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... he looked in all the luggage compartments then we were good to go.
We were doing pretty well till we got to about 40kms outside Istanbul and the traffic was just crawling and almost at a standstill. It was a long journey from there to the hotel, but we made it. Tonight was the beginning of the end of our tour as Davor our driver leaves tomorrow morning to make the journey back to Zagreb. We were all so ...
... was responsible for many positive reforms from the Ottoman Empire. The museum was very interesting. I wish we could have spent a bit longer there. The road to Istanbul was pretty good until we hit the Bosphorus bridge. What a bottle neck!!, We made it back to our hotel by 5:45 pm - a very long day. The change in countryside from the Cappadocia area to Istanbul was noticeable as we left the harsh, dry land and went through ...
... areas lavishly furnished, with one half of the huge room mirrored across in the other half, fireplace, chairs, lamps etc. There are enormous chandeliers, even pedestal type ones, throughout the building and in the harem as well. The largest one weighs 4.5 tons,having 750 lights. The gardens are beautiful. There were beautiful birds in one section, but only a poor collection compared to what ...
... and it was excellent.
Shortly after re-entering my room, I heard the call of the muezzin blare out from speakers mounted on the Blue Mosque minarets for evening prayer. These are now done by recordings, but are still very loud. It reminded me a lot of Dubai.
After that nice little treat, I talked with Mete, the hotel night manager about walking in the area. He assured me that it was VERY safe, and there would be ...
Load bus by 8:00 to get to the Topkapi Palace after getting rid of luggage for leaving. The palace is guarded by military with automatic weapons. The gate leads to a large garden leading to the palace. The first palace courtyard houses kitchens, covered terraces, a weapons display, a general reception area and an entrance to the harem. The reception was used by the sultan openly or him sitting behind a screen in the wall so he could ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsOttoman Hotel Park Istanbul
We stayed nighs at this hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. The service is very person and all the staff are very friendly.
It has a great location, you can explore some of the most famous places with just a short walk (Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace) .
Very good breakfast buffet in the top floor terrace with beautiful views.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.