Ottoman Hotel Park
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
TravelPod Member ReviewsOttoman Hotel Park Istanbul
We stayed nighs at this hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. The service is very person and all the staff are very friendly.
It has a great location, you can explore some of the most famous places with just a short walk (Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace) .
Very good breakfast buffet in the top floor terrace with beautiful views.
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