Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cities in the world. Straddling between Asia and Europe, it offers an interesting amalgamation of marvelous, rich architecture, and lip-smacking food. The vibrant city lets you experience the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity. If you have an upcoming Turkish holiday in your calendar, make sure you stay at Ravouna 1906 – Special Category.
Located centrally on the bustling Istiklal Avenue, Ravouna 1906 offers accommodation with lovely views of the sea and the city. The property is just a short 20-minute drive from Ataturk Airport. The historic building, adorned with elegant plant motifs, is a sight to behold. The neighboring area is a hub of art and entertainment, thus ensuring that you are never bored on your trip to Turkey.
A Fine Specimen of Art Nouveau
The magnificent Ravouna Building was designed by C.P. Kyriakides in 1894. It was meant to be an antique boutique and home for the Italian Ravouna family. The building took shape between 1901 and 1906 when Kyriakides collaborated with another architect named A.D. Yenidunia. Today, it stands tall as one of the two best-preserved Art Nouveau buildings in the area.
It is only natural that every corner of this establishment reeks of heritage and history. Although the building has been renovated, it still retains some of the old-world charm. Stepping inside this archaic building takes you to a different era in time. Every wall of this well-preserved structure tells you a story of the bygone years.
Ravouna 1906 – Special Category offers accommodation in eight lavish suites spread across four floors of the Ravouna Building. Each suite has a distinct texture and color palette. Elegant furniture and woven fabric add to their beauty. It is further enhanced by the use of special oak flooring. While some of these suites offer lovely views of the sea, others face the vibrant Istiklal Avenue.
The rooms feature all modern amenities to ensure that you have a luxurious stay. Standard facilities include air-conditioning, satellite TV, in-room safe, and high-speed Wi-Fi. An attached bathroom is provided with each suite. The suites are also equipped with fully-functional kitchenettes and dining tables. Don’t miss the freshly ground coffee that is considered to be their specialty.
The property doesn’t miss a chance to exhibit grandeur, even in the minutest details. This is evident from the use of antique Carrera Marbles in the bathrooms. They also feature a shower, hair-dryer, and exclusive Turkish bathrobes. Each suite has a private balcony that opens to the tranquil sea or the busy street. The 24-hour front desk is available to assist you for every need, big or small.
Ravouna 1906 – Special Category lets you enjoy in-room dining facilities. Visit the on-site restaurant to try some authentic Turkish delicacies. The aroma of freshly ground coffee will surely enchant you. Make sure you try a cup of what they claim to be the “best espresso in town”. If coffee doesn’t entice you, treat your taste buds with their selection of desserts.
Owing to its strategic location, Ravouna 1906 allows guests to explore Istanbul to the fullest. The Galata Tower, surrounded by restaurants and cafes, is located just 600 meters away from the property. Major attractions such as Blue Mosque, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, and St. Anthony of Padua are also located nearby. In case you feel too tired to walk, avail the car rental facilities at Ravouna 1906.
On days when you don’t feel like dining at the in-house restaurant, stroll down to Rumeli Meyhanesi. Located just 100 meters from Ravouna 1906, the restaurant lets you experience the taste of Mediterranean and Turkish specialties. Needless to say, your Turkish sojourn would be incomplete without a taste of the local cuisine.
|Address: Tomtom Mah, İstiklal Cd. No:201, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 924 87 60
Ravouna 1906 – Special Category offers the perfect combination of regal interiors and contemporary facilities. The property lets you experience the spirit of Istanbul in all its glory. It gives you a glimpse of the fascinating history and culture that hides in every corner of the extraordinary city.