For history lovers, Istanbul is not to be missed. As the only city in the world that straddles two continents, the former Constantinople offers a wealth of history to which no other city can lay claim. Istanbul has been the epicenter of not one, not two, but four great empires – the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire,the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Constantinople was a bastion of Christianity as well as a stronghold of Islam during the last Ottoman caliphate, and the city has long been a central crossroads for commerce and international exchange, from the ancient Silk Road to the booming multifaceted economy of the present. As you walk in the footsteps of Ottoman sultans and Roman emperors, consider staying at the completely renovated Hotel Büyük Keban, right in the middle of the Historical Peninsula.
Hotel Büyük Keban: Four-star Amenities at Budget Prices
The Hotel Büyük Keban has been welcoming visitors from around the world for nearly forty years. In 2012, we completely refurbished and renovated our premises – and we can’t wait to show you all we have to offer. From the luxury mattresses and linens in every room, to our hotel restaurant famed for its exceptional breakfast buffet, we have integrated an up-to-date flair into the Old City. Our cozy bar is open 24 hours for guests’ convenience. In addition, our fully modern on-site spa includes a traditional Turkish bath, sauna, and jacuzzi, allowing guests to revel in relaxation after a day of exploring this fascinating metropolis.
Our location cannot be beat: we are located right in the central Old City, just a stone’s throw from all of Istanbul’s most historic and remarkable destinations. Our hotel is modern and comfortable, while the charm and culture of Old Istanbul lay just outside our door.
Getting here could not be easier: just take the direct metro line from Ataturk International Airport to the hotel. Istanbul is truly the crossroads of East and West, and the centrally situated Hotel Büyük Keban is a perfect spot to start exploring the cultural heritage of Istanbul.
Nearby Wonders of the Historical Peninsula
One of many highlights on the Historical Peninsula, the Hagia Sophia is a must-see. Throughout history, the Hagia Sophia, which is said to have changed the course of modern architecture, has served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, a seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, a Roman Catholic Cathedral and a mosque. Built in the year 360, its crowning dome is a landmark for any visitor or local in the city.
The dome is a classic feature of the Byzantine architectural style, and the structure’s majestic minarets are considered a symbol of Istanbul, blending the influences of Eastern and Western civilizations. The Hagia Sophia was turned into an internationally-renowned museum in 1935, on the orders of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.
Trace the histories of empires and emperors – contact the Hotel Büyük Keban to reserve your room now! Incredible Istanbul awaits!