Istanbul, Turkey NAZ WOODEN HOUSE INN is a small charming hotel located nearby the Sultanahmet mosque and the St.Sophia museum. On the other hand, it is not close to the commercial site of Sultanahmet; but in the residential part of it, the Ah?rkap? district, where the daily life still goes on without much effected from the growing tourism activities in the area. Ah?rkap? district is also known as the residence of Turkish gipsies that makes it more colorfull and rich as a survivor of a glorious cultural heritage. The area is under protection now because of the historical wooden houses slighlty remaining in the city. Among these houses is the NAZ Wooden House Inn, a 130 years-old unique house that has recently restored. An important detail distinguishing NAZ from other wooden houses is that it also contains the remains of an older building made of stone wh?ch dates back to the 8th century and is thought to be a secondary building of the Byzantine Palace. The remnants of the histor?c build?ng are preserved in the interior walls of NAZ, as are the some of the original Byzantine arches and columns. This makes the NAZ Wooden House Inn unique. Although some part of the building was unfortunately destroyed, with the consent of the Commission for Ancient Monuments, NAZ Wooden House Inn was rebuilt with its exterior as an exact replica of the original home. NAZ Wooden House Inn today serves as a model for traditional and gracious accommodation. It is a non-smoking hotel and has 7 cave-like rooms with bathroom and shower, and other modern facilities such as air conditioning, central heating, cable TV, minibar and hair-dryer. The interior of the rooms reflects the exotic beauty of Byzantine and classic Ottoman Empire decoration. All the rooms are decorated with rustic wooden furniture and Turkish handcrafts which are the samples of neo-classic Ottoman art. The terrace of NAZ has a tremendous view of the Sea of Marmara and the Princes Islands on one side and a spectacular view of the Blue Mosque on the other. Naz also has an ancient hall of which the walls are the remains of Byzantine house. The breakfast is served in the ancient hall during the cold winter days and preffered by the guests for listening traditional Turkish music. Airport transportation can be arranged through the hotel for a cost of 20 eur for Ataturk airport and 45 eur for Sabiha Gokcen airport. Flight details should be informed in advance. Pls be advised that our place is a tourist hotel and we are not able to guest the locals eventhough they are accompained by a foreign citizen unless they have a marriage certificate. In case we receive such a reservation, we will not be able to honor it and related responsabilities will not be accepted.