4.2 out of 5

"FRIENDLY STAFF, NO SILLY RULES, NEAR TO SEA, SHOPS AND PLACES OF INTEREST. 30 MINUTES FROM AORPORT. GOOD FOOD. CLREAN ROOMS. GOOD BREAKFASTS. " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class's proximity to the airport. During your stay, you'll be connected to a shopping centre and just a quick walk from Hagia Sophia. Enjoy features like free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant. This 4-star hotel has 49 rooms over 3 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and LCD TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LCD TVs and fridges
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at Matbah Restaurant, a theme restaurant with garden views
  • Services include free babysitting, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • Guests speak favourably about the family-friendly amenities and the proximity to shopping
  • Steps from Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
  • Airport and local-area shuttle service available for a fee

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£68 per night

Premium Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds (Vezir / Sultan)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class ratings based on 26 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Everyone (7) Couples (13) Business (1) Family (2) Friends (1) Other (2)
5 out of 5

very central, near to many places f interest

Pros: the staff
FRIENDLY STAFF, NO SILLY RULES, NEAR TO SEA, SHOPS AND PLACES OF INTEREST. 30 MINUTES FROM AORPORT. GOOD FOOD. CLREAN ROOMS. GOOD BREAKFASTS.

Posted by , from UNITED kINGDOM on 10 Aug 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2016 by Guest Relations Manager

Dear Jack, 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

2 out of 5

To hot to sleep!

This was a last minute booking and we didn't expect a five star hotel. We were delighted with the location however the actual hotel left a lot to be desired. We arrived after midnight and couldn't get a cup of tea as the electric jug in our room was broken. We ask at the desk if they could provide a replacement but we're told there wasn't a spare anywhere. The room was so hot ( outback Australia in summer hot) that it was impossible to sleep and yes we did switch the heating off but it seemed to make little difference to the temperature. With the windows opened it was a very noisy room as it overlooked the busy main road and we were treated to the smells from the kebab shop directly beneath us. The cleaning staff were delightful,however the front of house staff generally didn't want to be bothered with our discomfort in an over heated room. We eventually spoke to a young women at the desk who offered to move us although again the room and bathroom was hot. We concluded that the hotel was unable to turn the heating down in the building. Despite having to sleep in a furnace we would go back to Istanbul but not to the Ottoman Imperial.

Posted by on 6 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Great location

Generally a good hotel in an ideal location. Nice,comfortable rooms.

Posted by on 26 May 2014

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4 out of 5

Wonderful Break

This hotel is superbly located, comfortable, friendly and the rooms are of a high standard. Breakfast excellent and staff helpful and efficient. Highly recommended for exploring wonderful Istanbul.

Posted by on 8 Apr 2014

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5 out of 5

Istanbul Better every visit

Perfect hotel , lovely location, wonderful staff very comfortable

Posted by on 20 Dec 2013

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4 out of 5

Ideal Istanbul location.

You could not get a better location in Instanbul for sight seeing. However there is a price to pay, make sure you get a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the back of the Sophia mosque as the street side rooms are noisy (trams) and rooms 604/6/8/10 have views of walls 6 foot from the winnow. Also some rooms are tiny.

Posted by on 22 Oct 2013

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5 out of 5

Perfect location for experiencing Istanbul

From the time of check in to leaving hotel our stay was truly wonderful. Location is the best you can get. The breakfast was amazing. The staff were so friendly and could not do enough or us.

Posted by on 23 Apr 2013

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5 out of 5

Excellent Weekend Away

Have to give credit where credit is due. Great location. Staff great at all stages. Nice little touch - Hotel offered info and advice on Istanbul. Breakfast good. Room and bathroom very good. Organised early transfer to airport.

Posted by on 13 Mar 2013

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4 out of 5

Excellent location and beautiful rooms!

From the moment we got there we experienced great service-complimentary bottle of water everyday, and friendly and helpful staff. The room was stocked up with magazines to help us plan what we would do during our stay. The shower room was amazing, and the bathroom had a TV which was unusual. I would highly recommend this hotel as it was in an excelent location and within walking distance of a lot of the famous sites. It was comfortalbe and a good stop-off point between visits to the nearby sites. However, as it is so close to the mosques, you do get woken up by the call to prayer. But that is likely to happen anywhere you stay.

Posted by on 20 Nov 2012

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5 out of 5

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About the Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class

Location Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Istanbul, Istanbul 34400

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a limo/town car service and a meeting room. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. This 4-star Istanbul hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (free)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Istanbul (IST) (41.9 km / 26 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Sultanahmet Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class offers 49 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Matbah Restaurant – This restaurant overlooks the garden. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for TRY 200 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 250 per room (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TRY 200 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial Special Class Istanbul
  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial Special Class
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Class Istanbul
  • Ottoman Imperial Special Class

You should know

  • Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

The Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodation in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.