The friendly, family-run Ipek Palas is superbly situated for visitors to the fabulous city that is Istanbul. Located in the Sirkeci Eminonu quarter of the city, guests at the Ipek Palas will soon discover that nearly all of the major historical and cultural sites are no more than a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Additionally, the hotel is situated in a pedestrianised street lined with restaurants, all of which offer visitors the possibility of dining al fresco during the warm summer months. Guestrooms at the Ipek Palas all include air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer as standard and serve as a comfortable and clean haven away from the frenetic activity of the city that was once known as Constantinople. Aside of being just around the corner from sites such as Santa Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, the hotel is just a few minutes` walk away from the Eminonu Piers of the Golden Horn. From here visitors can cross the Marmara Sea to Asia, take a cruise down the Bosphorus or venture further afield up to the Black Sea. Offering a great location and friendly service, guests will also appreciate some of the Istanbul`s best Bosphorus views from the hotel`s rooftop terrace.