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Ottoman Hotel Imperial

#116 of 1,111 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kobe, Japan
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked the top floor suite (406) and we couldn't get over the view of the Hagia Sofia! Not sure how many other hotels could offer that. The hotel has some good style and a really great breakfast, but our room and the halls were a bit tired. Some great staff, including our very friendly housekeeper. I'd say very good value... More 

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Washington, DC
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127 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located right next to (and I mean RIGHT next to) Hagia Sophia. The building was a former school and hospital built in the middle of 19th century so it has a certain charm and atmosphere. The fake wood floors and cheap furniture was not really first class but the view out of our room of the Hagia... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR SixpackDC, Hope you are doing well and warmest greetings from our beloved Istanbul. We do thank you so much indeed for having completed this review following your recent stay with us. We are glad that you have overall enjoyed your stay at our establishment and that you were quite satisfied with the proximity that our hotel has. We would... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was a little hard to find. Our taxi driver dropped us off by the Hagia Sophia about 100 meters away pointing us in what direction we had to walk to see it. There was construction on the mosque which left everythingn very dark and sketchy so we were a bit nervous. But after a few steps there was... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR JARCIN, Hope this finds you well and warm greetings from Sultanahmet, the historic peninsula of Istanbul. We do highly appreciate the time you have taken to complete this review following your stay at our establishment. We are thrilled that it has been thoroughly an enjoyable stay with us and that you cannot wait to stay with us again. We... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this hotel last minute on our second trip to Istanbul. Love staying in this area so perfect for that. Wasn't as impressed with hotel as I would like. Wifi in our corner room was really bad, shower didn't work so luckily we were moved to better room off the street. Restaurant has very nice ambience but food was... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Patrick C, Hope you are doing well and warmest regards from our beloved city. We do thank you so much for having completed this review following your recent stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are glad that you have enjoyed the classic charm and the character which our hotel has to offer. Besides we are happy to have... More 

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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I loved being here right in the middle of old town. Easy walk to Blue Mosque, Culhane Park and Topkapi. And not too far from Grand Bazaar. Rooms small but clean and very comfortable. Restaurant excellent. Staff very helpful. Many restaurants around to choose from.

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR Janice T, Hope you are doing well and warm regards from our beloved Istanbul. We do thank you so much for the time you have taken to complete this review following your recent stay at our establishment. We are thrilled that it has been overall an enjoyable stay with us and that you have enjoyed being right in the... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late one night ( 11pm) and was allocated a small but adequate room. But then we looked out the window and realised we were facing the street and only one level above the ground. We had trams going past ringing their bells, and people partying in the streets. the bathroom was unclean and had hair in the sink.... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR Robert P, Hope this finds you well and greetings from Sultanahmet, the historic peninsula of Istanbul. Thank you so much indeed for having completed this review regarding your recent stay at our establishment. We are thrilled that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff could make a small contribution to your stay in our... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is perfectly situated for walking to all the best historical sites and traveling by tram to other sites as well. The staff is also very friendly and amenable. My husband stayed there in 2008 as well and like the service. Unfortunately the physical plant needs help. When the water went out for 2 days (a particular problem in... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Kate W, Hope this finds you well and warmest regards from sunny Istanbul. We do highly appreciate the time you have taken to complete this review regarding your recent stay with us. We are deeply sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience regarding the water outage. We had to undergo an unscheduled maintenance to fix it out as soon... More 

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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

i was completely happy with this hotel, very central to everything,close to all public transport and i felt very safe in the area where the hotel was located. The service was great,and the staff were friendly and very helpful.There is a inhouse restaurant and the breakfast smorgasbord was yummy.Having said that there were plenty of restaurants, ,cafes in the area... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Raymond D, Hope you are doing well and warmest regards from sunny Istanbul. We cannot thank you enough for having completed this splendid review regarding your recent stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are so glad that you have been completely happy with your choice and that it has been thoroughly a wonderful stay with us. We are... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The service was great but the most memorable was the Ottoman dinner I had. I stayed a total of 4 nights in which I enjoyed the recommendations of the staff. My room had a nice view to Haga Sofia and was very close to all the major attractions. The dinner I had was lamb withe rice and apricot, I can... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR Alejandro A, Hope all is well with you and warm regards from sunny Istanbul. We do thank you so much for having completed this review following your recent stay at our establishment. We are so happy to have heard that you have experienced a "Great Service" at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial and that it has been thoroughly an enjoyable... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Truly--can't beat the location. Loved the view of Hagia Sophia next door, hearing the Blue Mosque calls to prayer, walking to Topkapi and the grand bazaar. The hotel breakfast served on a lovely patio was a daily delight, with fresh figs and apricots, eggs, yoghurt, goat cheese and good bread, coffee and much more. Rooms were good with comfortable beds,... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

DEAR Carol W, Hope this finds you well and greetings from sunny Istanbul. We do thank you so much for having completed this review regarding your recent stay at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are thrilled that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff could bring a small touch to your time in our beloved... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Caferiye Sokak No 6/D, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $59 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ottoman Hotel Imperial 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Ottoman Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#87 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Business Hotel in Istanbul
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