Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boutique Hotels in Istanbul

Artefes Hotel

Visit the Ancient City of Istanbul

Istanbul, a metropolis of 15 million people, is often described as "the crossroads of Europe and Asia'"- a heaving bazaar-city of carpets and caravanserais with an imperial history stretching back for more than 1,500 years. The city center, including the areas referred to as 'the old city' and 'the new city', which are separated by the estuary of the Golden Horn, is located on the European side of Istanbul, on the Western side of the Bosphorus Strait. Its varied history is mirrored by the stunning Ottoman mosques, classical columns, Byzantine structures, ancient city walls and fine churches. A fine example of this is Haghia Sophia, or Church of Divine Wisdom and Topkapi Palace is another Istanbul must-see. Famous for its markets and bazaars, bed and breakfast travelers should also check out the Covered or Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Get away to Yildiz Park with its woodland and landscaped gardens or take in culture pure at the Archaeological Museums or the Istanbul Modern Museum.

We currently have five accommodations in Istanbool, most of these fall into the boutique hotel category:

Almina Hotel Istanbul - Situated in Istanbul’s old town, Almina Hotel offers comfortable and elegant accommodation with free buffet breakfast.

Artefes Hotel - Boutique hotel Artefes is ocated at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula.

Best Western Obelisk Hotel Istanbul Bed and Breakfast - Best Western Obelisk Hotel is a 19th Century Ottoman House Tastefully Converted Into a Luxury Hotel.

Istanbul HOTEL SUMENGEN in Sultanahmet - Istanbul Sumengen Hotel is a 19th century ottoman house tastefully converted into a luxury hotel.

Terrace Guesthouse - Terrace Guesthouse offers an intimate home-away-from-home setting in the Old City section of Istanbul.

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