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Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Ranked #105 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
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Sapporo, Japan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Excellent Petit Hotel”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

【歴史ある佇まい】
このホテルは、アヤソフィアすぐ横の閑静な場所に建つ黄色い外壁のプチホテル。
建物は19世紀に学校として使われていたもので、トルコらしさが感じられます。
しかも、内装は2011年に改装したようなので、綺麗で快適な環境で宿泊できます。

【最高のロケーション】
また、ここのホテルの最大の魅力は何と言ってもそのロケーションです。
旧市街の主な観光名所は全て徒歩圏内。
また、トラムの駅までも徒歩5分以内です。

【快適なお部屋】
私達の宿泊したお部屋は、
事前のリクエスト通り、2階のアヤソフィアに面した窓の多い角のお部屋でした。
お部屋のお掃除も、とても行き届いています。
私達のお部屋担当のハウスキーピングのスタッフの方は、
ホスピタリティーに溢れていて、毎日きめ細かなサービス。
しかも、プチホテルの持つアットホームな雰囲気が最高でした。

【きめ細やかなサービス】
ホテルのスタッフの方々は、とても親切で、臨機応変に対応して下さいます。
チェックイン時は、早朝到着にも関わらず待たされる事なくお部屋に案内され、
朝食もゆっくりと楽しむ事でイスタンブールの旅の良いスタートなりました。
また最終日には、私達の復路フライトが夜中便であったため、
チェックアウトから空港へ向かうまでの5時間ほどの間、
お部屋を借りてゆったり過ごす事が出来ました。
こうした様々なお願いにきめ細かく対応して頂けた事に大変感謝しています。

【清々しい朝食】
朝食を頂くレストランは、朝日を浴びた旧市街の街並みが眺められるガラス張り。
毎朝の食事がとても楽しくなる、気持ちの良い空間でした。
ビュッフェスタイルの朝食は、数ある旧市街プチホテルのそれと同様のメニューと思いますが、
私個人の感想を述べさせて頂くなら、
数種類のチーズ、新鮮な蜂蜜などが美味しく、毎日食べても飽きないほどでした。

【レストラン Matbah】
ホテル内のレストラン「Matbah」は、ホテルのこじんまりした外観からは想像出来ないほど
気持ちの良い開放的なテラス席で食事が頂けます。
ランチタイム、ディナータイムでもそれほど混み合っていないようなので
ゆったりと静かな環境でトルコ料理の食事を楽しみたい方にはお勧めです。



[Historical appearance & Comfy Environment]
This hotel is the petit Hotel of yellow outer wall,
Location is in a quiet area right next to Hagia Sophia.
The building was Turkish style which used as a school in the 19th century .
I heard that this hotel was renovated in 2011 , so you can stay comfortable clean environment clean even though the building has more than 100 years ago.

[Location]
The most attractive point of this hotel is “Location”.
The main attractions of the old Istanbul are within walking distance.
In addition, within a 5-minute walk to the tram station .

[Accommodation]
The room which we stayed was as Requested in advance,
it was the room corner side with two side windows facing the Hagia Sophia
on the second floor .The cleaning of the rooms are also very well everyday .
And the staff of the housekeeping is full of hospitality.

[Service]
All the hotel staffs are very kind people,
and they can offer appropriate services on a case-by-case basis.
The 1st day, though we arrive at hotel early morning,
the reception guided us to the room without waiting just after check-in,
and they offered delicious breakfast .
And the final day, reception understood our return flight was mid-night flight ,
they offered a room for us after check-out, till departure to the airport.
We were able to spend relaxing 5 hours with the room which they offered.

[Breakfast]
The restaurant which serves breakfast every morning,
was a beautiful space with a fabulous view of Sultanahmet area illuminated by the morning sun.
Several types of cheese, fresh honey is delicious, I had never got tired to eat them every morning.

[Restaurant - Matbah]
Restaurant in the hotel named " Matbah " ,
you can not imagine open space from the appearance of the petit hotel.
You can dine at the open terrace in this restaurant.
It is recommended to person who wants to enjoy Turkish cuisine in a quiet environment.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Its not often you pick a hotel from the UK that is just right on arrival. In the right place, the right level of comfort, and most of all the right - no excellent - help received from the charming ladies at the guest releations desk.
Within yards are 5 of the top Istanbul sites - Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Cistern and the Turkish Baths. Two stops on the tram and you at the Grand Bazaar one way and the Spice Market the other.
Altogether a jolly good base for 2 nights to explore this buzzy city.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

We have just completed a 2 week tour of Turkey organised by Efendi Tours using Turkeys well organised bus lines to take us to major sites and local guides to provide commentary. it was a great way to see Turkey. We were given the opportunity to ugrade our hotels and chose the Ottoman Imperial hotel in Istanbul. It was so good the first time that we decided to book it again for a couple of nights in Istanbul. The service is excellent, the staff are friendly and efficient and the location is great, just a few minutes from Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace. The tram is close by and there are plenty of shops and cafes. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is modern and well appointed. Breakast caters for all tastes , local and western. All up this is one hotel we would love to come back to. Mark

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Booked a room via Clever Hotels that went bust before we arrived!
Hotel fantastic. Staff so helpful. Especially Handon tuna- MANAGER.
Gave us only available room at 159 Euros, including upgrade. Try for a deluxe room. So much nicer than ordinary ones.
Cannot fault staff. Cocierge SO helpful in Booking Sites, Tickets info etc to avoid queueing, booked on line all Topkapi Palace, Harem, Aya Sophia etc.
Cannot recommend thios hotel enough. Location EXCELLENT.
Right next to Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia yet really quiet. FANTASTIC!
(may not say same if in a basic room!)

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I had the opportunity to stay at this lovely hotel just across from the Hagia Sophia. While the location is great...you're across form the Hagia Sophia and less than 5 minutes walk from places like the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. And there's a tram stop close by as well. Breakfast is good and served on a lovely terrace overlooking the city. The rooms were quite nice with very nice bathrooms/showers. What makes this hotel so special though is the staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. They helped us figure out how to get where and even helped make arrangements. I would highly recommend the Ottoman Imperial and really hope I get to go back one day soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Truly a remarkable spot, just feet away from the Hagia Sophia. Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar, are all just a leisurely stroll away. Some of the greatest vistas, shopping, and food are all within sight of this hotel. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff are very helpful. The hotel restaurant is brilliant.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth NEW ZEALAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights august 2013 and although the location is wonderful the room they put us in was terrible. Downstairs with no natural light and the room so small I had to shuffle sideways to get into bed. Our outlook was down in the dungeons (my name for it) with a view of concrete and air con units. The breakfast was very average and to drink or eat in the hotel restaurant was very very expensive. Would not stay there again or recommend.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ottoman Hotel Imperial
Address: Caferiye Sok. No:6 D:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#78 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#86 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#123 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ottoman Hotel Imperial 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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 
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