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Ottoman Hotel Imperial

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in April (sorry its taken so long to write a review) and loved it. The hotel is beautiful. The staff are fantastic, so helpful and friendly. The hotel is located just next door to major attractions such as the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia, which is convenient, but also means you can't avoid hearing the call... More 

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Thank MChedliffe
OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear MChedliffe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It is wonderful to see that you loved our convenient location. We are very fortunate to be situated just next to the Hagia Sophia Museum. We appreciate your comments about the great service, helpful and friendly staff that you experienced... More 

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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in the perfect location for seeing all of the sites in the Sultanahmet area! Just a couple minutes walking to get to the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and is literally right beside Hagia Sophia. The rooms were very nice and clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and they had the best Turkish breakfast... More 

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1 Thank Dave P
OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Dave P, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderfull feedback following your recent stay with us at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are so pleased that you chose to return to our Hotel and that you had another pleasant stay with us.It is lovely to see familiar faces. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff.... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Ottoman Hotel Imperial not only has the best location right in the heart of the old city of Istanbul beside the Hagia Sophia it boasts the best staff as well. Our host Erhan was extremely accommodating, very knowledgable and incredibly helpful. He assisted me with arranging a boat cruise on the river Bosphorus which included dinner and a belly... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Michael F, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderfull feedback following your recent stay with us at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved our central location. We appreciate all of your compliments on our staff with the special mention of Mr.Erhan. We are so proud for... More 

York, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First of all, this lovely little hotel is right NEXT TO the Hagia Sophia, and I could look at the closest minaret from lying in my bed. It is literally across the road from it. So, quiet location and super convenient. The room was small, but charming and adequate. I was only here for 2 nights, on my own, so... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Jane Yost, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It is wonderful to see that you loved our central location. We are very fortunate to be situated just next to the Hagia Sophia Museum. We appreciate your comments about the breakfast and decor. As a special class hotel... More 

Berkshire
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Chose this for the location, and couldn't have been happier! From the gentleman who met us at the spot where the taxi had to stop, to the maitr'd in the restaurant, the service and welcome was impeccable. The room was of an adequate size, with a large, clean bathroom, excellent wifi reception and opening windows.. The location could not be... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Tullus, It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and liked our central location. We are very fortunate to be situated just next to the Hagia Sophia Museum. We appreciate your comments about the room, impeccable service and staff that you experienced through your stay It is really pleased to read that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Spent two nights at the hotel. Can't beat the location. Literally across the road from Hagia Sophia. Easy walk to Sultanahmet attractions: Basillica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, restaurants, tram, Big Red Bus, etc. Good breakfast buffet included. Friendly service. Clean. Good beds. Would definitely stay here again.

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear David Fleminger, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderfull feedback following your recent stay with us at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We were absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations. Thank you for staying with us and please come and visit us again! Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed for two nights in room 203. We found the staff friendly and welcoming and the room clean and comfortable though rather small. The window overlooks a narrow laneway and has limited views. The shower is located over the deep spa bath which is difficult to get into and out of as there are no grab-rails. The hallway is... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Maree B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we certainly appreciate your comments about our friendly and welcoming staff. We are very glad to hear that you found the room clean and comfortable. On the otherhand, due to the historical age of the building, we do have a variety of rooms in... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very good location next to Aya Sofia Church! Close to everything you need in sultanahmed, though in a busy area, the hotel is in a very calm street! the staff is friendly and speaks good english! breakfast could be better! clean hotel, but the rooms are small!

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Hady K, Hope this finds you well and greetings from Sultanahmet, the historic peninsula of Istanbul. Thank you so much indeed for having completed this review regarding your recent stay at our establishment. We are thrilled that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us and found staff friendly. It is very nice to hear that you have enjoyed... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The location, being close to all historic and cultural sites is excellent. Staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Good breakfast and good overall value. Particular thanks to Erhan Handan for his help with our luggage. Taxi drivers need good local knowledge to get to the front door

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Philip O, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we certainly appreciate your comments about our attentive staff as well as our location across from Hagia Sophia Museum. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and don't hesitate to reach out prior to your next stay. Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I spent a long weekend in Istanbul and selected the hotel based on online recommendations. And indeed, they were all right. The hotel offers a excellent price for a great house with very friendly and experienced personnel. I had a single room only and was surprised about size of the room the excellent equipment and nice bathroom (although it was... More 

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OttomanHotelImperial, Guest Relations Manager at Ottoman Hotel Imperial, responded to this review

Dear Ernst K, Thank you so very much for your compliments towards our team and the hotel itself. We are delighted your experience was such a pleasant one and very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit. Thank you for choosing The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ottoman Hotel Imperial is situated on the truly premium location in Istanbul, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sights in the heart of the old town, Sultanahmet, viewing the impressive Hagia Sophia (St.Sophia, Aya Sofya) Museum. This is absolutely the best location in Istanbul, within easy walking distance of the main monuments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Address: Caferiye Sok. No:6 D:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $62 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ottoman Hotel Imperial 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Ottoman Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#84 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#86 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#123 Business Hotel in Istanbul
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“Ask for a room facing the Hagia Sophia”
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 of 5 bubbles JaneYost, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with big windows”
 of 5 bubbles Tullus, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevator, so ask for ground floor room if you have mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles davidfleminger, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Unsuitable for anyone frail, disabled or of short stature.”
 of 5 bubbles mareeb_11, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“great view and location”
 of 5 bubbles ferdusyd, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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