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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
My partner and I met one of our close friends in Istanbul for a short holiday as we had never been to Istanbul before, we loved Istanbul and enjoyed our stay at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. The hotel is beautiful. Front receptionist Mehmet and Ozlem guest...More
Excellent location, I was able to walk just about everywhere. Tram stop is also nearby if you feel like using the tram to go visit Grand Bazar, ride is about 5 minutes, if you decide to walk it's around 10-15 minutes. All the historical sights...More
We throughly enjoyed our short stay at Ottoman Hotel Imperial. It is centrally located, with easy access to all the important historical attractions. We would have loved to stay longer but were in transit. Our room was very comfortable and clean, overlooking Hagia Sofia which...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