In 1984, while digging 12 meters underground for the foundations for the Antik Hotel, workers happened across the remains of a built structure. Investigations carried out by staff of the istanbul Archaeological Museum determined the structure to be that of a Late Roman-Early Byzantine (450-500 A.D) cistern and its infrastructure. Another Ottoman era structure had been built over the original cistern. Following restoration work, the historical cistern was brought back to life and transformed into the Antik Cisterna, a facility that combines culture, art, and history. Today the Antik Cisterna is used to host art exhibits, meetings and special events. The artifacts found during excavation are exhibited in the lobby and other locations of the hotel.
Standard Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, 24 hour room service, work table, chair, armchair, mini-bar, double wardrobe, telephone, cable TV, safe box, hairdryer, and slippers.
Marmarion Restaurant & Bar offers assortments of Turkish and world cuisine accompanied by a view of the Marmara Sea, Prince’s Islands, Beyazit Tower, minarets of the Blue Mosque, and old and new Istanbul. They offer an assortment of salads accompanied by special sauces, snacks, a daily menu, an open buffet or there are à la carte options. If you like fish, there is the Byzantine Menu. If you like traditional food, ask for the Ottoman Menu. If you insist on mixed, you can have the Istanbul menu.