$97 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 22, 2014 Check-out: Nov 25, 2014

Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 stars
Caferiye Sokak. No : 6/1, ISTANBUL, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
39 reviews
Istanbul Better every visit

Perfect hotel , lovely location, wonderful staff very comfortable See full review

  • Pavlo
  • Dec 20, 2013
Perfect stay

Staying at the ottoman imperial hotel is such a pleasure, one can not wait to repeat it. So clause... See full review

  • Muean
  • Dec 7, 2013
19th-century school building gets top grades as a small hotel

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial, originally built as an Ottoman school and hospital in the mid-19th century, today is an elegant and welcoming vision for travelers. The building was converted to a hotel in 2005. From the hotel's elevated location above the Old City guests can take in views of some of the world's most beautiful sights, including the Marmara Sea. The Ottoman Hotel Imperial sits amidst many of the Old City's most popular attractions, including the Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

Highlights

  • Historic building was an Ottoman school and hospital
  • Elevated location in the Old City affords stunning views
  • Steps from incredible historic sites, including Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque
  • Fine restaurant serves traditional Turkish cuisine

Rooms

Rooms feature traditional Ottoman décor and all the comforts a modern traveler requires. High-speed and wireless Internet access is available (fees may apply). The desks are small and better suited to a casual letter or a computer space than a place for business travelers to spread out. Guests receive a complimentary welcome drink.

Features

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial combines contemporary and traditional décor in an elegant interior with a focus on guest comfort.

 

The hotel has two restaurants. The menu at the fine Matbah Restaurant focuses on traditional Turkish cuisine. Sadrazam Restaurant's buffet features dishes from Turkey and other global influences. The hotel's Saltanat Bar offers wine, beer, and seasonal specialty cocktails.

 

Guests can relax in the hotel's garden or on the terrace. 

Transportation

  • Sultanahmet tram stop (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Cankurtaran Railway Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Yenikapi Ferry Terminal (2 mi/3.2 km) 
  • Istanbul International Ataturk Airport (12 mi/19.4 km) 
  • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (28 mi/45 km) 

Nearby attractions

  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (109 yds/0.1 km) 
  • Hagia Sophia (0.1 mi/0.2 km) 
  • Blue Mosque (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Topkapi Palace (1.2 mi/1.9 km)   
  • Spice Bazaar (1.3 mi/2.1 km) 
  • Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Galata Tower (2.5 mi/4 km) 
  • Balat Ahrida Synagogue (2.8 mi/4.5 km)  

Business

  • High-speed Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Business services 

Hotel Map

41.009 28.979
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport - 19 km.
Sabiha Gokcen International Airport - 45 km.
Area description
Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated on the truly premium location in town, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sights in the heart of the old town, Sultanahmet, viewing the impressive Hagia Sophia (St.Sophia, Aya Sofya) Museum. This is an inspiring location all year around, in the heart of the old city, within easy walking distance of Sultanahmet Square and the main historic, shopping and harbor districts and just 19 km from Ataturk International Airport and 45 km from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

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Ottoman Hotel Imperial Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
Standard Room offers King Size bed with balcony / terrace, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, color Satellite TV, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, In Room Safe, Direct Dial Phone, Private Bathroom, PC data port, Internet Access with wireless option, Double Glazed Windows, Petite Work Desk and Complimentary Welcome Drink. Standard Rooms are situated on the front building facing the main road of Sultanahmet Square.
PREMIUM - ROOM
Premium Room offers King Size bed with balcony / terrace, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, Color Satellite TV, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, In Room Safe, Direct Dial Phone, Private Bathroom, PC data port, Internet Access with wireless option, Double Glazed Windows, Petite Work Desk, Complimentary Welcome Drink.

Premium rooms are situated on the main building facing the Hagia Sophia Museum or Sultan Ahmet area, all complimented by design schemes that bring out the elegance of the traditional Ottoman style, while maintaining an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation.
PREMIUM - JR_SUITE
Premium Junior Suite offers King Size with balcony / terrace, bathrobe, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, jacuzzi / whirlpool / spa bath, kettle, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, color Satellite TV, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Direct Dial Phone, Private Bathroom, PC data port, Internet Access with wireless option, Double Glazed Windows, Petite Work Desk, Complimentary Welcome Drink and Bathrobe.

Premium Junior Suites are a private retreat that offers you comfort and exclusivity. They are situated on main building facing the old town and the Sultanahmet Square.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Room
Satellite TV

Nearby points of interest

  • Hagia Sophia: 0.1 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.1 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.2 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.3 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.4 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.6 mi
  • Tünel: 0.9 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.1 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.1 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.2 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.2 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.3 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.4 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.5 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.6 mi
  • Tünel: 0.9 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.2 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.3 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.5 mi
  • Golden Horn: 1.8 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.2 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.2 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.2 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.3 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.4 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.5 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.6 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.3 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.4 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.5 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.6 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.5 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.5 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 6.8 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.4 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 7.9 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.9 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.5 mi

Dining

Matbah Restaurant
The Ottoman grandeur and warmth prevail at "Matbah" welcomes exclusive guests and gourmets who delight in comforts of a vibrant ambiance within the stylish "Ottoman Palace" cuisine. Matbah's fine "Ottoman Palace" cuisine is presented with exquisite detail and precision with an outstanding backdrop. Preserving the best traditions of the past, Matbah maintains its unique heritage whilst creating an elegant and relaxing atmosphere within the impressive banquettes.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (39)

Ratings and reviews for Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 39
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Farheen
Business
Jacksonville, FL
Sep 25, 2014

Great location

Best location possible. Right next to Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
Rogar d
Business
Cleveland, oh
Sep 17, 2014

Directions

great location but hard to find;directions below. very good restaurant attached. bathroom small. comfy bed. friendly staff. directions; On a cobblestone street, more like an alley that runs directly behind the HAGiA SOPHIA and is closed to cars during the day. Go to the intersection of Divan Yolu CD and Yerebatan CD, then look for Caferiye SK branching off of Yerebatan. The hotel is around 50 feet down and if you take their phone number their porter can meet you at your taxi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
2411
Business
Hampshire UK
May 26, 2014

Great location

Generally a good hotel in an ideal location. Nice,comfortable rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Hagia Sophia almost on the doorstep and the Blue Mosque and the wonderful Basilica Cistern in very close proximity.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Countryman
Business
Portsmouth England
Apr 8, 2014

Wonderful Break

This hotel is superbly located, comfortable, friendly and the rooms are of a high standard. Breakfast excellent and staff helpful and efficient. Highly recommended for exploring wonderful Istanbul.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vinj20
Business
uk
Oct 22, 2013

Ideal Istanbul location.

You could not get a better location in Instanbul for sight seeing. However there is a price to pay, make sure you get a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the back of the Sophia mosque as the street side rooms are noisy (trams) and rooms 604/6/8/10 have views of walls 6 foot from the winnow. Also some rooms are tiny.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Get to any of the major sights early to ensure queues are not too long.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
daveit
Business
Cayman Islands
Aug 22, 2013

Great once we got there!

For some reason the driver of our cab from the cruise terminal had great difficulty finding the hotel. However, once we arrived, we were upgraded to the best room in the house. Although the room wasn't yet ready (we were early) we were invited to take breakfast (at no cost) while we waited. The room itself was most comfortable. We were leaving early the next day for the airport and although breakfast didn't officially start until 6.30 am, we were able to get a very good continental breakfast at 6 am. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The open-air cafe just down the road serves excellent Turkish food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peterxyz
Business
Richmond, VA, USA
Jun 23, 2013

Very Good Location

A very good location but the taxi found it hard to find. The first two rooms we were offered were not up to standard, one promised to be very noisy and the other was very dark.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary blackrock gal
Business
Dublin Ireland
Apr 23, 2013

Perfect location for experiencing Istanbul

From the time of check in to leaving hotel our stay was truly wonderful. Location is the best you can get. The breakfast was amazing. The staff were so friendly and could not do enough or us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Perdu
Business
USA
Apr 6, 2013

Istanbul vacation

The hotel is literally across the street from the Hagia Sophia. Wonderful staff, and very nice hotel. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The breakfast buffet was one of the best on our trip (simple, but most continental buffets are). We would stay here again without hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Txikis
Business
San Juan, PR
Mar 26, 2013

Great location, friendly staff

Stayed for 7 nights. This Hotel is all about location. It is in a quiet street( at least if your room is in the main building) in the middle of Istanbul's historical area. the hotel faces Hagia Sofia, and its a short walk from the Blue Mosque and the Cistern.Rooms are nicely decorated, and Staff is very friendly. Matbah restaurant is superb! ( try Zire-ba, a lamb casserole with honey and almonds). After walking extensively in the city, i believe the hotel is the best located. Will be back! RM

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use the ferry!! Take it in Eminonü. Its cheap and efficient, and gets you across to Asia quickly. Also you can take the Golden Horn one.

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