The Optimist: "ISTANBUL'S BEST TREASURE" Turkey Hotel Tip by palm3goddess

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  Room with a view & at the top of the world
by palm3goddess

I liked staying at Optimist hotel. It is across from the Sultanahmeth mosque in yellow building. The owner is lots of fun and the waiter is very nice man. You will meet many interesting people. The food is good and the place is very clean. There is a wonderful cafe across the square where you can listen to real Turkish folk music.
Enjoy your stay. Ask for the room at the top. Beautiful view of Mosque. But the room is cold in winter. You can walk to nearby restaurants and pubs. Enjoy! I did...I have such great memories of Istanbul in December.

Unique Qualities: The view of Sultanahmet mosque...the call to prayer is something to wake up for, at all times of night and morning. The balcony is a great spot to capture photos.

Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: The center of old Istanbul
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2008
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