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Where to stay in Istanbul

Three days in Istanbul

Shopping in Istanbul 

Cruising Bosphorus Strait

The best börek eating  places in Istanbul

The best doner kebab places in Istanbul

The best places to watch footbal matches in Istanbul

Weather forecast

The best public bazaars in Istanbul

Night Clubs in Taksim

If you are looking for a dancing place in Istanbul the below night clubs will enjoy you.

 

Topless

İstiklal Caddesi No:12 Kat:6 Beyoğlu / İstanbul

Machine Club

İstiklal Cad. Balo sokak no:31
Beyoğlu
Asmalı Mescit Mah. Korsan Çıkmazı, Beyoğlu / İstanbul

Indigo

Istiklal Cd. Akarsu Sk. No:1-2-4-5 Beyoglu (İstiklal Caddesi) / İstanbul

Propaganda

Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, İstiklal Caddesi, Suriye Pasajı, Beyoğlu / İstanbul

Cue Istiklal

Tomtom Mh. Yeniçarşı Cd. No:38 Kat :5 (İstiklal Caddesi) / İstanbul

Mini Müzikhol

Sıraselviler Cad. Soğancı Sok. Cihangir Palas No:3 D:1 Beyoğlu, İstanbul

New- year’s day in Istanbul

What to do in new year’s day in Istanbul?

1- Buy a national lottery. You can find the results in the newspapers next day.

The national lottery for the new year

The national lottery for the new year

2- If you don’t like crowds, don’t go to Taksim. But if you go, be carefull, strange people will be there. Some of them can abuse.

yılbasi

 

3- There will be traffic jam, so try to go where ever you want to go early…

 

trafic jam

 

4- If you like outdoors and crowd, Kadıköy street, İstiklal street, Ortaköy will be good.

5- For indoor activities check Biletix Biletix is an onlice ticket buying website for many kind of activities. There will be an option for you.

6- Or be creative and find your way!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The best doner kebab place in Istanbul

Eating Doner is a in a to do list in Istabul.

If you are not vegetarian you should try it.

There are many good doner kebab places but I’m giving you the best two ones for locals.

karadeniz doner

Karadeniz Pide ve Döner Salonu
This place is in Beşiktaş and has lots of doner fans. For many years people go there even wait in a que to eat doner kebab or a sandvic of doner. The taste of the meat and taste is delicious. The meat used in doner generally cow meat everywhere…
They are not open on Sundays and doner can be finished till 5pm. So be quick!

If you love doner you should taste it.
The best of best!

Adress:
Sinan Paşa Mah. Mumcu Bakkal Sok. No:6 Beşiktaş 34349 Istanbul Beşiktaş, Sinanpaşa
(0212) 2617693

zümrüt

Zümrüt Büfe
This place is in Eminönü and one of the secrets of Istanbul. They are making doner since 1961 and really good in doner. Also they have a very good “Ayran” Ayran is something made from yoghurt. It is like nationalt drink of Turkey.
Adress:
Go to Kılıçlar door of GrandBazaar entrance and ask anybody Zümrüt Büfe. So easy.
Sabuncu Han Caddesi. No: 26 Eminönü / İstanbul
Tel: 0212 5228979

Shopping in Istanbul

If you want to do shopping there are several options. One of them is Nişantaşı street full of stores with local brands and foreign brands. Nişantaşı has also stores of Turkish famous designers. The second option is Osmanbey, which is close to Nişantaşı and prices are more reasonable. Bağdat Caddesi (street) also a big source for shopping. Fancy street with fancy stores. If you like shopping you should see Nişantaş and Bağdat streets.

 

If you want cheap shoppin places I suggest below:

1- Beyoğlu İş Merkezi – Taksim

It is located on Istiklal street. Really prices are very good!

The adress is  Adres: Asmalı Mescit Mh. İstiklal Caddesi No: 187 İstiklal Beyoğlu İstanbul

2- Terkos Pasajı – Taksim

This one is crazy place like open markez on Istıklal street. Cheap cheap cheap! You can find a tshirt for 5 Tl (2 Euros) Adres: Asmalı Mescit Mh. İstiklal Caddesi, Terkoz Çıkmazı Sokak, Beyoğlu-Taksim/İST

3- Beşiktaş Çarşısı Sinanpaşa Pasajı – Beşiktaş

This is located in Beşiktaş and if you ask someone, they will show.

Adres: Hasfırın Cad. Sinanpaşa İş Merkezi No:5 Beşiktaş

4- Opera Onur Pasajı – Kadıköy

This is located in Kadıköy on Bahariye Street.

Adres: Osmanağa Mh., 34714 Kadıköy/İstanbul

 

Also open bazaars can be a option.

 

Also there are big AVM’s in Istanbul. Below you will find them

 

Akmerkez Shopping Center

Akmerkez

This four-storey mall with almost 250 stores covers an area of 180.000 sq meters.

10 am and 10 pm every day.

Address: Ulus Caddesi No:3, Etiler – Istanbul

http://www.akmerkez.com.tr/

Istinye Park Shopping Center

Istinye Park

Spread out over an area of 242.000 sqm, the shopping center offers a variety of outdoor and glass roofed indoor sections such as a green central park, Fashion District, street side shopping, a kids’ entertainment center of 1.500 sqm, Hillside Sports and Leisure Club, The Bazaar — an area inspired by historical Turkish architecture — and 12 movie halls, one of which being IMAX 3D.

Address: İstinye Bayırı Cad. No: 73, Sarıyer – Istanbul

http://www.istinyepark.com

Kanyon Shopping Center

Kanyon

As a four-storey shopping center located in the financial district of Levent, the 37.500 sqm shopping center has 160 stores among which Turkey’s and the world’s most selected brands, gourmet restaurants, cafes, a health and sports club and movie halls.

Address: Büyükdere Caddesi No:185

http://www.kanyon.com.tr/#/en/homepage/

City’s Shopping Center

City’s

City’s concept is described as a Life Style Center. It sure deserves this stylish title, considering the variety of the stores, cafes, restaurants and the vital 24 hour six-storey parking service it provides to the populous area.

Address: Teşvikiye Mahallesi Teşvikiye Caddesi No:162, Nişantaşı – Istanbul

http://www.citysnisantasi.com/

Forum Istanbul

It includes big stores like IKEA, the sports store Decathlon, Praktiker, several technology stores, 62 domestic and international clothing and shoe stores, 15 cafes, 34 restaurants and 10 movie halls.

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi,Paşa Caddesi, Bayrampasa – Istanbul

http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr

Galleria Shopping Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Galleria Shopping Center

Galleria

It has several elite stores, restaurants, movie halls, a bowling hall and an ice skating rink. Galleria was recognized as the world’s most outstanding mall in 1990 by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for sophisticated blueprint design, rapid construction, and unique structural features.

Address: Bakırköy Ataköy arası sahilyolu, Istanbul

http://www.galleria-atakoy.com.tr/

Metrocity Shopping Center

Metrocity

 

A four-storey shopping center housing 140 stores located in the finance district of Levent. Teflon coated fiberglass fabric was used for the roof construction, which brightens up the shopping pleasure.

Address: Büyükdere Cad. No:171 1. Levent

http://www.metrocity.com.tr/

Boutigue hotels in Istanbul

AVANTGARDE HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.avantgardehotel.com
info@avantgardehotel.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
GEZİ HOTEL BOSPHORUS
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Taksim
http://www.gezibosphorus.com
info@gezibosphorus.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
HOTEL LES OTTOMANS
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beşiktaş
http://www.lesottomans.com
info@lesottomans.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
MIA PERA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Tepebaşı
http://www.miaperahotel.com
info@miaperahotel.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
OPERA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyoğlu
http://www.operahotel.com.tr
info@operahotel.com.tr
Butik Belgeli Oteller
PARK HYATT İSTANBUL MAÇKA PALAS
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.istanbul.park.hyatt.com
istanbul.park@hyatt.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
ROMANCE HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sirkeci
http://www.romancehotel.com
info@romancehotel.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
SKY KAMER HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyazıt
http://www.skykamerhotel.com
info@skykamerhotel.com
Butik Belgeli Oteller
SURA DESIGN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fatih
http://www.surahotels.com
info@surahotels.com

2 stars hotels in European side of Istanbul

BEST WESTERN TAŞHAN BUSINESS & AIRPORT HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Bakırköy
http://www.tashan.com.tr
tashan@tashan.com.tr

DIANA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.dianahotelistanbul.com

HISTORY HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://historyhotel.com
info@historyhotel.com

INTER HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyazıt
http://www.hotelinteristanbul.com
info@hotelinteristanbul.com

İSTANBUL TUNA
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.hoteltuna.com
info@hoteltuna.com

PİSA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.pisahotelistanbul.com
info@pisahotelistanbul.com

SUNLIGHT HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Çemberlitaş
http://www.sedirhotels.com
sunlight@sedirhotels.com

ŞAHİNLER
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli

THE 22 HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.the22hotel.com
reservation@the22hotel.com

TOPKAPI HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fındıkzade
http://www.hoteltopkapi.com
hoteltopkapi@hotmail.com

3 stars hotels in Asian (Anatolian) side of Istanbul

ADEN HOTEL
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Kadıköy
http://www.adenotel.com
info@adenotel.com

DEĞİRMEN OTEL
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Şile
http://www.degirmenotel.com.tr
info@degirmenotel.com.tr

HAREM HOTEL
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Üsküdar
http://www.haremhotel.com
info@haremhotel.com

HOTEL MYDORA
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Kadıköy
http://www.hotelmydora.com
reception@hotelmydora.com

KADIKÖY RIHTIM OTELİ
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Kadıköy
http://www.rihtimotel.com
info@rihtimotel.com

ŞİLE RESORT
İst – Anadolu Yakası
Şile
http://www.sileresorthotel.com/
sileresort@sileresorthotel.com

3 stars hotels in European side of Istanbul

ARCADIA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sultanahmet
http://www.hotelarcadiaistanbul.com
info@hotelarcadiaistanbul.com

ASPEN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.aspenhotelistanbul.com
info@aspenhotelistanbul.com

AVLONYA OTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Aksaray
http://www.avlonyahotel.com.tr
info@avlonyahotel.com.tr

BARIN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şehzadebaşı
http://www.barinhotel.com
info@barinhotel.com

BLUE HOUSE
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sultanahmet
http://www.bluehouse.com.tr
info@bluehouse.com.tr

BUTİK STAR HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Taksim
http://www.starhotelsgroup.com
info-hts@starhotelsgroup.com

BÜYÜK KEBAN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.hotelbuyukkeban.com
contact@hotelbuyukkeban.com

CARTOON HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Taksim
http://www.cartoonhotel.com
info@cartoonhotel.com

ELAN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Tepebaşı
http://www.elanhotel.com.tr
info@elanhotel.com

ERBOY HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sirkeci
http://www.erboyhotel.com
info@erboyhotel.com

ERZURUMLU HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Kilyos
http://www.erzurumluotel.com
info@erzurumluotel.com

EYFEL HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyazıt
http://www.hoteleyfel.com
hoteleyfel@hoteleyfel.com

GOLD HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.goldhotel.com.tr
info@goldhotel.com.tr

GOLDEN CROWN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Çemberlitaş
http://www.goldencrownhotel.com
info@goldencrownhotel.com

GRAND ANT HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Aksaray
http://www.anthotel.com
info@anthotel.com

GRAND EMİN HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Aksaray
http://www.grandemin.com
info@grandemin.com

GRAND MEDYA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şehzadebaşı
http://www.grandmedyahotel.com
info@grandmedyahotel.com

GRAND ÜNAL HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Aksaray
http://www.grandunalhotel.com
info@grandunalhotel.com

HOTEL İSTANBUL KERVANSARAY
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Taksim
http://kervansarayhotel.com
kervansaray@kervansarayhotel.com

İBİS HOTEL İSTANBUL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Bakırköy
http://www.accorhotels.com/tr/hote
H5998@accor.com

İSTANBUL GOLDEN CITY HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyoğlu
http://www.gchotelistanbul.com
info@gchotelistanbul.com

İSTANBUL HOTEL NENA
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sirkeci
http://www.istanbulhotelnena.com
info@istanbulhotelnena.com

KAYA OTELİ
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fındıkzade
http://www.kayaoteli.com.tr
info@kayaoteli.com.tr

KİLYOS KALE
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Kilyos
http://www.kilyoskalehotel.com
kilyoskalehotel@superonline.com

KLASSİS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Silivri

LA MAISON HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beşiktaş
http://www.lamaison.com.tr
mail@lamaison.com.tr

LISTANA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.listanahotel.com.tr
info@listanahotel.com.tr

MAYA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fatih
http://www.mayahotel.com
info@mayahotel.com

OSMANBEY FATİH HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.hotelfatih.com
info@hotelfatih.com

PRESTIGE HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.hotelprestige.com.tr
info@hotelprestige.com.tr

PRINCESS OLD CITY HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fatih
http://www.princessoldcity.com
info@princessoldcity.com

RESIDENCE HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyoğlu
http://www.hotelresidence.com.tr
info@hotelresidence.com.tr

SAMİR HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.samirhotel.com
info@samirhotel.com

SANTA SOPHIA HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Çemberlitaş
http://www.santasophia.com
info@santasophia.com

SED HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Beyoğlu
http://www.sedhotel.com
info@sedhotel.com

SERES HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Sirkeci
http://www.sereshotel.com
Seres@sereshotel.com

SİLİVRİ PARK HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Silivri
http://www.silivriparkhotel.com
info@silivriparkhotel.com

SORRISO HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Fatih
http://www.sorrisohotel.com
info@sorrisohotel.com

SÖĞÜT HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şehzadebaşı
http://www.soguthotel.com.tr
info@soguthotel.com.tr

THE İSTANBUL VİZON HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.vizonhotel.com
info@vizonhotel.com

TITANIC COMFORT ŞİŞLİ HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şişli
http://www.titanic.com.tr
comfortsisli@titanic.com.tr

WASHINGTON HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Laleli
http://www.hotel-washington.com
info@hotel-washington.com

ZAGREB HOTEL
İst – Avrupa Yakası
Şehzadebaşı
http://www.istanbulzagrebhotel.com/
info@istanbulzagrebhotel.com