- A ten-minute walk from the Blue Mosque, this hotel has the most beautiful landmarks of old Constantinople within close range. While it might be set on a quaint cobbled street near the Topkapi Palace and may have whimsically classical rooms, the Romance Hotel is not just for lovers. Within minutes of walking out the front door, guests will find themselves at the Spice Market, St Sophia, the Underground Cistern or the Grand Bazaar ? all of the requisite points on the sightseer?s itinerary. Close to trams and the Sirkeci train terminal, Romance Hotel is also convenient to the newer part of Istanbul, Taksim, should an experience of the city?s neoclassic architecture and best shopping and dining be desired. To turn up the romance even more, visitors can walk along the edge of the Bosphorous to Galata Bridge and watch the ferries come in.