Dara is a traditional 3-star hotel offering Turkish styled accommodation and high quality facilities, in the heart of the city. Highlights include a rooftop restaurant, free Wi-Fi and excellent transport links. Situated in central Istanbul, the hotel serves as an ideal base from which to explore the city. Overlooking the Blue Mosque, it is within walking distance of many of the city’s main visitor attractions such as the Hagia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace. Cemberlitas tram stop is in the vicinity, which provides easy and convenient transportation around the city. The hotel is housed in a 4-storey building with a terracotta coloured facade. There are no leisure facilities onsite, but free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. The rooftop restaurant offers traditional Turkish and European cuisine, which guests can enjoy as they admire the views of the Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea. Room service is also available. Standard rooms are cosy and boast a modern decor with whitewashed walls and wooden floors. Amenities include air-conditioning, a mini-bar and satellite/cable TV. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub with an integrated shower or a walk-in shower. The hotel has a 24-hour reception.