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Ottoman Hotel Imperial

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New Jersey
Reviewed 19 November 2009

I have to say this is one of the better hotels we stayed during our three week travel. Staff are great, always there to help you with any queries, friendly and polite. Location is great, right smack in the middle of all the historical sites, Hagia Sofia is across the hotel, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque are within couple of...

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Reviewed 18 November 2009

All aspects of our stay at the Ottoman Imperial were first class..A driver came to pick us up from the airport - saved getting a Taxi. The location was superb - right in the centre of Istanbul, yet on a quiet street away from the trams and traffic. The staff were excellent - nothing was too much trouble and they...

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Tehran
Reviewed 18 November 2009

I loved every moment of my stay in this place. It is strategically located in old part of Istanbul near all historical places. The rooms are clean,comfortable and air-conditioned. The real asset of this hotel is its staff . They are all very helpful, polite and friendly. I want to specially thank guest relations ladies, Ozlem and Handan. These ladies...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 16 November 2009

I don't think you could choose a better hotel to stay in in Istanbul. It is brilliantly located with all the major sites and shopping in walking distance. The Hagia Sophia was outside my bedroom window!. The rooms are spotlessly clean, really comfortable, obviously newly refurbished and the brand new bathrooms sported showers with incredible pressure. Coming from drought stricken...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 12 November 2009

The location is perfect although hotels located closer to the sea would be nice as well. The hotel itself is very overrated. The room quality varies greatly depending on how much you pay and they are pretty noisy. It is not fun to be awakened by the predawn call to prayer! The bathrooms are substandard but the other furnishings are...

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Bristol
Reviewed 11 November 2009

Well you cant beat the location of ottoman Hotel Imperial, located on a quite side street next to Hagia Sofia, other historical sites as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Underground Cistern are close by, stone throw away. Tram line is close by, use it to visit the Grand bazar, the famous Bosphoruse is not far aweay either. Staff are great, they...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2009

We arrived in the hotel to be upgraded to a suite, which had a view of the Aya Sofia which you could not beat. The hotel had a lovely cool outside area, which was a great escape from the busy city outside. I would not say the drinks were cheap, but the location makes it possible to come back throughout...

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Crew
Reviewed 6 November 2009

We were in Istanbul for a short time as we didn't have much time left on our schedule, as we are into seeing the historical side of each city, this hotel was perfect for all the important sites in Istanbul. Location is great, you're right across hagia sofia and minutes away from topkapi palace, blue mosque, underground cistern. Tram line...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 November 2009

This was one of the stops my wife and I made on our honeymoon. We had a lovely suite. The hotel knew it was our honeymoon and gave us an amazing room with an incredible view of St. Sophia right outside of our window. There were roses and jewels on our pillows and chocolates waiting for us on the bed....

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London
Reviewed 30 October 2009

It was our first visit to Istanbul, chose Ottoma Hotel Imperial due to the reviews on this site also some of our other friends had stayed at this hotel before during their visit to Istanbul and it was well recommended. Location is great, near by all the historical sites around Sultamahment area, across from Hagia Sodfia and stone throw away...

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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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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: $56 - $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
#85 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”
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