Point Hotel Barbaros

Yildiz Posta Cad. No:29 Esentepe, Sisli, Istanbul, 34394, Turkey | 5 star hotel
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The joys of travel!

A travel blog entry by geofw


... be true? I go to the information desk . Yes! Estimated time of delay is 7 hours. Again I am gobsmacked. I go to find the Turkish Airlines enquiry desk and seek further information. There is of course a queue. The man tells me where I should go and I will be taken to a hotel but I will be picked up there 3 hours before my flight. Okay, that’s good enough but when I get to the floor below and ask for directions, I am told by a young man well practiced in surliness that I will have to ...

Leaving Istanbul

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman


... bus. They made a stop before we got an hr I to the trip, and picked up about 25 French high school students. I also now have a seatmate. She is about 65, and is in full Turkish wear,....Including the head covering. She of course doesn't speak a word of English, but we have shared the the international language of a 'smile'.
I'm going to close my eyes now, and allow the rocking of this bus to lull me to sleep. See you in Cappadocia ...

Surveying the City

A travel blog entry by josiah.chin


... walls separating each plot.

After walking around for a couple hours, I took a break at one of the city parks. There was an older man sitting on a bench feeding a whole flock of pigeons that had gathered around him and were eagerly pecking up the food he tossed out to them. After a while he exhausted his supplies and they dissipated somewhat. A family was picnicking nearby, and one of the girls got up and continued in his stead tossing bread bits ...

One last day to explore in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by seasia2011


... some for gifts to bring home and of course, had to try some for ourselves. It was delicious but so sweet! And that is coming from someone who is a connoisseur of candy and all things sugar.

After we were full from Turkish coffee and baklava we headed up in a tram type contraption that was underground. It's something like the oldest cable car or...something along those lines? Whatever it is known for though, ...

Behind the times in Istanbul...

A travel blog entry by nicki_gramlich

... all I saw at market stalls, sitting in restaurants, riding on the tram, or just walking along the street were predominantly men. This was really hard for me because no matter where I've been in the world I've always felt respected and equal. I was even sitting in a restaurant one afternoon and counted 40 men to 5 women I saw walking by! After the first two days on my own I was so exhausted from telling men to "leave me alone" "go away" "no, I do not want to buy". I'm ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Sisli area of Istanbul, is near Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi), Ortakoy, Istanbul Cevahir, and Leander's Tower (Kiz Kulesi).
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding