Traveler’s Journal

December 17, 2015

Concierge Services Offered at the Hotel Buyuk Keban

Traveling anywhere unfamiliar can be adventurous, yet somehow off-putting. The thrill and terror of being somewhere other than home is normal. Here at Hotel Buyuk Keban, […]
November 3, 2015

Staying in Touch with Your Loved Ones While You’re in Turkey

If you are traveling to Turkey, you may be concerned about maintaining contact with your family and friends at home, or you may need to keep […]
September 24, 2015

Best Natural Attractions to Visit Near Istanbul

While Istanbul is a stunning cosmopolitan city full of museums, shopping and world-class historical sites, it may surprise you to learn that Mother Nature also blessed […]
September 17, 2015

Top 5 Art Destinations in Istanbul

If you’re an art lover, you could spend years in Istanbul just visiting museums and galleries. From the intricate works of the Ottoman Empire to ultra […]
July 28, 2015

TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence is Awarded To…Hotel Buyuk Keban!

When selecting a hotel for your stay in Istanbul, you want to make sure you get the best value, while not compromising on service or amenities. […]
July 14, 2015

Common Turkish Customs in Istanbul

If you’re traveling to Istanbul for business or pleasure, you may be wondering if the customs there are different than where you are from. Here’s a […]
May 5, 2015

Tipping in Istanbul: When and How Much

Tips or gratuities are a custom in Istanbul, but you don’t need to spend a lot to show your appreciation for good service. Like any place […]
April 23, 2015

What to Do If You Get Sick While on Vacation in Istanbul

Getting sick when you’re away from home can put a serious crimp in your vacation plans. It can be even worse when you’re in a foreign […]
April 9, 2015

Planning Your Trip to Istanbul: The Ultimate Checklist

When traveling to Istanbul, you’ll find that there are countless things to see and do. Whether you’re going for the rich history or want to enjoy […]
February 27, 2015

An Istanbul Hotel Near the Tram Station

When planning a vacation in Istanbul, you need to consider your transportation options before you arrive in the city. This city has a thriving public transportation […]
February 23, 2015

Experience Istanbul Like a Local: How Our Concierge Can Help

When traveling around the world, it’s easy to discover the top attractions in most cities. But sometimes you want to move beyond the historic sites and […]
February 10, 2015

Turkish Delights: Istanbul’s Best Attractions

You could certainly come to Istanbul, eat nothing but sugary confections and consider your trip well worth it. After all, Turkish Delight is world renown for […]