do it on your own. Back at the hotel, Shelley was feeling a bit better but still not 100%. Looking for something pretty normal and safe to eat, we ate at a nicer place near our hotel. I think we had had our fill of kebabs, it all started to taste the same. Good, but not great. The turkish ice cream show afterwards left ...
... to buy cricket tickets! Worse of all, they brought a new law in so Australian Citizens needs to pay $60 (US) for a 90day visa, we only wanted to stay 5nights! Anyway after paying $120 for both of us, we picked up our bags and went looking for the Taxi stand - AND WHAT AN EXPERIENCE THAT WAS....
As soon as we exited the airport all we heard was "horns", cars were beeping like crazy! To the right and left of us were riot police, in front of us were police ...
... things being that old (and still be here). The famous Troy that was attacked and taken by the Greeks was Troy 6/7 (more later) and the last city to be built here was by the Romans. The area was abandoned and eventually covered with land around 500AD. It was left party due to the fall of the Roman Empire plus the area had lots of mosquitos and malaria was a big problem at this time. The city was then dug up many years later and archeologists still work here today. ...
... views of the bosphorous, kebabs, pied (turkish pizzas), a lot of aimless walking, turkish delights and baklava (thank you spice bazaar) and did I mention roof top bars… We wished we found these earlier. Anyway, our days in turkey were over, although we enjoyed it here, we were sort of excited to be leaving. The city can be very in your face, and we were both slightly over it, and with the fact that we were off to the Greek Islands next, probably didn't help the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Inter Istanbul
We stayed at the Inter Hotel in Istanbul for an Easter break 5th April - 9th April 2007. We found the hotel excellent value for money. The airport transfer was excellent as the staff member waited over 2 and a half hours.... we had been delayed en route. He was still awaiting our arrival at 02:15am, despite us being scheduled to arrive at 23:30pm. Transfer was quick and in comfort. Checking in at the hotel was simple. A comfortable location on a quiet street just off of the main tramway route. A 10-15 minute walk to Blue Mosque/Hagia Sophia/Sultanahmet area where most of the attractions are located. Hearty breakfast each morning. Rooms were cleaned well each day and staff did not enter until room was empty and key had been returned prior to leaving for the day, thus non-intrusive. Free 24 hour internet available to guests but no printer to allow printing of electronic boarding pass for return flight (this option is available on some airlines). Our return airport transfer was at 06:00am and staff were ready and provided a quick drive right outside of the departures terminal. All in all, an excellent stay, hotel roughly 3 minutes walk from Grand Bazaar. Excellent airport transfers and clean, well maintained rooms. Excellent power shower. Would recommend to all.
We have just returned from a very pleasant week at the Inter - our first visit. We are English and have stayed in dozens of hotels, from 5star downwards everywhere except North America.
After getting exhausted for 3 days stay in Istiklal Cadessi, I moved to Beyazit, 5 - 10 minutes walk from Sultanahmet tram station. I stayed at the Hotel Inter Istanbul from Sept. 15 to 25, 2005.
I have stayed at the Hotel Inter 7 times since the summer of 2004 for anywhere from 3 to 8 days and always find the staff helpfull and smiling. Hotel is on a side street in the garment district one street over from a stop on the main tram route. Clean, good price and a 5 to 10 minute walk to all the tourist sites.
Was suprised at having fried eggs at breakfast along with scrambled then there are the cheeses, tomatoes, olives, bread and other tasty delights that make up breakfast.
Have recommended the hotel to several other American and Turkish nationals and have always been told that they like the place and no complaints about it.
Airport pickups have always been there, even when my plane showed up an hour late one time.
Ho alloggiato 7 volte all'Hotel Inter dall'estate del 2004, per periodi di 3 a 8 giorni, e vi ho sempre trovato un personale disponibile e sorridente. L'albergo è situato in una strada laterale nella zona abbigliamento, a pochi passi da una fermata della linea principale del tram. È pulito, a buon prezzo, e a 5-10 minuti a piedi da tutte le attrazioni turistiche. Ho avuto la sorpresa di trovare delle uova fritte per la prima colazione, nonché delle uova strapazzate, insieme al formaggio, pomodori, olive, pane ed altre saporite delizie. Ho consigliato quest'albergo a diverse altre persone americane e turche, e mi hanno sempre riferito che ne sono rimasti soddisfatti e che non avevano niente da ridire. Il mezzo di trasporto dall'aeroporto era sempre lì, anche quando una volta il mio aereo ha portato un'ora di ritardo.
I was in Istanbul with a group of my students (19 of them) for a Study Programme in Dec 2006 and stayed at Inter Hotel Istanbul. I must say that i am extremely impressed with the service provided by them from the wonderful and prompt pickup from the airport to going out of their way to accomodate a surprise birthday at the breakfast area at 12 midnight! Moreover, the rooms rates given to us was very affordable.
A recent stay at the Inter was a real mixed bag. True, the location is good and the rooms are large and clean. However, the glum, dated smoke-filled lobby reflected the equally dour demeanors of the staff. It was truly impossible to get a smile a "please" or a "thank you" out of any of them.
This is a super hotel value
This is an excellent choice in Istanbul..rooms are very clean and large..lcd tv in room...nice large bathroom...good breakfast buffet...2 blocks from tram stop..quiet street and 2 blocks from Grand Bazaar...this is a super value for price...
The best hotel in istanbul
it is at the center of Istanbul and very near to airport, sultanahmnet, Hagia Sophia, if you are thinking to visit istanbul as a turist these are very important. The room services and other facilities are excellent and the other one of most important thing is the price which is also very cheap. And it has a very good pool which is generally 4 stars hotels do not have. Rooms are very comfortable, there is also telephone in bathroom, and there is internet connection which is also very importan. So this hotel is the best hptel for me in terms of many things money facilities...I rocomend to you..