This summer guests on the Armada Terrace may experience new aspects of Istanbul life such as the specially prepared water pipes, while they enjoy splendid views of the old city.
The Armada Hotel is making new features of old traditions for summer 2001, along with the well known beauty of the Terrace, admired by foreign visitors and locals alike. One new opportunity is to sample the traditional water-pipes that were largely used during Ottoman times. The best water-pipes with the best quality tobacco (tombeki) used to be found in Istanbul. Originally used for relaxation water-pipes are again becoming popular not only in Turkey but also in European citiesç The "tombeki" used in the Armada water-pipes will be flavored in the Ottoman style with spices and their pleasing aroma will not offend even non-smokers...
A resource about "Nargile" (water-pipe) on the Internet:
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web Site