Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... Our group then took a trip to the Grand Bazaar. I know, you're probably thinking, "I've never heard of that" or "Actually, I've never heard of anything Rachel is talking about in this bloody blog." And a lot of it is new to me, as well! Anyway, the Grand Bazaar is a market that inspired the creation of malls. Who knew that started in Turkey?? THANK YOU TURKEY!! It was filled with over 4000 shops- all run by Turkish ...
... still a working mosque but the Turks are happy enough for people and tourists to come and go, with certain rules as you should expect. When we were there the King of Norway (let's call him Sven) was being shown around so I am sure Dig and I will feature on Turkish news as the dumb ***** in the background wondering who is this bloke!! We also did the Spice Market which is too big to comprehend but then the much much bigger Grand Bazaar - just ...
... and some of the group who had imagined it to be always hot here were feel very uncomfortable.
On our way back to the hotel our Tour Manager Urg pointed out the railway station which is under reconstruction made famous by the Orient Express.(a place to investigate tomorrow)
That was the days trips over- In the evening we strolled the streets around the hotel -had a bit to eat, a beer and relaxed. We were on holiday.
... met and the myriad of emotions I've experienced, I can tell it's been 6 months. It's been fantastic! So I took a bus for 6 hours to Istanbul. I thought this was Turkey's capital, but I was informed that it wasn't, that the capital was in fact Ankara. So I got it in my mind that I wouldn't be able to vote here... although I checked the website later in the week to discover that that wasn't the case. On Sunday I arrived in the afternoon and decided to treat myself and take a taxi ...
... hoods and little flashing light in the grill bit. The palace itself wasn't that impressive from the outside and the guidebook talked about seeing the harem and the treasury but we wanted to pay to go into other buildings so we gave this a miss. From here we had to go a little further up the road to the area where all the other big sights are close together. The main two massive buildings are directly opposite each other with a park area and a fountain in the middle. They are ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Nazar Hotel Istanbul
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