The Celine is located at Istanbul’s historic center, and moreover, it is part of the city’s immaculate cultural legacy. Built-in a totally renovated antique mansion, the hotel has a magnificent location at a tranquil, old Istanbul street, just steps away from major attractions such as the Blue Mosque, or the Topkapi Palace. The street takes its name from the “Peyks”, the legendary élite runners of the Ottoman army, who were said to be capable to cover over 90 miles a day on their enduring legs at a running pace. In close proximity to the Topkapi Palace and Janissary barracks, the street once served as headquarters area for Peyks.
The hotel takes its name from Celini, the moon goddess, for it is said that no other city presents a more blessed sight than Istanbul, under the “mehtap”, the poetic name given to moonlight by the locals. Your stay in Celine Hotel will provide you with a unique experience. You would enjoy its close proximity to museums, historical sites, as well as the easy access for public transport connection to modern Istanbul’s vibrant lifestyle centers. Yet, the “Peykhane (Houses of Peyks)” street would give you the chance to enjoy the calm of old Istanbul neighborhoods, where time takes a slower running.
The hotel’s building is a renovated mansion, built probably in the late 18th or the early 19th century as a private mansion for a high-ranking “Peyk” officer. Walking around the hotel is like traveling through time, an exploration of legacies and memories.
Apart from the hotel’s main entrance, which leads to a small, but the elegantly built lobby, there is an ancient tunnel, which undoubtedly was part of an even older settlement, and which is restored to its original condition, giving direct access to the inner courtyard restaurant and the hotel bar.
Warm and cozy it may be, The Celine’s elaborate style elevates the expectations from luxurious accommodation, with traditional hospitality, rooms combining elegance with comfort, expert concierge services, laundry & dry cleaning, on-demand airport transportation, and Wi-Fi use made available at all parts of the building.
Behind the lavish details of the hotel’s authentic decoration, the latest technologies, including state-of-the-art smoke detection and sprinkling systems, as well as surveillance networks are used for your safety at all times.
Istanbul offers a wide choice of inciting culinary experiences. The Celine guests are easily connected to Istanbul’s pulsating nightlife with easy access to traditional or modern centers of the city.
Yet, if you want to spend a quiet evening, at your hotel’s warm atmosphere, feel free to walk past the elaborate coffee-drinking corner and the inner courtyard, used for breakfast service, located at level B-1, for the hotel bar.
The Bar awaits you, and The Celine never ceases to surprise for you will jump from past to present, from the orient to the occident, as the bar is styled as a typical Irish pub for a nice contrast of styles.
Imagine a mansion that has witnessed many important moments of History… You will breathe the air that will flow through your window from Topkapı Sarayı, which is just a few minutes away from your room. The excitement you feel is induced by the Aura of Sultan Ahmet Mosque which is close to your room. Wherever you look, you will see traces of the Ottoman Empire, wherever you look you are going to feel the soul of Istanbul, wherever you look, you will experience Sultanahmet. How great it is to live in such an environment… In such an atmosphere, where you won’t just ‘live’ in Istanbul, but you will ‘enjoy’ Istanbul.
We welcome you at the heart of a peninsula surrounded in peace, away from the fuss of the city in an atmosphere wrapped in history and culture. Our Hotel is a restored intact of a 19th Century historic mansion which survived to this day, carefully designed for the guests who want not only to ‘live’, but also ‘enjoy’ Istanbul. Celine hotel takes its name from the moon goddess Selene, who takes place to be your host for life’s special moments in Sultanahmet, which is known as Istanbul’s evil eye.
Even though we offer all the services required in the modern world, you will feel the fascinating world of the past. Celine Hotel is one of the Hotels around Istanbul which is able to offer a real Ottoman architectural style in a boutique Hotel. With every step you take in Celine, you will be taken somewhere in the past. Celine lies in the first part of the seven hills of Istanbul, Sultanahmet… Sultanahmet, The historical peninsula in which Istanbul took its first breath is a part of the ancient mythological place called “Dersaadet” in other words “the door to happiness.” Celine lies in the heart of Istanbul’s monumental marvels to behold.
The ottoman architectural style which had influenced the decoration techniques and architecture of medieval times is the central theme in our hotel. All details in the Hotel are adorned by the characteristic color of the Ottoman nobility Brown, and all the details in Hotel are crafted with a strong influence of the nostalgic past. Ottoman period belt buckles, brackets, textile designs, jewelry, ritual symbols, and much more… The Celine-inspired décor: Dignified, flashy, so naive, but so imposing…
We are willing to host and entertain our guests who want to truly experience Istanbul and its atmosphere. Dersaadet, in other words, Celine, is open to everyone.