The Marmara Pera Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Marmara Pera Hotel Istanbul
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.
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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 …
... slope instead of stairs like ‘noble women may have been carried up in special boxes’, ‘so they didn’t have to take big steps and get puffed’. I said to him, ‘Do you think it could be sloped so the ladies didn’t stand on their skirts as they walked up?’ Cem hadn’t thought of that before and said he’d include it in his next tour haha!
- The history and significance of the mix of frescos and mosaics throughout ...
... of Christ to Arabic calligraphy, each intricate and beautiful.
Sitting at a Turkish coffee/sweet shop we are handed our novel of a menu. Insane! The sweet options are epic, Turkish baklava, delights with pistachios, walnuts and almonds, cakes, puddings, candied fruit... the list goes on.
I order a Turkish coffee and a walnut baklava, see how this one goes.
The coffee was initially nice, strong espresso ...
... horrendous but good old Umar wheeled the bus around and through the traffic like he was driving a Mini. He is amazing. It took us an hour to get to the Hotel... We all had a big goodbye to Ekram & Umar, its funny how everyone bonds over a tour. A few of us went down the road for a Meze platter for dinner which was nice. Tomorrow is the last day so will have to do some last minute shopping. Hopefully there is room in my ...
... order one!!!! They served us a light lunch and a drink of choice - I had Turkish wine and Fred had a cold Turkish beer. We ended the tour at the Haghia Sofia.
Our afternoon tour started at the Haghia Sofia. The Haghia Sofia, the Byzantine Church of the Holy Wisdom of God was the largest building in the world for nearly 1000 years. This church was the church of the Patriarch of Constantinople and the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church until the city fell ...