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The Grand Tarabya

Haydar Aliyev Caddesi No: 154, Tarabya - Sarıyer, 34457 Istanbul

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Approximately 30 minutes away from Istanbul Ataturk International airport and only about 20 minutes by metro from Taksim Square, the centre of the city.

One of Istanbul’s first 5-star hotels and a new member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Grand Tarabya was entirely rebuilt to offer an exclusive Istanbul experience and the highest level of luxury with breathtaking panoramic views of the Bosphorus and Tarabya marina. 168 deluxe rooms, 80 suites, 30 fully serviced apartments, an outdoor pool, fitness centre, Therapia SPA – the largest in Istanbul. Enjoy the restaurants, bars and lounges.

Tarabya is a peaceful, picturesque cove on the upper Bosphorus on the European side. Tarabya, once known as Therapia due to its cool breezes and healthy climate, was a popular escape for the wealthy during the hot summer months since Byzantine times. For an account of Therapia in its heyday, read Harold Nicolson’s 1921 novel, Sweet Waters. Tarabya is still popular for it’s restaurants, particularly it’s fine fish restaurants. Sumptuous summer houses built by foreign diplomats line the shores to the north and south of the cove.

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