Culture vultures and history hounds agree: Istanbul is unparalleled. No other world city can claim to have been the seat of four great world empires - and live to tell the tale as a modern-day metropolis. There is no question that it is a must-see travel destination. The only real questions are where to stay and what to do! Istanbul is a paradise for history lovers, and the Old City - located on the Historic Peninsula that sits on the European side of the Bosphorus - offers an amazing wealth of important sites including the Topkapı Palace, the Gülhane Park, the Hagia Sophia, the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and unique subterranean Basilica Cistern. If you are planning a visit to Istanbul, consider staying at the Hotel Büyük Keban, conveniently located within easy walking distance of the wonders of central Istanbul.
Culture and Cuisine in the Cosmopolitan Heart of Turkey
Turkey is a land of ancient treasures from the dawn of great civilizations, remarkable historical convergences, the rise and fall of so many empires, and centuries of religious movement and cultural pluralism. The incredible historical legacy that has formed the modern country makes it one of the world’s most fascinating, complex and dynamic countries to visit.
Whereas Ankara is Turkey’s capital, Istanbul is its beating heart. And nowhere is all the richness of Turkish cultures on display more vibrantly than in the center of Istanbul. From Antalya to Zonguldak, Turkish regions offer cuisine every bit as varied and rich as the great cuisines of Europe. Turkish music represents the cultural fusion of the fatherland, and Istanbulli architecture reflects the city’s metamorphosis. Istanbul Old City landmarks like the Hagia Sophia bear witness to Turkey’s unique geographic role: over the last one and a half millenium, it has served as a Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica church, an imperial mosque, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and now a secular museum.
Convenience and Affordability on Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula
The Hotel Büyük Keban is a newly renovated, affordable hotel serving travelers for over 40 years. Ideally located within steps of major attractions in the center of the city, it is a great place to come home to after a lively day of explorations. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep on the wonderfully comfortable mattresses in our well-appointed rooms, enjoy our fabulous huge breakfast buffet, and take advantage of our on-site spa facilities, complete with traditional Turkish bath, sauna, and jacuzzi. Our entire range of room sizes and styles, newly renovated and designed to suit each visitor’s taste, all come at a price - a low price! From single budget rooms to family master suites and everything in between, including disabled-friendly rooms, we offer quality, comfortable accommodations to fit your preferences and your budget alike.
Stay with Us and Make the Most of Istanbul
We would love to show you what we have to offer - let us know when you’re planning a visit and let us be your home away from home in fabulous Istanbul!