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... in the middle of the street. We don’t have those at home. It’s times like these I’m thankful when we’d go in the woods my dad would say, "where’s the truck?" Now this is a very different topography and very different landmarks, but the principle of knowing how to get back to where you started is incredibly valuable.
Anyway, these shops are filled with nothing but ****. I can’t figure out a) who buys anything ...
... obwohl Unmengen an Fähren und schiffen passieren. Ich bin tierisch beeindruckt von dieser Stadt und kann jedem nur empfehlen hierher zu kommen. Tag und Nacht herrscht hier leben aber alle sind entspannt. Die rufe aus Restaurant und Läden machen die Atmosphäre einfach schön. Ich Werke allerdings so lagngsam, wie mein Gehirn nicht mehr hinter den schnellen sprachwechseln herkommt, ich bin sprachlich in Rumänien steckengeblieben :D Nach nem gechillten Tag nochmal am Hafen, ...
... down we had to sprint back to the shuttle which would take us to our overnight bus. It was then that we learned there was no 10:30pm bus like our tour-guy promised. Thankfully our ticket read that we were on the 9:30pm bus. But a few minutes after leaving the bus station we stopped for about 30 minutes in a suspicious back alley to apparently fix something on the bus. There were definitely a lot of confusing moments like this that ...
... We found the 2 medusa upside down and one sideways. Then we got ordered to usher to one side as some diplomat and an entourage zoomed through the cistern to look at the medusa heads and then left.
We then went to the Archeological museum (included in our museum pass). There were a lot of old relics here, said to be one of the biggest collections in the world. We spent a lot of time here as there was a lot to see and it covered many ...
... details of our next moves into Greece, Croatia and then Italy where we will be joined separately by our parents from Canada and where we need flights between plus car rentals etc. The details are not difficult to manage, merely a trade-off of time, money and priority; but that process (more the research and understanding than the decision) takes SOME ...
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Romance in the Heart of Istanbul
If you are going to the historic and beautiful city of Istanbul, try the Romance Hotel in the heart of the city. Perfectly situated for the main attractions, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Museum, and on the tram line, the Romance Hotel is a comfortable, family friendly hotel and great value for money. The staff are very friendly and helpful, particularly Mr Sinan Oktem, who can tell you everything you need to know about getting around Istanbul.
The room rates will include your transfer from Ataturk Airport to the hotel and a 'to die for' breakfast with a huge selection, including various types of bread and even fresh honeycombe!
So, if you're thinking about Istanbul as a holiday destination or even a short break, give Sinan a call. He'll do you a great deal and all you have to do is relax.
Excellent place to stay
Having found a cheap flight from marmara.com for Istanbul. I have found Romance from Tripadvisor.
I was not expecting much at the beginning but It's turned out to be a really good place. Firstly, it is very close to the old city. Most of the attractions are within the walking distance. For example Hagia Sophia is literally 5 minutes walk from the hotel and the Tram passes just next to the Hotel.
Secondly the meals were delicious, especially the breakfast with Turkish olives was really tasty.
Lastly I have paid less than 70 Euros for the stay, which is quite a good place.
Overall I have enjoyed my stay in Romance, I will advise it to people who would like to stay there.
I love Istanbul and Romance Hotel
Last April I went to Istanbul and stayed in Romance Hotel. I can tell This trip is the greastest in my life.The hotel was absouletley wonderful staff is very helpfull and friendly. The hotel's location is perfect. Just the hotel's room was little small but except this everthing is best.
Great Hotel in Istanbul
I have stayed in this hotel June 2005. My friends recomenned it.
The staff is extremlly friendly, helpful and spoke perfect English..
The hotel is grat located. Yo can walk to touristic places. The transportain is just 2-3 min walking dstance.
The room and breakfast was good. I love Istanbul, I wanna come to again andl stay in Romance Hotel.
Great, comfortable hotel.
Last month I stayed in this hotel for three days.
The hotel situated in great location for tourists to see historical sites of Istanbul within walking distance and three minutes away from tram station.
Very nice interior of the hotel and friendly and helpful staff that speaks English left a great impression of my staying. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning their visit to Istanbul.I
Helpfull and nice staff
I have stayed in this lovely hotel in May 2006. The staff is friendly and helpfull. The hotel is very well located. You can walk to all touristic places in 10 min.
The hotel rooms are very nice and the beds are comfortable. The tram stop is just in 2 min walking distance from where you can reach the airport in 45 min. The seaports are also near by from where you can take ferries to the BOSPHORUS.
My best holidays
MUSS HIER ETWAS LOSWERDEN- für diejenigen die sich noch nicht entschieden haben für ein hotel! habe einen wunderschönen aufenthalt in istanbul gehabt, dank dem schönem/gemütlichem aufenthalt im romance hotel plus das nette romance hotel team... ich finde das hotel verdient sich den namen "romance" vorallem der service ist erster klasse, stehts hilfsbereit! hiermit möchte ich mich bei der geschäftsführung für die das super organisierte team herzlichst bedanken... natürlich möchte ich auch das andere von meinen erfahrungen profitieren, weil ich auch auf empfehlung gebucht habe!
VIELEN DANK FÜR DAS HERZLICH WILLKOMMEN HEISSEN IM ROMANCE HOTEL
Best location in Istanbul!
We've just returned from a long weekend at the Romance Hotel.
The location of the hotel is excellent it's well within walking distance of all the tourist sights in the old town & close to the ferry port & bridges to the new town.
The breakfasts were ok, there was no shortage of food, though hot food took a time on busy days.
The staff were extremely friendly & helpful.
Our only criticism was that the size of our room was small & a bit cramped - though spotlessly clean.
Good, basic accommodation
We stayed here for 3 nights in September 2005. The hotel is located in the old town and is walking distance to the bazaar, blue mosque etc.
The room was clean but very basic. That said, we paid under $100 AUS per night including breakfast so this is not a complaint, merely a comment.
The staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English.
We did a day trip out to Gallipoli which was fantastic, but a 20 hour day. So plan a bit of rest on either side of a trip out there.
Overall, good value hotel, close to all the tourist sights.
This hotel is in a great location: away from the main tourist area, but within short walking distance of all the major attractions and markets.
The room we had was huge, with separate sitting and sleeping areas. (That said, some of the other rooms we saw were quite small, with only just enough space for the beds so it seems that we might have just been lucky.) The room and the bathroom were both clean and very nicely decorated.
The breakfast that is included was quite good and the staff were polite and helpful.