Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - by any name, the city that both unites and separates Europe and Asia is the epitome of cosmopolitanism. For your upcoming trip to the heart of Turkey, consider staying in the Old City - where all of the marvelous experiences of Istanbul are at your fingertips. The Hotel Büyük Keban is right in the midst of it all: cuisine, architecture, music, history, cinema, fashion, and culture. Nearby are countless must-see marvels, such as the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Gulhane Park, the Basilica Cistern, and the Beyazit Tower.
Intrepid travelers from around the world are reawakening to the wonders of Istanbul - the original cosmopolitan city. In fact, if all the buzz of the culinary, musical, cinematic, fashion, and cultural mavens were not enough, in a contest by the independent organization www.europeanbestdestinations.org, Istanbul was recently crowned by European voters as “Europe’s Best Destination” for 2013. If you are planning a trip to this remarkable convergence of cultures, consider staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban - the centrally located, friendly and completely renovated hotel in the heart of the city. While staying with us, make sure to visit the landmark Süleymaniye Mosque - an architectural and historical gem not be missed!
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.
Istanbul - it’s THE destination on everyone’s lips and on adventurous travelers’ itineraries. There is so
much to see and do - and fortunately, it is still one of Europe’s most reasonably-priced destinations. For a
great hotel at a great price, consider the Hotel Büyük Keban. We are a three-star hotel with four-star hospitality and services, with a fantastic central location to match. All the marvelous attractions of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula are just steps away: the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Gulhane Park, the Basilica Cistern, the Süleymaniye Mosque and the Beyazit Tower - along with, of course, the breathtaking views across the Bosphorus, and exquisite tastes awaiting you at many a marvelous restaurant.
As one of the world's great cities, famous for its historical monuments and magnificent beautiful panoramas, Istanbul can claim not only its historic heritage as the center of the old world but also an important modern metropolis of commerce, technology and culture. It is also the only city in the world that straddles two continents: Istanbul lies along the Bosphorus, one of the world’s busiest waterways. It is a city that seamlessly juxtaposes and mixes Asia and Europe in fascinating ways. Istanbul dates back over 8,500 years, and it has been an inspiring crossroads of cultures ever since. Here are five reasons you will love staying in Istanbul’s Old City.
The Blue Mosque - the name captures the tranquil elegance of one of Istanbul’s most exquisite sights. As one of the prime examples of the classic Ottoman architecture, the Blue Mosque is emblematic of Istanbul’s history, and without a doubt, one of its must-visit destinations. The Hotel Büyük Keban located in the central Old City just a stone’s throw from all of Istanbul’s most historic and remarkable destinations, including the Blue Mosque.
Istanbul is one of the must-see European travel hotspots. There is something for everyone, and fortunately the former Constantinople is still a reasonably-priced city. Smart travelers know that being on a budget does not have to mean giving up comfort or service. The Hotel Büyük Keban, in central Istanbul, is a perfect example: a three-star hotel with four-star hospitality and services. All the marvelous attractions of Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula are within walking distance: the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Sultanahmet Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, the Gulhane Park, the Süleymaniye Mosque and the Beyazit Tower.