Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, known in Turkish as the Kapalıçarşı (“Covered Bazaar”) or the Büyük Çarşı (“Grand Bazaar”), is of the largest and oldest bazaars in the world. It is a shopping experience like no other on earth, and a memorable place to visit even if you do not buy anything at all (though we dare you not to!). If you would like to find an affordable and quality hotel near the Grand Bazaar, the Hotel Büyük Keban is the place for you.
Experience the Grand Bazaar at its Best
No offense to your local shopping mall, but it’s got nothing on ours. Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar is a sight to behold: a work of art in and of itself and a labyrinthine treasure trove unique to Istanbul. Picture sumptuous carpets, cascading rolls of colorful and elegant fabrics, towering vitrines of quirky bibelots and exotica, lively vendors in tunics and fezes competing for your attention. Of course, like anywhere, there are also junk shops and cheesy souvenirs among its over sixty streets and 3,000 shops – but under these exquisite arches and down these majestic pathways are still old-world quality, craftsmanship and traditions. This sprawling, spectacular marketplace was built just after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in the mid-1400’s and was the center of the cloth trade. Today, it is a once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience unlike any other – and then some. Cozy cafes, delectable sweets shops, and numerous restaurants line the serpentine streets on the Bazaar’s outskirts. All worth a visit, for a strong Turkish mokka, a creamy sahlep drink, or a delightful bite.
Facilities Ideal for Business and Leisure Travelers
Allow the Hotel Büyük Keban to host you in 3-star style. Comfort, convenience and affordability are the name of our game. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, we give you a great room at a great price. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep on the wonderfully comfortable mattresses in our well-appointed rooms. Then, start the day off right with our fabulous breakfast buffet. Like grandmother always said, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” She was right, and you need energy to enjoy all the Grand Bazaar – and our wonderful city – have to offer. We are famous for this marvelous spread of European and Mediterranean specialties, and we think you will find many delicious tastes to discover each morning!
Evening Relaxation After a Lively Day at the Bazaar
After a long day of exploring at the bazaar, we invite you to relax and rejuvenate in our on-site spa facilities, complete with traditional Turkish bath, sauna, and jacuzzi. Consider treating yourself to a massage – you are worth it! Afterward, feel free to enjoy our 24-hour bar for a cocktail or cup of tea. In addition, our comfortable and casual Game Room offers billiards, table tennis, and lounging couches – an ideal place to relax and unwind in the evening.
Luggage Storage: A Complimentary Service for Our Valued Guests
We know that many of our guests have places to be and things to do, so we happily put at your disposal a free and secure storage room for luggage during your stay. No worrying about where to stow your luggage – or your carpets, artwork, furniture, painted tiles, clothing, ceramics, lamps and lanterns, fabrics, glassware, stoneware, spices and delicacies, coffee and tea, wines and spirits, brand-new fez collection or any other treasures you may have picked up along the way!
Fantastic Location in Central Istanbul
The Hotel Büyük Keban is easy to reach by either public transportation or taxi from both Istanbul airports. We are conveniently located in the very center of the city, within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar. To find out more about our hotel or book your stay, contact us today!