The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
Photos of The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
TripAdvisor Reviews The Byzantium Hotel & Suites Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... quiet, children playing in the street, laundry hanging out. The sun was setting and everything was pink. We made our last visit to Mustafa and Hukbirdie. Mustafa gave us each a woven bag (salt bag). Sad to say goodbye. At our hotel we sat up on the roof terrace -- it's got a killer view. We were sorry to miss the buffet breakfast the next morning but we had to get a cab at 4 AM for a 7:25 flight to New York.
... credit cards but most don't so we eventually just decided we'd have to come back. One set of bowls in particular was just too nice for me to walk away from so we asked the guy to hold them for us - fully expecting him to sell them anyway.
We headed out to the Suleymaniye Mosque (the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent). It's quite an impressive complex! It was designed by the architect, Sinan, who is widely recognized as one of the worlds greatest architects, but ...
... and also the size of the airport. It is huge and obviously not big enough as we had to wait another 20 mins on the tar mat and that made people very anxious as we were now 40 mins late. Most of the passengers were connecting to other flights. There were not many bags to come out and it was quite quick. We caught a taxi after trying to follow the advise from our Egyptian friends from yesterday, not sure we were successful. Our taxi driver was wild as usual, no seat belts and he ...
... has complimented him in this way). By the way, no Turkish men have commented that I am beautiful, they are all after Nathan! Boarder control seemed to take forever but was far more efficient that the Greek boarders. Once back on the train sleep came quickly and deeply. Unlike the last night train that we were on, there was no breakfast served on this train (there wasn't even anywhere to buy food). The only food we had with us was ...
... we even went a bit further to the "Best View in the World". En route we were invited to take tea with one of the Bedouin women who set up stalls selling coins and jewellery and bits of rock, which was lovely - not just for the chance for a rest - but to hear about her life. We eventually staggered out into modern civilisation at about 4pm to a very expensive beer - then home for a siesta. Standing up to painfully navigate the stairs to ...