The Marmara Sisli
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
Since I started doing this blog, I have noticed that I have a bit of a trend when it comes to writing. The general rule is that the more impact a place has on me, the harder it is to write about. I think about it for a long time. I muse on the best way to present it to others. AND I procrastinate putting anything on paper. This is even more likely …
Today's is just a very short entry I'm afraid. We're currently at our hotel waiting for the bus to take us to the airport: next stop Dubai (tomorrow morning). We only have one night there before flying to Mumbai. Our Indian adventure is about to start! We've ...
... over the bridge....both sides. They had a variety of methods for keeping their fish fresh, the most common to pop them into the neck of a 20 litre water container. Fishing is clearly a favourite pastime or a necessary way to get a meal. We decided to walk over the bridge which had a row of parked cars and two moving lanes of traffic either side of a tramway. Wide pavements each side packed with street vendors, selling everything from corn cobs ...
... complimentary lunch, due to missing dinner the night before. Great lunch. After lunch we went to the Blue Mosque, where we had to remove our shoes and Linda had to cover her head an shoulders. It is an awesome building. That evening dinner at a night club with belly dancers. As this is the last night of our tour we said farewell to our group, most of them at any rate as out of the 44 we started with 15 were on the ...
... convenient and cheap. They're minivans and operate more like cheap taxis. You can get picked up or dropped off anywhere along their route.
From the bus stop ay Yoncakoy, we walked down a street filled with summer villas to the beach. There are 2 restaurants/beach clubs, one at each end of the beach. They rent lounge chairs with cushions, an umbrella and table for 10TL (about $5) per person. They have everything from snacks, burgers, beer, to full ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Marmara Sisli Istanbul
I read that the Marmara Pera was the "funky little sister" of the Marmara Taxim. I don't know about that. It didn't seem particularly "funky" from my perspective. But I may be a bit harsh on that, as I have spent a lot of time in really funky NYC hotels. But, all that being said, this is a great hotel. It is nicely situated. The staff is friendly AND helpful. The rooms are well designed and cozy. AND they just happen to house one of the top restaurants in Istanbul. Overall, well worth the price.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.