Ottoman Hotel Imperial

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul

Premium room

Premium room

Premium room

Premium room

Istanbul

Standard room

Standard room

A grandiose and historic hotel in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet District - includes breakfast, a welcome drink and more

For a cultural whirl in the world’s only city to straddle two continents (Europe and Asia), this unique property was built as an Ottoman school and hospital in the mid-1800s and renovated as a “special class historic hotel” in 2005 - a title used by the government to denote places with particular local charm or character.

Not only does Ottoman Hotel Imperial sport a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, its location is perfect - in the heart of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet District, within easy reach of architectural masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Aya Sofya, and the Galata Tower.

The vibe at this four-star hotel feels very high-end, especially in the welcoming guest rooms and suites that have been spruced up with tasteful Ottoman-style decor - think traditional Turkish rugs, rich colour palates, and lashings of dark woods. There’s also a library with books about Istanbul’s history, a private dining room for intimate dinners, and a fabulous restaurant that places a huge emphasis on cuisine from a bygone age - get your head around a whopping choice of 27 outstanding Ottoman-style dishes, all of which stick rigidly to meticulously researched ancient menus.

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