Another question: Which section of town should I stay in to be close to the sights and monuments, but also clubs and bars for the evening?
Naturally in "Sultan Ahmet"
I dare. I appreciate the advice and the offer. I'll send you a message when I know the date I'll get to town.
Taksim if you want to be around the nightlife - within walking distance. You can always take a cab to the monuments during the day. Please be cautious in Taksim at night and be wary of your surroundings. Look at other VTer's tips on Istanbul. For nightlife check out:
as for nightlife:
I like Ansen Suites around Beyoglu. You can find it in my Istanbul VT pages in accommodation. There are many hotels but I guess it will all depend on your budget and requirements. Good luck.
Well, I was lookiing for places to stay that was close to nightlife, which is were I'll be at night. I can get to the monuments during the day.
Then stay in Taksim - that's where most of the nightlife is concentrated. Istiklal Caddesi is really busy, day and night. Most other places are closed in the winter. Nightlife is more enjoyable in Istanbul during the summer months where all outdoor venues are in full swing.
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