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Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class

4-starThe Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Yerebatan Cad. Salkimsogut Sok. No:16, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Basilica Cistern
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Best value for money
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast

Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class

from ZAR 1,192
  • Standard Single Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Triple Room

What’s around Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class


  • In Sultanahmet
  • Hagia Sophia - 3 min walk
  • Grand Bazaar - 8 min walk
  • Blue Mosque - 8 min walk
  • Topkapi Palace - 8 min walk
  • Basilica Cistern - 2 min walk
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople - 6 min walk
  • Spice Bazaar - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST) - 33 min drive
  • Istanbul Cankurtaran Station - 10 min walk
  • Istanbul Kumkapi Station - 20 min walk
  • Istanbul Yenikapi Station - 3 min drive
  • Sultanahmet Station - 4 min walk
  • Gulhane Station - 4 min walk
  • Cemberlitas Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 55 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pick-up *

  • Cruise terminal shuttle *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 829
  • Conference space size (meters) - 77
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1996
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Ata Restaurant - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Sultan Restaurant - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast only.

Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class’s small print

Also known as

  • Celal Sultan Hotel
  • Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class Istanbul
  • Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class Hotel Istanbul
  • Celal Sultan Hotel Special Class
  • Celal Sultan Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Celal Sultan Special Class
  • Celal Sultan Special Class Istanbul
  • Celal Hotel Special Class
  • Celal Special Class
  • Celal Sultan Istanbul
  • Celal Sultan Hotel - Special Class Hotel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs TRY 20 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of TRY 300 per room (one-way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 267 reviews

Very good 8,0
Fantastic location and friendly staff!
The hotel is well situated in the historical area of Istanbul. You're within a 5-10 minute walk to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque as well as the hop on hop off bus service that provides tours throughout the city. The staff at the Celal Sultan are very friendly and helpful, especially when it comes to organizing airport transfers or tours (which needs to be paid at the reception). There is a wide variety of food and drink choices at the breakfast buffet. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Our only issue with the hotel is how thin the doors/walls/ceilings are. You can hear your neighbors talking from next door (or maybe upstairs) or noise from the corridor. However, there is not much that the hotel can do about this since this is a part of the hotel design. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel for its good location, friendly and professional staff, and breakfast buffet.
gb3 night trip
Fair 4,0
Look for another hotel
The Celal Sultan Hotel was 4 star maybe 40-50 years ago, today this hotel is at most 1 star! Location of the hotel is very good, and that is the only bright side. Rooms are extremely small and outdated. Included breakfast is mediocre at best. Staff is friendly, but that will not change your overall experience.
Izet, us7 night trip
Good 6,0
Not happy !!
We made the reservation through and our stay was couple of weeks ago for 3 nights . They guy at the front desk ( I don’t remember his name but he was an old , bald guy ) was not cooperative at all and questioned our reservation. He says the second person name is not there on the reservation so he can’t let the other person stay !! There was no area or indication to provide the names of all people on the booking area . Only number of people we are booking for was given which we did . Any way after little argument he gave us the room. I have been booking through since long time and never had this issue. The over all hotel stay was ok , beds were not comfortable at all. They should improve the beddings and mattresses for the amount of money they charge. Breakfast was also just ok and it’s in downstairs dining hall. While other hotels in same location had roof top resturants with beautiful views of blue mosque and Hagia Sofia. So nothing was so special for the price they charge and on top of the crappy front desk service they provide:(
us4 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Central location and great price!
The location is absolutely perfect. It is less than a 5 minute walk to Hagia Sofia and about 10 to Blue Mosque. Breakfast was great starter. Rooms are small but nothing you wouldn't expect from being in Europe. There were a few things that needed to be fixed in the bathroom (broken doorknob and rainhead spout needed to be tightened) that didn't affect us but does take away from the overall feel. Front desk staff is so friendly!
Alexandra, us2 night romance trip
Good 6,0
Great value but!
Room was clean but very small. Bathroom was clean but very small with tiny shower space. No iron/iron table. Internet is free but very slow. Location is great. Fee Breakfast is reasonable.
us7 night family trip

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