East, west, our Istanbul hotels are best!
Minarets, mint tea and a miasma of apple-scented shisha smoke...
Istanbul is where ancient oriental culture meets sassy fashions and style bars. You might find yourself kicking off your shoes to visit the echoing interior of the Blue Mosque. Or kicking up your heels in a bling Beyoğlu?lu hotspot with views over the Bosphorus. Dancing the night away with the beautiful people.
Even the flashest Istanbul party girl can't out-bling the treasures of the Topkapi Palace. A cat-infested complex of gardens and chambers, this is where you can ogle riches of the Ottoman sultans - gold and silverwork, jewel-encrusted swords and some fabulous old pantaloons.
No trip would be complete without a rootle round the Grand Bazaar, for colourful fret-cut lanterns, decorated Turkish tea sets, hookah pipes and, of course, carpets. Though if it's deals you're after, try the smaller shops in the area outside the market.
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