|location. the deniz konak hotel is located in istanbul, turkey, 400 metres from the blue mosque and 600 metres from topkapi palace. The grand bazaar is 800 metres away, and the nearest metro station is sultanahmet, two kilometres from the hotel.
hotel features. set in a residential district overlooking the marmara sea, the deniz konak, which means 'house of the sea', occupies a renovated ottoman mansion. The hotel features a wooden exterior facade, while interiors are characterised by hard wood floors and neo classical furniture. The 24 hour desk offers a safe deposit box and information on excursions in istanbul and turkey. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. Parking is complimentary.
a complimentary continental buffet breakfast is offered every morning, and is served on a terrace with views of the sea of marmara and over the rooftops to the blue mosque. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but the local area offers several dining options.
guestrooms. all 15 guestrooms at the deniz konak feature parquet flooring and antique style furnishings in dark wood. Amenities include lcd screen cable television, wireless internet, and minibars. Bathrooms offer showers and makeup mirrors.
expert tip. istanbul is home to a number of historic underground cisterns, most famous of which is the basilica, built during the roman period. Notable for its corinthian columns, the cistern offers a cool, dark, underground retreat, and fish can even be seen in the water.