Lion Hotel

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

Don't be afraid

A travel blog entry by henriksenv


... unfold on TV and Twitter. From the window I could see the Levent skyscrapers in the distance, very close to the action. It was hard to believe what was going on so close by. Around 9 pm, I began to hear a rhythmic knocking outside. The protesters had called on people to bang pots and pans in solidarity. They called it "the people's orchestra. " I opened the window and listened to the cacophony. It was exciting to witness (in safety :) ) this display ...

Our first couchsurfing experience in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by my.scuba.tank

... the tokens for single trip. It's so easy and convenient to use the card. We arrive pretty late in the night and as we arrive at capa Sehremini station, Tayfun is already waiting for us outside. We went to his house just 2 mins walk away from the tram station and he bought some chicken for us for dinner. It was such a nice gesture and we were actually really hungry. It was a nice cozy house and we had the room to ourselves with a bed each. We woke up the next morning and he made us ...


A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... Ayasofya queue altogether.

Amazing to think that a lot of the building and the mosaics are around 1400 years old. The size of the tiles used meant that the detail was great. It was very crowded, but to be expected, it us also now a museum, so not hushed or holy, just huge and old.

Perhaps we should have seen the Blue Mosque first as it was not as spectacular as Ayasofia, but still pretty impressive, and I can imagine when full of people ...

Istanbul (Constantinople) by Day

A travel blog entry by keithandialaska


... enabled us to hear our tour guide from a fair distance away – an important detail given the number of people and tours out and about. If you think I look like I’ve gained weight in the photos its because I tucked mine inside my waistcoat so as not to do Giva a serious injury as it swung around my neck. Istanbul is huge and our destination was the old city. Nasha our kind gave us interesting information about Istanbul as we drove. Our first stop was the famous Blue ...


A travel blog entry by stumarineurope


... not like to think what it would be like in the middle of summer. _
I must say when we finally got inside, I was a little disappointed as for some reason, I expected it to be full of blue tiles and mosaics and maybe even blue walls. There was very little blue.
However, it was all the same, a gorgeous old building, and I enjoyed my time ...

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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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