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May 2nd, 2007, 06:17 AM
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need help ASAP with istanbul hotels, I am in trouble

After reseaching I contacted evry hotel which are reasonably priced,reccomended on this, frommers and tripadvisor in Sultanameth area for our visit may 19-22. No single availability for night of the 19, and very limited for the 20 or 21. We bought last minute cruise which desamrbarkin in Istanbul on the 19 and we want to be 3 more nights in Istanbul. i just put on hold best western Saint Sophia for $113 per night, but hotel rated not good in tripadvisor. is anybody could help with any other name less known but good? We are leaving in 3 days. We are looking for convinient location, clean , private bath, A/C,if it is possible with elevator and good view. We do not want to spent more than$120 per nightplease, help. Thank you.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:25 AM
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I looked up www.hrs.de and found no less than 101 hotels with available rooms from may 19-22.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Have you checked the Hotel Dersaadet? It received very good reviews on trip advisor and we are staying there prior to boarding probably the same cruise ship you are leaving on May 19th.
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May 2nd, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Have you tried Empress Zoe?
http://www.emzoe.com/htm/124/rsv.php

Stayed there are few years back and loved it. Friends have stayed there recently and also loved it
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May 2nd, 2007, 07:13 AM
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try uyan hotel. think it's www.uyanhotel.com
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May 2nd, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Suggest you try Nena Hotel or Sari Konak.
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May 2nd, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Hotel Empress Zoe...Sultanhamet. Happy Travels!
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May 2nd, 2007, 12:05 PM
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My favorite hotel I stayed is the Zeynep Sultan Hotel in Sultanamet. The location is great, and the hotel is extremely clean. I hate carpets in hotels and they have clean tile, new bathrooms, great breakfast. And their prices are quite low. I found this hotel on Fodors the first time I went Turkey and I have been very happy. They have a good website : http://www.zeynepsultanhotel.com
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May 2nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Thank you everybody, got response from all of them mentioned, all booked. Any ideas?
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May 2nd, 2007, 12:22 PM
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Simply use www.hrs.de.

They show the hotels with available rooms only - together with comprehensive information about location, facilities, photos etc. It is very comfortable and there is no need to ask dozens of hotels if they have rooms available.
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May 2nd, 2007, 02:59 PM
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Hotel Ambassador - plain but great location and it fits your criteria.

Check Eurotraveler's trip report of Turkey (On this board) and she recommends some others that I can't remember at the moment.
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:53 PM
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19th May is Youth Day National Holiday....Last 2 years Istanbul is very busy and 120 Usd is just at the edge price, for your information....

Fellow travellers; If you are planning holiday in Turkey you can check the national holidays on following link and reserve your holiday earlier....
http://www.travelatelier.com/Offical%20Holidays.htm

Happy travelling,
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May 2nd, 2007, 05:24 PM
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We stayed at Mavi Ev (blue house) inn, in Sulthamet (sp?) district. It was lovely, reasonable and has a rooftop restaurant that looks directly onto the blue mosque.
We paid $90 per night in August, we loved it.
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May 3rd, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Big thanks to traveler 1959 for a good wec site
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May 3rd, 2007, 04:03 PM
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Hi Baikal,
Have you found the room in Istanbul ?
Cheers,
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May 3rd, 2007, 05:39 PM
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We also enjoyed our stay at Mavi Ev. When we had an early departure they had breakfast available for us at 6:00 AM. Great service.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:33 AM
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I booked ottoman imperial for $118. I still could change it, there were some other choices for less=--LADY DIANA FOR $100, ZEUGMA FOR $74AND PERA ROSE FOR $99 we would like to safe,but>>>>
Any of those better?
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May 4th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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I also booked into the Ottoman Imperial on the recommendation of a local [turkish] travel agent. It looks nice, is less than a year old and therefore not so well known. By the time we can give you our impression you will have left home. My suggestion is take it. With I believe one exception, The Tripadvisor reviews are good.
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