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- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TripAdvisor Reviews Maya Hotel Istanbul
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... I have to write the rest tomorrow...Sharyn and Wayne both asleep and it is after 8 pm can't keep my eyes open. It is now just after 7 am we are all up and about...Sharyn hasn't slept much...but Wayne and I did. Back to yesterday's adventures. The manager said "the rooms you booked aren't available tonight but you can gave them tomorrow night." Not happy....then ...."one room will be in this building and one in another building somewhere else." Sharyn almost had ...
... pushed in front of us contiki people with a child and next minute she was flat on her back with her kid & the escalator had stopped. We all then had to walk and carry our luggage up this large escalator, again - not impressed. It was just so hot & having to carry our bags up this massive escalator was such a struggle & if she had of just been patient she wouldn't have fallen. Finally on the bus, we went to a buffet restaurant ...
... gate was downstairs at ground level, and although our plane was about 30 ft away they made us get on busses to take us there. It was hilarious. 3.5 hours later and we landed in Istanbul. It was another 1.5 hours before we were in the van taking us to the hotel! They're currently building their 3rd airport here and they need it! There were planes parked everywhere because there weren't enough gates. But even finding a parking spot there took ...
Queuing up for the flight to Istanbul we kept wondering how the hell does it take 10 minutes to process each passenger - it will have to remain one of life's great mysteries as when it was finally our turn, the agent said would you like an exit row seat? (score!!) We said yes and 30 seconds later we had our ticket.
However that was just the start of queuing as Customs were closed, for reasons undisclosed, it did give us time to wonder ...
... and took our shoes off as we entered the 'Blue Mosque'. The mosaics are so beautiful - and we really appreciated being able to get the scale of them by being there. The carpet underneath was sumptuous on our travel-weary feet. But it did make it difficult for us to recognise each other as scarves and wraps for those with short skirts on made we girls all look alike. It was a privilege to be able to enter a 'working' mosque, ...