We booked a room with this hotel based on the outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. We were extremely disappointed once we checked in to our room, which was located in the basement so that our windows were walled in. It's one thing to not have the best view, it's another thing entirely to have virtually no natural light at all.
The room was clean but teeny tiny, with absolutely no space to open your suitcase other than on top of the bed.
The staff were generally pretty friendly, though I was a bit irritated that they tried to arrange for airport transportation for 50 Euros, when a private cab costs half the price.
Breakfast buffet was ok, but nothing to write home about.
The location, as others have mentioned, is fantastic - but for the price, I wish I would have chosen a different hotel, one with an above-ground room, not this poor excuse for a broom storage closet. I really don't know what management was thinking there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ottoman Hotel Istanbul