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We were on a busy tour, and unfortunately this was our first hotel for 3 nights. Whilst the location was good, and very central (less than 1km from the main sites), that's about all that was good.
Location - opposite a disco. Rooms at the...More
The best thing about the Oran is its location. It is a short walk away to the tram stop but best of all, it is a walkable distance for most folks (I'm in my 60s) to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar,...More
I stayed here about the same time as the reviewer who complained the hotel was too hot. In fact the weather in Istanbul was unseasonally cold and we were glad of the heating when coming back from a long day of sightseeing. The rooms looking...More
Spent time here in March with Gate 1 travel; the rooms are fairly small, the beds are comfy and the bathroom was more than adequate. The problem was that the central heat was on and you can not turn it off. We did open our...More
I was booked into this hotel for a Gate1 tour of Turkey. It was okay. It is not a four star hotel, but it isn't bad.
The hotel is fairly well situated, about three blocks away from the tram stop. The hotel was three tram...More
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.