Enjoying a very central location on the fringes of Old Istanbul, the aptly-named, boutique-style Butik Star Hotel lies on the southern side of Taksim Square, an area seen by many as the entertainment, cultural and shopping centre of Istanbul. The sounds and noises of Istanbul''s hectic daily routine immediately fade into the distance as soon as guests enter the Butik Star''s cosy, peaceful and welcoming lobby. This peaceful theme continues in the spacious and traditionally styled guestrooms, all of which offer air-conditioning, minibar, and hairdryer and satellite television as standard. Friendly staff is on hand to assist with guests needs, and will be pleased to suggest places of interest, which are only a short walk or short ride away. Be it the Blue Mosque or the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Bazaar or the Topkapi Palace, nothing is too far away from the Butik Star. And guests in search of a spot of shopping will be pleased to know that Istanbul''s popular, pedestrianised Istiklal Street is no more than a 5 minute walk away. Together with its retail outlets, Istiklal Street is also a great place for those in search of bars, clubs, entertainment or good, freshly prepared local cuisine (just visit the Fish Restaurant area!).