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Underwater Hotels – Istanbul Says “Me Too!”

Istanbul's 7 Story Underwater Hotel (Image courtesy Vagabondish)
By Andrew Liszewski

While it’s not the first underwater hotel (that honor goes to the Poseidon in Fiji) a new hotel being built in Istanbul hopes to set itself apart from its competitors since it’s being built on the ruins of a historical 1930s tobacco factory in the city center. The hotel will have 7 floors all underwater and every room will have a view of the sea. Of course no one’s really sure how great that view will actually be since local experts claim the visibility in the Istanbul Bosporus Strait is only about 10 feet.

However the hotel is on track for a 2010 opening, which will coincide with the city taking over from Linz, Austria as the Cultural Capital of Europe. It’s being build by Tanriverdi Holding who have promised a multi-million dollar budget to ensure the hotel is finished to 7-star standards, and that it’s also 100% waterproof.

[ Istanbul’s 7-Story Underwater Hotel to Open in 2010 ] VIA [ Cribcandy ]







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  • http://www.beauty-blogs.com Armine Abrahamyan

    Wow
    It will a great place to go a day after your wedding. Nice and cool place for a honeymoon.

    -armine

  • Megan

    Okay, so im just a little confused. Im actually doing a presentation on Hydropolis, and it says that you will go to the land station which is on land….but when it shows pictures of the actual land station, its completely surrounded by water….SOMEBODY HELP ME FAST!!!

  • http://www.marmaris.org.uk Marmaris

    built on the ruins of a historical 1930s tobacco factory in the city center. The hotel will have 7 floors all underwater and every room will have a view of the sea

  • Marmaris

    Great holiday location and spoet event
    i always too wish to spend a holiday with underwater fishes

  • http://www.marmaris.org.uk Marmaris

    Really a great under water Room
    A dream place to live

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    what a great place for a honeymoon. The plan of this hotel looks wonderful.

  • http://www.letsbookhotel.com Hotel Book

    what a great place for a honeymoon. The plan of this hotel looks wonderful.

  • http://www.thetravelcube.co.uk Matt

    This looks pretty cool – although I reckon I'd feel a bit claustrophobic in that suite!

    Whats with this seven star rating malarkey anyway? Is it because 5 star hotels are just a bit shabby now and the standard has slipped…

  • chuck

    Think about water pressure on those windows…even at 30 feet! I'm not sleeping there…

  • drawhy

    yang mo bulan madu…ayo masih sisa 2 kamar lagi…

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    Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

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    It´s fantastic …

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    It´s fantastic …

  • CletusShirley

    So I guess no one here is afraid of water?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3Z3JAEOS4CWHMWZS7NRR6FN4GI dann

    I love the under world. It is a bigger world then ours. They have leaders like us, followers, caretakers, givers, lound, quit, but nothing will beat the idea the under world doesn't desteroy their world like human do….