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Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul

4-starThe Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Caferiye Sok. No. 6/1, Sultanhmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34400, Turkey

4-star hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Room is all right
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Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul

from $73
  • Standard Room
  • Premium Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds (Vezir / Sultan)
  • Standard Single Room
  • Premium Single Room
  • Premium Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

What’s around Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul


  • In Sultanahmet
  • Basilica Cistern - 3 min walk
  • Hagia Sophia - 3 min walk
  • Sultanahmet Square - 5 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 7 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 8 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Bath - 11 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Istanbul (IST) - 47 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 9 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 23 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 10 min drive
  • Sultanahmet Station - 5 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 6 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for TRY 200 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TRY 250 per room (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 306 reviews

Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul
Great Location, Not so great service
Location is wonderful - right next to Hagia Sofia and other Sultanahmet attractions like Blue Mosque etc. Service is very disappointing - staff is not very helpful at all (multiple incidents showed us that). Also, rooms closer to tram station have a lot of tram noise so that is hard for light-sleepers. I haven't stayed in other hotels close to Sultanahmet (there are a lot of options) so I can't compare it to them for this price range but just the service and the tram noise threw us off.
Ashish, us2 night family trip
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul
Very Good8.0
Location, location, location!
The location can't be beat. A 2 minute walk to Hagia Sophia and tons of other activities and restaurants around. The hotel is lovely, but there are some issues. As other reviews have mentioned, there is a lingering but not overwhelming sewer smell in the hall. The walls are paper-thin. The breakfast is a bit dull. You can hear the tram as it goes by and the call to prayer before dawn. The housekeeping closet is right outside the door of room 704 (our room) and you can hear housekeeping puttering about. Also note, the hairdryer is the old-fashioned type attached to the wall, and the hose kept detaching, and some hinges on the armoire and bathroom vanity were not attached. However, the staff was gracious and helpful, and room service and the restaurant were good. Regarding the pedestrian zone - the times seem to be a bit random. When we arrived Sunday evening, we were dropped off right at the door. Throughout our stay, we saw the ballards at the end of the street both up and down. When we left, we did have to make the hike to the shuttle that others have mentioned, but it was only about 5 minutes and the porter handled our bags. Overall, a pleasant hotel.
, us3 night romance trip
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul
Great value for your money
Nice and friendly staff. Room was small but functional and anything that we needed was met without hesitation. Location simply great, so close to the main attractions in the old town and good restaurants.
Sergio, usRomance trip
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul
Very Good8.0
Very convenient and comfortable hotel.
I stayed at the Ottoman Imperial for a weekend visit to Istanbul. The hotel is conveniently located near major points of interest in the old part of Istanbul. I enjoyed my stay there. The room was very spacious and comfortable. I did not use the dining room in the evening, but breakfast was very good, with a nice selection of foods. The hotel overall is comfortable and in good condition, though a bit worn around the edges, and generally clean though not spotlessly so. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it.
Ralph, usOther trip
Ottoman Hotel Imperial - Special Class, Istanbul
elegant boutique hotel not just physically!
The hotel staff in this hotel overall provided attentive and excellent service from the point of check in, to the restaurant, to luggage handling, to assisting to print documents, calling a taxi, lending pairs of hands to help with shopping....the list goes on. I had to check out of the hotel at 6 am and I was so touched when a bag of breakfast items had been specially packed for me. This is a very elegant boutique hotel not just physically, but in every sense. I wish to mention Mr Rustem, who was very outstanding in his service, going all out of the way to assist my team of 6 and me during our stay,
Ai Lin, us1 night business trip

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