Senatus Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Akbiyik Caddesi No: 28 - 30, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey
Senatus Hotel
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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples97
  • Solo100
  • Business94

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by lupoicelady

Hi arriving 1st week in march what type of clothing and what weather can we expect weather outlook on the internet all sites are saying different weather.

Re: weather

by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Istanbul for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 52f / 11c
Low 39f / 4c
Rain 3.10in / 78.0mm
Rain days 14
Hours of sun 6
Daylight hours 12
UV level 4 = Moderate
Frost = Frost may occur in March
Humidity = None
Sea temp 46f / 8c

Re: weather

by Sirvictor

It depends where are coming from. If you are from warm places like Arabia, south east or north afrika or south America you must have very warm clothes. Because it will be cold in day and more cold in the night.
If you are coming from EU lands you can have your normal daily clothes which you wear in your home country. It will be warm for you.

Now in Ankara: It is raining 3 C, I have my sacco and pullover and rain fest shoes when I go out. My umbrella also.

Istanbul is beautul even in winter, in snow and rain. Have a nice time. Just sit at quai and feed the gulls and thank heaven that you are living.

Travel Tips for Istanbul

Istanbul's Center of Life

by mrclay2000

The center of activity in Istanbul is not the Grand Bazaar or the major mosque complexes but the waterfronts and railings near the Galata Bridge. Tens of thousands stream daily across this thoroughfare, and hundreds feed themselves daily from dirty fish caught from the Golden Horn. Fish markets along the waterfront attract the flies, the seagulls and the hungry Turks to make their selections. Ferries leave from anchorages on the southern edge of the bay just east of the bridge, and like the drove of waiting taxis coughs volumes of pollution into the sky. Distant Suleimaniye observes from the Third Hill, Topkapi Palace closer at hand from the First Hill, and my favorite mosque in the city Yeni Camii (New Mosque) anchors the southern extent of the bridge.


by parsix

Available in most coffee shops this is one of those things I can't get enough. Smoking pipes is a healthy option or substitute to cigarrettes. For those of you who are skeptical, yes it's safe and has no kind of nicotine. Pure air with a wide selection of frutty flavours. The most popular: Apple.

gym witth awesome views

by Alikatt

Planet is a full service health club and spa that is on a magnificent location on the shores of the Bosphorus in Kurucesme. It was recommended to me by a friend who used to live in Istanbul. It is one of the premier health clubs in Istanbul and has been operating for about 10 years now. A well known yoga teacher from England visits and teaches regularly. I happened to take a class with him and got limbered up pretty fast. I also took Pilates with the experienced instructor. Tai-chi is also offered along with many other classes. The women's locker room has ample room. Sauna and steam room is also available. If you are not a member, you can still work out. The day fee is US$25. Pilates semi-private class (2 people) and special yoga class is $20/session.

Ask Cafe just in front of Planet right on the Bosphorus' shore is open in summer months. It's popular brunch destination for both locals and visitors in the know. A well-stocked Macro supermarket is conveniently located on the main street behind the gym if you need to buy groceries on your way out. There's also a newsagent in front of Macro. It has huge floor of exercise equipment, professional trainers with proper credentials, a Pilates studio with equipment (reformer, cadillac, chair and Allegros) plus a studio for yoga and other classes, a kuafor (beauty salon) and spa that offer Balinese massage among others in its extensive menu. It also has an in-house cafe that serve healthy lunches of salads and sandwiches as well as some authentic Turkish fare. Staff is very friendly and some speak English quite well. It is about 1.5 kms from Ortakoy. I walked to it when I stayed in Ortakoy in the spring of 2005. I worked out there this summer too with a wonderful trainer, Orkun. I met a famous singer who apparently works out there, Mustafa Sandal. He plays a mean game of table tennis.

A Walk Up the Bosporus

by mrclay2000

A gentle walk up the Bosporus from modern Pera will take you past several things, namely the poshest hotels in the city above Dolmabahce Palace, the kissing lanes used by the resident Turks (the Villa Borghese performs this function in Rome) and some of the more charming mosques outside of old Stamboul. Apart from the local Naval Museum, you might also catch a glimpse of this WWI German submarine that struck a mine and exploded around 1916. It has stood near the embankment (still in fragments) since its recent recovery.

Bargain Hunters Dream Come True!

by mtcowgirl about Grand Bazaar

You can't go to Istanbul and not visit the Grand Bazaar! The bazaar is closed on Sundays along with the Egyptian Spice Market.

When I walked into the jewelry store where we purchased some items before, I was very surprised when they recognized me right away and called the salesperson who helped me previously! I was impressed because they see thousands of people each month. So, if you are looking for gold in the Grand Bazaar, go to Bircan Jewelry (#67). If you don't see what you want in the window, go inside and tell them what you are looking for, they can probably find it, just like they did with the beautiful ring I purchased from them.

I also visited another clothing merchant where I purchased some clothing in April. I happened to be wearing one of the sweaters I purchased and they told us "hey, lady, if you want more sweaters like that, come inside." I told them that I had bought the sweater there before...and ended up going inside where I spent about $100 on D&G, Von Dutch, and DKNY shirts and sweaters. Of course, they were either imitation or excess production but I have to admit that most everything I've purchased at the markets in Turkey have been exceptional quality. Gold & silver jewelry, pashimas, leather jackets, and faux designer jeans/shirts Most things are up for negotiation so bargain and have fun!


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