Istanbul Comfort Hotel
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... a good night's sleep the night before! Finally, we went to the Grand Bazaar for lunch and for a little shopping. We followed Oscar to a very nice restaurant where we all sat and ate. I had a Turkish take on a Gyro, which was very good. I also had a glass of fresh squeezed (not sure thats quite the right term) pomegranate juice. After lunch, we were allowed to go shop and do as we pleased for the next several hours. After shopping, my group decided to go to a Hookah ...
... that sells in the supermarket for 2TL is now 8TL, and so on checking out the prices for baked goods you can buy on the streets for 1TL now 8TL.
I've had giant meals for 5TL so this is even making the bus terminal where I got ripped off for lunch look cheap!
... of the Ottoman Empire, and the beginning of its long decline. (Each of the sultan's wives and concubines
wanted her own son to succeed to the throne because then she, the mother, would become Valide Sultan (Queen Mother), the second-most powerful position in the empire.)
Although the pasha was among the wealthiest men in the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power and glory, as the sultan's humble servant, it was not Rüstem's place to build a ...
... is made of fermented millet and the sugar that is created in fermentation process. It's served with a spoon, with cinnamon sprinkled on top and then topped with roasted chickpeas. Sounds weird but the contrast between the chickpeas and the boza was striking and very good. I said the drink is fermented, but the alcohol content is watched closely and it is only about 1%.
Vefa Boracisi is run by the great-grandson of ...
... on the website "spotted by locals" and they suggested eating their cctopus stew. Anyway, there wasn't any octopus stew on the menu but their sea bass with pilaff was really good, surprisingly so. Simple tastes but really fresh and nice.
After this we walked around a bit more before the pain was too much and we headed home. Stopped to buy some groceries and more snacks.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed