DSC_0057When it comes to making indelible travel memories, it’s not about what you spend, but what you experience. Seasoned travelers know that often, the most memorable and special moments on a trip are not those that cost a pretty penny, but those that came from a beautiful view over the sea, that first strong coffee upon arrival, or a short yet meaningful interaction that comes through having made the effort to learn a few phrases of a foreign language.

Don’t Travel Cheap – Travel Smart

The most experienced voyageurs often recommend spending less on accommodations wherever possible and more on the experiences that create memories to last a lifetime. Why shell out more for an anonymous, homogeneous chain hotel, when a small boutique hotel offers just as much comfort and personal attention for less? Reducing accommodations expenses does not have to mean sacrificing comfort for frugality. Rather, what’s key is to strike a balance of comfort and convenience that will neither break the bank nor require undue stress on what should be an enjoyable holiday. For just such a smart travel strategy, Hotel Büyük Keban is the perfect solution: an affordable hotel of quality and comfort in the Old City on Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula.

Experience Istanbul History from the Heart of the Old World

Istanbul is a destination like no other. Throughout the last three millennia, it has seen the advent and downfall of numerous civilizations, and emerged as a stylish, vibrant 21st century metropolis. Once the historical seat of four great empires – the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire – Istanbul weaves a tale of historical proportions unlike any other great world city.  As a result of its centuries-long Roman domination, Constantinople was an important center of Christianity. Yet it was also a core bastion of Islamic faith throughout the centuries of rule by Ottoman caliphates. The cultural currency of its music, cuisine, fashion and architecture has always been underscored by its unique geography – Istanbul is literally at the crossroads of two continents.

Convenience in the City Center

When you stay with us, you are right in the center of the Old City on the Historical Peninsula. It couldn’t be easier – wake up in your supremely comfortable bed, enjoy our delectable breakfast buffet and head out to enjoy the sights and sounds of Istanbul. Nearby, within walking distance, are remarkable must-see landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Beyazit and Galata Towers, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Gulhane Park, and the Süleymaniye Mosque – to name but a few. The sparkling blue Bosphorus is also just a pleasant walk away, as well as numerous other fascinating museums, delicious restaurants, and sites of cultural and historical interest.

Experience Istanbul – Start Planning Your Unforgettable Trip Today

Istanbul is a thrilling city full of treasures to be discovered, delights to be tasted, and sights to be witnessed. Visit today – start planning your trip by contacting us today to book your affordable and comfortable room at the Hotel Büyük Keban!