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Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were here a week and found this to be a perfect location. It is right in the midst of the major tourist sites and on the tram line. We found it a perfect location for lying low in the heat of the day because we were so close to the center of activity. Staff was very helpful always and room was very comfortable. We would highly recommend.

It is exactly in the heart of the old town, 5 minutes walking distance to major highlights like Saint Sophia Underground Cistern, Topkapı Palace, and Blue Mosque. Beautiful view from the 5th floor terrace while eating or drinking. Staff very helpful.

Clean, comfortable and with staff who were great - sorting transfers, tours, taxis and nothing was ever too much trouble. There was always someone around who spoke some English. Good breakfasts. Highly recommend.

I had a cosy and nice stay at this hotel for four nights with my family of 6 (myself, wife, three children, amongwhich a Down Syndrome child with physical disability). To Start with, tge staff were so nice, breakfast served was of high quality and the rooms were cosy. Not to mention the great location and the price combination was perfect. The only drawback was the quality of the mattress and the pillows were not that good, I hope the hotel would consider improving them.

Stayed for a week with daughter... Excellent location and service...Felt at home very much...Entire staff very helpful but Nihat and Aysegul were the best. Have recommended your hotel to my contacts. Poonam & Jaspal Singh Jubbal

This was my 2nd stay at the Celal Sultan Hotel. It is perfectly located in the Sultanahmet area, and in walking distance of all the sites and shopping. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel clean, the bar had a great wine, beer and liquor selection, along with an unending supply of ice. The rooftop area has a beautiful view of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The only meal I've eaten at the hotel is the breakfast, which was excellent! I strongly recommend this hotel.

This is a beautiful Hotel. The location is awesome. All the major tourist spots are at walking distance - Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar. Also a lot of great eating spots near by. The hotel itself is really good. The beds are super soft and comfortable. We had a view of the Blue Mosque in the distance :D The breakfast is good, a wide spread of fruits, salads, breads and eggs. Really great. The staff is very helpful, right from the managers, to the bell boys. Wonderful experience.

Walking distance to Mosques, old bazaar and a lot of restaurants and specially one of the palaces used over 300 years for the Sultans. The last floor provided a great place to rest at the end of the day with a great view of Ayasofya.

My husband and I and our friends enjoyed our stay here for 3 nights. While it’s classified as 4-star in Turkey, it’s more like a solid 3-star hotel by North American standards. Our room was clean, and the free breakfast every morning was pretty good, there were eggs, sausage, a variety of cheese, jams, yogurt, breads and fresh fruits. I appreciate that many Turkish hotels provide breakfast at no extra charge, so for those travellers complaining there’s not enough variety at breakfast, keep in mind that it’s FREE and understandingly they provide a Turkish style breakfast, not full American style breakfast buffet! The location of the hotel is great, it is just one street over from the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque area. There are many restaurants around in the area as well, but being in a tourist area, of course restaurant prices are more expensive than what locals would probably pay to eat at. Still, I would totally stay here again if we ever return to Istanbul.

Reception Staff is very friendly and approachable. Walking distance to several tourist attractions, and lots of local restaurants nearby. Room cleanliness and size acceptable. However after we are checked in for less than an hour, the bell boy was knocking our room door real hard and loud just to ask us if we will to purchase the mini bar items.

Yerebatan Cad. Salkimsogut Sok. No:16 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Basilica Cistern and Cagaloglu Hamami
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Sultanahmet, Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class is adjacent to Basilica Cistern and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Hagia Sophia. This 55-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch an LCD TV with digital channels. Select Comfort beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a coffee maker, and a laptop-compatible safe.

Property features

Guests of Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, self parking is TRY 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 140 per room one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1022 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.