The Finest Istanbul Hotels

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Istanbul is Turkey's largest city. It also ranks as the world's 5th largest city proper. It is everything from a megacity to a financial and cultural center of Turkey. It encompasses the Golden Horn - a natural harbor through the northwest section of the country and it lies along the Bosphorous Strait, wherein, it extends to both Asian and European sides - making it the world's only metropolis to lie on two continents. Being chosen as 2010's European Capital of Culture and with most of its historic areas being added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Istanbul continues to attract tourists year after year. To top it all, staying in one of the finest Istanbul hotels will definitely make your vacation a memorable and fun learning experience.

The night scene of Istanbul is noted as animated and unparalleled. There are thousands of options for both locals and tourists. Some of the most sought after venues for nightclubs and bars are along the neighborhoods of Kurucesme and Ortakoy. You can even send romantic moments here as you watch spectacular fireworks shows or the views of the Bosphorous Strait. There are also Turku bars that offer Turkish folk music while bars along Istiklal Avenue provide with a wide array of music from jazz to punk. Before retiring to one of the comfortable Istanbul hotels near these venues, try their "garlicky" bowl of tripe soup at Iskembeci which is actually a habit of most Istanbul residents after a night of partying and clubbing.

Other dining options in Istanbul include a mix of different cuisines from various culinary cultures. This is since Istanbul became home to numerous civilizations over the past hundred years. Apart from a classic Turkish breakfast you might get used to in most of the Istanbul hotels, try out bakeries, tea gardens and borek sellers for some sesame simit with cheese, kebabs, haricot bean with rice, eggplants with ground meat or some veggies with meat stuffings. For a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, try the neighborhoods of Kadikoy, Beyoglu and Nisantasi.

Luxury Hotels Istanbul

Kent Hotel - This is one of the finest Istanbul hotels you can get into. It is situated close to the Bevazit area, the Grand Bazaar, the Sultanahmet area, the Egyptian Bazaar, Taksim and the Ataturk Airport. It offers 94 guestrooms with air conditioning units, LCD TVs with satellite channels, direct call facilities and hair dryers as well as Wi-Fi connectivity, a mini bar and safe boxes. They have an onsite Calcedoine Restaurant and a Golden Horn Bar which serves cocktails, drinks, tea, coffee as well as delectable pastries. Business travelers will love their Anatolia Meeting Hall.

Almina Hotel - This 4-star hotel is one of the best boutique style Istanbul hotels around. It is close to the Sultanahmet Mosque, St. Sophia and the Hipporome. It is located in Istanbul's most ancient section. It offers 29 guestrooms that are stylishly furnished and has that very friendly atmosphere. The nightly rate has an inclusive hot & cold buffet breakfast.


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This article was published on 2010/09/25