Istanbul – Turkey
Consider this unique location for your conferences, meetings and special events. All meeting rooms have 3-meter ceilings, “BOSE Professional” audio-visual system facilities and air conditioning. Four of the rooms benefit from natural as well as artificial light (Preveze, Reis, Levend II, Kadırga). Refreshments for meeting breaks can be arranged in the meeting rooms themselves or in the Fountain Cafe.
Classroom : 96 people, Theatre : 255, U-table 50 people, Dinner : 152 people, Cocktail : 200 people, Block table : 56 people
Area : 170 m2, Classroom : 99 people, Theatre : 231 people, U-table : 60 people, Dinner : 120 people, Cocktail : 200 people, Block table : 66 people
Area : 60 m2, Classroom : 48 people, Theatre : 48 people, U-table : 30 people, Block table : 36 people
Area : 33 m2, U-table : 19 people, Block table : 20 people
Area : 15 m, U-table : 15 people, Block table : 18 people, Square table : 18 people
The history of the site of the Armada Hotel in the ancient district of Ahırkapı extends back to the 16th century, when the Turkish Admiral Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha, known in the West as Barbarossa, had a series of buildings constructed to house his sailors after their long days at sea (and perhaps to keep them in sight of the sea as well).
Modern comfort and convenience are discreetly incorporated into the interior and exterior design of the Hotel, enhancing its historical atmosphere. The name of the Armada Hotel is a tribute to the memory of the renowned Ottoman Admiral Hayrettin Pasha Barbarossa. Period engravings throughout the hotel provide an insight into Istanbul’s by-gone eras.
You are welcomed to the Armada Hotel by the spacious Fountain Cafe, whose marble fountain hosts a family of turtles basking in its trickling waters. The traditional Oriental divan seating near the entrance is an inviting spot for a game of backgammon, a quiet read or just a comfortable place to relax and chat with friends. Rooms are decorated in Ottoman simplicity, with decoratively painted wooden panels and authentic fabrics. The modern bathrooms provide organic bathroom amenities. The open buffet Turkish-style breakfast is enhanced by an array of homemade jams and pastries from the Armada’s own kitchen, with organic fresh and dried fruits providing a flavorful way of welcoming the new day.
In addition to five meeting rooms, two restaurants and bar, the Armadas delightful rooftop terrace provides a breathtaking close-up view of the Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. The restaurants within the Armada Hotel are popular with locals as well, but there are also two enjoyable alternatives nearby: Sabahattin the Fisherman, a seafood restaurant that has won seven international awards, is only six minutes from the Hotel, and just behind it, the Giritli Istanbul, whose Mediterranean cuisine is among the Top 10 of Istanbul.
110 rooms (16 of which are interconnected and 2 of which are fully equipped for wheelchair access), 5 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants offering organic and gourmet foods, bar, parking garage. The two rooftop restaurants, one open and one atrium-style, offer magnificent views of the area.
Room facilities: Personal safe-deposit box, hair dryer, pure cotton fabrics and towels, down pillows and comforters, natural beauty soaps, TV, direct telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioning and wireless Internet access. Private parking garage with the capacity for 110 vehicles.
Room service, laundry and dry-cleaning service, airport shuttle, free wireless Internet throughout the hotel, a Business Center with computers and printers, luggage room and complimentary tourism consultancy on sightseeing and traveling.
Others: Tango on Monday nights. An open street bazaar near the Hotel on Wednesdays. Spring Street Festival in front of the Hotel in May. Classical Turkish Baths within walking distance.
Turkish Hospitality: The most important distinguishing element of the Armada Hotel is its team of personnel, most of whom have been here since the hotels foundation in 1994. They love Istanbul, they love doing what they do and, most of all, they take great pride in being Armada family members who attend to each Armada guest with individual care and respect
There are 110 rooms, 16 of which are interconnected and two of which are fully equipped for wheelchair access.
The rooms are a graceful blend of past and present, designed in the Ottoman style with the traditional decoratively-painted wood paneling known as Edirnekapı, yet offering all the modern amenities
Amenities: Central heating and air conditioning, direct-dial telephone service, mini-bar, cable television, hairdryers, free wireless internet connection and private safe-deposit boxes. Goose-down pillows and comforters ensure a comfortable sleep.
Electricity: 220 volts / 50 cycles.
Bathroom : Alongside the traditionally decorated rooms, the private bathrooms are completely modern. Each bathroom is equipped with a generous bathtub and hairdryer, natural olive oil soaps, and specially-woven cotton towels from Bursa, Turkeys historical textile center….
RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Open buffet breakfast in the Turkish style, accompanied by homemade jams and pastries from Armada’s own bakery and an assortment of organic fresh and dried fruits, is a flavorful way of welcoming the new day.
The Terrace is a spacious and beautiful rooftop retreat with spectacular views of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus on one side, and the Blue Mosque and the Haghia Sophia on the other. The Terrace is open all summer as a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a fine meal, relax with a drink or just come to sit and admire the view.
The magnificent views can also be enjoyed during the winter in the glass-enclosed Sera Restaurant on the terrace, which serves traditional Istanbul cuisine in this stunning setting. The Sera can accommodate 80 people for dinner and 120 for cocktail arrangements.
The Ahırkapı Restaurant has hosted many local cultural events with its traditional Istanbul turn-of-the-century design and cuisine. During the winter, every Saturday evening you can enjoy live music from an assembly of musicians playing “fasıl,” the traditional songs of old Istanbul.
With its permanent display of 50s and 60s radios, the Guest Lounge evokes the comfortable atmosphere of the sitting rooms of a bygone era. This intimate and comfortable venue can also host special events such as birthday parties and other celebrations…
Sabahattin, The Fisherman
Sabahattin comes originally from Trilye (Zeytinbağ, Mudanya), a town southeast of the Sea of Marmara, from a family who appreciates the sea and its products. He now welcomes guests in a neighborhood traditional wooden-frame house all year round, with his sons close at hand to help him
The Giritli Restaurant serves its guests in a restored, 19th century Sultanahmet house with healthy fresh fish and delicious appetizers. Best of all, the daughter of a Cretan family and founder of the restaurant Chef Aye en slay is personally in charge of the kitchen
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