How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Photos of Lion Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Lion Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... arrived Saturday and had a great dinner and a quiet night in the hotel. Sunday we met with our friends who took us to all the sights and treated us to iskender for dinner, the meal we enjoyed in Mugla except it originated from Bursa so this was the real deal. (To be honest, Mugla's was tastier). They took us to the mosques, the zoo, up the mountain for the view and all around. We went tandem biking through ...
... to the basilica of Hagia Sophia or as I like to call it the confused temple it was built by Greeks as an Orthodox Church then converted to a catholic one by the Romans then it was a mosque and now is a museum. it is very pretty though and due to all the changes there is a lot of history, they are still discovering artwork that had been covered over time with its changes. After lunch we head to the Blue mosque also know as the ...
... the world's grandest cathedral when it was built in 537 CE ( it was converted into a mosque in the 16th century). The last stop of the day was Topaki Palace, the former home of Turkey's Sultans, whose treasures include priceless paintings, jewel-encrusted swords and delicate porcelains. This was a lot to cover in one day due to the crowds...and remember most of the locals are not out due to Ramandan so I can only imagine how crowded it would be otherwise. There was also the gay ...
... came, they were great. Mine was topped with a thin layer of spicy mince and had a really crispy base due to being stone baked.
I didn't have any plans for today and Faraz and Ola seemed to be equally laid back about how the day panned out, so we decided to take a stroll towards Taksim square. Initially, our walk took us along the Golden Horn, past the array of street food vendors down there. It was a shame that we had just eaten, as there ...
... and choose and it will be a slow process to restore them all.
Then I made it to Aksaray Metro where I had started yesterday with my cab so I had come full circle from where I had started from.
Visit My Page on Facebook : Departures1 - Global Adventures