Ramada Plaza İstanbul City Center
Our five-star Hotel is right across the Osmanbeymetro station and only a walking distance to the luxurious shopping/fashion district, Nisantasi. All the rooms are non-smoking. Lobby Lounge is designed to give our guests a little break from the busy city life of Istanbul. While sipping your wine from our selected wine menu, you either listen to our live piano concerts or the lobby play list that we have created for you.
You can discover the city with our Istanbul old city tour. You will have an unique opportunity to comprehend lifestyle of Ottoman Period. Moreover, you will be informed on history of the Byzantine Empire, which will connect the story of Istanbul. The tour starts with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races and occasional festivals were organized during Roman and Byzantine period. Then we will visit Blue Mosque, the iconic Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during reign of Ahmed I, and consists the symbolic tomb of him, a madrasa and a hospice. It is still actively used as a Mosque today, allowing you to pray in the same place where countless Sultans have prayed for hundreds of years. Next we will see the German fountain, gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2 to Sultan Abdulhamid II. Then, we will visit Hagia Sophia, which is also known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, served as a church for Byzantines for 916 years until Fatih the conqueror conquered Istanbul, he converted this magnificent building into a mosque and it served as a mosque for 482, until Ataturk and the council decided to convert it into a museum in 1935. Before lunch break at a local Turkish restaurant, we will visit Grand Bazaar, where we will explore examples of Turkish handcrafted products ranging from carpets to leather jacket and many souvenirs.
On your visit to Istanbul, we encourage you to visit Archeology Museum, a museum awarded as the museum of the year by the European Council! Archeology Museum consists three main units: the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, the Ancient Orient Museumand Tiled Kiosk Museum. It embraces more than 1 million historical artifacts from Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman eras and more. The Archeology Museum was founded in 1891 under the name of Imperial Museum, under the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid IIand commissioned by the famous archeologist, painter and curator Osman Hamdi. Archeology museum holds countless historical artifacts from these different eras like the Sarcophagies of Alexander the Greatand King Tabnit. These were unearthed from Lebanon and brought back to Istanbul. The main building was designed and built by the famous architect Alexandre Vallaury. Our guide will escort and inform you in this unique museum, and you will have the joy of discovering ancient relics, art, religious items. One of the most interesting items being exhibited are chains of the Golden Horn. This chain was used as a barricade by Byzantine Empireto prevent Istanbul’s’ conquest by Mehmet. You will also see first examples of an ancient clock, dated back to 1stcentury B.C., this clock made of red stone and has 12 equally distant lines on it. It is amazing to see the journey of time keeping and this emphasizes the importance of time even on ancient eras. Archeology museum is also the home of Hammurabi’s codes. Hammurabi was the sixth king of first Babylonian dynasty, and his world-famous codes of law were written on a 2.23m long stela. Even though some parts of these mesmerizing codes are lost or broken, this still holds a light upon the development of governmental and civil laws of an ancient society and gives us insight on bases of our laws today. The oldest love poem known is also exhibited in Archeology Museum. Approved by Guinness Record Committee, this poem was written around 2037 B.C. History you will find in the Archeology Museum wouldn’t fit here, so if you are interested in story of the humankind, you should visit and observe these peerless artifacts. Our guides will help you in this unique journey and detail whatever you wish to learn!
Ramada Plaza has many beauties to offer to you. Ramada Plaza İstanbul City Center has one of the best SPA and Fitness Center in the region with 800 square meters. We have carefully designed our SPA/Fitness Center for the maximum comfort and relaxation of our guests to provide an authentic experience. You can look at our cocktail menu, Sauna or the Turkish Bath. If you are looking to get a massage, Our Turkish Bath contains excellent massage specialists!