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Ottoman Hotel Imperial

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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
291Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
98Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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brilliant location friendly staff especially mohammed mehmat nice location thanks for your hospitality made us feel like home blue mosque and Sofia Hague very very close nice size rooms and brilliant wifi
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We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights for January  19 to 23. We chose to stay in their standard room with breakfast buffet included. We were not happy at all with the room they gave us, even though it is low season. Be aware that there is no elevator and some rooms will be facing
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During our trip to Istanbul we have stayed in Ottoman Hotel Imperial for 10 days, now it is a home for us. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else while I am in Istanbul. Service is impeccable, food is fantastic, historical setting is amazing. It is located at the heart of the
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When we arrived after a journey from the airport that took more than one and a half hours longer than it should have,because our driver was incapable of finding the hotel,we were delighted to find this lovely hotel so welcoming.Even better was that we were upgraded to a lovely
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Beautiful authentic hotel with neat and comfortable rooms. Located within walking distance from most tourist attractions and good restaurants. Highly recommended. Breakfast is a little basic and lacks variety. Limited seating in breakfast lounge is a minus.
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Response from OttomanHotelImperial, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Responded Jan 2, 2019
Dear CharlesP2715, 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 are delighted your experience was such a pleasant one and 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.
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There was no iron or ironing board in my room, but I believe that if you ask the receptions staff they will bring you one straight away. There is a hair drier in the room. Hope that helps.
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I only saw my room so you need to ask the reception
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I'm not sure about from the airport, but they will do to the airport. The rooms all have a safety deposit box.
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I actually walked from Taksim sq back to the hotel one day, just for fun. Using offline maps and a compass it took me about an hour and a half, but should be a bit less if you don't wander too much. The public transit system is more than adequate so this shouldn't be a problem. Also the hotel is close to alot of the main attractions (the grand bazar in particular) so it's a better trade off than if you went for a hotel closer to the square
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On the main building where the Premium rooms are located we have elevator, on the standart building no elevator.
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"Ask for a room with a hammam"
"Request a room on the same side of the hotel as the main entrance, as this road is pedestrianised"
"The premium rooms and suites are brilliant. The standard rooms and bathrooms are to be avoided as they are very small"
"Room with Zaguzi"
"I only had a room facing the Mosk and it was as quiet as can bee."
$62 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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