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.
Explore the Best of Istanbul Just Outside Your Hotel
Stay with us where the action is - just 50 meters out the door of the Hotel Büyük Keban is the beautiful and world-renowned Sehzade Camii mosque, and all around the neighborhood is a bustling textile and shopping district. The Yerebatan Sarnici, or Basilica Cistern, is but a short jaunt away - an architectural marvel constructed nearly one-and-a-half millenia ago by Roman Emperor Justinian to meet the city’s water needs. What’s more, the byzantine maze of markets that comprise the legendary Great Bazaar is just nearby.
Other must-sees on the Historical Peninsula include the Topkapi Palace, which the Ottoman Sultans called home for nearly half a millenium. Just another few hundred meters towards the water is the exquisite cerulean-tiled Sultan Ahmed Mosque, as are the iconic and distinctive minarets of the Hagia Sophia, the patriarchal basilica turned Roman Catholic cathedral turned mosque turned museum. The Hagia Sophia is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture, and its construction is often said to have altered the history of architecture. For nearly 500 years, it was the principal mosque of Istanbul and served as a model for many mosques to follow.
Kick Back and Relax in Your Home Away From Home
After a lively day of exploring the marvels of our city, come home to a relaxing evening in our on-site spa facilities, including a traditional Turkish bath, sauna, and jacuzzi. Treat yourself to a massage - after exploring the city on foot, you’ve earned it! Take advantage of our 24-hour bar for a cocktail or cup of tea, or enjoy our comfortable and casual Game Room, which offers billiards, table tennis, and lounging couches.
We know that each and every guest has his or her preferences. That’s why we offer a range of room sizes and styles to suit your needs. From single budget rooms to family master suites, we have several room styles and sizes for you to choose from. We have even designed rooms that offer easy and unencumbered access for disabled travelers. And all at rates that won’t break the bank.
Easy-to-reach destination in Central Istanbul
The Hotel Büyük Keban is easy to reach by either public transportation or taxi from both Istanbul airports. Our location in the very center of the city, on the Historical Peninsula, cannot be beat. Contact us today to book your stay in Istanbul!