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4.3 out of 5

"The property is very close to all historical places, restaurants, and cafes. Very convenient. Our room was very small. Just enough space for a king be ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 13 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star family-friendly hotel near Hagia Sophia, connected to a shopping center

In shopping district

At this Sultanahmet hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern, both steps away. Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities and free childcare. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Boasting comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, the 49 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and 24-hour room service.

Premium Room (Vezir / Sultan)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Double Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Premium Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
The property is very close to all historical places, restaurants, and cafes. Very convenient. Our room was very small. Just enough space for a king bed and tv cabinet.

Posted by on 13 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov. 2019 by Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We hop

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you here in the near future. Kind regards,

5 out of 5
Perfect location, close to all the attractions... only drawback was that the taxi wasn't able to drop us off in front of the hotel, as that road is closed to cars, so a bit of an inconvenience, esp when traveling with a child.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Aug. 2019 by The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperia

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We hope to host you here in the near future. Kind regards,

4 out of 5

Central location by Hagia Sophia

Cons: More sound insulation against traffic and morning call to prayer.
Location: See above
Older hotel, tiny room. That said, very convenient, good breakfast and helpful staff. Free Wi-Fi. Was able to walk to Hagia Sophia (just outside!), to Blue Mosque, to Topkapi Palace and Archeology Museum and also the Cistern. On tram line for easy access.

Posted by , from Armonk on 23 Nov. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Dec. 2015 by Guest Relations

Dear Anise, Hope all is well with you and greetings from our beloved city! Thank you so much indeed for having completed this review regarding your stay with us! We are pleased that you have overall enjoyed your stay at our establishment. Please kindly be assured that we have noted the shortcoming which you underlined when it comes to the lack of sound-proofing. We would like to thank you again for taking the time and hope to serve you better very soon. Yours Sincerely, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 out of 5

Great hotel close to the tourist sites.

Pros: Staff was helpful.
Cons: Transportation to/from the airport could be lower in cost.
Location: Great location. Right near the trolley stop. Walking distance to the Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Cistern, Blue Mosque. Lots of shops and restaurants
Cozy hotel across the street from Hagia Sophia. Quiet area but right in the midst of activity.

Posted by , from Kansas City Mo. on 30 Oct. 2015

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1 Dec. 2015 by Guest Relations

Dear Terri, Thank you so much for having completed a review regarding your stay with us! We are glad that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us. Please kindly be informed that we have noted the feedback which you underlined when it comes to the transportation charge. We hope to serve you better in the near future.

5 out of 5

Perfect location and excellent hotel staff!

Pros: The excellent service and perfect location.
Cons: I can't think of anything that could have been better.
Location: The main sights and our favorite restaurant were completely within walking distance but the hotel was more than ready, willing and able to get a cab.
The location, walking distance from the major sights and our favorite restaurant, Panorama (not to be confused with Panoramic which is up the street) was perfect for our vacation! Upon arrival, the hotel concierge met us with cool drinks and a map to give us a better idea of how to get to all the places we were interested in going, namely Hagia Sophia - which was mere steps away; the Blue Mosque; the Cistern, etc. The room was perfect for our needs and very clean. The soaps were especially fragrant and lovely. The breakfast buffet was varied and plentiful. It was all an absolute delight to stay at that hotel and when we go back to Istanbul, that's where we'd like to stay again.

Posted by , from St. Petersburg, FL on 16 Sep. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Sep. 2015 by Guest Relations Manager

Dear Irene, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your great experience! We hope to welcome you back to Ottoman Hotel Imperial. Best wishes, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

4 out of 5

very nice hotel, very close to all tourist sites

Pros: Shower and the jetted bath tub was relaxing after a long walk. We enjoyed the breakfast selections and of course the price was good.
Cons: Add a chain from the inside of the door for added privacy and security. Their towels need replacement since they are a bit worn out.
Location: Located in the center of Istanbul, the hotel is at the center of all historical sites and tourist attractions and all from walking distance.
Breakfast was good and healthy choice and keeps you full during an all day site seeing. We stayed for five days and room cleanliness was very well maintained. The only concern is the doors don't have any chain for added privacy as anyone can just barge in after knocking. There is also no city views from the hotel room. We basically used the hotel to cleanup and sleep after touring Istanbul. Their airport shuttle service is very expensive, 30EURO while shuttles nearby are only 5EURO but they cannot access the hotel easily so you have to drag your luggage with you to get to them.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2015

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5 out of 5

Fabulous hotel, ideally located in historic district

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, in the heart of the historic district
We had a perfect stay at this hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. It is located across from the Hagia Sofia and is a short walk to the Blue moSque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum and Basilica Cistern. Next door is a school where traditional Turkish arts are taught. Our suite also overlooked an outdoor restaurant that featured Sufi dancers! It is located close to the city's fabulous transit system. The daily breakfast buffet offered a wide array of foods and the restaurant, which requires reservations, was very nice.

Posted by , from North Carolina, USA on 16 Nov. 2011

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5 out of 5

The best location!

The hotel was in excellent location to visit the major sights of Istanbul. Next to the hotel is the Hagia Sofia museum, on the other side the Underground Cistern, two minutes away is the Blue Mosque and around the back side of the hotel about three minutes away is the Topkapi Palace, can't get a better location than this. There are two tram stops near the hotel and we used it to visit the Grand Bazar ( altough you can walk, about a good 15-20 minute ), follow the tram line to an area called Sirkeci to visit the Bosphorus. The staff at the hotel could not have been friendly, very helpful, many great inside tips to where to visit and how to get around busy Istanbul. The rooms are modern, nicely decorated and clean, it feels so cosy entering the room. We really enjoyed our stay and would definately came back!

Posted by on 21 Sep. 2011

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3 out of 5

For sure...NOT

Bathrooms are not usable....you read correct. Extremely hard to get in, shower place is hard to reach. for elderly physically challanged person it would be a nightmare. NO NO NO!!!

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2008

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About the Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Location Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Istanbul, Istanbul 34400

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A meeting room and limo/town car service are available. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. This 4-star Istanbul hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Istanbul (IST) (42.7 km / 26.5 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Gulhane Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class offers 49 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Matbah Restaurant - This theme restaurant overlooks the garden. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 6
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Ottoman Hotel
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial Special Class
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial Special Class Istanbul
  • Ottoman Imperial
  • Ottoman Imperial Hotel
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Class
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Class Istanbul
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Hotel
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Clas
  • Ottoman Imperial Istanbul
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class Hotel
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class Istanbul
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class Hotel Istanbul

You should know

  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

The Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.

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