Preserved history of Turkey: long-standing and ancient hotels

Fethiye Mosque - Built as Barracks for Cossacks in Tribute to Alexander Nevsky For fans of history, Bodrum is an ideal place to enjoy a rich Turkish culture. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, dates back to 350 BC. However, Bodrum is not only about history and culture. Tourists wishing to relax and get acquainted with the rich past of Turkey can always do this in Belek. In this resort city, vacationers will find luxurious beachside hotels, many restaurants specializing in fine cuisine, and vibrant bazaars and cafes. Kelebek Special Cave is located above the picturesque town of Göreme. In the past, the hotel was a family mansion. Fairytale-like labyrinths of the hotel have rooms made in caves, the age of which is more than a thousand years.
Photo of Ha La Bodrum, Bodrum Ha La Bodrum, Bodrum The interior of Ha La Bodrum Hotel is distinguished by a more refined and sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel occupies a beautiful Ottoman-style building, its rooms draped with natural fabrics of light shades have elite furniture. In the courtyard of the hotel, there is a wonderful garden with century-old trees decorated with quite unusual landscape elements: ancient clay pots, sculptures made of stone and wooden decorations. There is also a great library with antique furniture in the hotel, as well as a magnificent national restaurant.
Asal Hotel, Ankara Not far from the Roman Baths there is comfortable Asal Hotel , whose design also took into account the brightest traditions of yesteryear. Rooms’ decoration is made of rare wood and marble. In public area special attention was paid to carefully planned lighting system. Aristocratic atmosphere reigns here and there. The top floor of the hotel is occupied by the popular cafe with outdoor terrace on the roof providing panoramic view of the downtown of Ankara.
Photo of Askin Hotel, Istanbul Askin Hotel, Istanbul The charming Askin Hotel is also worth a mention. This hotel is open in a beautiful Armenian house built in 1932. Comfortable rooms with lots of daylight are made in classic style and come with old furniture. Guests will love the rooms with panoramic views of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Comfortable beds with high beaten headboards, beautiful antique furniture, and luxurious handmade carpets – this historical splendor is available even for travelers on a budget who want to have an amazing vacation in Istanbul.
Photo of Kaya Pension, Bodrum (Mugla) Kaya Pension, Bodrum Kaya Pension Hotel invites travelers to live in a relaxed atmosphere, typical of simple local houses. This wonderful old house is located on a large farm, the products from which are used for preparing dishes in its own restaurant. The farmhouse provides travelers with 12 rooms featuring classic country style. Massive wooden furniture, whitewashed walls, an abundance of colorful fabrics and living plants are the main features of the interior. In accordance with the traditions of the past, a spacious wooden terrace is equipped in the hotel's courtyard and elegant sofas are installed in the shade of trees.
Photo of And Hotel, Ankara And Hotel, Ankara The small And Hotel is set in an old Ottoman mansion. In addition to comfortable rooms, it’s ready to offer customers a landscaped surrounding area. In the tradition of previous years its finish is made of noble dark wood; rooms and public areas are arranged with exclusive wooden furniture. Guests can relax outdoors at one of the cozy terraces or in the patio, where you can find lovely furniture and parasols.
Photo of Esans Hotel - Special Category, istanbul Esans Hotel - Special Category, Istanbul Esans Hotel - Special Category is open in a beautiful hotel of the 19th century. Among its advantages, it is worth mentioning not only a pleasant look reminiscent of the past but also a reasonable price tag. Guestrooms are made in different styles and feature bright fabrics of cherry, deep blue, and cream shades. Public areas are decorated with interesting paintings and antique furniture with beautiful upholstery. Guests have access to furnished terraces that are great for relaxing and sunbathing.
Photo of Gordion Hotel, Ankara Gordion Hotel, Ankara A special place among the top hotels in Ankara is occupied by Gordion Hotel . It’s situated on the busy shopping street Tunali Hilmi. The hotel is set in an elegant building with centuries of history. The ambience there is inimitable, as visitors immediately enter the spacious hall decorated with marble, wood and antique furniture. Rooms also keep the atmosphere of past centuries, some of them have a huge bed with high wooden pillars in the colonial style. Large mirrors in gilt frames and old paintings make the place even more romantic and refined.
Photo of Albatros Premier Hotel, Istanbul Albatros Premier, Istanbul The historical district of Sultanahmet is home to one more prominent hotel, Albatros Premier . The high-quality hotel is open in a classic Turkish building with a picturesque façade. All rooms are made in Osman style and feature large canopy beds and premium textiles with handmade embroidery. Massive beaten chandeliers, elegant furniture made of light wood and draping with semi-transparent fabric – all details of the design help guests feel the atmosphere of the past centuries. The panoramic terrace on the roof of the building is an ideal place to admire the look of the nearby landmarks. Fans of nature will enjoy staying in a beautiful private garden.
Photo of Club Pirinc Hotel, Bodrum Club Pirinc Hotel, Bodrum Guests of Club Pirinc Hotel will have a chance to get acquainted with the history of the region and the most vivid national traditions. At the entrance to the hotel, guests are greeted by a massive wooden door of rounded shape, behind which is a spacious hall decorated with antiques. Beautiful vintage furniture was used for the decoration of hotel rooms, and when it comes to public areas, a bar features the most spectacular decor. There is a chic finish of dark wood and an old piano, visitors to the bar can enjoy many signature drinks, listening to the sounds of live music. In the courtyard of the hotel, there is a small swimming pool, over which a nice wooden bridge is erected.
Photo of Divan Cukurhan, Ankara Divan Cukurhan, Ankara Divan Cukurhan situated in the immediate vicinity of the Citadel entrance has to be mentioned among the most amazing accommodation places of Ankara. This hotel occupies an old stone building, which after reconstruction was equipped with sliding glass roof. The atmosphere at the hotel is reminiscent of the museum; its historical interior is based on elegant finish of natural stone and wood. Virtually everywhere you can see priceless historical artifacts, including statues and paintings in the traditional style, antique clocks and b&w photos, unique pieces of furniture and carpets. There is a banquet hall on the top floor covered with a skylight.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of Turkey

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