The hotel enjoys a stunning location on the European banks of the Bosphorus in Kurucesme, approximately 1 km from Arnavutkoy, where there are numerous restaurants and bars, and 2.5 km from Besiktas. There are also plenty of shops within walking distance. The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sofia are about a 40-minute drive away. There are links to the public transport network in front of the hotel. Ataturk Airport is about 20 km away and Sabiha Gokcen Airport is about 40 km away.A former 18th century Pasha's mansion, the building was meticulously restored to create a 10-room boutique hotel lavishly decorated with influences from the Ottoman period combined with Feng Shui mysticism. Having won a number of travel awards, the hotel offers luxury and style in a stunning setting. There are 2 restaurants, a wine cellar, meeting rooms with conference facilities and a private cinema. In addition, the hotel has free Internet access and offers a butler service and boat transfers (fees payable). Guests are welcomed in the lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services and a currency exchange. Room and laundry services are also available.Each suite is unique and individually named after Ottoman sultans and their wives. Opulently decorated and furnished, the spacious rooms begin at 50 square metres. Furnished with a seating area, a work desk, a safe, minibar (extra fee), plasma TV and an en suite bathroom with hot tub bath, walk-in shower and hairdryer, they all offer comfort and grand style. Further in-room amenities include a king-size bed, direct dial telephone, radio, hifi, Internet access, air conditioning and central heating.The hotel has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and the 2,400 square metre spa centre offers guests an array of treatments and massages (additional fee) and has a hammam, Finnish sauna, hot tub and gym.The hotel serves continental breakfast each morning.