The 5-star Holiday Inn Istanbul-Sisli promises modern comfort and convenience in one of Istanbul's most thriving districts. Located roughly 6km from the city centre, with plenty of transport links, the hotel is well-placed for those wishing to investigate this glorious, ancient city. Guests are within walking distance of the sea and never far from a breadth of attractions that spans three of the world's biggest empires: Roman (the Valens aqueduct), Byzantine (the Hagia Sophia) and Ottoman (Dolmabahce Palace). The hotel's nondescript exterior belies a sleek and sophisticated sensibility. In addition to an indoor swimming pool, the hotel boasts a well-equipped gym and a spa that consists of a sauna and a variety of body and massage treatments. The Deco restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering diners delicious Turkish specialties in a stylish, contemporary setting. The bar offers a range of snacks and aperitifs. The Deluxe guestrooms are elegant and spacious, featuring dark wood furnishings complemented by a warm and cosy colour scheme. All rooms are double-glazed. Notable amenities include a DVD player, pay-per-view movies and an en suite bathroom with rain shower.