This city hotel welcomes its guests through its open doors with a flourish of renowned Turkish hospitality in the heart of a city where east and west collide. This grandiose boutique hotel in the special class service category was first renovated in the mid-nineties, and later again in 2007. The outer appearance, original bay windows and traditional Turkish-style properties of the building have been carefully preserved and seamlessly combined with modern and comfortable decoration. This special aspect of the building is reflected in the 36 guest rooms, and allows guests to experience true authenticity in this magical city. It is air-conditioned and has a lobby, 24-hour reception, a currency exchange facility, cloakroom, lift access, a bar, restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN access. The hotel also offers business services such as a workstation with Internet access, a printing service, telephone and fax service, courier service and business car rental. Room and laundry services are available for a fee (subject to fees). Parking facilities are available to guests arriving by car.
This hotel is within walking distance of such major historical sights as St. Sophia (Aya Sophia/Hagia Sophia), The Blue (Sultanahmet) Mosque, The Cistern Basilica (Yerebatan Cistern), Topkapi Palace, The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) and Misir Carsisi. Once described as the Way of Kings, Divan Yolu is an ancient road used by imperial leaders as a route into the Old City and its palaces. It divides the historical peninsula down the middle and leads guests directly from the hotel into the heart of Sultanahmet. Restaurants, bars, links to public transport, and shopping opportunities can all be found in the vicinity. Sirkeci Railway Station is about a 10-minute walk away. Ataturk Airport is approximately 18 km away.
An en suite bathroom, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, Internet access, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, double beds, air conditioning, heating and a safe all come as standard in the rooms.
The hotel offers its guests the luxury of the Hamam, the traditional Turkish bath and national custom, for a fee. The Hamam is part of the Health Club which offers other relaxing activities. After a hard day guests can try one of the range of exotic massage treatments available (subject to fees), including aromatherapy massages, or head to the sauna.
Breakfast is served as a buffet, while lunch and dinner are à la carte.
American Express and MasterCard are accepted as methods of payment.
From Ataturk International Airport: Leaving the airport, turn right at the first intersection, and follow the signs for Sirkeci/Sahilyolu. Upon reaching a roundabout with a big fountain in the middle, turn left, following the signs for Sirkeci. Drive straight along the seaside road for approximately 17 km, before turning left at the first sign for Sultanahmet. Go under the small iron railway bridge, then take the first left. Continue for 400 m and take the fifth turn on the right (at Kumkapi Police Station). Continue for 500 m and the hotel is on the right (opposite Eminonu Town Hall).
The hotel does not confirm bookings for guests with a Turkish identification card only. Guests with a Turkish name should show their passport to prove their country of residence.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV