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 rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Turkish bath

Sauna

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

Located in the heart of Istanbul, the 4-star Ottoman Hotel Imperial offers tasteful rooms. The charming hotel was built in 1854 and refurbished in 2010.

This hotel is about 3.6 km away from BJK Inonu Stadium. Nestled in the old district and 1 km from the city center.

Set next to restaurants and a stadium, this hotel also offers a patio and a library on site.

Sultanahmet Tram train station is a 5-minute walk from the property. A 20-minute drive will take you to Ataturk airport.

Rooms

While staying at Ottoman Hotel Imperial guests can make use of a mini bar, satellite television, a private safe, a sofa and hi-fi provided in the rooms. Many rooms offer a stunning view over the garden. The guestrooms feature wooden floor and oriental furnishing.

Eat & Drink

The lounge restaurant amazes guests with fine international dishes in a pleasant atmosphere. The in-house bar serves drinks from 7 am to 11 pm. Guests can dine at Istanbul, Turkei and Amedros Cafe & Restaurant located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Limousine rental services are available on site.

Relax

Parents will find cribs and babysitting for their children on-site.

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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Mini golf

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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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
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1400 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.4 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
    0 ft
  • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 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
Premium Double Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

This spacious room offers cable TV channels and a work desk. Please note that this room type has access to elevator.

Premium Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Single Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:High speed internet
  • In-room safe
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a private bathroom. This single room offers 1 single bed. Please note that this room type has no access to elevator.

Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room Single Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Fruits
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Junior Suite Double. BED & BREAKFAST. Dynamic product

Ottoman Hotel Imperial photos Room
Private Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with satellite TV and a private bathroom. This single room offers 1 single bed. Please note that this room type has no access to elevator.

Ottoman Hotel Imperial Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Basilica Cistern400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1400 ft

Places of interest

  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)400 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours400 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or400 ft
  • Saint Sophia400 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III700 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie700 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)700 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours700 ft
  • Holzhäuser1400 ft
  • Mosquée Bleue1400 ft
  • L'aqueduc de Valens1400 ft
  • Hippodrome1400 ft

Train stations

  • Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hagia Sophia400 ft
  • Hagia Irene700 ft
  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 700 ft
  • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath1000 ft

Museums

  • Archäologisches Museum700 ft
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum1000 ft
  • Archeological Museum1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Mosque of Sehzade1.0 mi
    Sehzadebast Caddesi, Istanbul
  • Arap Camii1.1 mi
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  • Vefa Bozacisi1.2 mi
    Katip Celebi Cad. No:104/1 Vefa
  • Galata Tower 1.2 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad.
  • Istanbul Modern Museum 1.2 mi
    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4

Near the hotel

  • Hagia Sophia Museum \/ Church (Ayasofya)400 ft
    Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul400 ft
  • Caferaga Medresesi 200 ft
    Caferiye Sk. Sogukkuyu Cikmazi No:5
  • Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami 500 ft
    Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydani, No:2 Fatih
  • Basilica Cistern 500 ft
    Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
  • Topkapi Palace1500 ft
    Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square
  • Blue Mosque1600 ft
    Sultanahmet Sultanahmet Mah

Restaurants nearby

  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine0 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

  • Alemdar Restaurant200 ft

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

    50% likes this, based on 68 reviews

  • Sedef Bufe Cafeteria300 ft

    Address: Sultanahmet
    Phone: 0212-516-2420

    76% likes this, based on 40 reviews

  • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant100 ft

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

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

  • Amedros Cafe & Restaurant800 ft

    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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    49

Hotel Awards

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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 100 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Service
10.0
Value
2.0

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
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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
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1400 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.4 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
    0 ft
  • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 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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