Holiday Inn Express Altunizade

Oymaci Sok. No:18 Altunizade, Uskudar, Istanbul, 34662, Turkey | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $104.00
 

Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Seeing the Major Highlights of Istanbul

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

22

... it to a mosque they luckily covered the mosaics with white plaster rather than destroying them. The plaster protected the mosaics until restoration occurred. See Wikipedia for more information about this famous church and its history.

Nearby is the 3rd major attraction which is not a museum, but is the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque, commonly called the blue mosque because of the 20,000 hand painted blue Iznik tiles that adorn its walls. Built in 7 years ...

Genuine fakes and empty harems

A travel blog entry by jennyart

5

... of the philosophy after all.
On leaving the Blue Mosque we spied a boy aged about 7 who was being photographed and feted by his family on the steps. Within a few hours he would be circumcised, possibly without anaesthetic. Our guide informed us that he personally had upset his family by having his son done under general anaesthetic.
While the group was lunching in the shade I went underground to take a look at the ...

Istanbul magic

A travel blog entry by bibi64

31

... some unrest started to happen, a chap three rows behind us collapsed we thought we might end up landing in Germany but they managed to care for him. There was a Dr on board, and our 4 hrs 30 min flight became about 3 hr 50! We sped along,ambulance then met us and man taken off by stretcher.

We then were met with a huge cost for the visa, 3 years ago it cost 15 euro ...

Whirling around Istanbul

A travel blog entry by mitchpayne

15

... to the grand bazaar and checked that
out, it was pretty cool but most of the shops sold similar things. Walking down
to the golden horn (section of the river), we got lunch at one of the many fish
restaurants under the galatta bridge. We walked the bridge where there would
have been hundreds of people fishing the bridge, although I didn't see anyone
catching anything and it seemed to be just ...

Istanbul not Constantinople

A travel blog entry by kev_erin

2
12

... check lines however only one of these ten lines was reserved for non Turkish passport holders. What made it really funny was our line had mostly Turks also lining up in it as they seemed to think it might have been faster. It wasn't. This resulted in a lot of Turks changing lines numerous times. Eventually we made it to the front and were told we needed a visa and to go back around the corner to pay for it. Okay, no problem we thought, we will just have to line up again. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Oymaci Sok. No:18 Altunizade, Uskudar, Istanbul, is near Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), Anadolu Hisari Fort, and Kafika.
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