4.1 out of 5


By a verified traveller on Wed 10 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Istanbul awaits you at Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 49 rooms feature free WiFi, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Premium bedding and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers. Safes, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, free childcare, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Old City hotel include Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£69 per night

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

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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
5 out of 5

very central, near to many places f interest

Pros: the staff

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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4 out of 5

Kleines Hotel in ruhiger Lage aber dennoch zentral

Bis auf am letzten Abend die Heizung und warm Wasser ausfiel war alles gut.

Posted by , from Bremen on 7 Feb 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb 2017 by Guest Relations Manager

Dear Ali, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at The Ottoman Hotel Imperial. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. We do apologize about service delivery failure on last nigth. We hope to see you again when your travels return you to Istanbul. Warm regards, The Team at Ottoman Hotel Imperial

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 business-friendly Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (free)
  • Supervised kid's 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)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) (20 km / 12.4 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Cemberlitas Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle

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. Istanbul's 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
  • 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 theme 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 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.


  • 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 85 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY250 per room (return)
  • Rollaway bed fee: TRY85 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.