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Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul

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Caferiye Sokak No. 6/1 - Sultanahmet Istanbul

General Description

This Special Category hotel is located in the district of Sultanhamet, in the old town, just behind St Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace, off one of the main roads of Sultanhamet. The tram station is 2 minutes away. Taksim Square, the modern part of Istanbul, where all the first brands shops and night life, is just 10 minutes away by taxi. For location, rooms, facilities & service, this is maybe one of the best Special Category hotel in Sultanhamet. We highly recommend it. Choosing this type of rooms, you will enjoy an amazing view of this fantastic building that is St Sophia. Being an old Ottoman School, the building is really nice, painted in bright light colours and it has the typical characteristics of the architectural style in the 19th century. The lobby is medium size but quite big for a hotel S category. It has some waiting area and is connected with the garden/patio and the coffee shop. It's decorated in dark wooden style combine with continuo Turkish decorations touches. There is two restaurants; the Padisah, that combines fine dining with stunning views of the Caferaga Medrese, the 16th century handicraft centre. This restaurant has a menu with innovative Turkish and Istanbul cuisine. The other restaurant is in the garden/patio, offering normally buffet menu, with international & Turkish specialities. This hotel was built as an Ottoman school and hospital in the mid of 1800's, an refurbished into a hotel in the summer of 2005. This type of rooms offer a fantastic & impressive view of one of the most amazing buildings in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, being so close to it. There is only a tiny road between the hotel & the area of the building. The rooms are good size and really comfortable. Decorated with taste & expensive material to give a pleasant feeling. All rooms has private bathroom with shower, heating and cooling air - conditioner, Satellite TV with major European channels and direct dial telephone. There is also Mini bar. The bathrooms, again, are in good size and have all necessary facilities to create a fantastic stay. 1 km to the nearest station (sirkeci), 1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 19 km to the nearest fair site (cnr and world trade center), 19 kms to the airport (ataturk), 2 minute walk to the nearest metro station (sultanahmet), 55 kms to the airport (sabiha gokcen international).


  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Steam Room
  • Shower
  • Free Parking

Hotel Policies

Checkin: 13h
Checkout: 12h

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Visitors' Reviews

  • Evan Roberts
  • 01/17/2011
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:01/17/2011
Room door could not be locked from inside. Bathroom is very small. Location next to Hagia Sophia is great and staff is very friendly. Would stay there again.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 3.3
  • Lillian
  • 10/29/2010
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:10/29/2010
The Ottoman Imperial Hotel is in an excellent location. It is walking distance to the major historical sites. The staff was very friendly and spoke English well. The rooms are small but very clean. The hair dryer broke and was immediately replaced. The breakfast served was very good with a wide selection of meats, cheeses, breads, eggs, and fruits.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 4.5
  • Joe Lloyd
  • 11/28/2010
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:11/28/2010
I found the Ottoman Imperial a wonderful place to stay for many reasons. It is located within five minutes walk of a number of Istanbul's most glorious attractions, including Aya Sofia (one minute walk) the Blue Mosque (three minutes walk), Topkapi Palace and the Archeology Museum (five minute walks). Its local flavor as a converted school with beautiful tiling and features is very cozy, which does include rooms that some might feel are a little tight but were not a problem for me. It has a wonderful outdoor patio which is central for dining or sitting out in between sightseeing or after a long day or for breakfast. The free breakfast was quite sumptuous, diverse and flavorful with Turkish and other cuisines represented. The staff was very friendly and helpful without being officious. Although it is not a traditional business hotel, I had several issues such as shipping materials around Istanbul, receiving faxes and arranging getting to and from meetings in areas outside Istanbul that the staff facilitated flawlessly. Overall the staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants, places to visit and everything else that was requested.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 3.5
  • 03/16/2011
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:03/16/2011
Great location and very clean hotels. Rooms were small but very clean. The location was amazing; we could see the Aya Sofia from the hotel doorway.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 4.3
  • Carole White
  • 08/13/2010
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:08/13/2010
The room was large with a great view and plenty of storage. Service was always on point and the complimentary breakfast was excellent. Location was very good -- easy access to historic attractions, transportation, food and shopping.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 3.6
  • Joanna Russell
  • 12/24/2010
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:12/24/2010
Staying at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial was an excellent choice. All staff was friendly, helpful and courteous at all times. Elif (Guest Relations) provided me with all the information I needed and gave me advice. Ozgur looked out for me when I wasn't feeling well. Anil, Ugur, Iskender, and Erhan (sorry if I misspelled names) are just awesome people. They always made me feel welcomed in their country :) My room was always clean and had everything I needed when requested. It was a little too small and reminded me of a stylish college dorm; however, I was traveling by myself and spent most of the time outside so it was not a big deal. Breakfast was delicious. The hotel's location was one of the best things of my trip. Most historical sites, banks, post office, stores, restaurants, etc. are around the corner. Based on a great experience, I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there when I visit Istanbul again.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 4.8
  • Jenny Riggs
  • 02/01/2012
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:02/01/2012
excellent value expecially relative to it's proximity to the most interesting sights in Istanbul
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 3.9
  • Betty
  • 07/19/2013
  • Leisure
Date of Stay:07/19/2013
This hotel is in an ideal location for tourist sights. The staff was very friendly and the food good. Hearing the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer really gave us a feel for life in another culture. Rooms small but tastefully furnished and equipped. We had a lovely time.
Ottoman Hotel Imperial Istanbul 4.7

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