Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

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Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by Jeroen » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:29 pm

Just saw the excellent movie: Gegen die wand
I saw a part was of the movie was filmed in hotel Londra.

I think a very special hotel.
Can't decribe the feeling I had when we stayed there.
Old furniture but with very good taste brought together

All over we had a good time in this Hotel, but don't come here for extreme luxe
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Re: Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by Bill_Miyorum » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:17 am

I've seen "Gegen die Wand" and another film, called "Crossing the Bridge", in which the Büyük Londra Oteli features. It is interesting to read that you had a good time there, Jeroen, because the fourth edition of the "Lonely Planet" Guide to Istanbul talks of all the rooms except three renovated rooms on the fourth floor being "musty and very scuffed around the edges". Perhaps there have been improvements at the hotel since 2005, when the fourth edition was printed. At least the location, on Meşrutiyet Caddesi in Beyoğlu, is handy. Was there much traffic noise at night?

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Re: Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by turkeytom » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:36 pm

I've been inspecting the Büyük Londra Oteli (Grand London Hotel) in Beyoglu since my Frommer's Turkey on $5 a Day days starting in 1968. There used to be several such hotels in Tepebasi. (The old Bristol Hotel is now the Pera Museum.)

I don't think much has been done to the Büyük Londra since I first started looking at it. A few cosmetic refurbishments, perhaps. The problem is that the owner also owns a modern hotel right up the street. That's where he spends his time (and money).

If he put some money into the Büyük Londra, he could have a mini-Pera Palas and fill it with Ottoman nostalgia-philes.

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Re: Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by Bill_Miyorum » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:03 pm

That's interesting, Tom. What is the name of the modern hotel that you mention? Can you recommend it?

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Re: Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by turkeytom » Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:13 pm

The nearby modern hotel is the Hotel Troya Istanbul on Mesrutiyet Caddesi:

http://www.hoteltroya.com/

It looks fine from the outside, but I have not inspected it. There's traffic on Mesrutiyet Caddesi, something to keep in mind when you choose a room in the hotel.

The Troya's location is not convenient for Sultanahmet, but it's super-convenient for Beyoglu, being only a minute's walk from Galatasaray Square. There's even a "secret passage" that starts very near the hotel, and leads to the Greek Orthodox church of Panaya Isodyon (Panaghia Eisodion), the "Secret Church." Here's more:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/gale ... s/019.html

The Hazzopulo Court/Hacopulo Pasaji is right next to the church:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/gale ... s/016.html

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/gale ... s/017.html

The secret passage to the church, for pedestrians only, is open during daylight hours, locked at night.)

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Re: Londra "gegen die wand" hotel

Post by Bill_Miyorum » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:25 pm

Thank you, Tom.


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