Sergüzeşt Otel opened last spring in Büyükada (Prinkipo) with all its warmth, coziness and sincerity. It’s the perfect escape for those running from the city’s hustle bustle. 

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1“Sergüzeşt” (sear-gheu-zesht) means “adventure” in Persian: the hotel is named after the thought that every time we go out, everything we see on the way, everyone we meet at the hotel and all that we go through are in fact, adventures.

2Owners, Hale and Hakan Aydın bought a rundown Greek mansion in 2014 and turned it into the hotel of their dreams.

3And “Sergüzeşt Otel” came about. They wanted their son to be able to grown in Büyükada, where Hakan Aydın spent his childhood days.

4They care for every single detail personally.

5The hotel features 10 guest rooms in a three storey building.

6Kerim Kürkçü, the architect of the hotel, reinterpreted the interiors in a modern and eclectic style that conserve the original elements in the building.

7As the coolness of metal is balanced by the warmth of wood, comfort and spaciousness are stressed in the guest rooms.

8In short, unlike the rest of Büyükada (Prinkipo) hotels, they preferred to embellish the traditional with modern touches.

9As you can see, small but important details are not forgotten.

10If you’d like to have an even more exclusive experience at the Sergüzeşt Otel, ask for the top suite.

11You can have the best breakfast with a scenery right from the balcony of your own room. 

12But if you’d like to get out, the breakfast buffet downstairs awaits you (- breakfast here is reason enough to visit the hotel, even if you’re not going to spend the night.)

13At the Sermest Cafe where breakfast is served, tea, coffee and snacks are available all day long. The menu is updated seasonally.

14And if you feel like feeling the sun on your face, just sit at the garden.

16When you’re done, you can relax in the hammock or spend some time with your family.

17But I think we can all agree that the best thing after a satisfying breakfast is a cup of freshly grinded and perfectly brewed coffee.

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18Don’t forget to pick sweet cherries from a tree.

19Or take a Büyükada (Prinkipo) tour on bike. When you come back, the peaceful garden of Sergüzeşt Otel will be waiting.


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