Reminiscent of an Ottoman-era mansion, with its stone and dark wooden facade, this charming stylish hotel offers easy access to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Luxuriate in beautiful rooms adorned with traditional wooden furnishings, and experience the hotel’s cooking classes, walking tours and wellness centre with a pool and authentic Turkish bath. Savour Turkish flavours in the elegant restaurant or on the rooftop terrace, a popular alfresco dining option in summer, boasting views over Gulhane Park and the Bosphorous.
Why we recommend the Sirkeci Konak
- Elegant mansion in Old Town
- Luxurious guest suites
- Stylish onsite restaurant and bar
- Rooftop terrace with Bosphorus views
- Wellness Centre with Turkish bath
Attractions near the Sirkeci Konak
Discover the Ottoman Empire
The opulent Topkapi Palace was the imperial residence of a succession of Ottoman sultans for around 400 years. Sprawled along the banks of the Bosphorus, the palace is a historic Istanbul landmark dating back to 1459, which now operates as a museum, giving visitors fascinating insight into the power and majesty of the Ottoman Empire at its height.
Just a 10-minute walk from hotel, Topkapi Palace is made up of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings including mosques, a hospital and a mint. Take a guided tour and learn all about the captivating history of the palace including a visit to the royal harem with its prized Muslim artefacts.
Istanbul's prized mosque
A glistening landmark towering over the Golden Horn from up high on the Third Hill, the Suleymaniye is the grandest of all Istanbul’s mosques. Designed by famous Ottoman Empire architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th Century, the Suleymaniye Mosque is breathtakingly beautiful and one of the best examples of Ottoman Islamic architecture in Istanbul.
Open daily, you can enter the large mosque and admire the pretty simplicity of the mosaicked interiors and high domed ceilings. The huge mosque complex features a hospital, hamam, medrese and soup kitchen with picturesque terrace garden that today operates as a restaurant.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Concierge|
|Laundry room||Baby sitting|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Day spa||Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Internet (wireless)||Cable TV|
|Iron and ironing board||In room safe|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Internet (common wireless)|