TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... He's off my ****-list and all is good between us.
Today I go into the office to catch up with my good friends, have a big Japanese lunch, and maybe do a little work. I'll finish the afternoon with a visit to the YMCA for a steam bath, sauna and hot tub, the closest I can get to a hamam experience. I will then do a spin class to retain my conditioning and kill time to avoid traffic congestion on the return trip to my sanctuary in Shaw****n Lake. ...
... We walked around for ages, and I distracted deejay while Nim bought her a birthday ring. Deejay got various things, such as tea, Turkish delight, bracelets and wallets, for the friends and family she'd be visiting in England. After the grand bazaar we took the tram to eminonu by the river, where we found the 10 lira tour. The ship was less than spectacular, a very rocky ferry with a fake grass covered roof packed with plastic chairs, almost all taken. It went right up ...
... the mandatory “tourist sell” that happens on tours. This one was delivered to us as a carpet demonstration. It was actually quite entertaining and very informative and the carpets were stunning and an even more stunning price! All hand made. We were served hot Turkish apple tea and for the brave Raka an aniseed tasting alcoholic drink. Most of the men partook, most of the ladies declined! At the end we were all given the option to purchase these carpets at ...
... matter which way they face. The other is that it was disrespectful to the pagan. Hanifi thinks it’s because they look more ugly when you take a photograph. In any case, it’s odd.
Emerging from the Cisterns, Hanifi offered to take us to see the ceramics manufacture (and, full disclosure, told us that he received a commission if we bought something – well, duh.) It is a “government shop”. We watched a brief demonstration by someone who they ...
... of houses with everything else generally being built with concrete. There are only 2 bridges over the bosphorus and with amount of people in Istanbul the first one didn't happen until 1983!!! They are in the process of building a 3rd and a tunnel that goes under the river but it has been slow progress. Our tour ended around 5pm and i was dropped off to my hotel where i had an early dinner and off to bed.....big day tomorrow, off to Gallipoli which i am so excited ...
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