Built on a 1,500-year-old Late Roman-Early Byzantine cistern, this hotel combines history, art and culture with comfortable lodging in bright and spacious rooms, as well as exquisite dining and sauna facilities in the centre of Istanbul. The hotel is surrounded by rich history in the centre of old town Beyazit, only a short walk from the grand bazaar and Hagia Sophia, making it easy to explore the city's cultural attractions. Guests may sample traditional Turkish cuisine in the hotel restaurant overlooking the minarets of the Blue Mosque, or play backgammon and make use of the substantial library in the café. Antik Cisterna restaurant and exhibition hall displays the restored cistern and is ideal for art exhibitions and banquets of up to 600 guests, while the spacious meeting room is suitable for any business meeting or seminar. Ideal for those seeking a cultural experience, this hotel is a superb choice for business or pleasure.