If you are looking for a hotel in Istanbul the Orient Express Hotel should be on top of your list. Orient Express hotel has been chosen to be advised to clients by the biggest travel agents and tour operators. A very comfortable lodging with a breath taking view + indoor swimming pool.
Hotel is within easy walking distance to most of the historical sights and point of interests.
Sirkeci is the authentic shopping capital of the whole Turkey; Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar and other street markets are located at the district.