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Buyuk Keban Hotel @ Istanbul

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The good thing about taking long holidays is I get the fun of staying in different hotels and districts to experience a city more than just sight seeing. Buyuk Keban is located within the Arakatoy district which was quiet at night and walkable to Grand Bazaar.


We were given the room on the ground floor without windows, which we were really thankful for since that meant no road noise at all.

The room was terribly small however, clean and comfortable.


Breakfast was a crazy crowded affair I must say - no verification required at the entrance and upon entering we basically found ourselves a table, got someone to remove the used plates and started queuing for food. Almost a fastest hands and fingers first with children running all over the place and dashing to the queues whenever a crowd favourite appears.

It was an adequate buffet table and I loved the cigar cheese rolls best.


Spoilt by olives, the access I had to olives was pretty amazing and the types I got to try were countless.

Cheese cigars that I have come to love in Turkey. Crispy cheesey things!


Scrambled eggs and sausauges are universal breakfast items. These curled up sausages brought back childhood memories I must say!


Soup that we peppered with enough spices.


The parting shot of their branded ware. They seem to have had quite an illustrious past and recently refurbished for a swankier look.

Buyuk Keban is a comfortable little gem - loved the souvenir magnet that was given at the end of the stay.

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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