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    Does anyone of any good holiday deals to Istanbul in Mid April

    I wanna get away for a while with my family, 5 ish days there will be 5 adults and 5 kids.

    Anything will suffice as long as its not too pricey, its children friendly and clean.

    If you know any cheap hotels that would be ideal. Many Thanks,

    Have you been? What would you recommend?
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    "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

    "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

    Khanqah Habibiyah

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    Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

    :(

    today when I got my passport...and just few mins ago I was thinkin instead of Germany I shud have applied for Turkish visa as that wud be a better place to visit...a muslim country and a place I havent visited before... but its too late now I guess :s
    لا أريد مِنْكُمْ جَزَاء وَلا شُكُورًا

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    • #3
      Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

      Hmm.. not sure about deals sis, but try going to Sultan Ahmet (The Blue Mosque) Kafkas Hotel in 'Sirkeci' is :up: and Ideal if your budgeting. No need for Taxi's :p the trams will take you everywere you need to go. Be sure to visit the Zoo on the asian side of Istanbul, And go to Kinali ada (its a beautiful island).
      And most of all Have FUN :D
      "Then Which Of The Favours Of Your Lord Will You Deny"

      :love: Surah Ar Rahman :love:

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      • #4
        Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

        My bros been Turkey *hidban*

        he did say though tht things were expensive over there in comparison to here

        seems nice....

        what did me and my sis get out of his trip?

        some nice Turkish hijabs hehe
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        • #5
          Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

          To be honest India wasnt much of a holiday so I wanna get away and considered France....but its not really ideal for the family and I know they wont enjoy it. But Istanbul would be better, but dont wanna pay too much money either.

          Crying for Gaza....does the hotel have a website at or where can yoou book from?
          وَالْعَصْرِ

          إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

          إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

          "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

          "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

          Khanqah Habibiyah

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          • #6
            Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

            Originally posted by Jenicca View Post
            Crying for Gaza....does the hotel have a website at or where can yoou book from?
            http://www.booking.com/hotel/tr/kafk...FcyR3wodGB4Fug
            "Then Which Of The Favours Of Your Lord Will You Deny"

            :love: Surah Ar Rahman :love:

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            • #7
              Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

              Originally posted by Jenicca View Post
              Does anyone of any good holiday deals to Istanbul in Mid April

              I wanna get away for a while with my family, 5 ish days there will be 5 adults and 5 kids.

              Anything will suffice as long as its not too pricey, its children friendly and clean.

              If you know any cheap hotels that would be ideal. Many Thanks,

              Have you been? What would you recommend?

              Hi Jenicca :)

              For big families, I recommend you to rent a flat as the rates will be more reasonable. Here are some links :
              www.flatsinistanbul.com/
              www.flatsinistanbul.net/
              www.istanbulsweethome.com/
              www.istanbullife.org/rent_a_flat_sultanahmet.htm

              Have a good holiday :)
              Ex Oriente Lux

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              • #8
                Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                :jkk:
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                إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

                إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

                "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

                "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

                Khanqah Habibiyah

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                • #9
                  Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                  we went in april last year... loved it!

                  stayed here: http://www.grandmedyahotel.com/england.htm

                  cost us 45 euro a night for a double room (was actually a triple room since they didn't have a cot for the baby)... the reason we got it cheap was that we had a friend in instanbul who booked it for us :D (locals get a cheaper rate!)

                  there are loads of places to visit... it's good to make an itinerary before you go e.g topkapi palace will probably take the whole day. (take packed lunch there as the restaurant there is a rip off)

                  oh, use the metro to travel instead of taxis... it's quicker and easy... they have these keyring fobs that you can buy which are a bit like prepay oyster cards.

                  don't buy anything from the grand bazaar (unless you really want to) prices there are over inflated... there's a good market in the Fatih area... or go to Eyup (grave of Abu Ayub Al-Ansari), go by boat from uskudar :up: (oh, you have to try the grilled fish sandwiches in uskudar... made fresh on the fishing boats!).

                  the obvious places to visit are the masaajid; sultan ahmet (blue mosque), suleymaniye, fatih, hagia sophia, etc.

                  on the asian continent side of istanbul is the grave of Yusha alayhis salaam... the scenery from there is very nice mashaAllah... you will need to take a taxi to get there... but make sure the taxi driver knows where it is (most don't).
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                  • #10
                    Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                    Originally posted by Jenicca View Post
                    Does anyone of any good holiday deals to Istanbul in Mid April

                    I wanna get away for a while with my family, 5 ish days there will be 5 adults and 5 kids.

                    Anything will suffice as long as its not too pricey, its children friendly and clean.

                    If you know any cheap hotels that would be ideal. Many Thanks,

                    Have you been? What would you recommend?
                    I am going Turki (Istanbul) on good Friday for a short break insha Allah.
                    It is cheap. Direct return flight cost me £226.00 and Hotel (Bed and Breakfast) near Blue Mosque was around 40 euro.
                    If you need any information then i can send you link.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                      Originally posted by trax View Post
                      I am going Turki (Istanbul) on good Friday for a short break insha Allah.
                      It is cheap. Direct return flight cost me £226.00 and Hotel (Bed and Breakfast) near Blue Mosque was around 40 euro.
                      If you need any information then i can send you link.
                      just post the link on here :jkk:
                      وَالْعَصْرِ

                      إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ

                      إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

                      "If Allah (swt) only sent this Surah to us, for the guidance of Mankind, this will be enough for us” - Imam Shaafi'ee r.a.

                      "Yeh dunya daar e faani hain, Tum apna dil mat lagaon, Ganimat samaj zinadagee ki bahar, aana na hoga, yahaa baar baar......"

                      Khanqah Habibiyah

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                        Sultan Ahmet - the Area and the Mosques itself are beautiful, thats Blue Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque, and a few other very old ones, you wont miss it because theres minarets everywhere.

                        Topkapi Sarayi (Topkapi palace) - definitely go, ull see exhibitions of old Turkic, Seljuk, Ottoman, also ull see the possessions such as swords, bows of the Prophet s.a.w and the Sahaba ra, so thats a dont miss, If your lucky you might see prophet s.a.w beard there, or even the first flag of Islam.

                        Also the architecture is amazing, the designs and all, some of the jewels and gifts kept there etc.

                        Theres a 3D website of it, room by room, but I wont post that :D

                        Definitely jump on one of these ferryboats, I think the kids might like it (try making it a sunny day)

                        http://www2.itu.edu.tr/~turkozm/istanbul/P1010253.jpg

                        Galata kulesi (galata tower) – I personaliy like it, its very old, was used as a watch tower.

                        http://www2.itu.edu.tr/~turkozm/istanbul/P1010507.jpg

                        Rumeli hisari – an old ottoman castle, I dont know if they allow you in, but thats were we did a few ass kicking.

                        http://www2.itu.edu.tr/~turkozm/istanbul/P1010287.jpg

                        Also, you might want to check out Camlica tepesi, I dont know how to get there, but its like a nice family place to watch over the city, you know have tea and so on, id say go kadikoy to lol.

                        But whatever you do, try taking the family out to the sea side area at night, but I forgot what part sorry.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                          Originally posted by seven View Post
                          we went in april last year... loved it!

                          stayed here: http://www.grandmedyahotel.com/england.htm

                          cost us 45 euro a night for a double room (was actually a triple room since they didn't have a cot for the baby)... the reason we got it cheap was that we had a friend in instanbul who booked it for us :D (locals get a cheaper rate!)

                          there are loads of places to visit... it's good to make an itinerary before you go e.g topkapi palace will probably take the whole day. (take packed lunch there as the restaurant there is a rip off)

                          oh, use the metro to travel instead of taxis... it's quicker and easy... they have these keyring fobs that you can buy which are a bit like prepay oyster cards.

                          don't buy anything from the grand bazaar (unless you really want to) prices there are over inflated... there's a good market in the Fatih area... or go to Eyup (grave of Abu Ayub Al-Ansari), go by boat from uskudar :up: (oh, you have to try the grilled fish sandwiches in uskudar... made fresh on the fishing boats!).

                          the obvious places to visit are the masaajid; sultan ahmet (blue mosque), suleymaniye, fatih, hagia sophia, etc.

                          on the asian continent side of istanbul is the grave of Yusha alayhis salaam... the scenery from there is very nice mashaAllah... you will need to take a taxi to get there... but make sure the taxi driver knows where it is (most don't).
                          Where was that masjid where they keep the Prophet (peace and blessinsg be upon him)'s cloak and shirt or something? Remember the masjid was so beautiful :inlove: And the man sitting on the corner (dadabaji :p ) and Ibrahim that guy who owned the tea shop opposite :up:
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                          • #14
                            Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                            Originally posted by seven View Post
                            don't buy anything from the grand bazaar (unless you really want to) prices there are over inflated... there's a good market in the Fatih area... or go to Eyup (grave of Abu Ayub Al-Ansari), go by boat from uskudar :up: (oh, you have to try the grilled fish sandwiches in uskudar... made fresh on the fishing boats!).

                            on the asian continent side of istanbul is the grave of Yusha alayhis salaam... the scenery from there is very nice mashaAllah... you will need to take a taxi to get there... but make sure the taxi driver knows where it is (most don't).
                            I was trying to figure out where to take the ferry boat from, from uskudar its the best view when your going into sultan ahmet you see nice greenery and topkapi, it is amazing.

                            Ive been to Yusha a.s place, totally forgot about that, also Eyub al Ensari, thanks for the reminder :)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Help - Turkey, Istanbul

                              Originally posted by ze leetle elper View Post
                              Where was that masjid where they keep the Prophet (peace and blessinsg be upon him)'s cloak and shirt or something? Remember the masjid was so beautiful :inlove: And the man sitting on the corner (dadabaji :p ) and Ibrahim that guy who owned the tea shop opposite :up:
                              hirka i serif... the cloak of Rasulullah :saw: but it's only open for viewing during ramadhan
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