How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Sed Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... new part of town (Which is where we are staying.) The view from the top was awe-inspiring, we could see everything. We saw both parts of Istanbul, the Bosphorus Strait, bridges, boats, and so much more! One thing I noticed about Istanbul was that there are lots of stray cats roaming everywhere. For example, after we went to the tower we went to an outdoor restaurant for dinner. At the table next to us there was a stray cat ...
... thankfully, it was the last 2 steps. So apart from scrapping my right arm quite a bit, I am fine. This is one of the biggest risks of traveling alone, I think. If things take a bad turn for some reason, no one has your back. So, my flight coming into Istanbul was delayed. It was already going to be late coming into the city because the airport is quite some distance away. But ...
... I look out from her deck I see mountains and houses filling up the hills surrounding us. I love hearing the call to prayer out on the deck because it echoes out over the hills as all of the muezzins call out at once creating a kind of melody that continues to call me to remember that God is right here, right now.
There is a little park about 2 blocks away that has some swings and slides and a basketball court where Max and I practice ...
... to prayer echoed around the city - it was great and really emphasised to us how different the culture was here.
The next day we were off bright and early for our Bosphorus tour which included a visit to the Spice Market which is also called the Egyptian Bazaar. It was absolutely fabulous - walking in and the smell of dozens of spices hits you and you feel like you are in a different world. I loved the different little tea sets you can buy (so fragile as they are tiny little ...
... Dubai. We arrived at the airport 30 minutes ahead of schedule. That 30 minutes would be eaten up quickly as when I went to go get my visa, none of the kiosks were open. There was a mass of people all standing around yelling at a few officials in Turkish or Kurdish. I had no idea what was going on, but by the looks of it, without a visa no one can actually enter the country. I was so confused I didn't know what to do. One official told me to stand in the customs line up anyway ...