September 14, 2014

Public Transportation in Istanbul

As all of us who live here in Istanbul know that the best way to avoid traffic and get to your destination quickly is to use […]
September 12, 2014

Why You Need to Visit a Hotel Near Istanbul’s Major Cultural Attractions

No matter what time of the year you come to Istanbul, there is so much to do and we can promise you that you will come […]
August 29, 2014

Use Istanbul’s Public Transportation to Reach Every Site on Your Must-See List

Istanbul is a very easy city to get around in, no matter where you want to go. With the highly developed Istanbul Metrosu, you can go […]
August 5, 2014

Istanbul City Guide: Explore with Ease

Arriving in a new city is always an adventure, and discovering its hidden treasures and unique sites is part of the excitement of travel. At Hotel […]
July 28, 2014

Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

There are probably very few of you who are not familiar with the song “Istanbul (Not Constantinople).” We at Hotel Büyük Keban of course are quite […]
July 19, 2014

The Neighborhood of Cihangir is Becoming One of the Coolest Areas in Istanbul

Istanbul is fast gaining a reputation for being one of Europe’s coolest cities. As a magnet for today’s hip culture, it is attracting artists, writers, actors, […]
July 15, 2014

Why Istanbul Has Been Named TripAdvisor’s Top Destination for 2014

If you haven’t heard yet, Istanbul has been named TripAdvisor’s top destination in the world for 2014. Overtaking Paris (quite a feat!) the largest city in […]
July 11, 2014

The Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey

It is impossible to think about visiting Istanbul without taking a tour of the magnificent Bosphorus. Stretching for 20 miles from north to south, this narrow […]
July 4, 2014

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Istanbul

Istanbul is a city where many ancient and contemporary cultures come together, with the traditions of Europe and Asia mixing to create a unique vibe throughout […]
June 3, 2014

What to Expect When Visiting a Turkish Bath in Istanbul

Going to a Turkish bath, or hammam, in Istanbul is an authentic cultural experience and a delight for the senses. The ubiquitous baths have been around […]
June 1, 2014

New York and Istanbul: 10 Surprising Things They Have in Common

Istanbul sits on the same latitude as two great North American cities: New York and Chicago. As a world-level metropolis in its own right and the […]
May 29, 2014

Two New Metro Stations Open Near Hotel Buyuk Keban: Convenient Transport in the Old City

Istanbul’s metro service is growing fast, making it easy to get around the city efficiently and quickly. At Hotel Büyük Keban, we are very happy with […]