Istanbul Lyon Hotel

Genc Turk Cad. 18 Sekbanlar Sok. No:16 Laleli, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

A travel blog entry by bnnashton


... narthex, nave, and inner temple, were clearly separated in line with religious tradition. Our guide (the librarian) noted that with the advent of the tradition of the placement of icons to separate the nave from the inner sanctuary (iconostasis), the main throne had been moved outside of the inner temple. In addition to the icons at the front of the church, beautiful mosaics were also viewable throughout the different buildings. Holy relics, ...

Istanbul, 5-12 September 2013

A travel blog entry by bennettdoesasia


... of the baths could see me getting changed which alarmed me somewhat. I walked into the baths wearing just the thick fabric they had given me which resembled more of a table cloth or rug than a towel. The baths were made almost exclusively of marble but I found a standard sauna room there. I lay in there minding my own business until an old man stormed into the sauna and started bawling at me in Turkish. He then beckoned me over and quite simply started manhandling and ...

Spice Market & Grand Bazaar

A travel blog entry by sharyn.lidster


... queuing. Our hotel is the Yasmak Sultan located perfectly in the old part of the city near many of the main attractions. (Thanks Kirsty from Travel Managers you have looked after us so well) We were checked into our room and then headed off and explored the local area. We walked a big loop taking in the Spice Market, the shopping alleys, the Grand Bazaar and the walked past the Blue Mosque as well as a few other magnificent ...

Private tour with Ali

A travel blog entry by onighjoy


... by hundreds of roman columns which are artistically lit in soft light. As a tourist attraction, the cistern is only filled up with about 2 feet of water and a raised walking platform around the edges allows everyone to walk the full length and width. The other notable thing we saw was the two columns (among many) that were supported by big medusa heads and no one is sure why. The most plausible explanation is simply that the two columns needed support as they were a ...

Turkey, here we come

A travel blog entry by hayse-eurotrip


... went exploring for an hour.
There are over 10, 000 restaurants in Istanbul - too many to choose from, so we let trip advisor do it, and ended up at the new Hata, around the corner from Hotel Safir.
Of the 68 tv channels, we found 2 in English.


This hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Suleymaniye Mosque, Military Museum (Asker Muzesi), Beyazit Mosque (Beyazit Camii), and Istanbul University.
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