Lion Hotel

Lamartine Cad No 41 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Spiced Turkey on a Crystal Platter

A travel blog entry by ahokieabroad


Today's plan for success: - Get out of the hostel by noon - Tram together to... Wait, why are the doors closing... ****!! ASHLEY, MEET BECCA AT THE NEXT STOP!! - Okay... Head to the end of the tram line - Walk to the Dolmabahçe Palace entrance - Pay the entry fee, whilst avoiding puddles (and the downpour) - Enter the palace, ensuring to use shoe covers - Avoid taking photos inside (or be very discrete about it) - Tour the harem, ...

Day 4 - Dolmebache Palace

A travel blog entry by thesleepysloth


... a traditional dessert here. It was delicious, so much smoother and creamier then the rice pudding in Australia. The store we went to had an impressive baklava display as well. Very nice to look at.

We finished the day with dinner at a kebab shop, tasted pretty good. The streets were pretty packed, sure are a lot of people here.




A travel blog entry by opacheco


... of destroying the magnificent structure they repurposed it into a mosque. Today it services as a museum and a gathering place for locals & tourists alike. The centuries old structure has all the hallmarks of a building built to impress visitors and exert local dominance. The sheer height of the main hall is intimidating and the massive dome that caps the top of the building humbles one in its presence. With frescos and tile murals throughout, its no wonder the Ottomans ...

Closest We Could Come to a Recovery Day

A travel blog entry by zach.fang


... the roof was in Skyfall (I later looked it up and it was… the rooftop with the dome tops in this scene ayer_detailpage&v=vLn4_jj5T9M&t =129). He got a couple bottles of wine and we chilled on the rooftop. I mostly just talked to Jess and looked at the amazing scenery. The mosques lit up at night were absolutely gourgeous. While I told myself I would go to sleep at 11, I didn’t get back to the hostel until after 2.

Impressions of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by ramblinrover


... Market. While this market is much smaller than the Grand Bazaar, the merchants are just as aggressive. The air is a perfumed mixture of saffron, caviar, and a host of other spices, while mounds of Turkish Delight try to tempt would be Edmund's to enter shops along the way.

After a long uphill walk back to the hostel, I relaxed on the hostel's terrace. A group of Canadians invited me to share their company. ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Sariyer area of Istanbul, is near Saint Saviour in Chora, Golden Horn, Sadberk Hanim Museum, and Hidiv Kasri.
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