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December 31, 2013

5 Reasons to Visit Istanbul this Winter

With temperatures getting as low as 4°C, it’s no wonder many tourists stay away from Istanbul during the winter. If you don’t mind the freezing temperatures, however, there are many advantages that come along with visiting Istanbul this time of year.
December 30, 2013

Affordable Boutique Hotel in Istanbul Old City

Istanbul is unique - so when visiting this place unlike any other, why stay at an anonymous hotel just like any other? As a modern-day cultural mecca that is totally on the avant-garde of the art, fashion, music, and film worlds, it attracts discerning guests who want more from their hotel. And at the Hotel Büyük Keban we are proud to provide just that more that guests are looking for. In addition, we are ideally located within steps of major attractions in the center of the city, so our hotel it is a great place to come home to after a long day of enjoyable sightseeing and shopping.
December 29, 2013

Top 5 Must See Istanbul Landmarks

So many options, so little time. In a city so rich with history, culture and architectural wonders, where on Earth does one start? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! At least for the first five places to work into your itinerary.
December 28, 2013

Discount Family Hotel in Old City Istanbul

Traveling to Old City Istanbul, or anywhere for that matter with your family has both its joys and pitfalls. If everything goes according to plan it can be a memorable experience for all. On the flip side, however, family is also expensive. When you’re on a tight budget, you want to make sure you’re getting value for money. Booking your stay at a discount yet comfortable hotel in a convenient location, and that’s easily accessible, can make a world of difference.
December 27, 2013

Istanbul Traveler’s Guide for the Holiday Season

Visiting Istanbul during the holiday season? We’ve got you covered. From booking early and planning ahead to skipping the lines and staying cool, we’ve created a quick traveler’s guide for our wonderful guests.
December 26, 2013

5 Must See Attractions in Istanbul Turkey

Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul: throughout its thousands of years of storied history, Istanbul has been a place of many faces and many names. Yet, its identity has remained unique, never ceasing to enchant and fascinate visitors with its complex heritage, rich culture, and never-ending sights to visit.
December 24, 2013

Boutique Hotel for Families in Istanbul Turkey

Smart travelers know that with a little preparation, it’s totally possible to track down that Holy Grail of vacation accommodations: the affordable, convenient, and family-friendly boutique hotel. If you’re reading this, then you’ve found it: the Hotel Büyük Keban.
December 23, 2013

Istanbul: An Alternative Destination for Your Christmas Vacation

Looking for something unusual for this Christmas, but not sure where you might find it? Looking for a little culture and cosmopolitanism for the holidays, but not sure where might fit the bill? Tired of the same old Christmas songs and wanting something less commercial and more charming this Yuletide? Consider Istanbul. While it’s not specifically known for being a wintertime destination, Istanbul is delightful in December. Here are several reasons why.
December 20, 2013

Best Hotel for Business Trips near Ataturk Airport

Hosting a conference in Istanbul? Or perhaps you’re visiting a potential client or business partner. Whatever the occasion, Hotel Büyük Keban is not only conveniently centrally located but is also easy transportation from Ataturk airport. With master chefs and the hospitality to match as well as fully remodeled rooms and amenities, we’ll make sure your business trip runs smoothly.
December 19, 2013

Best Hotel in Istanbul to Stay During the Holiday Season

Dying for some authentic, mouthwatering Turkish cuisine? Or perhaps you’re a history buff and are eager to explore Istanbul’s never ending list of historic and cultural landmarks and attractions. Whatever your fancy, Hotel Büyük Keban’s central location, easy transportation from Ataturk airport and surprisingly low prices for newly remodeled rooms and amenities, make it the best hotel to stay during the holiday season.
December 19, 2013

Top 10 Places to Visit in Istanbul During The Holiday Season

If you’re visiting Istanbul during the holiday season, chances are that you’ve paid top dollar for flights and accommodation given the peak season. With long lines to visit the city’s best attractions, it’s necessary to narrow down a short list of sites to visit ahead of time in order to make the most of your stay.
December 6, 2013

10 Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

If you’re looking for a different destination to ring in 2014, Istanbul is it! What’s so special about visiting the original cosmopolitan city in December? How […]