Istanbul is the kind of city where you can’t possibly ignore its history - even if you tried. But why would you? While the modern metropolis is fascinating, sleek, advanced, and cosmopolitan, so it was also in previous eras. Indeed, Istanbul - and Constantinople, and Byzantium, back in the day - has embodied all those “modern” attributes for the last two thousand years. As the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and the capital of an astonishing four world empires, there’s a remarkable footprint of history nearly everywhere you look.
Living History in the Heart of Turkey: the Old City
If you are visiting Istanbul, you’ll do well to make home base in the Old City - where all of Istanbul’s remarkable historical eras are fully on display. Hotel Büyük Keban is right in the middle of it all, just footsteps away from the best Istanbul has to offer: enchanting art and architecture, delightful music and cinema, exquisite fashion and food. We are an affordable and comfortable hotel within walking distance of all the most amazing historical landmarks: the Grand Bazaar, Gulhane Park, the Blue and Sultanahmet Mosques, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, and the Beyazit and Galata Towers.
Total Comfort and Convenience in a Central Location
Comfort and convenience are our business. In fact, we at Hotel Büyük Keban have been welcoming travelers from around the world for over 40 years. We take pride in providing excellent service and customer satisfaction - all while keeping our prices surprisingly low. We believe that low prices and high quality can come together in a great package - and in that spirit, our entire premises have recently been updated and refurbished - all the better to serve you. We are certain you’ll like our new look and all we have to offer - come check us out!
Endless Exploration All Around the City
Istanbul is famous for the exceptional variety of its architecture, the quality of its cuisine, and the fascinating mix of culture that its history represents. All the interwoven strands of its historical development are reflected in the magical Old City on the Historic Peninsula. During the day, you will appreciate being able to walk to remarkable historical jewels like the Topkapi Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Basilica Cistern.
At night, the plethora of delightful restaurants and charming cafes in the neighborhood will enchant you - and you’re just a short walk from your super-comfortable mattress with luxury linens, inviting game room and lounge, and our elegant Turkish baths - all yours to enjoy, of course, around the clock. In the morning, after enjoying our marvelous and copious breakfast buffet complete with international and Mediterranean specialties, head out for a constitutional in the surrounding neighborhood for a strong Turkish coffee while you drink in the breathtaking views across the sparkling Strait of Bosphorus.
There’s no end to what Istanbul offers intrepid explorers. So come see what we have to offer - call us today to book your home in Istanbul!