WIFI is available to all guests throughout the hotel including Rooms, Terrace, Lobby and Café. There is a computer in the lobby that guests can use to access their email and use the internet. We are also happy to help you print out any documents you may need including boarding passes and e-tickets, just contact our concierge for help.
Guests are welcome to visit our rooftop terrace featuring stunning views of the Bosporus River, Mamara Sea, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet any time day or night.
A fresh breakfast buffet is laid out every morning on our rooftop terrace from 7-11 am and is served free of charge for all guests. Enjoy a selection of cereals, eggs, dried and fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, toast, butter, jams, honey and a variety of local cheeses. Breakfast also includes turkish tea, a variety of herbal teas, coffee and much more.
We are happy to set arrange tours for groups and individuals who are interested in seeing Istanbul's very famous landmarks. Our concierge can help you to organize the perfect tour tailor made to suit your interests, schedule and budget.
Hagia Sophia (or Aya Sophia) was originally built as a Church in 360 by the greeks who had settled the area 9 centuries before. In 404 there was a shift in power and in the resulting riots the Church was burned to the ground. In 415 a second Church was opened, but was burned in a great fire in 532. Hagia Sophia was rebuilt and though the dome and some of the other potions of the building have had to be rebuilt a few times, this is the current structure which after several riots, earthquakes, fires and invasions, has arisen like a Phoenix reborn with the design each time becoming more spectacular and intricate. With its rich Christian and Muslim heritage, Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935. It has been one of the most renovated holy structures in the world with the result that snapshots of history can be found all through the site.
The Basilica was originally constructed in the 3-4th centuries as a legal and artistic center. It was reconstructed after a fire in 476 and again after riots in 532. It is said that 7000 slaves were conscripted to convert the Basilica into a cistern. It has a 100,000 ton capacity and was used to supply water right through the Ottoman Empire.