Sumahan on the Water

Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul, 34684, Turkey | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $361.00

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Istabul - a stunning city!

A travel blog entry by livingthedream


... 8230;. In the airport! On the bus between the plane and immigration they were cutting in on each other and overtaking!!!

What an amazing City… I arrived late, hadn’t even researched Turkey as I bought the guide book only 2 days before so I had no idea how to get from the airport to the city centre
where I didn’t have a hotel booked…. Crazy yes, but I love travelling like this :)

Finally got into the centre (see ...

Ferry to Emirgan

A travel blog entry by globe_trotters


... we take in the stunning fabrics and jeweled items from the Ottoman period. Laughs along the way and some hysterical picture opportunities make for a wonderful day and we eventually make our way back to the ferry only to realize we have missed our return trip. We manage to secure a taxi and it's back to the city for some shopping and an evening in. Tomorrow we head off to "THE GRAND BAZAAR" ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...

Leaving the West Behind

A travel blog entry by benstevens


... on the job. I strolled across one of the bridges and spent a good hour watching the fishermen lined up along the edge catching whatever they could. Below them was a series of restaurants, presumably cooking what the fishermen were catching. It looked heavenly.

One thing you can’t help but notice strolling through Istanbul is the traffic. It is without doubt the most chaotic and dangerous I’ve ever seen. People have no problem blocking roads to have a cigarette, ...

On Our Own

A travel blog entry by kolinger3


... where do we catch the ferry?" Learning that we have to buy a pass at the little convenience mart we finally get to Kadikoy and although we just miss one ferry, another is just 15 minutes later. Lots of people going back and forth, as the eastern part of Istanbul is full of local shops, neighborhoods, people going to and from work and home, while the western side is touristy, big business, hospitality, and upscale. We hear ...

The land of magic carpets

A travel blog entry by daryl75


... went into selling mode-offering us more Turkish hospitality and ordering around his staff to bring out different carpets to flick onto the floor to show us.

The shop was called The Nomadic Art Gallery ( I hope they didn't call themselves that because when we go to contact them later they will be gone :)) ...And yes, you guessed it, we bought a carpet for the entranceway of our house.

It is getting freighted home ( we can't carry ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Üsküdar area of Istanbul, is near Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi), Ortakoy, The Bosphorus Bridge, and Leander's Tower (Kiz Kulesi).
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding