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Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caferiye Sok. No:6 D:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel last October and found the location to be great and within walking distance of a lot of Istanbul's central attractions such as the spice market, Blue Mosque and the Golden Horn. Very friendly staff but the rooms are a little tired but of a good size. Breakfast was a bit of a bun fight and... More

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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My ratings says it all; 1. Excellent staff services (Trully Turkish hospitality) 2. Excellent sleep quality 3. Nice Turkish breakfast in the morning 4.Of course, Location, location, location - perfectly located at Sultanahmet (Ayasofia, Hippodrome, Blue mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazar, Cistern) all are in within walking distances. The only thing that cause this hotel doesn't get my 5 bullets ratings... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 20 hours of air travel and almost no sleep, we arrived at this hotel exhausted. We were greeted by Mehmet at the front desk who kindly helped us with a mix up with our travel agent. Then we met with Serhat who helped us orient to Istanbul and know how to achieve our plans for our stay. We saw... More

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Asbury, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice boutique hotel in a quiet and quaint neighborhood. We found the hotel to be clean, welcoming, and convenient. The room was large with a spacious bathroom. The hotel is within walking distance of the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Basillica Cistern, and most of Old Istanbul. The staff of the hotel were all friendly... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel in Sultanahmet can't be beat. Note that cars, including taxis, can't drive right up to the hotel. It's a short walk where the road has been closed off, however. The Aya Sofia is across the cobblestone street, the Blue Mosque is to the right and the Topkapi to the left. All within walking distance, and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally situated for a short break in Istanbul. It is charming in its design and the staff is very helpful. We had a problem with the shower that we had to announce twice before it was finally fixed but otherwise, all ok.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the heart of the Sultanahmet area so perfect for exploring the old town, this hotel offers a good four star service. It's welcoming and calm with a old world feel about the place. Service was excellent at all times and the room was a decent size, clean and well equipped. The air conditioning worked well - perhaps a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at this hotel after the long flight from Australia made our first experience of Istanbul very positive. We arrived early in the morning and they made a room available and offered breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. Great rooms in the classic ottoman style. The location is amazing and we had views... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and the room was wonderful. The a/c worked nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast on the terrace the next day was an incredible sight and delicious. The concierge recommended a very nice place for us to eat that evening that we really enjoyed. We would absolutely stay here again.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a four night stay at the Ottoman Imperial. Found the hotel to be lovely, the staff were really welcoming and helpful, and the hotel cozy and authentic. I had a single room so it was small, but adequate size for one, and directly overlooked the side of the Hagia Sophia so couldn't have had a better view.... More

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Address: Caferiye Sok. No:6 D:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ottoman Hotel Imperial 4*
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Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated on the truly premium location in Istanbul, 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 absolutely the best location in Istanbul, within easy walking distance of the main monuments. ... more   less 
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