We Love —
- Savour views of two of the most magnificent masterpieces of architecture: Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque
- Ideally within walking distance from the main tourist attractions, historical sites and the Grand Bazaar
- Discover the rejuvenating Turkish baths in the city - you will enjoy a free one way transfer to one to complete your experience!
Your Destination —
Just for you: a free one way transfer to either the Cağaloğlu Hamam or Çemberlitaş Hamam.
As Byzantium, Constantinople and finally, Istanbul, it has been the capital of three Empires, each leaving their mark in the form of stunning palaces, castles, mosques, churches and monuments. The legacy of its chequered past can be seen on every turn of the modern city.
Highlights of Istanbul include:
Aya Sophya (Hagia Sophia) Church/Museum - The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the world, was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian around 535 AD. It was transformed into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of the city in 1453. Now a museum, it is awesome in size and contains beautifully preserved Byzantine mosaics. This church is an absolute must see.
Topkapi Palace Museum - Built in the 15th century, the Topkapi Palace was the principal residence of the Sultan. It was the legendary palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace has low buildings set in a series of courtyards and is quite unlike its western counterparts. Be sure to see the Harem (by appointment), the Treasury and the golden-roofed Baghdad Kiosk.
Blue Mosque - This mosque was built in the early 17th century and is probably the most famous mosque in the city. It is distinguished by six slender minarets and walls covered with amazing blue Iznik tiles. Open daily 9:00 to 17:00, except during prayer times.
Grand Bazaar - The Grand Bazaar was built in the 15th century. It has several gates: the most used one is at Cagaloglu and Beyazit (15 minutes walking distance from the hotel). Istanbul's legendary bazaar is a labyrinth of over 4,000 little shops and is everything you dreamed an oriental market could be. It offers gold, jewellery, carpets, silver bibelots, leather, ceramics, copper and brass objects, hand-woven textiles and meerschaum pipes.
Hamams have been a tradition in Turkey for thousands of years. The Ottomans perfected the hammam, or Turkish bath, which consists of a grand, hot and steamy room for steam-soaking and massage, a warm room for washing, and a cool room for resting. The ones you have the opportunity to visit date back hundreds of years, and showcase opulent interiors for the ultimate experience.
09:30 - Pick up from the hotel
10:00 - Arrive at one of the historical Turkish baths
10:00-11:30 - At the hamam the men's and women's sections are separated by a long hallway. Every guest get at the hamam a bundle that included a Pestemal (silk and cotton wrap to cover themselves from armpit to mid-thigh) Nalins (wooden clogs to protect from slippery wet marble surfaces) Tas (metal bowl for pouring water) and Kese (coarse cloth mitt) and plush towels for drying. The washing with the Kese will be accomplished by a expert at the hamam. Guests should ask at the hamam for the KESECI.
The basic items are provided by the Hamam and all you need to bring is a bikini bottom or underwear, comb and shampoo if the guests wish, otherwise there is a special herbal soap for washing of body and hair at the hamam.
No drop off back to the hotel.
Your Hotel —
Located at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula, with views of two of the most magnificent masterpieces of world architecture, this hotel is a great choice for those wanting to throw themselves into the heart of the city.
Awake to views of the mosque or the Marmara sea, then set up for the day exploring, returning in the evening to cool off in the rooftop pool, or with a relaxing spa treatment.
Check in: 12pm / check out: 12pm
Number of rooms: 138
Restaurant (à la carte)
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a guaranteed upgrade to a Deluxe Room.
- L.E.D TV with European Satellite Channels
- Direct Dial Phone
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Air Conditioning
- Laptop Size Safe Box
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Bathroom with shower
- Hair Dryer
- Wake Up Service
- Pillow Menu
- Baby cot on request
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
The buffet restaurant serves a hearty and fresh breakfast each morning of local delicacies and international favourites to set you up for a day exploring.
In the evening you can choose a la carte options, and throughout the day, if feeling peckish, you can grab a bite to eat whilst relaxing by the pool.
Packed lunches and special diet menus are available on request.
Your Time —
Just for you: Our members will receive a 20% discount on spa treatments.
Sauna - In the complex next to the indoor swimming pool, feel refreshed with a visit to the sauna.
Fitness centre - The fitness centre will ensure you won't have to compromise your exercise routine while you are on holiday. After your work-out, you can relax in the sauna or schedule a relaxing massage.
Swimming pools - Discover and enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, superbly located on the rooftop with breathtaking views over the city. The indoor pool is the ideal place to exercise or relax in after a long day of sight-seeing.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Our members will enjoy a free one way airport transfer upon arrival. If you do not book flights with us please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your flight times so we can arrange. You may choose to purchase a return transfer at the next stage of the booking process.