The ancient Byzantine
walls come right
through the inn!
What is now Sultanahmet,
the touristic heart of Old
Istanbul (map), was
once the site of several ancient Byzantine palaces.
You will feel yourself directly in
touch with all that history as soon
as you step inside the tiny Naz
Wooden House Inn which was built right up
against a stretch of Byzantine wall.
Incorporated into the hotel’s
decoration, this makes for a very special
The Naz Wooden House Inn only has
8 fairly small rooms, the finest of
them with parts of the old city wall
running through them. All were renovated in 2015, have private
bathrooms and cable
are decorated in a clean modern style. Kilims thrown on the wooden
floor add that extra dash of color.
Recently renovated, still in the Byzantine walls...
Breakfast is served
either on the enclosed terrace with a view of the Sea of Marmara, or on the upper terrace with indoor and outdoor seating and views out
towards the Princes
Islands on one
side and the Blue
Mosque on the other.
The location, in a quiet residential side street, still retains a friendly
Turkish atmosphere, and you won’t
have any hassle staying here. At the
same time it’s within an easy
10-minute walk of the Blue
Sofya, the Topkapı
Palace and all
the other great sights of Old
Wooden House Inn is under
the same management as the Sultan's
Inn, the Deniz
Houses, and Efendi
Travel Agency, which operates
a good value-for-money airport
When you contact
the Naz Wooden House Inn,
TTP. Here’s why.
If you mention TTP, you'll receive
a free fruit basket in your room upon
Naz Wooden House Inn
Akbıyık Değirmeni Sokak No. 7 (Map)
Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel +90 (212) 516 7130
Fax +90 (212) 638 3922
—by Tom Brosnahan