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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Sphendon Istanbul
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... it took me well over an hour to reach their home in the bumper-to-bumper parking-lot route that my cabbie took, even with a few cellphone conversations between Mehmet and the driver.
Their home is beautiful, filled with impressive contemporary art, and it was a most pleasant evening for me. Nancy is an artist, who works in multi-media displays, while Mehmet is a businessman who grew up in that very building. His own background is very interesting, ...
... could have been any other major city in Europe if it was for Starbucks, Nike, as well as the guy who wanted to jump from the roof of a building. I did not follow what happened, but there was already a group of firefighters making sure he would land safe. But I also found, that Waldorf has infiltrated Turkish arts and crafts ;) I decided ...
... in fact, we broke our own rule and ate at the restaurant twice. Our friend Huseyin introduced us to the establishment, and we could not have asked for better company at dinner. He elaborated on his love for cats, he told us that he older brother thinks he's incredibly poor even though he's a published novelist, and he negotiated mercilessly with our ...
... a mosque. Cate was admiring some scarves and the shopkeeper was being admonished by one of the local cats for not providing enough attention and scratches. Once a suitable amount of attention was provided the cat wandered off for another nap on the scarves. Meanwhile the shopkeepers mobile rang - the ringtone "losing my religion" by REM - echoing across the entrance to the Mosque.
Layers and layers. The Basilica cistern (constructed in the 3rd and 4th ...
... guy. I'm glad we picked here. However, if someone wants to be right in the heart of things, this is probably not the place. Between the choice of a nice place but a bit further away and a not so nice place but in the hustle and bustle, we prefer the former. One thing that I need to let Turan know about is the lack of basic essentials a Airbnb customer is use to having. Paper towels, dish washing soap and brushes, things like that. We will have to buy ...