Dedeman Hotel İstanbul
Dedeman Istanbul remains as one of the best choices in the Asian side, either for business travelers or leisure travelers. The hotel provides an excellent service that is backed up with 30 years of experience.
The hotel offers a total of 325 rooms, including twin rooms, deluxe rooms and choices of suites.
The hotel offers in-room dining services, alongside with Turkuaz Restaurant, where you can find an amazing collection of Turkish cuisineand delicious buffet style breakfasts.
Alongside with the variety of rooms, the hotel also offers 16 meeting rooms, making it convenient if you are visiting Istanbul for business purposes.
The hotel is only one ferry ride away from the other side of the city where areas like the historical peninsula or Taksim are located. However, if you’d like to explore the Asian side of the city, it is 40 minutes from Anadolu Kavağı, and 30 minutes away from Anadolu Hisarıby car! But most remarkably, only 20 minutes away from Kadıköy, the most vibrant district of the Asian side of Istanbul! Original name Chalcedon, Kadıköy was the first settlement that the Greeks from Megara established on Bosphorus, dating back in 685 BC. You could go explore this ancient settlement and how it is shaped over the years.
If you’d like to explore Kadıköy, you can join Kadikoy Walks tour that covers the most of it. The tour originally meets at Karaköy, near a port in the European side. However if the necessary arrangements are made, you can meet the group when they arrive to Kadıköy if you’d like to join from there.
In Kadıköy, as well as tasting the amazing local food, you’ll also have a glimpse of the lives of the locals there, giving you a chance to explore the genuine Turkish culture from within! Your experience with local Turkish foodwill expand with a visit to the fish market, one of the must see places in Kadıköy. Main course will be at famous Chiya Restaurant, after the meal you’ll be visiting a traditional Turkish coffee house where you can eavesdrop the gossips of the day.
The tour gathers around in the European side as I have mentioned, and they will have breakfast there before arriving to the Asian side. But don’t worry, you won’t be missing out on amazing Turkish breakfast! If you can stop by atBagdat Streetin the morning before the tour, the longest and one of the most popular streets in Istanbul, you should definitely try out Brasserie Polonez. Serving proudly since 2009, the brasserie provides a spacious and pleasant atmosphere, and a great selection of traditional Turkish breakfast!
While the European side is the most popular area among tourists, it upsets us that Asian side goes unnoticed sometimes. Explore what it has got to offer!