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Best for Kids in Istanbul

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Sirkeci Mansion

Earlier called the Sirkeci Konak due to its traditional wooden architecture, Sirkeci Mansion has been around since the 1960s. A few steps away from Gülhane Park and very near to famous attractions like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bleu Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Spice Bazaar, this hotel makes an excellent base for your city exploration. The hotel also hosts their own tours to get a taste of the local culture such as the Culinary Tour in Sirkeci District, Turkish Cuisine Cooking Experience, A Walk Through the Trade Life of 800 Years and A Taste of Life Style in Golden Horn. Their cozy rooms have an understated elegance to it and are lovingly maintained. Relish delicious Turkish fare at their elegant restaurant or unwind at the terrace bar with the park in view. Take a refreshing dip in their heated pool or relax at the sauna. Don't forget to try their Turkish bath ritual or enjoy a rejuvenating massage. Get set for a memorable stay at Sirkeci Mansion.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet

With its rich tile and stone work, plush tapestries and antiques, it is difficult to believe that this luxury hotel was once a prison! Now the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul is a celebration of architecture with its one-of-a-kind rooms and glass-enclosed courtyard. Located near historical buildings like the Ayasofya and the Blue Mosque, as well as commercial bazaars. Check in to one of the many elegant and intimate guest rooms or suites, and then start exploring this exotic city at your own pace. Avail yourself of the many facilities at the hotel, including a spa, a health club, or have an elegant meal at their in-house restaurant.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Located in the heart of the city, this luxurious Istanbul hotel is within walking distance from Taksim Square, and main convention and exhibition centres. It offers an outdoor pool, a spa and fitness centre, and modern meeting rooms. Grand Hyatt Istanbul has luxury rooms decorated in light colours. All rooms include a seating area, LCD TV and a work area. The marble bathrooms come with a bath tub and a glass-enclosed rain shower. Free wiFi is available in the rooms. ‘34’ offers wide culinary variation and features both regional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Mezzanine Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to relax in the cozy and live atmosphere. The Library Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere reflecting the style of English Gentlemen’s Clubs. On sunny days, there is nothing more refreshing than a barbecue and cocktails by the pool at the Gazebo. Gaia Spa&Fitness Centre offers modern spa treatments and authentic hammam rituals. There is also a floodlit tennis court on site. Taksim Metro Station is only 400 metres from Grand Hyatt. The historical Sultanahmet area is 5 km away including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Ataturk Airport is within 20 km. Private parking is available on site for an additional fee. Istanbul Airport is 50 km from Grand Hyatt Istanbul.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Cemil Topuzlu Harbiye Açıkhava Tiyatrosu

Cemil Topuzlu Harbiye Açıkhava Tiyatrosu is an outdoor amphitheater with a seating capacity for an audience of 3,972. One of the most popular venues in the city, this is where you can catch performances by artists from across the country. Although it is most commonly used for music concerts, a number of cultural events and is home to several summer festivals.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Situated along the Bosphorus, this renovated 19th century Ottoman palace features a historic architecture in harmony with luxurious details. An indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool with free parasols and sun loungers are available. The seafront property also has a garden and a spacious terrace with panoramic views of the Bosphorus. Free WiFi and private parking are available on site. Tastefully decorated with fine furnishings, each air-conditioned room offers an iPod docking station and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A minibar, safety deposit box and a desk are also provided. Aqua Restaurant, with its terrace overlooking the Bosphorus, serves Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian and Turkish specialties. Guests can enjoy the breakfast with international flavours in buffet style. Pool grill is an ideal choice for fresh salads, crispy grilled kebabs and tender fresh fish. The Lobby Bar and Lounge is a cozy place for socialization. You can work out in the fitness centre and then relax in the sauna. Guests of this luxurious hotel can also benefit from the exotic atmosphere of the Turkish bath afterwards. Spa therapy and body treatments are also possible. The reception is at your service 7/24, and provides room service. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is only a 4-minute walk from one of Istanbul’s lively scenes, Besiktas Square. Ataturk Airport is 25 km from the property while Istanbul Airport is 50 km away.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi

Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi or Zorlu Center PSM is an avant-garde performing arts venue. Considered to be the largest of its kind in not only the country but also Europe, it is also among the top three of its kind in the world. This is the best place in town to catch a wide genre of performances by top performers. From opera to Broadway, musicals to jazz, concerts and West Side musicals, there is lots to choose from. The amphitheater is a new addition where you can be a part of music festivals and concerts in an open-air setting.

Beşiktaş, Turkey
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SEA LIFE Istanbul

Located in the Forum Istanbul center, Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium is Turkey's pioneering public aquarium. Home to thousands of marine creatures, a visit is a to this majestic aquarium is a fascinating recreational activity for the whole family. Several interactive exhibitions and educational programs, as well as social events are organized here. Marvel at octopus, groupers and piranhas from the glass enclosures, or get friendly with sharks on a diving adventure. Fun sleepovers for children and birthday parties are popular activities here.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Vialand

No matter what age you are, you'll find something to love about Vialand. Get your thrills on the Viking roller coaster, which has a heart-stopping 15-meter (49-foot) drop. There's a shopping center here that features restaurants and shops, perfect for exploring on a day out. Concerts are held here from time to time, so make sure to check the calendar for this fantastic entertainment destination.

Istanbul, Turkey
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İstanbul Toy Museum

The İstanbul Toy Museum is a huge toy museum that includes artifacts from around the world. Some of the most striking exhibits include a French violin, American dolls, tin toys, porcelain dolls and other European toys. Usually visited by kids and their parents, it is a must visit for those who love to pamper the child within them. Check their website for details.

Istanbul, Turkey
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Project 4L/Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art

Proje 4L/Elgiz Çağdaş Sanat Müzesi is a private collection museum founded by Sevda and Can Elgiz.Promoters of contemporary art, most of the collections here consist of talented contemporary Turkish artists' works as well as works from European artists. Apart form its permanent exhibits, the museum also hosts regular exhibits that feature works by renowned artists from across the globe.

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