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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
So pleased with visited this mostly transport museum which has so much more on display. Everything is beautifully presented and well kept in this old Shipyard and it's very easy to spend quite a few hours here for a very cheap entry fee. It's a MUST visit when in Istanbul but a little out of the way from the centre,...
Nice place to visit where you can see brief about all major activities and sightseeing in Turkey and some other cities around the world.
Need little improvement in term of coffee shops and restaurants.
"11. The future of museums is inside our own homes."
reviewed 4 weeks ago by PrincessGilda90
It was so different from all the museums where I have been to! It is complicated to tell my feelings at that time, I could imagine all the events happened to me before! The part of home pieces of stuff reminds me old memories. Although I didn't read Orhan Pamuk's book before!
If you enjoy museums and if you like...
The current temporary exhibit is very interesting photo log of the past and present eastern Mediterranean region. Wished they had more of Bey's works on display. Note: Paid 25TL, there's no audio guide.
$$ - $$$ • Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
"Great food and service"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by jontaw
Great food and service. I had the sea food salad and enjoyed every bit. Located right on Istikal street, so after your meal you can linger for a bit and people watch while you finish your Turkish coffee or Sahlep!
A group of eight of us visited Istanbul and chose this hotel. It’s close to the Galata Tower and beside many wonderful restaurants. The staff were extremely helpful and could not have done more to make our stay more comfortable.
My experience with this hotel was super.
They upgraded my room and also offered a free breakfast without me requesting
The room where I stayed was very unique.
The frontdesk super friendly and helpfull. All employees were always smiling and helping
Room service is also great
Teras restaurant is beautiful as well
From the minute i arrived and greeted by conceirge with a welcome drink myself and my girlfirend were made to feel so welcome! the room was fantastic with beautiful views of the city, the conceirge team were so helpful in recommending places to visit and how to get there.
Breakfast in the morning was perfect with options for cold and...
"Breathtakingly beautiful - even for the third time"
reviewed March 2, 2020 by Stefan K
The Tomtom Suites are perfectly located in the heart of Beyoglu - only minutes to Istiklal Caddesi and Metro and a max. 30-minute walk to Karaköy Pier. Not only is the hotel surrounded by Mediterranean style historical buildings in the Italian Tomtom neighbourhood, but the hotel building itself is a pillar as well. The artsy and playful atmosphere and decor...
I visited Turkey in late November/early December 2019. Since I was traveling to other cities during my trip, I booked two separate hotels in Istanbul at the beginning and end of my trip. Luckily, I chose the Bankerhan hotel for the latter part of my stay. It exceeded my expectations!!! My room was: large, very clean, had a big comfortable...