Santa Sophia Hotel
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Concierge desk
TripAdvisor Reviews Santa Sophia Hotel Istanbul
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... eyes to which I responded: “Your All Holiness - you don’t know my wife, she will cross-examine me when I return and I don’t want to lie” to which he responded with a smile: “Yes -- better not fib - especially during Lent.” We both chuckled. He invited me to lunch at 1:00 p.m. and out the door I went and into the greeting room to wait for lunch.
Fellow lunch attendees included the ...
... evangelical Christian nation and Mecca continuing to function under its authority. Sometimes the oppression was not subtle: one Patriarch in the 1820’s was brutally martyred by the Ottoman Sultan for failing to prevent the local Greeks from rioting.
As Jews we can certainly relate to this situation, having experienced 1878 years of practicing our religion under the authority, and often the domination and persecution, of other religions. Over the ...
... of the palace was transferred to the national heritage of the new Turkish Republic. Mustards Kemal Araturk, the founder and 1st President of Turkey used it as a presidente residence during the summers. He died there on November 11, 1938. All the clocks in the palace are stopped at 9:10 am the very moment he died. Every year at the same date and time the Turkish people stop for 1 minute. Beylerbeyi Palace - This palace is a lot smaller then ...
... might just be to speed up the already slow moving crowd. It was a bit of a relief to get out of the Treasury and to the plaza by the café where we got great views over the Bhosphous toward Kadikoy on the Asian side.
Baghdad Kiosk and Marble Terrace
The Tulips were in bloom over a month ago. So now, we passed quickly by the gardens to our next stop, the Baghdad Kiosk.
Baghdad Room (or Kiosk) was ...
... became a seat of art and culture. Then we went to the Grand Bazaar. It is similar to our Divisoria here in the Philippines. You can get a cheaper prize and be able to buy the things you want.
After a long day, we stayed at Wyndham. The service was good and the room was comfortable enough. The view from the room was amazing and you could see the whole city. Their food was delicious and worth it.