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Legacy Ottoman Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The experience at the hotel was excellent. The service was exceptional! I would like to thank the hotel translater, Mariam for all of her help and assistance. Hotel staff was very helpful, and welcoming. I will difinetely be returning in any upcoming trips to Istanbul.

Very bad hotel After visiting so much hotels in the world i think i visit the most inferior hotel. Make my stay so bad 3 night of sleeping in sauna The air conditioning work alone on heat and when you ask the till me ask the manager So sad

This hotel is located 15 minutes from Sophia so it is not bad location, but it is not easy to find if you drive as many road are blocked during day time. If you are lucky and finally reached hotel, you will be impressed by the beautiful building and grand lobby. However, then you will find the room is much smaller than you expected and the hotel will insist you booked a smaller room than you get. Even if you show them that your reservation is not a standard small room but a superior large room, they will then insist the small, no window room is in fact the superior room,,,,

The hotel has a nice interior and very helpful and friendly staff. The breakfast buffet was quite average. The best part is view of the Bosphorus Only negative: there was overnight construction going on next to hotel and got very noisy, something to be checked before booking in future.

Everything in this hotel is very old and worn out. Furniture is old and smelly, carpets are old and dirty. We booked deluxe room, which is large but with old furniture. Only tv seems normal. Bathroom was not cleaned properly as there was pubic hair on the toilet, no ventilation and smell of canal is very strong. Missing toilet brush, the sink is leaking and water goes to floor of bathroom. Toilet is tilting when you sit on it. Breakfast apply for 2 or 3 star hotel. Poor and simple, better find something else outside. Room is not sound protected and you hear lot of noice, and especially the loud sound of all mosques around. Staff is polite, but that’s all. I will never ever return back! I would not recommend that hotel to anyone. It is OK for homeless people, but not a 5star hotel.

Beautiful hotel. Very good location. Very good services. Clean and luxury room. Very large room. The bed marvellous. Close to the tourist attractions. Close to restaurants. With city view from rooms and restaurant.

Legacy Ottoman Hotel was great especially the Turkish Bath at the Spa. for $65 I got 90 minutes of exfoliation, suds with bubbles and a 60 minute massage. Gate 1 10 Day Essential Turkey: November - december 2017: Excellent: Delivered all as promised, price/value was right on. Our guide, Ender, was very well-informed skillful at imparting knowledge, and receptive to questions. He was pleasant, humorous, helpful, and went out of his way to get our group the balloon ride in Cappadocia the day after it had been scrubbed due to weather. The itinerary was excellent, though the early mornings were wearing. Highlights were the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi, in Istanbul, Ephesus and Heiropolis on the road and, of course Cappadocia and the balloon ride. Bus was comfortable and the drivers very professional I felt safe traveling with Gate 1 in spite of the current political climate there. It was great

Perfect hotel and perfect location near everywhere and very safe very comfortable. This hotel best choice for Istanbul and have amazing view from at the roof. Amazing hotel and perfect building thank you for all.

Stayed in this hotel for a short vacation and this hotel is fabulous. The building in itself is very impressive - beautiful lobby, great top floor restaurant and bar with city views- the staff are welcoming and helpful. Great spa (perfect massage! Try it, hammam is nice too) gym and pool in the ground floor. Location is central, close to the blue mosque and spice market. Cannot recommend it more will definitely come back!

Lovely hotel, good location located next to the spice Bazaar and walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia all in approx 20 minutes walk. The hotel reception area is decorated in a very classic and fashionably elegant furnitures. Good choices for breakfast in buffet style, lovely spa abit expensive but had a good experience with the hammam foam bath. Staff was very friendly. Free upgrade to a bigger room. The down side, no soundproof in room and woke up in the night due to the sound of cars. Room curtain not long enough to cover every corner of the window and therefore the night was not fully dark to be able to sleep properly. Not able to provide recomendation or accurate direction in that area. Comfortable and clean bed and bathroom. Good english channels on tele.

Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye Cad. No: 16 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Old City, Legacy Ottoman Hotel is adjacent to New Mosque and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Eminonu Square. This 178-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Centrally located in Istanbul, the hotel is also a short walk from Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar.


Enjoy dining at Ottoman Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Legacy Ottoman Hotel's 178 rooms are recently renovated and provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.

Property features

At Legacy Ottoman Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Valet parking is TRY 70.00 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 170 per room one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Corner Suite, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Triple Room, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 478 reviews