On the coast of the Bosphorus – the strait that marks the divide between Europe and Asia – Besiktas is one of the most dynamic parts of Istanbul. Cosmopolitan cafes and fashion boutiques make it a great place to wander all day, while a major landmark is Dolmabahce Palace, a formidable fortress of Baroque and Rococo grandeur, with opulent sights such like the Crystal Staircase, fashioned from Baccarat crystal and mahogany.
Separated from the Old City by the shimmering stretch of the Golden Horn, Beyoglu is a cosmopolitan quarter crammed with tempting cafes, bars, and restaurants – especially along the famed Istiklal Avenue, one of Istanbul's busiest streets. Look out for the ornate Art Deco and Neo-Gothic buildings all around as you head down to Taksim Square, the hub of modern Istanbul, which is home to the Republic Monument.
Get a taste of Ancient Rome in Turkey by visiting Beyazit. The ruins of the columns of the Forum of Theodosius still stand, while next to Beyazit Square is one of Istanbul's great attractions: the Grand Bazaar. Dating back to the 15th Century, its ancient warren of shops sell everything from glowing lanterns to ornate rugs, while the vintage fountains and tiled, arched ceiling make the market itself a must-see.
Sirkeci's train station is famous, and with good reason. It was the last stop of the Orient Express, and with its stained-glass decor and Ottoman architecture, it still exudes the glamor of a lost age. Sirkeci has plenty of hotels to choose from, and it's only a short walk to the Spice Bazaar, with its striking vaulted walkways lined with shops selling colorful heaps of sumac, paprika, and red peppercorns.
All the splendor of old Istanbul can be found in Sultanahmet. A stunning fusion of Islamic and Ottoman architecture, the Blue Mosque is a stand-out sight. Then there's Topkapi Palace, which with its stone towers, sprawling courtyards, and inner buildings is a city in itself – it houses some of Islam's holiest relics. For a classic Turkish experience, bask in the heat of one of the area's traditional baths, or hamams.
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"A Great Hotel with Great Service"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 23, 2013
Me, my wife, and our two year old daughter stayed here for four nights. While the overall condition of the hotel was on the older side, the service made the hotel stand out. My wife enjoyed the turkish baths there, the room service was quick and efficient, and the staff did everything in their power to make our stay a great one. A particularly nice touch was their offer (which we took them up on several times) to bring milk to the room for our daughter when we needed it. Just call room service. All on the house. No charge. We will stay there again!!
"Fine for an early flight"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 1, 2013
Nice new and clean hotel. Staff was friendly if not all that helpful. The location is not that convenient as you have to take a taxi to go anywhere and it is on a limited access road so depending on which way you are traveling, you end up paying 10-15% extra for the cab to get to the driveway. They advertise a shuttle to center city, but unless you book way in advance, you cant use it.
"far away from all must -see sights"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 7, 2013
excellent accommodation , very clean and modern but far away very far away from all must see sights ... would be excellent for students but not for tourists. I would rate it 5/5 if it is closer to all sightseeing . it takes about 2 hours to get to Aksary area by public transportation . Staff are very friendly .
"Great clean hotel for Pendik area"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 19, 2012
I would not stay anywhere lse in Pendick/Tuzla. This hotel is the best of them all, not so good for Tourist as far from Istanbul city (1.5 hours by cab) but ideal for business in the shipyards of Tuzla Bay. Best way to get to city is water taxi. Food is good in hotel, staff very helpful and friendly. Only one downside to this hotel is the fact the air-conditioning in the rooms never really work 100% I have stayed in about 5 different rooms in this hotel over the last year and there all the same the air-conditioning seems to be more centrally controlled and the panel on the wall does not adjust anything! However you will not find a better hotel in the area, the local area is not a tourist area at all there's not much to do! So its good that the hotel has gym/pool, 2 good bards/restaurants and good selection on TV.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 11, 2012
The hotel is very close to most of the tourist attractions, and like 1 min from a well networked train system. I got a good view in my room, but majority of the rooms do not have the greatest view. The morning breakfast was ok, if you like eating the same things everyday. I found the bed in the hotel to be uncomfortable (we stayed 7 days, so that made it worse). In sum, I would come back there, due to the hotel's great location.
"Great Rustic Option in Old Town Brasov"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 5, 2012
I was very happy with the decision to stay at the Casa Wagner in Brasov. The location on the main old town square is ideal and it's short walk to all of the main sites in the city center. The rooms have some great character, being decorated in a traditional style; they were very clean and well appointed. Also, the staff was extremely helpful--they were great with restaurant recommendations, arranging tours and calling taxis. Highly recommended.