If you’re looking for someplace a little different for this year’s vacation, consider traveling to Istanbul. This historic city in Turkey features historic areas with archeological treasures, shopping, fine dining and museums. You can easily fill a week or more just going to the different sites and taking in all that the Old City alone has to offer.
When it’s time to make your reservations for the trip, give yourself a little more money for souvenirs and guided tours by saving on your accommodations. Rather than going with a five-star hotel that has a matching price tag, go with a boutique hotel where you can still have a pleasant stay while saving a small fortune.
Consider Public Transportation
When looking at more affordable hotels, be sure to consider the access to public transportation. While the city has an excellent transit system that you can use to visit the Blue Mosque, Kariye Museum, Basilica Cistern, Spice Bazaar or (almost) any other site within the city. When you choose a hotel that’s right on the transportation lines, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of renting a car or constantly calling for a ride.
Prime Locations Save Time
Location is everything, so you’ll want to choose one that’s in the heart of it all. Many of the attractions you’ll want to see are found in the Old City, including the Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque. If you choose lodging accommodations that are near the top sites, then you’ll spend more time enjoying Istanbul and less time on the road. You can spend your extra time enjoying a fine meal or just relaxing in your hotel suite, or you can head over to the Grand Bazaar to stroll through the shops. Regardless of what you do with the extra minutes, you’ll love having the additional options.
Consider Recent Renovations
There are many older hotels in the city, but look for one that can still meet the needs of the modern traveler. In addition to comfortable rooms, you’ll also appreciate having Internet access so that you can keep up with people even while you’re traveling. The hotel should also have comfortable rooms that are clean and beautifully maintained. A fitness center, sauna and Turkish bath are important to helping you unwind after a busy day of touring different sites and going through the many stores.
Look for Friendly Service
Perhaps the most important feature to look for in any facticity is friendly service and knowledgeable representatives. It’s helpful when local residents are available to give you tips on getting around the city, lesser known sites that you might want to visit, and the top stores to stroll through. When the hotel is committed to customer service and satisfaction, you can expect to work with employees who will provide you with the personal attention that you need.
Save money on your hotel accommodations so that you’ll have more in the budget for shopping, dining or taking guided tours. Hotel Büyük Keban is committed to helping you save money on your visit while still providing you with an incredible experience. We have the location, customer service, amenities, and rates that you’re sure to appreciate when you visit Istanbul. Contact us today to make your reservations!