Ottoman Imperial Hotel


Ottoman Imperial Exterior

Ottoman Imperial's terrace

A typical standard room at Ottoman Imperial

Wonderful views from Ottoman Imperial

Ottoman Imperial Hotel

Lobby of Ottoman Imperial

Matbah Restaurant at Ottoman Imperial

Ottoman Imperial's Matbah Restaurant

Bar at Ottoman Imperial

Al fresco dining at Ottoman Imperial

A typical room at Ottoman Imperial

Sultan's Lounge at Ottoman Imperial

Prime location

Home to Matbah Restaurant, offering mouth-watering Ottoman dishes

3 nights from £440 per person

Originally built as a school in the 1800’s before becoming a hospital the following century, the Ottoman Imperial is now a charming boutique hotel in a prime position; in the heart of Sultanahmet, boasting magnificent views over the impressive Aya Sofya and Caferaga Medrese, where local craftsmen work on ancient art such as calligraphy, jewellery and ‘Ebru’; traditional Turkish marbling.

There are 52 well-appointed rooms and suites in varying shapes and sizes, but all beautifully furnished in a contemporary Turkish style with an Ottoman twist. Many of the rooms also have superb views of the remarkable Aya Sofya museum.  All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and have wifi internet access, satellite TV, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, luxury bathrobes and slippers.

The hotel has a raised indoor restaurant where a plentiful buffet breakfast is served with fabulous views over the city, and a spacious terrace area where lunch and evening meals can be enjoyed.  The Ottoman Imperial is home to ‘Matbah’ restaurant, which offers a splendid menu of fine Ottoman cuisine, a delightful place to sample some exquisite traditional Turkish dishes. On summer evenings it is well worth pre-booking a table on the terrace.

We Recommend Feasting on the huge buffet breakfast before exploring the fascinating sights of Sultanahmet

Ottoman Imperial has a superb restaurant, ‘Matbah’, renowned for its fine Ottoman Cuisine, there are both indoor and outdoor areas to the restaurant. There is also a bar, and the Sultan’s Lounge to relax and enjoy a drink.  There is also a small library area, with books on Turkish history, culture and Istanbul.  There is complimentary wifi throughout the hotel.

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  • Standard rooms

    The standard rooms at the Ottoman Imperial are approx. 18-20 sqm, these rooms face the main tram line.


    Premium rooms

    The larger Premium rooms are 20-25sqm and have a beautiful view over the Aya Sofya or the hotel’s summer garden.  They benefit from having a small writing desk and comfortable seating area.


    Junior Suites

    The Junior Suites are 28sqm and have views over the summer garden, some have a private balcony.  The suites have a seating area and a Turkish hamam style bathroom.



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