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We just returned from a weekend Istanbul. We stayed 2 nights in the Ottoman Imperial hotel and if we go to Istanbul again we will definitely return to this hotel. After arrival our transfer, arranged by the hotel, was waiting for us. In the hotel...More
We stayed for 2 nights at this boutique hotel, literally next door to the Hagia Sophia and yet on quiet side street. Because our flight arrived early in the morning, the staff allowed us to check in at about 9 AM. I mentioned in the...More
I stayed with my fiance at this hotel for a romantic weekend in Istanbul and we absolutely loved it.
Everything was great, room was perfectly clean and even the little details in the room made the difference like coffee maker, fruit basket, bathrobe, slippers, fresh...More
We stayed at this hotel for our anniversary while visiting Istanbul for the first time. Location is fantastic, very close to Sultanahmet square, historical sites, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace are just around the corner, Hagia Sofia is next to the hotel along with Underground...More
The Ottoman Hotel Imperial is a gem in so many ways. It's a boutique hotel located on a side cobble street next to Aya Sofia. Situated in the heart of many of the major sites in Istanbul. Close to the tram line, Topkapi Palace and...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