Luxury Travel Guide to Istanbul Turkey

Best  & Luxury Travel Guide to Istanbul, luxury istanbul combines and offers only the bests of Istanbul; from private boat tours to helicopter charters, from private city tours to day trips from istanbul to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Troy, Bursa … and the like…

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Travel Angel, an interview with Author and air trave expert Dan Poynter

Originally posted on The Travel Angel:

Now have a travel Angel Show

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Did an interview with Dan Poynter, who travels 6,000 miles a week.

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Luxury Istanbul features first class Turkey travel packages for those times when you are looking to spoil yourself with a romantic getaway or special experience.

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BESTS OF ISTANBUL & EXCLUSIVE OPTIONS

THE MOST LUXURIOUS BOUTIQUE HOTELS ON THE BOSPHORUS

Les Ottomans (It was a former wooden mansion / Genuine Ottoman Mansion after the restoration turned into a luxurious boutique hotel )ON THE EUROPEAN SIDE OF ISTANBUL
http://www.luxuryistanbul.com/itemDetails.aspx?id=19

A`jia (It was a former wooden mansion / Genuine Ottoman Mansion after the restoration turned into a luxurious boutique hotel )ON THE ASIAN SIDE OF ISTANBUL
http://www.luxuryistanbul.com/itemDetails.aspx?id=20


THE MOST STRIKING BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN THE OLD CITY

AYASOFYA KONAKLARI http://www.luxuryistanbul.com/itemDetails.aspx?id=117

THE YESIL EV (THE GREEN HOUSE HOTEL) http://www.luxuryistanbul.com/itemDetails.aspx?id=118

 

THE MOST STRIKING HAMAMS (TURKISH BATHS) IN THE OLD CITY

Hurrem Sultan Hamami (Built in 1556 / Newly Restorated – Men & Women sections are seperated) http://www.ayasofyahamami.com/en/index1.html

Cagaloglu Hamami (Built in 1741 / Men & Women sections are seperated) http://www.cagalogluhamami.com.tr/

Cemberlitas Hamami (Built in 1584 / Men & Women sections are seperated) http://www.cemberlitashamami.com/

 

BEST SPA EXPERIENCE IN A UNIQUE MANSION

Les Ottomans http://www.luxuryistanbul.com/itemDetails.aspx?id=53

 

BEST TERRACE VIEW HOTEL
Ceylan Intercontinental http://istanbul.intercontinental.com.tr/en/general/default.asp

 

BEST BUSINESS RESTAURANT

Topaz Restaurant http://www.topazistanbul.com/sayfalar_eng.asp?ID=5

 

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Paper Moon http://www.papermoon.com.tr/

 

BEST FAR EASTERN CUISINE

Zuma http://www.zumarestaurant.com/zuma_tr_lingo.html

 

BEST FISH RESTAURANT

Kiyi Restaurant http://www.kiyi.com.tr/en/index.htm

 

BEST OTTOMAN PALACE CUISINE

Asitane Restaurant http://www.asitanerestaurant.com/English/index.php

 

BEST NIGHT CLUB

Club Reina http://reina.com.tr/en/index.html

 

EXCLUSIVE NIGHT OUT

Dinner & Live Music at Maiden`s Tower (Leander`s Tower) http://www.kizkulesi.com.tr/en/Default2.asp

HIGH END TRAVEL AGENCY FOR DISCERNING TRAVELERS

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Qype: Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia no doubt that one of the most striking and important landmarks of Istanbul. Can be visited individually or regular tours or private tours during your visit in Istanbul. LuxuryIstanbul recommended travel agency in Istanbul

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Come & Turn the pages of the great history and civilizations in Turkey!

Great touring experiences are those that will be long remembered. They are the ones that ensure you will tell your friends to visit this part of the world.

Luxury Istanbul features luxury hotels & holidays whole around Turkey for those times when you are looking to spoil yourself with a romantic getaway or special experience.

They offer private and customized accessible tours in Istanbul for individuals, families and groups, you can customize the tour of your dreams and the choices are virtually endless.

Does your group want to explore Lycian history, walk in the footsteps of St Paul, taste regional cuisines or experience a culturally rich ‘lifestyle’ tour?

Luxury Istanbul allows travelers to create their vacations based on special interests. Luxury Istanbul specializes in Tours for Cruise ship Passengers…

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Istanbul`s Top Gourmet Restaurants for foodies!

Top restaurants serving Turkish cuisine(Ottoman Palace cuisine) in Istanbul!

One of the renowned three cuisines The Turkish tribes that once took the long trek from Asia to Anatolia had carried with much success this rich culture which stemmed from the Far and which they had enriched with the materials gathered from every country along their pathway to their new homeland cradling so many civilisations. It was quite logical that the culinary culture would receive its right place in this process.

The origin of the Turkish cuisine dates back to the golden age of the Ottoman Empire (1453-1566) when Istanbul was the center of culinary culture. This was due to new produce and cooking techniques coming from vastly scattered imperial territories.

Turkish cuisine includes beef, lamb or chicken, as well as all sorts of seafood. The most common preparations are grilling or roasting, which produce the famous Turkish kebaps.

Meals in traditional Turkish restaurants start with a large selection of cold starters named meze. You can choose between fresh vegetables in olive oil, salads, white cheese, yogurt with herbs, sweet melon and many others. Hot appetizers include: soups, pastry, cheese rolls. As main dish you can choose meat kebab or Doner Kebab (tomato sauce lamb meat with yogurt).

Deserts are delicious: baklava type or pastry ones (flour dipped in rich syrup), milk pudding . At the end of your dinner we recommend you to drink a Turkish coffee.

For Traditional Turkish Cuisine(Gourmet Restaurants Istanbul) I would say:

ASITANE

It is located near the Chora Church in Edirnekapi. Asitane lies in the shadow of the mighty Chora Church which is one of the most important and well kept buildings of the Byzantine era and serves imperial Ottoman cuisine, incorportating Centeral Asitan, Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Balkan flavours. The restaurant, whose dishes reflect the eclectic nature of the Turco Ottoman neighbourhood. I would recommend to try “Gerdaniye, Lor cheese, Mutancana and Helatiye as dessert”

Address:
Kariye Camii Sokak No: 6 34240 Edirnekapi, Istanbul
Tel: (212) 635 7997 Fax: (212) 521 6631
asitanerestaurant. com

FERIYE

Once a 19th century Ottoman police station, Feriye constitutes one of the rare examples of 19th century classical Ottoman architecture. The restaurant has a fantastic angle when looking towards the Bosphorus. The menu is mostly from the Ottoman cuisine; it was selected as, “The Best Turkish Cuisine” by 100 world-famous gourmets.

Address:
Çırağan Cad. No: 40 Ortaköy – 34347 İSTANBUL
Tel : 0 212 227 22 16 – 227 22 17 – 236 25 22 – 236 25 23
Fax : 0 212 236 57 99
feriye. com/english/index.asp

CIYA SOFRASI

Located in the Fish Market district of Kadiköy. Çiya like its name, brings to mind high mountain peaks and mountain flowers. The creators, will take you for a journey in their kitchen, rich in “dishes from a broad geographical space, spanning from Mesopotamia to the Ottomans, from the Balkans to the Caucasus and from Asia to the Arabian Peninsula.

Address:
Caferağa Mah.Güneşlibahçe Sk. No:43 Kadikoy(Asian Side Istanbul)
Tel: (216) 330 31 90 – Faks: (216) 349 19 02
ciya. com.tr

HACI ABDULLAH

The adventure of Haci Abdullah Restaurant started in 1888 and still survives from the master to the apprentice. Haci Abdullah Restaurant is a great symbol of Beyoglu’s history, and Ottoman hospitality still survives here. Here lightens history and memories. Visiting Beyoglu but not dropping by Haci Abdullah is not just missing something but beyond this, it means you do not really pass through Beyoglu. Because Haci Abdullah helps us to remember our forgotten values with its place, culinary, food and service. Haci Abdullah is the ultimate culinary destination for foodies wishing to satisfy their curiosity about authentic Turkish cuisine.

Address:
Aga Camii, Atif Yilmaz Cad. (Old Sakizagaci Cad.)
No: 9/A 80070
Beyoglu / Istanbul
Tel: +90212 293 85 61 – 293 08 51 Fax: +90 212 244 32 97
haciabdullah. com.tr/wp-content/English/

KONYALI TOPKAPI PALACE RESTAURANT

Konyali has been serving celebrity royalty for more than 100 years. They reflect on traditional Turkish cuisine with a wide selection of appetizers and desserts. Some of the specialties of the house are Low temperature oven baked tandir lamb, aubergine caviar, borek and orange baklava should be tried. The Bosphorus views are priceless.
Address:
In the Topkapi Palace Museum
Sultanahmet / Istanbul
Tel: 0212 513 96 96
konyalilokantasi. com/english/eindex.html

You may ask assistance from Concierge Deluxe by LuxuryIstanbul.com for individual reservations or group dining organisations.

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Guide to the famous Turkish Baths-Hamams in Istanbul!

A trip to a traditional Turkish bath in Istanbul / Turkey!

A traditional Turkish bath is one of the most important highlights in Istanbul.

Have you ever been in a Turkish Bath (Hammam)?

If you haven`t yet you have missed one of life`s great experiences and you will think never been cleaned before!

A Turkish bath just the thing to help you decompress. There are many in the city that offer a variety of amenities. There are still more than a hundred options to choose from but the best places are as mentioned below:

The traditions have been passed down from the Romans to the Byzantines to the Turks. The Islamic emphasis on personal cleanliness resulted in hundreds of baths being built throughout Istanbul during the years (1400). Traditional Turkish baths have separate sections and entrances for men and women. It was intimately bound up with everyday life, a place where people of every rank and station, young and old, rich and poor, townsman or villager, could come freely.

Famous Visitors of Hammams from the history; King Edward John VIII, Kaiser Wilhelm, Franz Liszt, Florence Nightingale,

Celebrity Visitors of Hammams; such as King Fahd, Tony Curtis, Rockefeller, Richard Harrison, Omar Sehrif, Harrison Ford, Jenson Button, John Travolta, Cameron Diaz, Kate Moss…have all been for a royal experience.

Usual session lasts an hour or 90 minutes, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you desire. You can rest on the platform as long as you like before completing your bath when you have felt so clean or been so relaxed…a lot of it has to do with the ambiance of the bath house.

Beautiful tile work, hot, steamy rooms, a wonderful gentle massage, a long sauna and discrete loofah washing. Big fluffy towels, more soap lather than you’ve never seen lavender soap and a rub down with oils completed the sultan’s treatment.

Take your first bath the very first day you arrive- it will relieve the stress and tension from travelling and the best “cure” ever with jetlag. You will sleep like a baby. Like having a luxurious bubble bath without the tub and being pampered for approximately an hour. Bring lotion and condition if you have dry skin.

Historical Hammams in the Old City-Sultanahmet;
Sure for the best and well known hammam by celebrities also is Cagaloglu Hammam,The most famous Turkish Bath men&women sections are seperated.
cagalogluhamami. com.tr/
Cemberlitas hamam, second important Turkish Bath men&women sections are separated
cemberlitashamami. com.tr/
Suleymaniye hamam, which is the only hamam for both sex (men&women) can use together.It is specially suitable to families and couples.The haman is suitable for families and couples only. Single males or females will not be admitted.
suleymaniyehamami. com.tr/
Gedikpasa hamami, dates from the 15th century and is one of Istanbul’s oldest hamams.Turkish Bath men&women sections are seperated.
gedikpasahamami. com/

Historical & Well known Hammam in Beyoglu-Taksim district;
Galatasaray Hamam in Beyoglu also very popular and old. For Group organizations, the men’s section is opened to men and women.
galatasarayhamami. com/

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Best Rated Hotels Istanbul

BEST RATED HOTELS ISTANBUL / BEST FIVE STAR HOTELS ISTANBUL / BEST BUSINESS HOTELS ISTANBUL / DELUXE HOTELS ISTANBUL / BOSPHORUS HOTELS ISTANBUL / FIVE STAR HOTELS TAKSIM / FIVE STAR HOTELS SULTANAHMET / BEST OLD CITY HOTELS ISTANBUL / LUXURY HOTELS ISTANBUL / LUXURY HOTELS TAKSIM / LUXURY HOTELS SULTANAHMET / BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS ISTANBUL / LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS ISTANBUL / COOL HOTELS ISTANBUL / CHIC HOTELS ISTANBUL

Best Hotel in Taksim; Ceylan Intercontinental
Best Hotel in Besiktas; Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul
Best Hotel in Sultanahmet; Four Seasons Hotel in Sultanahmet

Best Hotel at Bosphorus; Four Seasons Hotel The Bosphorus

Best Design Hotel in Istanbul; W Hotel Istanbul

Luxurious Boutique Hotel in Istanbul; Les Ottomans Hotel

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Top 10 Best Places to eat in Istanbul!

Best Fish:

1) Best fish restaurant at Asian Side of Istanbul nearby famous Bosphorus (One of the top fish restaurant under the bridge)

http://www.lacivertrestaurant.com/eng/

2) Best fish restaurant at European Side of Istanbul nearby famous Bosphorus

http://www.kiyi.com.tr/en/index.htm

3) Best fish restaurant in Sultanahmet (in the old city next to the famous Cagaloglu Hamam)

http://www.sultanahmetfishhouse.com

Traditional Ottoman Cuisine:

4) One of the best at Asian Side of Istanbul

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5) One of the best at European Side of Istanbul (next to the famous Chora Church museum)

http://www.asitanerestaurant.com/index_eng.php

6) One of the best Kebab Restaurant at European Side of Istanbul.Traditional receipes of South Anatolia (for meet & spice & pepper lovers…)

http://www.kosebasi.com.tr/

7) One of the best Turkish cuisine & kebab restaurant at European Side of Istanbul

http://www.develikebap.com/eng/index.html

Best & most famous International restaurants

8) Ottoman and Mediterranean cuisine; recommended for business dining in Istanbul

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9) International Cuisine; by a stunning view of the Bosphorus

http://www.sunsetgrillbar.com/en/index.htm

10) Best and famous Italian restaurant in Istanbul; Papermoon Istanbul is popular among Istanbul high society and famous people

http://www.papermoon.com.tr/

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