Located in the historical area, the Sur hotel in Istanbul, Turkey is a family-run accommodation that warmly welcomes you with its comfortable rooms and friendly staff. The hotel operates in a traditional Ottoman house that was built 120 years ago, and overlooks the Marmara Sea. Guests staying at this intimate Istanbul hotel are within walking distance from some of the main tourist attractions in Turkey’s capital city. A short stroll will take you to the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia museum – which initially functioned as an Orthodox patriarchal basilica, and later as a mosque, the nearby Great Palace of Constantinople, or the Topkapi Palace. The property is also close to Istanbul’s historical city walls, and the Grand Bazaar. Other local points of interest include the famous Maiden's (Leander's) Tower, and the Column of Constantine. After a pleasant day spent discovering everything that Istambul has to offer, you cand enjoy a nice barbeque on the hotel’s terrace, or sample a few drinks at the well-stocked bar.