TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... about spare keys. There were none, so the landlord suggested calling a locksmith. Luckily, Ashlyn drearily answered the door just before a locksmith was called.
We hurriedly dressed for dinner in the dark apartment (lights were still out) and left for dinner. Apart from being swindled by the taxi driver on the way to dinner, the rest of the night went well. We enjoyed a great meal on Imbat’s terrace before heading home to find the power ...
... the end when we had to stand up.
The river is the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of Istanbul. Very clearly, you can see the castles, palaces, monuments, mosques, the river front cafes and restaurants, the homes of the rich and famous (lots of!), and the beautiful parks. Considering the population density in Istanbul, the number of parks and green spaces is surprising. The palaces are now mostly museums; there is so much more to explore.
... the mosque (apparently ‘distractions’), while the men freely prayed on the carpet out the front.
Our stomachs were rumbling wildly, indicating that lunch was well overdue, so we went in search of a cheap cafe. We found one down a side street, where two over-the-top waiters were happy to usher us inside. We ordered a mixed meze (dips) to start and I had a beef and egg pide for main. I drank my first Turkish apple tea as well, which was delicious! A TV hung on ...
... underground structure built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age. The Basilica got it's name because it was built underneath the First Hill of Constantinople or Stoa Basilica. The cistern served as a water filtration system and housed gardens and fish. The unfortunate part is that it took around 7,000 slaves to make all of it possible. When I walked down into the cistern I was taken aback by the ...
... We didn't have bread or dessert, and I think the waiter was surprised. Had some Canyon Ranch Spa food items, they were good.
We have a laptop in our room, and free internet until the 18th. Pretty handy, not as slow as I feared. Keeping in touch should be pretty easy until then.
The pool is much prettier and bigger than on the Regatta. Tomorrow night is our first team trivia. Can't wait to see more of Istanbul tomorrow.
Other places to stay in Istanbul
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- Best in Istanbul
- Great Choice
Gümüssuyu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $189
- Fantastic views from the top floor! :)
- Splendid as always
- A great choice for a luxurious Istanbul base
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $239
- Just great...
- Fantastic haven in the bustle of Istanbul
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Beyoglu, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $250
- Great spot in Istanbul
- Worst 5 star Hotel we ever stayed.
- Our honeymoon hotel
Küçükçekmece, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Esentepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Fatih, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
- Mix feelings
- Bien situado al lado del tranvía moderno que recorre la ciudad
- A bit far from the sights
Cihannuma, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $183
- Very Nice
- Service very patchy
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Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $143
Harbiye Ergenekon, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $169
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- Clean and spacious rooms
- The good and the bad
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $139
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $85
Halkal? Merkez, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Ümraniye, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $120
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $118
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $111
Sisli, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $288
- 5 star experience
- Room for improvement.
Besiktas, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $136
Yildiz, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $546
- The best hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Stunning view but very expensive
Fatih, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- No problems!
- Very good location
- OK for a 4 star hotel
Asmali Mescit, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $140
Zeytinburnu, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $116
Kocatepe, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Probablemente el mejor hotel donde jamás he tenido el placer de descansar mi cabeza
- Planeando un viaje
- Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel, in dem ich je geschlafen habe
Ataköy 1 Mahalle, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $174
Sariyer, Istanbul | 4 star hotelfrom $103