Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Arrived Istanbul about 1 pm. Hotel rep at airport to get us, short drive to hotel, (about 30 min). Charming hotel, very old but well maintained. Small room but clean and nicely decorated with a comfy double bed and a bump out where windows located. Too early to sleep so set out exploring. Walked about an hour and didn't get anywhere because we were …
Our travels took us inside the Blue Mosque today which was really fascinating. It started with a free information type seminar that covered some basic principles of Islam as well as some history. The thing that sticks out to me (Nick) the most about this area is the overall atmosphere. It is incredibly friendly and open as we just wandered around …
May 22nd 38th installment The sun rises over the Asian half of Istanbul and I am here on the roof terrace to watch it. I am also writing in my journal and sipping a cup of Nescafe (yuck!). Out the window I see 3 families of seagulls airing out their young chicks on the nearby rooftops. The fuzzy grey youngsters are guarded by one or both of their …
Back in Istanbul/Constantinople after a 12-year absence. My flight was delayed in Bahrain for no other reason than the fact that THAT is what Gulf Air does best. Snicker. I arrived at about 3:45 PM and after clearing customs and picking up my bag, I set off to get some Turkish lira - By golly if they hadn't issued new currency since my Istanbul …
... really you can't bring any home. Bought the eye which is supposed to ward off evil spirits and by all accounts whilst I will see them in Greece too, the Turks invented it...... Some how I feel I will get the inverse story in Greece! Lunch was the usual chicken kebab, rice, lettuce and about 15 chips - odd I know with the rice (which I like, reckon its cooked in stock and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tashkonak Hotel Istanbul
Definitely a great Hotel
A great location (it practically backs onto the blue mosque and is close to many of Istanbuls key attractions), helpful and friendly staff, a good breakfast (breakfast on the rooftop terrace overlooking the sea is a great way to start the day), decent sized rooms (the aircon is also good and unlike many other hotel rooms the windows can be opened to air it out too) and free internet access (via both wifi and a PC in the lobby) made Tashkonak hotel a really great place to stay - I'll definitely be back again and have no hesitation reccomending it whatsoever...
War für 10 Nächte im Hotel Tashkonak. Wenn Sie mehr als drei Nächte bleiben, werden Sie kostenlos vom Flughafen abgeholt und wieder hingebracht. Der Preis war okay, ist aber von der Saison abhängig. Fragen Sie direkt beim Hotel für die Preise. Ein riesiges kontinentales Frühstück ist im Preis drin und wird zwischen 7 und 10.30 Uhr serviert. Im Vergleich mit anderen Hotels in dieser Gegend und in dieser Preisklasse sind die Zimmer recht groß, es gibt auch einen Kühlschrank, TV, Badewanne und Dusche. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und es ist dort sehr sauber. Auch eine tolle Aussicht, wenn Sie Bilder machen wollen. Es gibt eine Dachterrasse und freies Wireless Lan. In der Lobby kann man es sich gemütlich machen und sich mit anderen Gästen unterhalten. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten sind alle zu Fuß zu erreichen. Sehr ruhige Gegend. Aber: im Zimmer gibt es keinen Abfalleimer, im Badezimmer nur einen kleinen. Im Zimmer ist das Internet sehr langsam, in der Lobby besser. Insgesamt ein recht netter Ort zum Übernachten.
Good boutique hotel
We stayed in this small hotel and had a great time. The room was clean an comfortable. The staff spoke English, German and Turkish and were very helpful with advice throughout our stay. We had a room with garden view which is OK. But I would go for an outward facing room if I were to stay again. There is no restaurant although a good breakfast is served on the nice roof terrace. However, there are many places to eat within a short stroll from the hotel. Location is ideal for all of the tourist sites: Blue Mosque etc.. We had a great time.
Stayed At Hotel Tashkonak for 10 nights.If the stay is more than 3 days then airport transfers is included .Prices are also very reasonable,changes from season .Contact the hotel for exact price.Huge continental breakfast included .0700-1030 .
My husband and I stayed for a week at the Hotel Tashkonek and would be happy to recommend it without qualification. It is a small, no-frills, neighborhood tourist hotel that supplies everything a person would need at a very reasonable price. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff is extremely helpful, the breakfasts are a delight as is the rooftop terrace room where breakfast is served which offers a panoramic view of the Borphorus, Marmara Sea and the Golden Horn.
More pluses then minuses
Nice hotel with a good location. Appropriately sized rooms, clean, though sheets are changed every four days. Breakfast buffet not varied but well provided in a terrace with nice view. Staff rather stiff but reasonably helpful. Internet access for email checking is claimed to be offered but the only computer is always used by a member of the staff.
We just came back from Istanbul and had a very enjoyable stay at the Tashkonak hotel. The hotel is very conveniently situated to all the major sights in Istanbul and is just a 10 minute leisurely walk through the cobblestoned streets of Sultanahmet to the tram station. The Blue Mosque is literally at its back door. Just ask the staff to show you which way you need to walk because we took a longer route the first day there and it is twice the distance.
A group of 10 of us stayed here in October 2003. Overall the hotel is a good place to stay for the price if you want to be near the Blue Mosque area. Though if you're willing to pay more, there are better hotels in the area...The Four Seasons being one of them!