TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... them. You don't need your own pet inside because they are everywhere! Meeting Peri was a treat; it was as if no time had passed, even though we hadn't seen each other in 24 years. She described each of the dishes for me so I knew what to choose. We spent a short time together catching up but we made plans to meet the next day. The stroll back was different, as Istikkal Avenue was now populated with musicians ...
... and the sights to see there.
The food and the company were fantastic with whole sea bass, local fruits and vegetables and terrific local white wine. Our guide explained to us that the wine industry in Turkey is not significant but well on its way as certain geographic areas are becoming more conducive to growing wine grapes. However, the vast majority of their orchards and farming is dedicated to olive oil; let me say their olives ...
... this one is as cursory as all the other ones at the most unlikely places, train stations, subway stations, park entrances, etc. The strange thing was that they were oddly formal about tagging the bags that were "safe" and had an extra 3-4 check points for passport and boarding passes and carry-on "safe" tags before the actual boarding of the plane. There was Ru40 in my purse, left over from the money changer and I gave it to the dejected looking girl cleaning ...
... I was sitting at the restaurant I kept wishing I could have gone back into the touristy part of the city and had dinner overlooking the water, but tonight it's pragmatism that is predominating my decision-making, preferring to be close to the airport for flight #2 tomorrow rather than schlepping it into the city and right back out again.
No pictures today, but hopefully some will appear tomorrow or the next day. I'm thankful for a comfortable bed to sleep in ...
... a large vegetarian menu. Here we got huge platters of moussaka, chicken and something else I can't quite remember now. The dutch girl also appeared at some point and order her own dinner from the little place. After dinner I wants to go out for a drink, but deejay was again un admittedly sick and they both said they felt rather full, so we just hung around once again, befriending a French couple, before going to bed. I love you, ...
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
Ataturk Mahallesi 604. Sokak No: 1, 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