Taxim Hill Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Concierge desk
- Banquet room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTaxim Hill Hotel Istanbul
I had fun in this hotel very mach
and the room sooo good and nice.
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istanbul was once constantinople. hi everyone. and welcome to second hand Turkey. just know that I can hardly type because I am basically always in a baclava coma. we arrived in Istanbul after 10,000 hours on planes and in airports (the last flight would undoubtedly have gone faster if the russians in front of us weren't trying to smuggle big full bottles of johnny walker on board). and we knew we were in the right place. because when we got off the airport shuttle bus in ...
... from the Hagia Sophia entrance.
The cistern itself is so called as at one stage it sat underneath a basilica and although it fell into disrepair it has now been restored.
The cistern is quite impressive, descending down stairs into the columned space that is lit up with the glow of airy orange lamps. The water that was once used for drinking now creates a shimmering effect off the marble and is home to carp and goldfish.
At the far end of the complex ...
... the first European-style palace in the city. Some functions, such as the imperial treasury, the library, and the mint, were retained in the Topkapı Palace. Following the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1923, Topkapı Palace was transformed by a government decree dated April 3, 1924, into a museum of the imperial era. The palace includes many fine examples of Ottoman architecture. It contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armour, Ottoman ...
... is awestruck as we stand dwarfed under the amazing fifty metre high domed ceilings adorned with Christian and Moslem symbols side by side.
Now to the Grand Bazaar. Built by one sultan and expanded by others, this massive warren houses about four thousand shops and stalls. Ceramics, leather, glass-work, lamps, spices, rugs, silks and – of course – fake handbags and perfumes. We’re on our own somewhere in the middle when ...
... and we looked out into the garden, fountain and all and there was the band! In they marched-drummers, horn blowers and singers- all done up in the traditional uniforms, and every one of them with a moustache!
It was great.
We found a super place to eat on the way home- tried artichoke salad and a plate of various dolma des, and couldn't resist some cake. Yum....
It was a really good day to end our visit to Istanbul.