Istanbul is a rare city in that it straddles two continents: Europe and Asia. If you’re making your first visit to Istanbul, you may be wondering if you should stay on the European or the Asian side of the city. If you’re traveling with your family, you may also be concerned about finding lodging that will work with kids or multiple generations. Read on to learn about Hotel Büyük Keban, a family-friendly hotel on the European side of Istanbul, and why our location could be ideal for you.
Hotel Location Is So Important
The location of your hotel in Istanbul can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy your stay here. While there are many fine attractions on the Asian side of the city, most first time visitors to Istanbul spend the bulk of their time on the European side, in what is know as the Old City. This is where top attractions like the Grand and Spice Bazaars, Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are located.
If you stay on the Asian side of Istanbul, you’ll wind up spending a great deal of time traveling back and forth (usually by ferry) to the places you want to see most. This can eat up a lot of your precious vacation time and be a hassle if you have kids or elderly family traveling with you.
Hotel Büyük Keban is conveniently located in the heart of the Old City. If you stay with us, you’ll be able to walk to many sights, and you’ll enjoy the historic aspect of the neighborhood along the way. You’ll also be able to pop back to the hotel for a nap or refreshments with ease.
Hotel Büyük Keban’s Family-Friendly Accommodations
Hotel Büyük Keban has a number of different types of rooms, but many families enjoy our Family Suites, which are made for larger groups of family members traveling together. Our Family Suites feature combinations of queen and twin beds in two separate but adjoining rooms. This is a perfect configuration for families with kids, and there are satellite flat-screen TVs in each room.
All of our rooms offer free WiFi, safes, mini fridges, hair dryers, air conditioning and phones, as well as private bathrooms with showers. We can always add a roll-away bed to your room too if you need it.
Hotel Amenities for Your Family
Hotel Büyük Keban has many in-house amenities that any traveler would enjoy, particularly those with families. We provide a full breakfast buffet in our Restaurant each morning, with dozens of hot and cold items to please every palate. Our Lobby Bar is open 24/7 for refreshments, cocktails and coffee.
We have a Lobby Internet Corner with two computers, Internet and printer, should you wish to stay in touch with folks at home or download information about our fabulous city. Of course, our Concierge Department can help you with any tickets or dining recommendations, including restaurants and cafes that are family-friendly. We can also arrange guided tours of any sights you want to visit while in Istanbul.
When you’re worn out from sightseeing, come relax in our spa and authentic Turkish hamam (bath). You can even book the hamam for your family only and have a private bathing session in which to luxuriate and refresh for your next outing.
To find out more about how Hotel Büyük Keban can make your family’s stay in Istanbul more fun and stress free, contact us today. You may just start a family tradition that endures for years to come.