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“Great location!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #3 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The old section of Istanbul where you can find many attractions including Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque.
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Great location!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This area of Istanbul is an excellent base to visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Although within a short walk. Excellent choice of good quality restaurants also.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful district”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We loved the Sultanahmet District on our trip to Istanbul. I highly recommend staying here if you are on a leisure, sightseeing trip. We enjoyed being close to the attractions as well as good shopping and the great hotel / restaurant options in the neighborhood

Visited October 2012
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“Lots of shopping and tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Lots of walk able shopping and sights. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and enjoy all the close by sights. Trams are 3 lira and very easy to use . Grand Bazaar....., just that. Very grand with Lots of shops for the shopaholic. same items in most shops, so compare before buying. it will save you hundreds!!!!

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Ware, United Kingdom
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“Clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The area by the Blue Mosque is currently being revamped with what will be stunning gardens. The area in general is very clean and a trusting area - not once as 2 ladies on holiday did we feel at all uncomfortable.

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“Not staying here = lost opportunities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Why are we/you in Istanbul? In essence it is because of the Sultanamet district - "old Istanbul". It contains the bulk of the historic sites and magnificent monuments; the bulk of the well-rated restaurants; the bulk of the interesting bazaars; and the bulk of what is intriguing, quaint and photogenic in this great city. Not to stay in Sultanahmet means unnecessary local travel and hence lost opportunities. It is the very core of why one visits Istanbul.

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