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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"Beware of minibar"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 20, 2013
We stayed in istanbul edition for a week, it was a very pleasant and comfortable stay. The room was very clean and luxury and very well maintained. This was the only hotel that i didn't experience any issues in my whole staying period. Just pay attention to the bill when checking out, as i unfortunately didn't read it throughly and later found out i was charged for so many items that i never used from mini-bar.
"Excellent hotel, great service, great location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 8, 2013
This is a pretty, polished-wood-covered building a block away from Haigha Sophia and Topkapi Palace. One more block to the tramway and the Blue Mosque. The staff is very friendly and they speak English well. The breakfast has a much greater and healthier selection than I had expected, served in a room with a 300-degree view: Blue Mosque, Sophia, Topkapi wall, Bosphorus. My only complaint was that the shower temperature fluctuates quite a bit (maybe it is supposed to simulate the Turkish Bath experience?).
"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 Dec 18, 2012
I'm like everybody...I want a good value for my money and I feel that I found it at Pierre Loti. I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews and to be honest, it's true, the rooms are on the small side and the breakfast isn't what most westerners are accustomed to, but the location is EXCELLENT, the property is beautiful and the staff are very accommodating and friendly...bottom line, I would stay there again without hesitation.
"Greayt Staff - Great Location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 14, 2012
Staff was very helpfull. Hotel is very close to everywhere therefore surrouding is a little noisy. But the room was quite. Breakfast is quite good. It will be good if the hotel supplies wash cloth besides towels. Room is a little small but it is acceptable if you are not planning to spend too much time in the room.
"Great hotel in the heart of Istanbul"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 30, 2012
Loved it so much that on our return back to Istanbul we ended up staying there again. Staff is great and very accommodating and breakfast buffet is just right. Hotel is located within walking distance to the spice market (5-10min walk), Hagia Sophia/ Topkapi Place/ Blue Mosque (5-10 min walk) and the Grand Bazaar (10-15 min walk). The hotel is on an enclosed cobblestone street surrounded by lively charming restaurants and you never feel out of place. Istanbul in itself is a safe city and we felt more tahn safe at this location. Room is a little cramped but big enough for a queen size bed closests and refrig. Good enough for a couple, relaxing and comfortable. Plus if you are in Istanbul you are more than likely to be walking around and about than spending time in your hotel. Hotel staff was amazing the breakfast was amazing and the experience was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of staying within a economical budget. I've stayed there on 3 occassions already and would look to stay there again when going back to Istanbul.
"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.