Istanbul offers its guests many different areas to experience, but the location of the BW Amber hotel makes it an excellent choice for first-time visitors to what was once the Byzantian city of Constantinople. Oozing Ottoman style throughout, the Amber`s public areas include a lobby bar and the rooftop “Terrace” restaurant (with fabulous views of the Marmara Sea); additionally, there is the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Turkish bath, sauna or massage. Situated in a quieter corner of the historical Sultanahmet quarter, the Amber is within equal walking distance of the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the unique Kumkapi Fish Restaurants (choice of restaurants is considerable and the atmosphere most captivating). Visitors will, in fact, find that most of Istanbul`s famous sights and attractions are within walking distance, and a leisurely walk to the Eminonu piers (with ferries to the Asian side of the city) should take apx. 20 minutes. Guestrooms at the Amber are well-appointed and all include air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, minibar and hairdryer as standard.