Hotel Element Taksim

Sehitmuhtar Mahallesi Cevza Sokak No:6, Taksim, Istanbul, 34435, Turkey

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    We arrived there early in the morning and although other reviews were talking about a dangerous area we laughed with that because it’s just an old part of the city with some buildings in decadence and full of locals. The little alley isn't attractive but for me it was picturesque (pic 1) and I took some extra pics later with the local kids and women. The building (pic 2) is fully renovated anyway and it’s only 5’ walk from Taxim square so if you want to be right at Istiklal start book a hotel there (and pay the difference).

    The only problem was that it’s supposed to be at Cevza 6 and the reception was at number 4 with no sign of anything so we lost 1 hour searching for a phone to call them to see where is everybody! The hotel seems renovated from outside but at the reception (it was tiny) we started to worry about the rooms and how will they look.

    The man at the reception was very helpful, asked some questions for some sites we wanted to see and apologized because the room wasn’t ready (we were there early anyway) and when we finally went up to our room we were shocked how good it was!

    We had the room (pic 3) at the top floor (4th, there’s no elevator) which was spacious, very clean, with many closets, a fridge, a coffee maker and a small kitchen area. There were 2 beds, comfortable enough but there was a bit noise coming from outside (kids playing etc) but I liked that :) The view was just at the back side of the hotel, nothing more than old houses (pic 4).

    The bathroom was tiny (pic 5) but also good, very clean and there were towels and shampoo.

    Directions: 5' walk from Taksim square, we walked along Tarlabasi Blv and turn right into Cevza Sokak

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Buses from Istanbul to Cannakele and Bozcaada

by suffolktyke

We will be in Istanbul on holiday in late July. We want to go to Bozcaada for a few days and I wonder if anyone can suggest the best route and buses to get there. I was thinking of breaking the journey up and seeing Cannakele for one night to make the trip a bit is a holiday after all! Any advice would be appreciated. I aprticularly like the idea of getting the ferry to Bandirma, and it looks like that would be the best route anyway.

Re: Buses from Istanbul to Cannakele and Bozcaada

by systred

Hi, you may go by CanakkaleTruva bus company from Istanbul to directly Bozcaada. Their web site is:

They leave every one or two hours from the central bus station in Istanbul. You may get off at Geyikli port and take the boat to Bozcaada. The whole trip will take nearly 6 hours.

Re: Buses from Istanbul to Cannakele and Bozcaada

by suffolktyke

Thanks Systred, the website is useful and the timescales seem better than I thought. Still will stop off at Cannakele.

Re: Buses from Istanbul to Cannakele and Bozcaada

by suffolktyke

Thanks Systred, the website is useful and the timescales seem better than I thought. Still will stop off at Cannakele.

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