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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Prestige Hotel Istanbul
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... Palace and “Suleimans Mosque” which is supposed to be better than the Blue Mosque. As we sailed along, we passed 3 massive cruise ships that were docked. Each one carries up to 5000 people, not my idea of fun! The plan then was to visit the Topkapi Palace, headquarters for the Ottoman Empire in their heyday, for over 400 years. It is supposed to be amazing, and a 'must see' in Istanbul, however, a massive traffic jam due to all of the ...
... see, however was well worth the hostel hassles and is somewhere that I would love to come back to. It's also great being back in proper heat, even if it was a sapping experience walking extensively around the city due to the inadequate public transport system and numerous steep hills. I loved exploring and getting lost in the bazaars, watching shop keepers haggling over knock off handbags, textiles, jewellery and countless other goods being sold in its ...
... a Ralph Lauren shirt, I bought a few Turkish taps and a few souvenirs for friends. We almost got lost but dad got us out it's like a maze in there, luckily dad was better here than on the boat where he keeps going the wrong direction. We meet the cab driver with in perfect time. The Turkish people are really nice and friendly. We were hot and tired so we headed back to the ship for lunch and a swim in the spa and pool. ...
... Cistern. This is a MUST SEE. The site was originally home to a basilica, and was converted to a cistern in the 6th century. It measures approximately 140 m long by 65 m wide, and has 336 marble supporting columns (2 of which have Medusa heads as their base - thought to have been brought to the cistern, that is not carved in place, for unknown reasons). This place is super eerie, and super cool.
Following the cistern ...
Back in my hotel I'd fallen asleep for about two hours as I'd been up early the last two days. It was now after 3pm and I wanted to go out and do something even though most places are shut. I didn't come all the way to Istanbul after so many ...