The Millennium Istanbul Golden Horn is located in the heart of Istanbul’s historical centre within the garden of The Palace of Blachernae. The 127-room hotel has a state of the art fitness centre, luxury spa and extensive business centre, including a 404-sqm ballroom and meeting rooms.

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Guests can eat, drink and be merry at all-day dining restaurant Keros. There’s also Tekfur, a steakhouse, and the Kathisma Private Dining Room that serves dishes designed to take guests back to the Byzantium period.

Conveniently located near the Metrobus station, it is within walking distance of the Old City and is just 15 km away from Atatürk International Airport. Standard rooms from Dh386 per night; millenniumhotels.com.