Riva Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Aydede Caddesi 8, Taksim, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey

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    During my stay at Riva Hotel Istanbul I can summarize it as the followings:

    Great location it's close to many attraction and landmarks such as Istiklal Street, Taksim Square and Golden Horn.
    room service
    Bellboys were helpful even with really bad English.
    Very old, unmaintained and depressing hotel! I've never seen such a dull lobby, it's very small and dark.
    The receptionist was rude, unhelpful and unfriendly!
    As for the room its around 6 square meters in total, very basic , small non comfy bed, the bathroom was tiny with Plumbing problems, I had trouble flushing the toilet, There's no bath tub only a shower
    The serious problem in my opinion was the very bad sound isolation, we can hear the daily life of the people at the adjunct room and the same with them so it was very embarrassing.
    The breakfast during my stay was all about water Melon, every morning I find nothing but water melon and tasteless orange juice/tang!!!
    I'll never consider that hotel ever again even for the location!

    Unique Quality: LOCATION

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Istanbul during Dec.!?

by happpymike

Dear VTs,
I will be in Istanbul Dec.10-12,2010!It would be my pleasure to
receive your comments about following places;Reina,Jazz cafe,
Belfast Pub,Riddim...
What Pubs/Discos you suggest for 2 nights in Istanbul?!
Your help will be highly appriciated.

Re: Istanbul during Dec.!?

by Odinnthor

Hey Mike...d:o)
Being a Reggae fan, I know about Riddim in Istanbul. I have not been personally, but a Jamaican rasta friend of mine has been there and was treated quite well by the (owner or manager, - not sure), from Sudan, a DJ something, whom he said was a righteous rasta.

I know that if I make it back to Istanbul, it would be on my list of places to make an appearance. Have fun. One love mon!

Re: Istanbul during Dec.!?

by infinitys

do not miss to go to Reina,but they may be closed during the winter time. I am not so sure.

You can also try to visit the following place if you wish too;


have a nice trip to Turkey...

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Getting to Haydarpassa

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In front of the mirror like a child

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A half-empty tram from Þiþli

From samatya, perhaps From Sultanahmet,

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When you enter the mosque, you will be expected to take your shoes off and put on some slippers. If you are a woman, I suggest you wear something not too sexy or suggestive, unless you just love to be stared at.

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Yeni Valide Mosque

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The Yeni Valide Mosque is located in the Üsküdar district. It was built on Ýskele road by Gülnuþ Emetullah Sultan, mother of the Ottoman sultan Ahmed III between the 1708 and 1710. Main construction have square shape and is covered with one flattened and four half domes. The mosque has got two minarets with two balconies each. Calligraphies inside the mosque are the work of Hezarfen Mehmet Efendi.

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Address: Aydede Caddesi 8, Taksim, Istanbul, 80090, Turkey