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LUXE Istanbul (LUXE City Guides) Pamphlet – June 2, 2008

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Editorial Reviews

Review

Delightful, de-lovely and de-luxe. Savagely witty city guides to the hip hotels, bars, restaurants and shops for the hedonist. Sleekly designed to fold out, accordion-style, they fit in a pocket and pop back in a whizzy box. --Vanity Fair On Travel - April 2008

About the Author

Famous for their ultra short, sharp and snappy reviews and highly personal and selective entries - LUXE City Guides have sold well over one million copies - no padding, no maps, no daft pictures and graphics, just super-curated, highly opinionated quickfire speed reads from resident editors and contributors who REALLY know their city, so you can spend time enjoying the city not head down in a book. Packed from concertina cover to cover with snazz, snark and snap, if it's in LUXE, it's IN - enough said. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Series: LUXE City Guides
  • Pamphlet: 22 pages
  • Publisher: LUXE Asia Limited; 3rd edition (June 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 962893581X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9628935819
  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 0.4 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,204,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nine years ago the founder of LUXE City Guides, Grant Thatcher, was at a party in Singapore. He was told that if he were ever to go to Bangkok, then he must be sure to take the several A4 pages that he was now being handed, as they contained the best insider knowledge on the city. Everybody, it seemed, loved this saucy list.

Grant looked at the list. It seemed familiar. It looked exactly like the list he had written for friends before he left Bangkok. Shut up, and get out of here! Dong! It's true. The rest, as they say, is history.

Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Noelbelle11 on September 7, 2011
Format: Pamphlet Verified Purchase
The guide was tounge and cheek which was cute and the size was great - but we found it hard to follow. The things listed were almost impossible to find on a map (inculding one would have made it much much better even with just general areas and dots) and the grand bazzar instrustions were insane. Maybe Luxe would be better for a different city but I don''t reccommend it for Istanbul.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shanthi Manian on June 25, 2009
Format: Pamphlet
We were in Istanbul for seven days. We tried some of the recommended restaurants and spas and enjoyed everything. But Istanbul has an incredible history and no trip is complete without visits to sites like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The Luxe guide provides only a cursory treatment of these subjects.
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I've been looking at these books for a while now on Amazon; it was their beautiful covers that first caught my attention. I added a few of these to my Amazon Wish List and ended up receiving the Istanbul book as a Christmas gift. Now, this was an oversight on my part, but I expected these to be much bigger! I assumed they would be about the same size as the Top 10 Istanbul (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE) or Day by Day travel books. As the descriptions on Amazon do state, the LUXE books are 5.8 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches and the Top 10 books 7.6 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches. That information is listed in Amazon's description -- I just wanted to point that out for others that are considering purchasing this book, or a series of books. I think the $10 price is a bit much for what you get - in my opinion, basically a high quality pamphlet containing travel information.

My rating is based on the size of the "book", the price, the amount of information contained within it, and the organization of that information. As stated before, I was primarily interested in these originally based on the way the beautiful covers looked, and perhaps had it been a larger sized book, I would have rated it more highly as it would be something I could display on a shelf at least - even if there wasn't a ton of information inside. I will upload photos of the book to this review later so that you can see what I mean. I am surprised there are no other photos available from the seller to show the size relative to other books or a "Look inside" option since this seems to be a fairly non-traditional "book".
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By 124300 on August 30, 2012
Format: Pamphlet Verified Purchase
Type was much too small to read. The book was too cute and opinionated. I needed something that was more comprehensive.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By yildiz on January 1, 2013
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It is a great little book. Small and perfect for travelers. I recommend it to anyone traveling to Istanbul for pleasure.
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