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Staff was very helpful with answers to all my questions.

Excellent hotel, very clean and wonderfully decorated with Ottoman period furniture. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Especially the desk manager, Erhan Deser. Included an excellent breakfast. Also located in the Sultanamhet districe, within walking distance of the Haggia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace.

Very nice location,great restaurant. Beds not very confortable.

The cleaners were so annoying . They will knock your door even though you have do not disturb on . The reception staff are nice and helpful if any information is needed . Taxi will not take you to the hotel . You will need to walk about 5 minutes

great location, helpful staff, nice small room, walk to topkapi Palace, bazaar, and many other wonderful sites

Wonderful all the way around. Would definitely stay again. Location can't be beat

Nice hotel, close to attractions, and within walking distance to shopping and dining. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. I have stayed at this hotel three years ago. Since then, the breakfast buffet scope has decreased, the table cloths have disappeared, the flooring is torn and moisture damaged in places and needs to be redone. Breakfast is ok, items appear to be bought and opened, rather than made in house for the breakfast. Otherwise, its ok. Rooms are small, no more than two people in the single queen bed rooms.

Staff is Helpful and responsive. Nice restaurant on site.

A very comfortable and modern room. The rooms are small but they are also very cosy with all the modern facilities. The hotel is perfectly positioned to all the major sights and I will very happily re-book here again!

Beautiful hotel in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, very convenient location to major attractions, restaurants, tram station etc. Hotel staff is very kind and helpful. Were impressed with variety and taste of breakfast dishes and nice view from restaurant. The only con is a slow internet, otherwise highly recommend this hotel. Adil.

The best, was a unique experience, everything close, the breakfast is good, the rooms clean, confortable.

A boutique hotel located literally steps from all historical sites and souvenir stores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We easily walked back to our room in the middle of the day to relax and later continue sightseeing. The staff were extremely friendly and treated us like we were special guests in their own homes. The comprehensive breakfast buffet had everything from cold cuts to omelettes made to order and touches of Turkish delicacies. The Matbah Ottoman Restaurant within the hotel has, by far, the most authentic dishes made for the Sultans using original recipes. The staff made every arrangements we requested with a smile.

We had an exceptional stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. The service was exceptional with the staff going out of their way to make sure our accommodations were all they needed to be as well as to help us identify potential attractions to see in the area. The staff even went so far as to give me one of their personal umbrellas when it was raining. Wow. The room we had was all we could have asked for. They placed us on the Aya Sofia side of the hotel so our view was the majestic site both day and night. Wow #2. I can't think of any reason not to recommend this hotel. If you are looking for a quality room, excellent hospitality and a location that can not be beat, this is the place. We'll definitely be back. Thanks for an amazing stay!

Hotel was great. I booked a room with two beds for me and my friend (both males) they asked if we were on holiday or business travel, when we said holiday they winked and gave us one bed. I suppose they assumed we were gay.

Really nice hotel very close to the Blue Mosque and Haya Sophia. Really nice and comfortable hotel with very friendly staff.

Very nice hotel - avoid the rooms directly on the street - a bit loud.

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial is slightly hard to get to by car as it is one a steeply sloping restricted access street. But once there you do not need a car again it is steps away from the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, just across the street from the Basilica Cistern, around the corner from the Imperial palace and the excellent archeology museum and a brisk 10 minutes to the Great Bazaar. In between are all the shops and restaurants one could desire. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable. My wife had broken a toe a few weeks before our trip. Our room was down four flights of stairs which we figured to find a way to manage. However, the hotel management saw my wife's condition and offered us a room on the main floor. The room itself was excellent, warm, with a comfortable bed, good shower, well stocked mini-bar and complementary Turkish towel bath robes. Breakfast was included with the room it featured both European style cold cuts and cheese along with a variety of hot dishes and the Turkish staple of boiled eggs. Good coffee from one of those mysterious machines that should make very bad coffee but don't. The only draw back is that the hotel is surrounded by an army of rug salesmen who all want to get to know you and invite you back to their family's shop for the deal of lifetime. But is is a small price to pay for a great location and very attentive staff. One our first night the staff brought in a birthday cake for me as they had copied my passport and discovered that it was in fact my 59th birthday.

Location doesn't get any better - literally right next to the Hagia Sofia, tram stop, and cafes/restaurants. Small hotel so the rooms were on the small size but still had a double bed, mini bar, and decent size shower. WiFi was unfortunately VERY spotty (kind of important when trying to plan out the next day's activities, and figure out how to walk to various places), but staff is more than helpful with advice, etc. I'd probably stay there again.

You will not find a hotel in a better location than the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It is literally across the street from Aya Sophia and within a 5 minute walk from the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are both just a 10-15 minute walk, or 2 tram stops, away as well. The hotel itself is very clean and beautifully decorated. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because they messed up our reservation the first night. I had reserved a room with 2 twin beds and a city or Aya Sophia view and they had none left and tried to put us in a single bed room on the bottom floor with no view. We had to stay in the single room the first night, but they gave us the correct room the next day and left a fruit basket in apology. The free breakfast at the hotel is not a continental breakfast, it is actually a full breakfast buffet and all the food was delicious! The hotel staff was very helpful in providing directions for anywhere we wanted to go and were always friendly. This is the place to stay if you want to explore the historic sights of Istanbul.

Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Sultanahmet, Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class is next to popular attractions like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. This 49-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's connected to a shopping center in central Istanbul, and also a short walk from Sultanahmet Square and Gulhane Park.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's theme restaurant, or relax with a drink at the 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.


Rooms

The 49 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and desks.


Property features

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 460 per room one-way, as well as an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Premium Room (Vezir / Sultan)

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Premium Double Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Everyone (10) Couples (11) Business (2) Family (5) Friends (2) Other (4)
5
Partner Couples

Staff was very helpful with answers to all my questions.

By on Dec 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2019

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for the nice review and high score. We hope to host you here in the near future. Best Regards

5
Family

Excellent hotel, very clean and wonderfully decorated with Ottoman period furniture. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Especially the desk manager, Erhan Deser. Included an excellent breakfast. Also located in the Sultanamhet districe, within walking distance of the Haggia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace.

By on Oct 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Feedback such as yours is very valuable and will help us to improve our service consistently. We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We strive to deliver excellent service to each and every one of our guests and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Also I would like to thank you for your nice comments about Erhan.He is a gentleman who always exceeds our guests’ expectations and cares for the personalized service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards,

1
Everyone

By on Aug 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you here in the near future. Kind regards,

4
Everyone

Very nice location,great restaurant. Beds not very confortable.

By , from México on Oct 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2018

Dear Laila, Thank you taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we exceeded your expectations. Until the next time, we wish you all the best! Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial.

4
Everyone

The cleaners were so annoying . They will knock your door even though you have do not disturb on . The reception staff are nice and helpful if any information is needed . Taxi will not take you to the hotel . You will need to walk about 5 minutes

By , from NJ on Sep 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We will do our best to improve ourself. We hope to see you here again in the near future Kind regards,

5

nice hotel next to hagia sophia

Everyone

great location, helpful staff, nice small room, walk to topkapi Palace, bazaar, and many other wonderful sites

By , from boston on Apr 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2018

Dear Sue, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderfull feedback following your recent stay with us at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed our great location, liked your room and found the staff helpful. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back, Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

5
Everyone

Wonderful all the way around. Would definitely stay again. Location can't be beat

By on Sep 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 14, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It is wonderful to see that you loved our central location. We are very fortunate to be situated just next to the Hagia Sophia Museum. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit. Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4

nice hotel, close to attractions.

Everyone

Nice hotel, close to attractions, and within walking distance to shopping and dining. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. I have stayed at this hotel three years ago. Since then, the breakfast buffet scope has decreased, the table cloths have disappeared, the flooring is torn and moisture damaged in places and needs to be redone. Breakfast is ok, items appear to be bought and opened, rather than made in house for the breakfast. Otherwise, its ok. Rooms are small, no more than two people in the single queen bed rooms.

By on Aug 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2017

Dear Value Guest, It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and liked the location of the hotel. Please kindly be assured that we have noted the shortcomings which you underlined when it comes to the breakfast hall and we'll be passing this on to the corresponding department. We are grateful that you have posted a review of your experience as we always appreciate the opportunity of maintaining and improving our services. And also, due to the historical age of the building, we do have a variety of rooms in different sizes, and we are sorry that you were dissatisfied with the size of the room you were allocated. We sincerely hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Ottoman Hotel Imperial again. With Warmest Regards. The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4

location is excellent for sightseeing, dining.

Everyone

Staff is Helpful and responsive. Nice restaurant on site.

By on Aug 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2017

Dear Guest, It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit. Thank you for choosing The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

5

cosy hotel close to everything

Everyone

A very comfortable and modern room. The rooms are small but they are also very cosy with all the modern facilities. The hotel is perfectly positioned to all the major sights and I will very happily re-book here again!

By , from South Africa on Apr 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2017

Dear Phil, Thank you taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are delighted that you received such a favorable impression from our staff, our location, and your room. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and all of the team look forward to welcoming you back. Until the next time we wish you all the best! Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Istanbul, Istanbul 34400
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