14 November 2012

Time to Tango at Armada: The 7th "istanbul tangoritual"

It's time to be in İstanbul for tango!... The 7th "istanbul tangoritual" days starts as of today and lasts till November 18th, 2012.

Prior to the main event, the world renown tango masters Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa gave a seminar themed "Giros, Colgadas y Movimientos Espirolados" (Turns, Colgados and Spiral Movements") at the Armada Hotel between 10-13 November, 2012.
For the details of the program Nov. 14- Nov.18  2012,  please visit 7th tangoritual web site.

FaceBook İstanbul "tangoritual" group.
  • FaceBook 7th. tangoritual event details & participation  page.
  • Tangoritual official  website
  • 19 October 2012

    Come On Board To View The Republic Day Spectacle

    We are inviting you to celebrate the 89th anniversary  of the Republic Day on the “Armada Boat” and share  our utmost joy alongside fireworks spectacle over  the Bosphorus.

    Program - 29 October 2012*
    18.00   Meeting at Armada Hotel
    18.30   Departure from Ahırkapı landing pier to Kabataş
    19.00   Food and beverages service
    19.45   Fireworks, light and sound spectacle
    20.30   Arrival to Ahırkapı landing pier

    Participation fee: 65 TL (Per person – V.A.T included.)

    *The program and time of the event will be  updated based on the information provided  by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

    Contact and Reservation
    Irmak Özyurt: +90 212 455 44 71 - iozyurt@armadahotel.com.tr
    Zeynep Özer: +90 212 455 44 72 - zozer@armadahotel.com.tr

    09 October 2012

    What's New: The Armada Boat!

    We proudly present "The Armada Boat"!

    A "commuter" type, classic boat called "Armada 1" has been sailing in the Bosphorus and Golden Horn also around the Prince Islands by attracting great appreciation as of July 2012. Here is one of the feedbacks:
    "...The Bosporus really is this city’s spiritual life source. It never gets tiring being on the sea, whatever type of vessel you’re on. However, I have to say, this particular one was the finest I’ve had the pleasure of being aboard, incredibly comfortable, and tastefully appointed. It had all the old school charm in its design that I’d want if I was fortunate enough to be able to afford such a craft. Despite being perfectly happy aboard a vapur on the Bosporus you can imagine how nice it felt to be at the other end of the spectrum..." - Innes Adam Welbourne 
    When you make your travel program to Istanbul, please keep in mind that there is a very special, private excursion boat will be at your service during your stay...

    For more information and checking availability you may directly contact Ms. Funda Dagli.
    Before doing that you may enjoy to see further information about the boat:
    "The Armada Boat" website...

    06 September 2012

    Reviving and Living the Life and Times of İstanbul...

    The essense of Armada Hotel's culture can simply be expressed in our motto: "Preserve.Reserve.Serve." It's our road map for behavior both inside and outside our hotel. It means first and foremost to be genuinely in search of Istanbul's quintessential cultural identity as well as the essense of authentic Istanbul lifestyle. Then comes exploring such cultural values which can be revived even today to pass down to the next generations through contemporary interpretations.

    The more you get to know Armada Hotel, the closer you come to grasp Istanbul. And yes, the other way around… This is just because we strive for, beyond solely being an urban hotel, letting you truly experience İstanbul's authentic lifestyle, by passionately searching for, reintrepret and revive the values that make Istanbul, Istanbul.

    As we are approaching to our 20th year anniversary, we brought together all the projects we have accomplished with this idea in mind since the foundation of Armada Hotel in1994, and wanted to share with our treasured friends like you.

    Hereby, we sincerely would like to thank those of you who have fully supported us in all of our endeavors which manifest the respect, passion and most importantly, love we feel for the wonderful city of Istanbul.


    Please click this link for more information regarding projects Armada brought to life since its foundation in1994.

    07 June 2012


    Still, an incredible and unforgettable legend of our age!
    She's came to Istanbul, Turkey, today.
    She'd come here but no one knew where she was!
    But... Thanks to our neighbour Tayfun's ( Koseoglu) camera we captured her first step to Istanbul today at the AHIRKAPI PEER  which is our the single connection point to the Sea of Marmara!
    So... Considering that today's common field of interest, it's up to you to share or not this valuable moment!

    Madonna's first step to ISTANBUL, TURKEY! 6 June, 2012...

    29 April 2012

    World Dance Day 2012

    Armada celebrates the International World Dance Day, 2012!

    This year's official Dance Day message was written by Alkis Raftis, President of the International Dance Council CID, and focused on "dance therapy"...
    Here is the whole text!

    18 February 2012

    "Armada - Gurmebus" Started to Explore Hidden Tastes of Istanbul

    The oldest Mercedes-Benz bus in Istanbul that was previously restored by Armada, has a new hat: "Armada-Gurmebus" and started to find hidden delights of the city! From now on Armada Hotel will continue to organize gourmet tours in collaboration with "Gurmebus" team on the weekends. The first round was held to historical Fatih neighborhood today.

    If you wonder what the Fatih taste-stops were, please have a look at the pictures in our FaceBook and Twitter pages. If you would like to join us and/or be informed about the coming tours, please contact with us:

    Nedim Mazliyah – 0212 455 4480- Armada Hotel
    Nilay Tütüncü – 0530 644 30 10- GurmeBus
    http://www.gurmebus.com - http://www.twitter.com/Gurmebus/

    07 February 2012

    For Istanbul Lovers, Everyday is a St. Valentine's Day!

    Dedicating this year's St. Valentine Day to not only loving couples, but also all Istanbul lovers, Armada Otel is organizing a "Turkish-Jazz" concert by Bilal Karaman, a renowed jazz Guitarist, at the Armada Terrace that is in the heart of the Historical Center. A special package is also available for those would also like to spend the night the Armada on the February 14th...

    Illustration: Metin Sözen

    Together with his brother, Bilal Karaman has started playing the guitar at the age of 11. After advancing in electronic and classical guitar techniques he has started to read notes and composing. At the age of 19 he’s been accepted to Bilgi University Department of Music with a full scholarship. At the age of 23 he went to Austria to take part at the workshops where he had the chance to work with Wolfgang Muthspiel which is one of the best guitar players of our time. (For more detailed info please visit his website: Bilal Karaman: http://www.bilalkaraman.com/ ).


    Appetizers from Armada Kitchen (Cold & Hot Mezes)
    Main Dish: Fillet Steak with Mushrooms, Green Salad
    Unlimited Local Drinks
    Tea or Turkish Coffee along with Home-made Liquor

    Price per person: 95.- TL


    Dinner and Turkish-Jazz concert at the Terrace on February 14, 2012 night, lodging at the “Superior” double room with sea view on the same night and open buffet breakfast at Armada Terrace with Historical Peninsula and the Sea of Marmara view: All for 340.- TL (for two person).

    For detailed info and reservation:
    Armada Banquet Team: infosatis@armadahotel.com.tr Tel: 90+212 45544 55
    Irmak Özyurt: 90 212 4554471- iozyurt@armadahotel.com.tr
    Zeynep Özer:90 212 4554472 – zozer@armadahotel.com.tr