Istanbul Holiday Hotel

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

Kucuk Ayasofya Caddesi No 28, Istanbul, Turkey
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Satisfaction Poor
Excellent
23%
7
Very Good
16%
5
Average
26%
8
Poor
20%
6
Terrible
13%
4

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 26% more and rated 23% lower than other 2.5 star hotels

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  • Families76
  • Couples50
  • Solo63
  • Business100

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Train booking with children

by rebecca0969

Thank you all for your replies to my "Istanbul with children" question. I have another one.

I am trying to book train tickets for the Ankara Express online, however I am not sure whether I need to book a ticket for my youngest child, aged 6. As there's 5 of us I was hoping we could pay for 2 adults and 2 children, the youngest go free and us all squash into a cabin for 4. Obviously if I have to, I'll buy her a ticket, but I'm not sure at what age you have to pay for a child, and if I do, do I then have to pay for 2 cabins?

It's all so confusing when it's been translated by google!

Many thanks
Rebecca

Re: Train booking with children

by infinitys

hello

I dont think that you need to take a train ticket for your youngest child aged 6,up 7 years old you are not supposed to take any ticket according to my information.

The best way to get some clear feedback about the answer of your question is to keep in touch with the following address specified below;

www.tcdd.gov.tr/tcdding/index.htm

Re: Train booking with children

by sevilsungur

Here is what I have found in national railway co's (tcdd) web page:

1. Your six year old travels for free (the only requirement is that he/she is accompanied by an adult:)
2. Children between 7-12 travel with a 50% discount
They requie birth certificate for proof of their age, but your passports will suffice. The trick here is, these discounts are valid for the "travel" portion of the trip. Since you will be requiring cabins, they will charge you all for the "sleeping" amenities.

Now, for a family of five, I came across with the following challenge:
There are two types private cabins:
1."yataklı", i.e with bed, full service by an attendant, private sink.
2."kuşet", i.e couchette, a cabin with 4 or 6 couchettes, where you are each handed a bag filled with sheets and pillows, no service, no sinks.

The challenge is in "yataklı" a maximum of 3 beds are available, and they allow fourth passenger only if he is less than six years old. So in your case, it seems like you will have to get two "yataklı" cabins.

If you want to travel all together, you will have to opt for the couchette, less comfortable, but all the family will be together.

Re: Train booking with children

by rebecca0969

Thank you so much, this is very helpful

Travel Tips for Istanbul

Aya Sofya, shop owners, and Turkish baths

by travelightly

Aya Sofya was my favorite site. I usually tend to rush through buildings. How long can you look at a few stained-glass windows, or mosaic panels, anyway? But Aya Sofya captivated me in a way unusual for me. It wasn't just the beauty of it. I was in awe of its beauty, but there was also something in the quality of the place that held me there.
The usual time for people to walk through is probably half an hour to 45 minutes. I was there 1 1/2 hours and would have liked to go back. This did not include time looking at the tourist items. I didn't go there. Once I was finally able to relax, I enjoyed interacting with the shop owners and sales people. Yeah, they are friendly to you as potential customers, but they also enjoy standing about, socializing with you, too. Many of them do actually seem to care about your experience in Istanbul. I've heard this is even more true outside the city, along the Black Sea, and throughout the towns and villages of Turkey.

Another experience is one I wish I could give a firsthand report. I was told Turkish baths aint what they're cracked up to be. Massages are less than professional, by quality massage standards, or so I was told by one traveler who subjected himself to the experience. I was just too sick to even think about going for the experience.

Eminonu Pier

by Erkmen

When you take a local ferry , you will se this scene while approaching to Eminonu..

Small boats, some looking for passengers and some for selling fish inside bread.. Always a crowd of people waiting there.. some doing nothing, some looking for their way..

The new Mosque "Yeni Cami" is standing in front with its side buildings. A restoration is going on in one of the minarets.. And at the back Suleymaniye Mosque can also be seen from the pier.. Another day is about to End in Istanbul

Nazar Boncugu

by Erkmen

We turks do believe in "Nazar", There is not an exact translation for this, but could be described as any evil, Chaos or problem, that can come from yr firends, relatives, someone you know or even dont know..

And in order to protect ourselves, our belongings, we wear "Nazar Boncugu", the blue eye..

Blue eye is totally a Turkish local custom.. You can see these eyes all around the country, in the cars, in the shops, at houses or anywhere..

Blue eye is also a good souvenir for tourists and can be a nice gift to yr friends.. Blue eye has many different sizes and from the smallest to the biggest they all carry an importance..

On the picture you can see two blue eyes that I bought to our new office.. The big one with 20cm diameter is now hanging outside the building.. And the one with 12cm diameter is inside the office..

This is "REAL" Ritual : CERRAHI TEKKE

by FAIRYCHIMNEY

Cerrahi Tekke is located in Silivridede and perhaps the only "tekke" that organize real whirling dervishes ritual in Istanbul.Area is rather off the beaten path and conservative area.
They organize rituals on mondays and thursdays as far as I know.

No telephone number available i am afraid.But going to find it very soon !

SULTAN'S BOATS

by balhannah

These historical boats were used for more than just commuting, having been among the most popular and elaborate entertainment forms of the Ottoman Empire.
The Sultan's boats that carried the ruler of the empire, the Sultan, was the only person who could own the largest boat (30 meters x 2.5 meters) and have the greatest number of oarsmen (26). Only he was allowed to travel around the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus on this spectacular boat specifically designed and decorated to show his imperial wealth, power and prestige.

The Sultan's outings on this boat were a spectacular event. As the Sultan embarked, canons would be fired from the ships at the port and the maiden's tower as a procession of smaller boats lead the way. People gathered along the seaside would bow down as the Sultan passed.

Now you can do tours on these boats.
Palace excursion...........Not available Mondays or Thursdays
Bosphorus tour (departs Dolmabahce Palace) 19:30 during the week
13:30 & 19:30 on the weekend.
Golden Horn Tour(departs Eyup)18:30 during the week 13:30 & 18:30 on the weekend
..or private.

For more details...............
www.sultankayiklari.com/history.html


There are a few different routes.

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