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UPDATE: THE TITANIC CITY HOTEL IS FULL BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT OF 17-18 APRIL
The Titanic City is a modern four star business class hotel, opened in November 2008 and located in one of the liveliest centers of beautiful Istanbul. It features most of the modern amenities one would expect from a hotel of this class including:
Guest rooms may be reserved by ND Istanbul patrons for the special rate of €90/night (VAT inclusive), including breakfast, for a single and €110/night (VAT inclusive), including breakfast for a double for and combination of nights during the period of 14-17 April. Reservations must be made by 15 March, 2010 to receive the conference rates.
To reserve a room at the special rate, please fill out the first page of the reservation form and fax it to +90 (212) 235 47 47. The form will ask for credit card information to hold the reservation. For those uncomfortable with providing the credit card information, the reservation can be held by making a bank transfer (details provided on the reservation form) and sending a receipt to the hotel by email or fax.
For an questions about reservations please contact Yesim [email protected].
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Getting from Ataturk Airport to the Titanic City Hotel/Taksim is a simple matter of taking a taxi, the Havas Airport Shuttle or, for the more adventurous, taking the Metro.
The taxis in Turkey are typically small and can usually fit three persons plus moderate amounts of luggage comfortably. A taxi from the airport to Taksim Square is about TL40 (20 euro) to TL50 (25 euro) and take between 35 and 75 minutes, depending on traffic. One precaution, be sure that the meter is running for the duration of the trip. The initial price will read 2.50 TL and increase at a rate of 1,20 TL per km. There is only one price for day and nighttime fares.
Havas Airport Shuttle buses
The Havas (HAH-vahsh) company operates airport shuttle buses between Ataturk Airport and Taksim Square at the “Buyuksehir Arts Gallery” ( 20 meters away from THY office ) which is about 200 meters from the Titanic City Hotel. The trip will take between 40 and 60 minutes depending on traffic and cost TL10 (5 euro).
From the Airport: shuttle buses depart at 04.00a.m until 01.00 a.m. (And between 04.00a.m - 01.00 a.m every half an hour from Airport.) After 01.00 a.m. extra shuttles are operated due to the passenger intensity.
From Taksim: shuttle buses depart at 04.00a.m until 01.00 a.m. and between 04.00a.m - 01.00a.m every half an hour from Taksim.
More information if available at the Havas website.
Metro & Tram
Purchase three Metro tokens (jeton) for about TL2 each and board a Hafif Metro ("Light Rail System") train right in the airport and ride to Zeytinburnu. Here you exit the station and enter the turnstiles for the Kabatas tram (a second token). Enjoy the ride to the Kabatas ferry docks where you make another transfer to the Füniküler (the third token) which takes you to Taksim Square. The exit is roughly 250 meters from the Titanic City Hotel.
Citizens from most countries do not need to apply for a visa prior to travel to Turkey and citizens from many EU nations do not need to purchase a visa at the border. Before getting in line for the passport control at Ataturk airport, stop at the Visa Office on the left, open 24 hours a day, every day to purchase your visa/entry tax. Visa fees can only be paid in cash so come prepared with the exact amount in euro, dollars or pounds.
The following is a list of Visa fees for visitors from countries that are required to purchase a visa at the border upon entry into Turkey. If you are unsure about the visa requirements for your country visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
The Titanic City Hotel located in Taksim, the center of business, shopping, restaurants, theater and entertainment, built on the highest of Istanbul's "Seven Hills" and once of the hearts of the city. Taksim means "division" or "distribution" and nearby Taksim square was originally the point where the main water lines from the north of Istanbul were collected and branched off to other parts of the city. Today this pearl of Istanbul brings together cultures from all over the world and both tourists and locals fill the clubs and streets. Among the main attractions are:
The Titanic City Hotel is within walking distance of the Beyoglu and Galata districts featuring cafes, theaters, second hand stores, terrace restaurants, language, history and art institutions, as well as wine bars, churches and the Galata Tower. In addition it is near a major bus terminal and the main subway station allowing for easy access the rest of this magical city.