Istanbul Accomodations

Dec 30th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Istanbul Accomodations

My husband and I are thinking of going to Istanbul in April or May of this year. We found a deal at A'jia Hotel and wanted to find out if anyone has stayed there. It looks great, but it looks like you have to take a boat to all of the sites. Is this correct? We're mostly interested in seeing all of the historic sites and eating great local food. Not too interested in night life. If you don't recommend A'jia Hotel, please let me know if you have any other suggestions.
Promethia is offline  
Dec 30th, 2008, 11:54 AM
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Search for Istanbul hotels in this forum. I've seen a number of posts recommending various hotels. You might also be interested in the recommendations in

For what it's worth, my wife and I are going to Istanbul in late April, and are staying in a suite in the Sari Konak,

Good luck.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:06 PM
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The website states that the hotel is 30 minutes from the old city. Most of the tourist sites are in the old city. I would advise against staying at A'jia as lovely as it is. Choose a hotel in Sultanahmet or Beyoglu. Maybe a suite at the Seven Hills Hotel - - is suitable. The hotel has a roof top restaurant with breathtaking views.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:48 PM
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We stayed at the Hali Hotel whose upstairs dining room overlooks the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
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Jan 3rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
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We stayed at the Megara Boutique Hotel in November. It was reasonable (60-80 euros) and close to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Tokapi Palace. Additionally the area has many good restaurants. They also have the Megara Palace Hotel which is a little more upscale and in the same area.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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When my husband I were in Istanbul we stayed at Hotel Dersaadet.It had a lovely roof top place to eat that had a view of The Blue Mosque. Our room had a view of the Marmara Sea. It was originally a 19th century Ottoman house. Close to everything. If you stay a certain # of nights they will pick you up at airport.web site
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Jan 14th, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Any ideas (other than what the weather might be like in mid-late April? (Istanbul)
I am hoping for mild 60-70's, is this wishful thinking??
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Jan 15th, 2009, 03:37 AM
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Ajia can not be compared with the recommended ones as for the class and also location.

If you are fine with a ferry ride or hotels own shuttle service crossing Europe for sites to visit you are looking at an old Ottoman mansion with 19 rooms and with one of the most inn restaurants of Istanbul. Ajia's location and view is superb so is their service.

As for weather question of Intex here is the link with the stats from Turkish State Meteorological Services;

Happy travelling,


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