If you are planning a trip to the unequivocal convergence of cultures that is modern Istanbul, consider staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban. We are a centrally located, friendly and completely renovated hotel in the heart of the city. While staying with us, make sure to visit the landmark Süleymaniye Mosque just a five- to ten-minute walk away – it’s an architectural and historical highlight you simply can’t miss! Visitors of all faiths and denominations are welcome and encouraged to visit – just remember to dress respectfully.
Süleyman the Magnificent and his Magnificent Mosque
Commissioned by Sultan Süleyman (often referred to as Süleyman the Magnificent) and designed by famed chief Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, the Suleymaniye mosque was constructed in the mid-1500s. It blends traditional Byzantine and Islamic elements with lavish opulence, setting the example for the iconic Ottoman architectural style. Nearly a half-millennium after its creation, it remains Istanbul’s largest mosque and commands an imposing view over the city as well as marks the skyline from both the Asian and European sides. The grand size of the Suleymaniye, along with its infinite and intricate Iznik tilework, the beautiful detailing of its sophisticated sacred inscriptions, and the gleam of its ethereal lanterns render it an unforgettable aesthetic experience. Once inside, light streams in from the heavens, filling the majestic archways that bridge elegantly slender marble columns. The elaborate courtyards and elaborately imposing minarets outside make it a truly peaceful and inspiring place to visit.
Great Location Near All of Central Istanbul
Along with the Suleymaniye Mosque, all the marvelous attractions of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula are just steps away from the Hotel Büyük Keban – the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Gulhane Park, the Basilica Cistern, and the Beyazit Tower. And of course, the charming alleyways, corner specialty shops, rooftop cafes, and gorgeous views across the Bosphorus.
Comfort and Luxury Go Hand-in-Hand
In 2013 we renovated our entire premises in order to serve you better, and we’re sure that the luxurious comfort of our mattresses and linens, the stylish design of our rooms, and the fabulous complimentary breakfast buffet will win you over. In addition, our elegant Turkish bath, jacuzzi and sauna, along with the relaxing game room open 24 hours for your convenience show that our guests’ comfort is our top priority. We offer a host of amenities at very reasonable rates – we promise that 3-star comfort never felt so luxurious as here at the Hotel Büyük Keban. If there’s anything we can do for you, just ask – we are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!
Enjoy Istanbul from its Heart – Stay with Us
We love to welcome guests to our beautiful city, and there’s no more convenient place from which to explore Istanbul than from its heart around the Suleymaniye district. Contact us today to inquire about availability during your Istanbul getaway!