15 December 2011

Armada Hotel 2012 Special New Year

The Armada Hotel presents you a delightful New Year’s Eve program at the heart of Istanbul’s historical center, a place where early inhabitants go back to 6000 years ago...

Beside enjoying this archaeological delight, you will savor the exquisite flavors of Armada kitchen
towards the irresistible view of Istanbul. 

Come join us to welcome 2012 in a place where past and present gracefully come together.

- Cocktail at the lobby with the live music by “Gypsy Band”,
- Music Program: Live Pop Music, Traditional Turkish Music (Fasıl), Folklore Group and Oriental Belly Dancer
- “WELCOME 2012”: New Year Celebration with Fireworks and Champagne at Armada Terrace
- New Year Celebration with Fireworks and Champagne at Armada’s Outdoor Terrace at 24:00

Cold Mezzes: Chicken with Walnuts, Fava Bean Puree,“Dolma” with olive oil, Pilaki “Dried beans and olive oil”,
Haydari “Spread made with yoghurt”, Octopus Salad, Şakşuka (Fried Obergine and Yoghurt), Feta Cheese
Hot Mezzes: “Muska” Cheese Pastry, Spinach Patty,Tiny Meatballs, Seafood Casserole
Main Course: “Traditional New Year's Turkey”, stuffed Turkey with Rice, served with Orange Sauce,
Seasonal Salad…
Unlimited Local Alcoholic Drinks
Fruit and Dessert Buffet at the Marble Pool (Lobby)
In the early hours of 2012… Delicious night soups from Armada “Pottage Carriage” at the Lobby

Program starts at 20.00 / Price per person 100 € + 18% (VAT)

3 night-stay including New Year’s Eve : 315 Eur + 8% tax
(price per person in a standard room)


0090 212 455 44 55

02 November 2011

6th Istanbul TangoRitual Starts in Armada...

Armada hosts Roberto Herrera and Lorena Goldestein, Horracio Goday and Magdalena Gutierrez, Ariadna Naveria and Fernando Sanchez, Christian Marquez and Virginia Gomez, the well known tango maestros from Argentine as of November 2nd to November 6th, 2011 for the occasion of the  6th Istanbul TangoRitual... The opening of the Festival will take place in Armada Hotel on November 2nd evening with a guitar concert. During the Festival, Armada also will host a painting exhibition called as "Milonguerra" by Banu Muratlı, the painter.
For the details please click here...

28 September 2011

Kate Burton blogs: "A Story About a Grand View..."

From Kate Burton's blog:

A story about a grand view, a call to prayer and an unbelievably romantic dinner...

We arrived at the Armada Hotel in Istanbul well into the evening, exhausted from our journey from Cyprus and the 150km per hour - yes, really - shuttle journey from the Asian side of Istanbul into Europe. Shaking and shattered, we immediately took the lift to the terrace whereupon we were treated to an unimaginably beautiful panorama comprised of the Mediterranean Sea, terraces and the tall minarets of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
To see the other beautiful photos and read the rest of the post please click here!

08 September 2011

The 9th Istanbul Bach Days Starts Tonight!

The 9th Istanbul Bach Days, organized by HEP (Hakan Erdoğan Production), will be held in Istanbul between September 8 and 23, 2011.
The opening concert will be held in St. Antoine Church tonight with the European Union Baroque Orchestra who is staying at the Armada Hotel and made a rehearsal this morning in the same place... 

In addition to historical sites such as St. Antoine and Santa Maria Churches, "garajistanbul" will also  host well-known performers.

The tickets can be purchased through Biletix. Please note all concerts will begin at 20:30.

The Pogram:
Thursday, September 8
European Union Baroque Orchestra
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Friday, September 9
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Santa Maria Church Beyoğlu

Friday, September 16
"Bachtronica" Erdem Helvacıoğlu

Saturday, September 17
J.S. Bach Cello Suites
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Sunday, September 18
J.S. Bach Cello Suites
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Wednesday, September 21
Goldberg Variations
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

Friday, September 23
Gustav Leonhardt
St. Antoine Church, Galatasaray

26 August 2011

Ozlem, a Blogger, Mentions Armada Ramadan Meals...

...Hotel Armada at Sultanahmet is my favorite location to stay in Old Istanbul, I have been going back there over 10 years, and each time is like coming home. The friendly staff is there since I knew them, and this charming hotel has spectacular views of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque at one side, the Sea of Marmara on the other.

This is the terrace of Armada, overlooking the Blue Mosque. We were there for an Iftar meal as a family. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for a month. Breaking the fast meal is called Iftar meal, and I love the fact that families and friends gather to give thanks and enjoy the meal together. Huge pots of tea is placed at every table, as Turks love tea, cay, and is consumed during as well as after the Iftar meal.
At traditional Iftar meal, sesame coated flat breads, olives, dates, Turkish sausage and pastrami (dried cured stripes of beef, coated with spices), cheese, vegetables cooked in olive oil (like stuffed cabbage leaves) is served. This is followed by soup and meat based dishes. And ends with desserts like baklava or sutlac (flaky pastry sheets soaked in a milky sauce, served with pomegranates)or fruit - quite a feast!

I hope you get to go to the places that touches your soul and reach out to the loved ones. Gorusmek uzere - See you next week for more photos and recipes!

To read the original blog post please click below:
Ozlem's Turkish Table

28 February 2011

Live And Unplugged From Armada: Genuinely Authentic Classical Turkish Music

Presented By “Armada Classical Turkish Music Club”

Starting Thursday, March 3rd, 2011,we will be hosting classical “Fasıl” sessions led by “Serhanende” Nureddin Celik at Armada Salon.

Every Thursday for the next 8 weeks,come experience this musical feast alongside our traditional Istanbul cuisine.


Assorted Cold Mezzes served on copper “Çilingir” trays
Stuffed vine leaves, Circassian Chicken, Feta Cheese, Eggplant Salad, Eggplant “Saksuka”, Pickled beets, Mashed fish roe with bread crumbs, Stewed beans
Hot Mezzes
Tripe with chickpea, Deep fried pastries with cheese filling, Fried Zucchini
Main Course – selective
Chicken Cutlet
“Kurkutlu” Fried Perch with mayonaisse
Deserts – Fruits
Assorted Turkish deserts and seasonal fruits
Unlimited Club Raki and other local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Price: 75TL per person

Dear Guests: Please be advised that the participation to this event will be limited to a certain number of attendees since it will be an unplugged performance. Therefore, we kindly suggest you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

17 February 2011

An Old Istanbul Carnaval: "APOKRIES" will be held at Armada on March 4th!

An Old and Forgotten Istanbul Carnival

Comes Alive at ARMADA

"Apokries" is an old Istanbul tradition and a carnaval that was revitalized by the Armada Hotel for the first time on February 14th, 2010. Apokries, the carnival of fun and masquerade once celebrated by the Greek Orthodox community in Istanbul (*) every year during Ottoman Empire will be celebrated once again at Armada Salon with a live musical performance by “Café Aman Istanbul”,
a renowned Rembetiko band comprised of Turkish and Greek musicians.
Would you like to join us and celebrate this once-a-year carnival
while enjoying our special Apokries Menu designed for this special night?

Apokries Menu:
Assorted Cold Mezzes
Stuffed vine leaves, Circassian Chicken, Stewed Beans, Mashed fish roe with bread crumbs,
Beets, Feta Cheese, Haydari - a spread made with yogurt, Marinated red pepper, Russian Salad,
Chard Salad
Hot Mezzes
Chard leaves stuffed with mince meat, Fried Calamari, Plovdiv Meatballs, Fried Zucchini,
Fried pastries with cheese and spinach filling,
Deserts – Fruits
Pumpkin desert and seasonal fruits
Unlimited local Alcoholic drinks
Friday, March 4th, 2011 | 20.00-24.00 | Price 95 TL – Per person
For more information and reservations, please call the reception by simply dialing 0.
or call Irmak Özyurt 0 212 455 44 71-70 e-mail: infosatis@armadahotel.com.tr
Armada Tel: 90 212 455 44 55

(*) http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/reviving-carnival-in-istanbul/

10 February 2011

The Place to be For Istanbul Lovers…

A romantic evening fired up by an exquisite fine dining and live music is waiting for Istanbul lovers at Armada indoor Terrace on February 14th.

Well, this is just a beginning! Those who would like to experience a renowned Armada ritual and dance through the night can join our traditional Tango Night at Armada Salon followed by the St. Valentine’s dinner.

And then, you wake up to a wonderful Istanbul morning to find yourself by the ancient city walls surrounded by Sultanahmet mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Bosphorus...

If you would like to offer your loved one(s)such a special gift on this very special day that they will always remember, then here is the place to be.

Please call us for details regarding full program, menu and pricing.

With love,
Reservation: Irmak Özyurt 0 212 455 44 71-70 - Armada Tel: 90 212 455 44 55