Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. Armada is mostly chosen by visitors for its proximity to the major monuments of the Sultanahmet area. From the rooftop terrace of the hotel, one could enjoy a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula.
The weekend breakfasts offered at Armada Terrace have always been popular among the locals, who would like to indulge in the rich open buffet and feel like a tourist for one day in the city. At night, the terrace changes into a dimly-lit romantic setting, where one could sample the finest recipes chosen from Istanbul’s tavern classics and home-style cooking.
The hotel offers 108 rooms in an Ottoman-style building, hidden behind the ancient Byzantine walls of the old city. The unpretentious rooms offer a homely feeling with soothing colors and textures, as well as a subtle blend of the past and future, complete with all of the conveniences of modern technology. In recent years, Armada Hotel has also added some beautifully renovated historic wooden houses and an Art Deco extension with 8 apartments to rent, all providing the hotel services besides more privacy.
Armada Boat became an instant classic when it was launched in 2012 as an excursion boat to navigate on the Bosphorus. This elegant boat is the product of meticulous research done by the hotel owner -and Istanbul lover- Kasım Zoto, who delved into the history of navigation along the Bosphorus to come up with the current design. The result is one of the most handsome wooden excursion boats of Istanbul!