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Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34122 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 626 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Empress Theodora Hotel.
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Breakfast in the Room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Room Service, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Private Check-in/Check-out, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Turkish, Russian, Spanish, English
From 1:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 626 reviews
Value for money
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May 2, 2015
Hotel is small with no lift. Stairs are challenging. Not much soundproofing between rooms.
Clean, good sized room. Modern bathroom with very large shower. Tea & coffee making facilities. Breakfast had a wide choice. Terrace available to sit outside.
April 30, 2015
Friendly people in Istanbul, lots of different food cuisines. Exploring by boat was a great way to see the country. Trams are very and cheap mode of transport.
April 28, 2015
wifi is not enough for work.. but that's all.
Breakfast is great... the best I've ever tried in Istanbul. Location is perfect for sightseeing.
April 26, 2015
Staff fantastic location fantastic.
April 22, 2015
Moldy grapes and strawberries were on the breakfast buffet several days!
The 24/7 hot water, great pressure and reliable shower were winners.
April 20, 2015
Location is just great
April 19, 2015
Great front desk help!
April 16, 2015
There was construction next story associated with the hotel owners and it mad fore noisy days and a few noisy evenings...they may not have realized how the work was reverberating into the rooms
April 16, 2015
I had a room facing the street and just over reception. It was very noisy, particularly as there were workers next door that worked until 10pm and I was trying to sleep. Still I would stay there again... except I'd get a room away from the street.
Excellent location, right near the major sites and a short walk to the park and the bridge. Plenty of places to eat very close by. Tram runs right past the door. Room was nice, bed was good and the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Overall, very good value for money.
April 15, 2015
Great location,clean,comfortable room and bed,very nice selection at breakfast.Surprisingly quiet considering it's busy road location.
April 8, 2015
Small hotel that need some maintain
Breakfast and friendly staff
April 7, 2015
Location, location, location
April 7, 2015
The rooms are not soundproof. So if your room faces the tram line (like ours did) you will hear it "ding" through all hours. Additionally, there is a lot of refurbishment going on in the area, so construction noises can also be heard late at night and in the early hours. Perhaps these noises would have been forgiven in a comfy bed with lovely pillows, but unfortunately, neither were comfortable. The bed was very firm and the pillow fillings were bumpy. Our shower also looked like it was going to flood every time we used it.
If you are looking for a hotel just minutes away from the main attractions by foot in Sultanahmet, you don't get any better than this! Also, the breakfast spread at this hotel is generous and evocative of what the locals have, which was delicious! The wifi was also pretty fast.
March 29, 2015
We booked two rooms. One of the room have bad air during certain time of the day and other room toilet door is spoil.
March 26, 2015
Wifi hard to connect
March 26, 2015
Breakfast was strictly at 8am. No sooner. Dont really understand why I couldnt have some tea and orange juice even if the food is not ready yet (they were ready actually at 7.50am).
The location is between the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar which makes travel to any location between the two easy either walking or by tram. Everybody's friendly except for the grumpy kitchen lady.
March 23, 2015
It was a perfect experience and everything was perfect!!!
March 19, 2015
Very simple breakfast,terras closed and no elevator to go upstairs.
Comfort ok.Location ok.
March 19, 2015
The position for sightseeing, the staff, the breakfast, the comfort of the bed and regular cleaning were all superb, we could not fault it! Must say the staff go above and beyond if you need any help they were all very helpful.
March 17, 2015
Just the internet very slow.
It was wonderful time, very helpful staff, such a good place to all destinations .
March 16, 2015
Good Breakfast - a lot of choice
March 12, 2015
- Window glass not sound proof. - Breakfast was very tasty but usually cold.
- Variety of the breakfast. - Amazing location. - Helpful staff. - Comfortable room.
March 12, 2015
Too soft bed.
March 9, 2015
Airport shuttle service is a bit expensive
Perfect location, close to everywhere
March 8, 2015
/ everything was great ;)
Great location - just one step and you are in front of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, all other attractions in walking distance, friendly stuff, clean rooms, free wifi, nice terrase - highly recommend :)
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