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Istanbul Sapphire

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Address: Emniyet Evleri Mah. Eski Buyukdere Cad. Levent, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 902122688080
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Skip the mall

Nothing special about the mall, go all the way to the top & book the observation deck without the wax museum. Our ticket for the observation deck + wax museum was 28 TL per adult... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yahaloo K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special about the mall, go all the way to the top & book the observation deck without the wax museum. Our ticket for the observation deck + wax museum was 28 TL per adult & our 4 year old was free of charge. The deck is lovely, nice and calm, beautiful view with a simple cafe, we only had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Surprisingly, this was one of our son's favorite tourist spots. We did not do any of the simulator/photo options. We simply went to the observatory for the view of Istanbul. Beautiful.

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Thank shebaq
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Good location, accessible to all places. Great value, helpful and great staff. Big breakfast variety. Clean and comfortable bed. Has wifi free wifi. A must stay when in Istanbul. I'm happy with this hotel.

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Thank Maryan F
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit place. The views at the top are spectacular spanning the whole of Istanbul and the sky ride is thrilling, a 3D simulator taking you on a 10 helicopter ride around Istanbul visiting all the historical places, it even goes inside all the buildings. I loved it and would definitely visit it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

At beginning, the mall was boring with no attraction. It is simply a plenty of shops. And then we went to the observation deck upstairs. In the 56th floor. It was willow. We saw entire Istanbul. Everything was down. After that was the 4d tour. We "flied" all over Istanbul and saw more and more place.. It is highly recommended... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This was a neat thing to do if you are staying in the Levant area of town but not worth a trip just to see this. Quick journey to the top. Needs to be a clear day. It was a short line when we visited, otherwise I'm not sure it would be worth the effort.

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Thank Denise C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The Sapphire is located in the district of Levent and is about 261m high, which makes it the highest building in Istanbul. You can go there for shopping, but I would highly recommend to go to the top of the building. It offers a breathtaking view of the city. You should go there right before sunset so you can enjoy... More 

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Thank AnBe1986
Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I am group guide and every time when I am Istanbul I am taking the toursts to the top of Istanbul. They absolutley love it. The view from the top is amazing esspecialy in the evening. It reminds of Vegas and New York. Everyone who visit Istanbul must do this. 3d sky ride is also one of the best experiences... More 

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Thank vallari86
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

brandnew shopping and conference centre. has a carrefour supermarket and plenty of shops, mostly famous brands. also a food court, which has a nice smoking-balcony by the way. it also has a 55-foor tower which is the highest buiding in the country. access to the viewing terrace is via lift only but the charge therefor is a hell-lot of money,... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

From the top of the Sapphire building you can watch all over the city of Istanbul. It is an incredible view and I should recommend to go half an hour before sunset. Have fun;)

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