Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Istanbul

Caferiye Sokak No: 6/1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

The four-star hotel Ottoman Imperial recently opened in what used to be the main youth hostel. After a major renovation, it serves up the classic Ottoman style, with Ottoman ceramics, textiles and traditional Turkish marbling. This is a comfortable hotel with great service. Some of the rooms offer Aya Sofya views (try and grab room 406). Amenities include an elevator, a lovely rear garden with restaurant and bar.

Verified Reviews:

  • Breathtaking view - Fantastic garden - Beautiful outdoor terrace - Great service
  • In the heart of sultanahmet - Great restaurant - Parking is free - Highly recommended
  • Close to all major attractions - Next to the hagia sofia - Breakfast is average - Free wifi
  • Comfortable room - Bathroom was modern - Bed was very nice - Staff is polite and helpful
  • Lovely small hotel - Fantastic location - Room was a little small - Would return

Overview

Overlooking Gulhane Park, the exquisite 4-star Ottoman Hotel Imperial offers a patio and a library. An example of innovative architecture, this hotel opened in 1854 and was fully restored in 2010.

This hotel is set in the center of Istanbul, just 1.9 km from Istanbul Modern and Taksim Square. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Istanbul center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants and bars.

Ottoman Hotel Imperial lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

There are 49 rooms including Special Twin Room, Premium Double Room and Triple Room in Ottoman Hotel Imperial, offering a stunning view of the garden along with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a work desk, an iron with ironing board and individual climate control. The rooms are appointed with private bathrooms and oriental furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guest will enjoy Turkish meals in a pleasant setting of the lounge restaurant. Guests can relax at the large Saltanat bar, offering a variety of tea, cocktails and coffee. Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine and Alemdar Restaurant are situated in a historic area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

The hotel provides free parking, a designated smoking area and a baggage storage along with a business center, a conference room and a copier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Ottoman Hotel Imperial is a child-friendly hotel offering cribs and babysitting.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Caferiye Sokak No: 6/1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    500 m
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    14.1 km
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    30.4 km
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    400 m
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    600 m
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    2.2 km
  • Aksaray
    2.6 km
Restaurants
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
    0 m
  • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
    20 m
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    510 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Single Room
Standard Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 18 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room combining elegance of the traditional Ottoman style with modern technical innovations. Comprises a sleeping zone, comfortable rest zone, private bathroom.

Room facilities
    Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Premium Vezir Room
    Premium Vezir Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Queen-size bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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    The Premium Vezir Room is a private retreat that offers you comfort and exclusivity. It is situated in the main building facing the old town and the Sultanahmet Square and has air conditioning and WiFi access.

    Room facilities
      Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Premium Sultan Room
      Premium Sultan Suite
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      Premium Sultan Suite is situated on the main building facing the Hagia Sophia Museum, complimented by design scheme that brings out the elegance of the traditional Ottoman style, while maintaining an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation.

      Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Premium Vezir Room
      Premium Vezir Suite
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      The Premium Vezir Suite is a private retreat that offers you comfort and exclusivity. It is situated in the main building facing the old town and the Sultanahmet Square and has air conditioning and WiFi access.

      Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Premium Vezir Room
      Premium Vezir Suite
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      The Premium Vezir Suite is a private retreat that offers you comfort and exclusivity. It is situated in the main building facing the old town and the Sultanahmet Square and has air conditioning and WiFi access.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Istanbul Istanbul location
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      Hotel Address:

      Caferiye Sokak No: 6/1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Istanbul
        500 m
      Airports
      • Ataturk (IST)
        14.1 km
      • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
        30.4 km
      Train Stations
      • Sultanahmet Tram Station
        400 m
      • Cankurtaran Train Station
        600 m
      Underground stations
      • Sishane Metro Station
        2.2 km
      • Aksaray
        2.6 km
      Restaurants
      • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
        0 m
      • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
        20 m
      Parks
      • Gulhane Park
        510 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        49

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      TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulOttoman Hotel Imperial

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      Ottoman Hotel Imperial Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Basilica Cistern - 100 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 400 m

      Places of interest

      • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 100 m
      • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 100 m
      • Le milliaire d'Or - 100 m
      • Saint Sophia - 100 m
      • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 200 m
      • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 200 m
      • Petite Sainte Sophie - 200 m
      • La fontaine Ahmet III - 200 m
      • Hippodrome - 400 m
      • Mosquée Bleue - 400 m
      • L'aqueduc de Valens - 400 m
      • Holzhäuser - 400 m

      Train stations

      • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 300 m

      Shopping areas

      • Archäologisches Museum - 200 m
      • Istanbul Archaeological Museum - 300 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Hagia Sophia - 100 m
      • Hagia Irene - 200 m
      • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 200 m
      • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath - 300 m
      • Roman Hippodrome - 400 m

      Museums

      • Archeological Museum - 300 m

      Local attractions

      • Galata Bridge - 1.5 km
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      • Galata Tower - 1.9 km
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      • Istanbul Modern Museum - 2.0 km
        Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
      • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.7 km
        Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
      • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.9 km
        Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

      Near the hotel

      • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 100 m
        Sultanahmet, Istanbul
      • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih - 250 m
        Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
      • Sultanahmet District - 600 m
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      • Arap Camii - 480 m
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      • Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 260 m
        Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
      • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 590 m
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      • Besiktas - 480 m
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      Restaurants nearby

      • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine - 0 m

        Address: Caferiye Sokak No 6/1
        Phone: 212 514 6151

        78% likes this, based on 584 reviews
        Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish
        Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 60

      • Alemdar Restaurant - 50 m

        Address: Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. No. 5 D 2 Sultanahmet
        Phone: 511 9860

        50% likes this, based on 68 reviews

      • Sedef Bufe Cafeteria - 70 m

        Address: Sultanahmet
        Phone: 0212-516-2420

        76% likes this, based on 40 reviews

      • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant - 20 m

        Address: Alemdar Cad. Caferiye Sok. No:12
        Phone: 5196958

        74% likes this, based on 36 reviews
        Cuisine: International

      • Amedros Cafe & Restaurant - 230 m

        Address: Divanyolu Cad Hoca Rustem Sok No / 7
        Phone: +90 212 522 83 56

        70% likes this, based on 1432 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        49

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      Ottoman Hotel Imperial Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

      Average guest rating

      8.4out of 10
      Superb
      Based on 87 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Service
      10.0
      Value
      2.0
      Location
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        The location is very convenient to walk to the places I wanted to visit.

        My room was facing the main road and the traffic was too noisy to sleep. There is no lift and the bathtub is too small.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        Very quaint hotel is a superb location.

        We were originally put in non-renovated rooms on the bottom floor of the annex building. Not at all what I expected given the recommendations from Rick Steve's and Lonely Planet guide books. Very, very small rooms - very tiny, inaccessible bath/shower. We had an elderly person with us and she had great difficulty getting up/down stairs and could not use the bath/shower at all. We were moved the following day to more handicap accessible rooms which were much, much better. Not sure you should ever rent out those bottom floor rooms if you want to keep your good reputation.

      • Couple
        9.4

        Excellent location and very nice hotel stuff. Nice decorated suite.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        It was a very child friendly hotel, with excellent staff and a good, well run restaurant.

        The breakfast room was small and so there was a wait for a table on some mornings. This would not be a problem in the summer as there is an outdoor eating area.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        Extremely pleasant staff, very helpful. Fntastic view, on one side, over Hagia Sofia

        1st night we were allocated the most tiny back room - hardly room even to unpack our suitcases and a high window overlooking a communal balcony - at foot level. We asked for an up-grade and one was then available the next day since it was the busy Easter period.

      • Family with children
        5.0

        That it was within easy reach of the main tourist sights and the Grand Bazaar.

        What we didn't like about the hotel was that the room was below ground with no natural daylight. It was small for three beds.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The location of the hotel and the helpful staff

        Lack of fresh tea and coffee at breakfast

      • Family with children
        9.2

        Staff are friendly, breakfast is great, right in front of Ayasofia.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Very impressed. It's location couldn't be better, and I thought it was great value for money (we went in winter). You get a superb breakast, served to a backdrop of old Istanbul. A really excellent base for a city break.

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Great location right next to the hagia Sofia, nice clean rooms, friendly staff, nice breakfast room.

        The breakfast could have had a bit more variety (eg cereals) but was still pretty decent.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        The location is excellent, most of the interesting places are within walking distance. The hotel staff were very helpful & polite. The rooms were cleaned regularly every AM, our room was always clean, neat & tidy everytime we returned to hotel after the trips.

      • Single
        9.6

        The room was very clean and the hotel staffs are very kind.

      • Single
        6.6

        Location was great, personnel very friendly and helpful, hotel was clean

        tiny rooms, basic breakfast, shower flooding bathroom and next day not working at all, restaurant food not so good and expensive

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Location,hotel staff,atmosphere

        should improve level of cleaning for bathrooms,should add more satellite English channels.

      • Couple
        10.0

        The hotel is in a great location, right by the Ayasophya, with wonderful views. As a base for exploring Istanbul it is ideal. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming, and it was a pleasure to stay there.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Istanbul Istanbul location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Caferiye Sokak No: 6/1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Istanbul
        500 m
      Airports
      • Ataturk (IST)
        14.1 km
      • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
        30.4 km
      Train Stations
      • Sultanahmet Tram Station
        400 m
      • Cankurtaran Train Station
        600 m
      Underground stations
      • Sishane Metro Station
        2.2 km
      • Aksaray
        2.6 km
      Restaurants
      • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
        0 m
      • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
        20 m
      Parks
      • Gulhane Park
        510 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2010
      • Number of rooms:
        49

      Hotel Awards

      TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulOttoman Hotel Imperial

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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