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

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

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

Ideally located across from the famous historic Ottoman building and facing Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet Square, the fabulous four-star Ottoman Hotel Imperial combines elements of the present and the past, country style and elegance highlighting Turkish traditions. The hotel provides all required comforts during a stay for both business travelers and tourists on leisure.

With the calm design of the exterior and classical interior style, the Ottoman Hotel Imperial offers all modern conveniences and amenities required for a comfortable and cozy stay. The vast premises of this charming four-star Ottoman Hotel Imperial include a modern fully-equipped business area with free high-speed internet access and wireless internet access, fax and copy machine, scanner and printer, while during your leisure time enjoy classes and gym.

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial boasts the most spacious guestrooms in the old part of the town. Recently refurbished with elegant, oriental and cozy furnishings, the Ottoman Hotel Imperial has four different kinds of guestrooms featuring premium sultan rooms, premium vezir rooms, superior sultan rooms and superior vezir rooms along with junior suites, suites, imperial suites and imperial residence rooms.

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial invites to enjoy tasty delicacies of international and Turkish national cuisine at on-site Matbah restaurant offering picturesque views of the Caferaga Medrese, Sadrazam restaurant featuring buffet-style service and Saltanat café and bar serving cocktails for different seasons.

The convenient Ottoman Hotel Imperial is just 19km driving distance from the Ataturk International Airport and 200m walking distance from the Sultanahmet tram station. The hotel provides free parking space for its guests and visitors.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   49.

Rooms

The guestrooms at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial are arranged as standard hence premium sultan rooms set in the traditional Ottoman style come with color satellite TV, PC data port, individually controlled air conditioning, high-speed internet connection, in room safe, wireless internet connection, well-packed mini-bar, bathrobe, DDT, private bathroom, a working desk, hair dryer and complimentary welcome drink while superior rooms and suites go with color satellite TV, PC data port, individually controlled air conditioning, wireless internet option, safe box, connection rooms, well-packed mini-bar, DDT, large working desk with lamp, private bathroom with bath amenities and hair dryer.

Dining options

Experience fine dining at the on-site restaurants at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial. Matbah or “Padisah” restaurant offers stunning looks over Caferaga Medrese, the famous historical handicraft centre created by the world known Ottoman architect Sinan in 1576 and serves Ottoman cuisine on the 2nd floor of the garden area daily from 7pm to 1am, Sadrazam restaurant offering buffet-style meals and charming Saltanat bar open daily from 9am to 12am on the main floor just next to the reception and lobby area and serves light meals, snacks, traditional cocktail drinks, coffee and tea and a has a great choice of good wines.

At the hotel Ottoman Imperial guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

Services

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial offers to host your corporate events at the business area featuring free high-speed internet access and wireless internet access, fax and copy machine, scanner and printer, and operates daily from 9am till 5.30pm.

Leisure

Enjoy relaxation at a health club nearby the Ottoman Hotel Imperial.

Additional features

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial allows pets in guest rooms only.

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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

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area

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
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • 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
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    2.3 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
  • Taksim
    2.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
    0 ft
  • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    1700 ft
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

The guestrooms at the Ottoman Hotel Imperial are arranged as standard hence premium sultan rooms set in the traditional Ottoman style come with color satellite TV, PC data port, individually controlled air conditioning, high-speed internet connection, in room safe, wireless internet connection, well-packed mini-bar, bathrobe, DDT, private bathroom, a working desk, hair dryer and complimentary welcome drink while superior rooms and suites go with color satellite TV, PC data port, individually controlled air conditioning, wireless internet option, safe box, connection rooms, well-packed mini-bar, DDT, large working desk with lamp, private bathroom with bath amenities and hair dryer.

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Standard Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 195 sq. feet
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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 Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Room
    Premium Vezir Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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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
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      Premium Sultan Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
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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.

      Room facilities
        Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room
        Premium Vezir Suite
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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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.

        Room facilities
          Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room Ottoman Hotel Imperial Premium Vezir Suite Premium Vezir Room
          Premium Vezir Suite
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 270 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
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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.

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            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
              1700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.8 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.9 mi
            Train Stations
            • Haydarpasa Train Station
              2.3 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.6 mi
            • Taksim
              2.0 mi
            Restaurants
            • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
              0 ft
            • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
              100 ft
            Parks
            • Gulhane Park
              1700 ft
            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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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The surrounding of the Ottoman Hotel Imperial features close distance to Hagia Sophia Muesum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern, Archaeological Museum and Grand Baza.

            Tourist attractions

            • Basilica Cistern - 400 ft
            • Hagia Sophia - 400 ft
            • Topkapi Palace - 1400 ft
            • Blue Mosque - 1400 ft

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1400 ft

            Places of interest

            • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 400 ft
            • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 400 ft
            • Le milliaire d'Or - 400 ft
            • Saint Sophia - 400 ft
            • La fontaine Ahmet III - 700 ft
            • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 700 ft
            • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 700 ft
            • Petite Sainte Sophie - 700 ft
            • L'aqueduc de Valens - 1400 ft
            • Hippodrome - 1400 ft
            • Mosquée Bleue - 1400 ft
            • Theodosianische Mauer - 1400 ft
            • Holzhäuser - 1400 ft
            • La colonne de Constantin - 2000 ft
            • La gare de l'Orient-Express - 2000 ft
            • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa - 2300 ft

            Museums

            • Archeological Museum - 1000 ft

            Parks

            • Gülhane-Park - 1400 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Galata Bridge - 5100 ft
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            • Istanbul Modern Museum - 1.2 mi
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            • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.0 mi
              Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
            • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.1 mi
              Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 400 ft
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            • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih - 900 ft
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            • Sultanahmet District - 2000 ft
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            • Arap Camii - 1600 ft
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            • Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 900 ft
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            • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 2000 ft
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            • Besiktas - 1600 ft
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            Restaurants Nearby

            • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine - 0 ft

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

              78% likes this, based on 584 reviews
              Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish
              Price Range: USD 30 - USD 75

            • Amedros Cafe & Restaurant - 800 ft

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

              70% likes this, based on 1403 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish

            • Istanbul, Turkei - 300 ft

              Address: Sogukcesme Sok. 34122
              Phone: 902125124291

              86% likes this, based on 62 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish

            • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant - 100 ft

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

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

            • Alemdar Restaurant - 200 ft

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

              50% likes this, based on 97 reviews

            Getting there.

            The Ottoman Hotel Imperial is comfortably located in a premium area of the town, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sites of the old town, overlooking the magnificent Aya Sofya Museum.

            Getting around.

            The Ottoman Hotel Imperial is easily accessible by air via Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, 25 minutes or 19km away from the hotel. The hotel also offers transfer shuttle service to and from the airport and provides free parking lot for its guests.

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

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Luxury Hotels in Turkey

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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
            Exceptional
            Based on 85 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Service
            10.0
            Value
            2.0
            Location
            10.0

            Individual 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
              1700 ft
            Airports
            • Ataturk (IST)
              8.8 mi
            • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
              18.9 mi
            Train Stations
            • Haydarpasa Train Station
              2.3 mi
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            Underground stations
            • Aksaray
              1.6 mi
            • Taksim
              2.0 mi
            Restaurants
            • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
              0 ft
            • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
              100 ft
            Parks
            • Gulhane Park
              1700 ft
            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

            Use Badge