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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Very friendly but the only thing I dint like about the room is in winters they don't hv cooling facility in aircons.
Also rooms were a bit small. Not sure how the rooms usually are in other hotels there.
But otherwise a nice experience and also the sea view was amazing.
"A pleasant t stay at Taba Luxury Suites"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 28, 2013
I had a very pleasant staying at the Taba hotel. I was in Istanbul with my girlfriend and another couple for New Years Eve. Our rooms looked new/recently remodelled and in perfect conditions, confortable and clean. It is conveniently located in Besiktas but some taxi drivers had a hard time finding their way to the hotel. Overall an excellent experience, I would stay again at Taba Hotel
Very clean, comfortable hotel. The room wasn't as large as I had hoped, but it was very comfortable and the price was right. The shower was pretty small, but again, for what we paid, it wasn't bad for Sultanahmet. The highlight of our stay was the breakfast, which was varied and delicious. Our last night there, we were kept awake most of the night by construction outside our room, but the hotel couldn't have controlled that. The bed was very comfortable and the heat worked fine. WiFi was a bit spotty in our room, but we could always get a signal in the common area. Also, there is a TV in the room, but it's not plugged into anything, so I'm not sure what we would have done with it. Very convenient location to see the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, less convenient if you're trying to get to Taksim. The walk across Galata Bridge is nice, particularly if the weather is fine. For a first visit to Istanbul (when you're trying to really see the historic sites), this was a great value.