- Tennis Court
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
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Great hotel, wonderful staff and great service! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly and recommend upgrading to one of the spacious suites!
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... through all of the pedestrians. Another funicular brings you down from the hill to the level of the Galata Bridge.
The walk back to the European side is not complete without walking under the main span of the Galata Bridge. There are many restaurants on this level and as you walk, you see a lot of fishing lines hanging from the road level above. Fish were being caught as we walked. The amount of boat traffic on the Bosphorus and passing under the ...
Today we set off with my copy of Orhan Pamuk's novel, Museum of Innocence to the museum of the same name in the newer part of European Istanbul across the Golden Horn via the Galata Bridge. He is Turkey's only Nobel Laureate for Literature. The Museum consists of various exhibits that relate to the protagonists' experiences in the novel and the audio guide has the writer, Pamuk, reading from the relevant section of his novel for each exhibit. I thoroughly enjoyed ...
... Justinian rebuilt it and named it Hagia Sophia in 537 (took only 5 years to build). Pretty impressive history huh :-)
There was some touch ups going on inside, so scaffolding filled half of the church, but we still got a great view of the place. The church was later converted into a mosque in 1453 by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. We found it quite interesting how they kept a lot of the Christian art work and just added the Muslim bits and pieces when converting it to a mosque. It ...
... with a resident dog that walk around and would get an occasional head scratch from a customer. It ended up being a good day.
Today was the first sunny day we have had since we've been here! We started the day by packing up our bags since we needed to switch rooms. The hotel said they would move our bags for us so we wouldn't need to come back right away. After some speedy packing and breakfast we were off.
This time we ...
... much as Sarah was still sick - and we managed to find ourselves in the Egyptian spice market! We honestly don't know how we managed this as it was certainly not our intention, in fact Sarah had to ask around to confirm where we actually were! But, again, this was certainly on our to do list so we were not complaining:) Walking around, it had the same feel as the Grand Bazaar, however the smell was intoxicating!! Every spice and tea ...