The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Byzantium Hotel & Suites Istanbul
The food here was good but the main attraction was their rooftop terrace. Enclosed if it's closed and with a view to the blue mosque.
The staff are also very helpful and make an effort to treat you individually.
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TripAdvisor Reviews The Byzantium Hotel & Suites Istanbul
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Finally a city that isn't the same as everywhere else! This place is so new to me, everywhere has a rooftop terrace. This means that my main criteria for picking places too eat finally became to broad a requirement and had to be further narrowed down to "enclosed, heated and at least 4 stories up".
... During the day we visited Byzantine churches set in the Rock of the World heritage listed Goreme Valley. We also saw Troglodite villages where people lived in rock caves and fortresses to escape Christian persecution from the Muslims in 1-10th century AD. On the way back for our second night in Cappadocia we stopped at a famous ceramic factory with a demonstration of both spinning the pieces and shaping them long with the painting no decorative process. Day ...
... to take photos of some nice wooden houses along the way.
On another day, we took a half day Bosporus tour which went in the opposite direction, towards the Black Sea. As luck would have it, the full tour boat was broken when wanted to take it. But the half day tour was fine and you got to see a lot of mansions along the shore on both the European and Asian side.
We finally made it to the Chora church, an Orthodox Church near the old city ...
... realized it the night before I flew out), yesterday in Istanbul I took a taxi. I was scheduled to meet Nicola, who is head of a school in Istanbul. I prepared meticulously, had the map and address on my iPad and originally wanted to walk from the metro. But not being too sure about distances I decided to flag down a taxi. The driver saw the map, nodded his head and signaling he knew where to go. From the map I anticipated a 10 min ride. But ...
... Bosphorus.... passing the palaces, forts, mosques. The oh so busy shipping lane. Pretty strategic waterway. Lunch stop is at Anadolu Kavagi on the Asian side. The restaurant guys live up to their reputation as pushy - almost desperate, as the number of tourists dwindle.
We have a quick meze session before making the short climb up to the Roman ruins of Yoros Castle. The castle ruins ...