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March 27, 2014

Where to Stay When Attending a Business Conference in Istanbul

If you are a professional planning to visit Istanbul for business purposes, you’ll do well to consider staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban, located in the […]
March 26, 2014

East Meets West: What Makes Istanbul Unique

As an important strategic location for many of history’s great civilizations, and a major center of the ages-old Silk spice routes that connected Asia, Africa, and […]
March 25, 2014

The Religious Importance of Istanbul

Just the fact of Istanbul’s establishment by Roman Emperor Constantine as the Eastern capital of its Christian empire would make the city a site of religious […]
March 24, 2014

Studying Abroad? Add Istanbul to Your List of Must See Cities

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience that enriches your educational and personal growth. In addition to soaking up the culture, language, and customs of another country, […]
March 23, 2014

Where to Enjoy the Nightlife in Istanbul

Istanbul’s nightlife varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, and the offers something for everyone. From acoustic music in underground taverns to European-style bistro bars to chilled-out rooftop […]
March 21, 2014

The Ultimate Cultural Experience in Istanbul

Here at the Hotel Büyük Keban, people often ask us for tips on how to spend their time while visiting Istanbul. And since we’ve been catering […]
March 19, 2014

Must Have Amenities for a Business Conference in Istanbul

If you are planning a professional event in Istanbul, there are so many details to consider. Yet, the Hotel Büyük Keban makes things easy for you […]
February 8, 2014

The Best 3-Star Hotel Near Suleymaniye Mosque

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.
February 8, 2014

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque: Islamic Architecture at Its Best

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque is without a doubt one of the city’s finest examples of Islamic architecture. Also known as Sultanahmet Mosque, visitors are curious as to why it was colorfully nicknamed the Blue Mosque. Curiosity peaks when they approach the mosque, and to their dismay, they do not see even a hint of blue from the outside. As puzzled as they may be at that moment, it all makes sense when they walk inside and the spectacular blue tiles grab their attention.
February 6, 2014

The Best Hotel Near Taksim Square

Central location, convenience and friendliness, and reasonable rates. Sounds impossible? Not here – it’s our claim to fame. The Hotel Büyük Keban offer you all these […]
February 4, 2014

10 Attractions to Visit During Your Holiday to Istanbul

Ready for your trip to Istanbul? With a city so rich in history and culture, you may not be quite as ready as you think. If you’re looking to truly make the most of your stay, you will need to narrow down a list of sights and set a schedule before you set foot in our city as it’s easy to side tracked. Struggling to pick from our never ending list? We’ve got you.
January 30, 2014

10 Interesting Facts about Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Thinking of visiting Istanbul? Istanbul’s long list of spectacular sights can be quite overwhelming for even the most eager of globe trotters. The city is just so rich in history and culture that it’s often difficult for tourists to narrow down and prioritize places of interest. You’ve most likely already stumbled across the Blue Mosque while you’ve been Googling what to do in our beautiful city. While we do rank it highly on our must see list, there’s a few interesting facts about this marvelous architectural design that we’d like to share with you first.