Villa Sphendone Suites

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Demirci Resit Sok. No:13 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Istanbul

So it begins

A travel blog entry by donmal76 on Jun 28, 2014

3 comments, 30 photos

... and that's what we did. One wrong turn after another we ended up miles from where we intended but experienced some lovely sights along the way. What was intended to be a short nap from 3pm ended up being a sleep until nearly 2am the following morning, so much for curbing the effects of jet lag. On the upside we were up at about 5:30am on foot to photograph the sunrise. The deserted streets were great to ...

Fresh Start

A travel blog entry by toml on Apr 11, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... quantities in the parks. The air is fresh, the water is turquoise (a word coined here) and I'm having to rethink my image of Istanbul, maybe of Turkey. My images of Istanbul are from movies and really mixed up. I am thinking of a fez-wearing Sidney Greenstreet and of dark, mustachioed men puffing on water pipes in some kind of opium den-like parlor. I'm thinking of ornate Sultan Palaces with forbidden harems. So I was a little surprised to find, on one hand, modern, friendly ...

Dave Alone in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Mar 10, 2014

7 photos

... a mainstay of the Sultanahmet zone, were refreshingly absent. No friends asking where I am from only to be followed by a plea to have tea in a friend's carpet shop. I found a small outdoor shop with decent Keen brand walking shoes – acceptable but not in my size....

I used my prepaid Istanbul Card to take the ferry across the Marmara to the European side (3TL). I transferred to the tram to get to the top of the hill in Sultanahmet. ...

Eid Morning Istanbul

A travel blog entry by londone7 on Oct 15, 2013

33 photos

... showing familiarity. Then when they were done instead of leaving they formed a line to greet the Imam/Mufti.

Then they stood next to him extending the line outwards. As each new person greeted the Imam they continued shaking hands of the people that had joined the line after the Imam. Once they reached the end of the handshake line they stood ...

Grand Day Out & A Close Shave

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen on Jul 06, 2013

3 photos

... the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, two impressive sites rising high above the streets. The grand bizarre was not quite what I expected, many of the shops were selling designer clothes not endless alleys of more ethnic goods and delights. The spice market provided some scents and flavours of the east. The streets were packed with people and the heat relentless and tiring. Alex and I then stumbled across a barbers that did the cut throat shave. It was the first time I had ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Fatih area of Istanbul, is near Dervish Dance, Corlulu Ali pasa Medresesi, Sarnic Hotel Turkish Cooking Class, and Egyptian Obelisk.
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