Situated in the cultural and historical centre of Istanbul, this lavish hotel opened in the year 2000 just a stone's throw from Sultan Ahmed Mosque, otherwise known as the Blue Mosque. From here, it's easy to explore the city by foot, as the famous Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Museum of Archaeology are all less than 15 minutes' walk from the hotel, as well as the city's best shops, restaurants and nightclubs. There are also numerous links to public transport nearby. Guests can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the mosque and the Bosphorus from the rooftop restaurant, where a breakfast buffet is available in the morning. The comfortable, air-conditioned rooms are richly decorated with plush fabrics and premium bedding, luxurious right down to the slippers and complimentary tea and coffee tray. Hotel staff are happy to guide travellers with recommendations for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment as well as assist with airline ticket reservations and car rental.