TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... head off on a "Cruise between Europe & Asia" along the Bosphorus Straight (River). This river seperates the European and Asian parts of Istanbul. Approximately 50% of the population live on each side of the Bosphorus Straight.
Traditionally there has been a very effective ferry system moving people across the bay to get to work on a daily basis. It is a progressive city which then built a large suspended bridge across the Bosphorus Straight ...
... and Asia we effortlessly cross from EU into Asia, just because we can;)
Istanbul is spread out over 7 hills which affords many spectacular view-spots of skylines dotted with gigantic mosques with their minarets reaching for the sky like rockets ready for launch. This city is ancient and oozes history. Much is done to preserve it's priceless monuments and buildings. For us it is hard not to compare the places we ...
... and I would run) we went into the sauna with a flannelette towel wrapped around our main parts. If we forget about the fact it was men, and just consider the experience - it was great. Ironically, the man that bathed me etc was a Syrian (I'm pretty sure that this would be illegal in his country of origin). OK so feeling refreshed from that experience we heading out to meet our new American friend (Oliver we me in Kas) for dinner. During dinner we worked out that I'd be ...
... of the outer suburbs before being left almost a kilometre from the hotel) we made it to our hotel and collapsed into bed for a few hours sleep.
We were close to a number of famous sites, and the first we saw was the Blue Mosque, famed for its beautiful blue tiles. It was pretty amazing to see - it did not have as much decoration as many of the other churches we had seen but the huge domed space was very peaceful. Over the next few days we saw ...
... bring a big vehicle first off. There has been a recent snow fall and the whole countryside has a thin layer of snow. It is quiet and not many people about and almost no tourists. It is very different from the pictures normally shown for this area. Drove through Nevsihir ( population 100,000) to heart of Cappadocia region and after a couple of lookout stops including Uchisar Castle we arrived at Goreme. There was a particular lookout with some table cloths included in the items for ...
Other places to stay in Istanbul
Vi?nezade, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $188
- Wonderful Hotel in a wonderful city
- 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
- High marks for the Hyatt
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
- Very nice
Buyuk Cekmece Mah. E-5 Oto Yolu Hadimkoy Sok. Kaya Ramada Plaza , Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Bakirköy, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $143
Harbiye Ergenekon, Istanbul | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Beware lost reservations, rude staff, expensive extra fees
- 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