If you are the kind of person who cares about ambiance and looks for character in their choice of hotels, then look no further than the Hotel Troya Balat for your stay in Istanbul.
The boutique hotel is housed inside a Greek-Ottoman building that has scarcely changed in the past 115 years. In 2001, the hotel owners made the decision to preserve and combine 4 Greek-Ottoman dwellings, transforming their turn of the century charm into an alluring hotel for guests to rest and unwind during their time in Istanbul.
Inside the hotel, guests will be transported back 115 years, with each of the 16 guestrooms featuring carved wood ceilings and draping curtains which highlight the large bay windows. Guests will be enthralled by the historic hand paintings on the walls and delighted by the hand-picked, unique antique furniture pieces in each room.
With an ideal location, both close to attractions and only seconds from the calming waters of the Golden Horn’s Fener District, the Hotel Troya Balat is pleased to offer guests the opportunity to stay in a peaceful and historic neighborhood that is within walking distance of Istanbul’s cultural, trade, and tourist foci.
Step out from your room onto the traditional Istanbul streets of Old Town Istanbul. Only a few steps away from the Hotel Troya Balat’s front door, guests will find themselves in front of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, once the head of all Orthodox Christianity. Other must-see sites are located within a few kilometers of the hotel. Take in the marvelous ceilings of the Hagia Sophia, wander over to the Grand Bazaar to taste Turkish Delight, or see the modern side of the city at Taksim Square without feeling exhausted at the end of the day.
For harder to reach sites or day trips outside the city, the Hotel Troya Balat location features close and easy access to the cities bus, subway, and ferry systems. Additionally, the hotel also offers free airport pick-up service for guests who chose to stay for three or more days. The amiable staff will be more than happy to help you plan your trip as well as assist you with any questions you may have during your stay.
Guests of the boutique hotel may also treat themselves to a divine meal at the on location restaurant, the BarbaVasilis Restaurant and Taverna. Located on the ground floor of the hotel and featuring sweeping views of the Golden Horn Sea, the restaurant serves traditional Turkish and Greek food, as well as a blend of both cuisines. A complimentary welcome dinner can be enjoyed by guests who reserve for 3 or more nights. Among the delicious options, the mezes, salads, and grilled calamari should not be missed. Bring your family, friends, or business partners for a meal you will never forget.
All in all, the Troya Hotel Balat offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience: the opportunity to enter into the Turkey of the past, while still remaining close to all the modern luxuries and attractions the city has to offer its guests.