The Marmara Pera Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Istanbul, turkey 11/12/13 Day 3 in Istanbul, we've managed to adjust to the jet lag by sleeping in the past two days. Both days have found us walking miles and miles, exploring the Golden Horn peninsula of Istanbul during the daytime. First day was spent walking to Topkapi Palace, built by successive Sultans over hundreds of years, the location is …
Friday 27th September
Yesterday was moving day - after our final farewells to fellow Turkish Delights tour group - we took a taxi to the new hotel -the Marmara Pera in the newer part of Istanbul - Tepebasi.
The hotel is lovely - with the most amazing view from the rooftop pool and bar. We could see along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn …
Apologies for this rather long entry. Istanbul has really captured our imagination and proven to be truly fascinating. .
Instead of a recital of sites and views, we will provide our observations of the city. You can see the fairly long list of sites we visited as links to this page. However, it is the people, history and culture of the …
From our 14th floor room, we could hear the Turkish dance music well past midnight. Maybe we will join in another night when we have both eyes open.
A leisurely breakfast at 8AM - cheese, olive, cucumbers, tomato chunks, herb bread made with phylo and coffee. I use the last frame in my camera to take a photo of the bread display. Services are at 10:30. Later a small group of us go for a snack at the faux Mexican restaurant. All we need is something to drink since we are to have a large dinner …
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Situated in the newer area of Istanbul, near the pedestrian Mall leading to Taksim Square. Great for shopping. The room was spacious and clean. The best thing about the hotel is the view from the rooftop pool and bar - sensational overlooking the old city, Golden Horn and Bosphorus Waterways.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.