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On my recent business trip to Istanbul, I stayed at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It was fantastic to be next to the Hagia Sophia and in the heart of Sultanhamet. Hotel staff was friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was good and the views are unbeatable. Rooms are...More
Location, location and location as they say, Ottoman Hotel Imperial is located in the old part of Istanbul called Sultanahmet, great location, within walking distance of all the important touristic sites as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagi Sofia ( accross from the hotel ), tram...More
I'll keep this review short and sweet. I was in Istanbul on bussiness and stayed at ottoman hotel imperial for 2 nights. If you're looking for location, to be near to all the important sites than you cant get better than this hotel. As my...More
I stayed at this hotel with group of friends in March, we were in Istanbul for a short gateaway break, it was our first time visiting Istanbul, we looked into many other hotels before deciding on Ottoman Hotel Imperial due to the location. I'm glad...More
The location of the hotel is really excellent, just a couple of minutes walk from most of the "must see" in Istanbul. Most of the other locations can be easily and very quickly reached by tram, which can be taken from the nearby station (by...More
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.
I actually walked from Taksim sq back to the hotel one day, just for fun. Using offline maps and a compass it took me about an hour and a half, but should be a bit less if you don't wander too much. The public transit system... More
I actually walked from Taksim sq back to the hotel one day, just for fun. Using offline maps and a compass it took me about an hour and a half, but should be a bit less if you don't wander too much. The public transit system is more than adequate so this shouldn't be a problem. Also the hotel is close to alot of the main attractions (the grand bazar in particular) so it's a better trade off than if you went for a hotel closer to the square