Located directly at the Asian-side shores of the Bosphorus, the A’Jia Hotel is definitely a unique building, with a remarkable history. It has been built at the end of the 19th century by an unknown architect. At one time it was burnt down and then rebuilt in 1898. Immediately after that it was sold to the Istanbul Municipality by Ahmet Rasim’s family( Ahmet Rasim Paşa : 1826-1897). At one time it functioned as the 36th elementary school of the new Turkish Republic. In 2002 began the restoration process meant to turn the building into a hotel and the process was completed in 2005.
The hotel offers massage treatments and a jacuzzi, fishing and boating trips, a private port and a sundeck area as well as a well-stocked wine cellar, restaurant, bar and lounge. It’s also a great place for hosting events like wedding ceremonies or birthdays.