My introduction to Istanbul began with the airport.Sabiha Gokcen Airport. A small but modern airport. Passport control – a matter of minutes. Put the stamp in the passport and no questions asked. Opposite the airport there are buses of Havatas company. To reach the hotel Maywood need a bus that goes to Taksim. They go on a schedule, but if the bus is full, then leaves before. The road to Taksim took me about an hour (any traffic jams at lunch time I didn’t notice). The fare is 14 lire (1 Lira = about 20 rubles). From Taksim get to the hotel by taxi less than half an hour.
The location is the best that you can imagine! Hotel Maywood is located on the quietest street, but it should take a few minutes, within walking distance is all the fun there is to see in Istanbul… the Check took about two minutes. The first thing brought a welcome cocktail. I must say,…suddenly the Room gave a good, on the 2nd floor, but overlooking the courtyard. Continue reading
Unusual hotels of Turkey of 5 stars – what to look for.
Many of our tourists perceive Turkey as a country far and wide. However, upon closer examination, it appears that the most unusual and fashionable Turkish 5 stars hotels remains “Terra Incognita” for many lovers of luxury resort living.
We hasten to correct this unfortunate mistake, and to acquaint our readers with the most outstanding, in the literal and figurative sense, 5-star hotels in Turkey.
Let’s start with the Ada Hotel, located on the Bodrum Peninsula. This small Turkish 5 star hotel with 14 rooms . which became a real masterpiece of design art: in the design of the hotel wonderfully combines the popular minimalism and traditional features of Oriental style. In design generously uses natural materials and luxurious textiles, antique furniture and retro accessories, original combined with emphasized coarse walls (the entire property is built of hewn stone). All rooms are 5 * Turkish hotel are different in design and each has their own individual style. A stay at Ada Hotel and will delight true connoisseurs of good food (chip hotel serves Mediterranean cuisine and seafood), and lovers of excellent wines (the hotel is famous for its wine cellars).In addition, it is situated close to such notable attractions as mausoleum of Halicarnassus, castle of St. Peter’. Continue reading
California. – Its long and rich history from Native Americans. to Spanish explorers, to the California Gold Rush. and the scandals of Hollywood. the Golden State has can’t help but to be haunted. Here, you will find dozens of hotels, inns, B&B’s and even some campgrounds where you can sleep with a ghost!
To see a spirit of California’s Gold Rush days, try the Sierra Nevada House in Coloma or the Groveland Hotel ; or if you’re looking for a celebrity ghost, spend a night at the Chateau Marmont or Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. On the other hand, if you’re looking for sheer numbers, try the Queen Mary in Long Beach, reportedly one of the most haunted hotels in the nation.
Union Hotel In the heart of historic Benicia, the gracious 1882 Union Hotel is reminiscent of California’s colorful past. During the late 1800s, a young woman allegedly hanged herself in one of the rooms of this historic hotel. Today, this unfortunate soul reportedly continues to be seen in a window that faces the street and others heard her talking or crying. Union Hotel. 401 First Street, PO Box 874. Benicia, California . Continue reading