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Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34122 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 554 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 554 reviews
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Score from 2529 reviews Excellent
Amazing breakfast Location
The location was great, in a walking distance to agia sofia and Blue mosque. Also very close to restaurants and galata bridge.
The entrance to the hotel is not very visible. We circled around it for 20 minutes before finding it.
Breakfast fit for a sultan! Amazing staff and location.
Rooms on the small side, almost to the point of being cramped. But if you want this location, the pluses outweigh the room size.
The staff was very friendly.Good location.
Hotel was in great location , staff provided great personal attention , will help with local tours if needed, great value for the location
No elevator but staff will get your bags to your room,
Location is in walking distance to all and getting closer to the less touristy area. Breakfast is delicious AND varied unless you eat some of everything. It is a Turkish breakfast (mmm) but cereal, hard boiled eggs and fruit are also available. Staff is sweet.
Shower is very tiny. Note I'm only 5'2" so it is small. Rooms are small by North American standards but super value for money. Would love the staff to be able to suggest a few different restaurants - time for you to explore your own city!
Good location, the staffs were very helpful and friendly. Even though I arrive early in the morning about 8am I was treated to breakfast and did not have to wait that long to enter my room. Checking in and checking out was super easy and fast. It's a very nice small boutique hotel with a 'family atmosphere' and they make you feel welcome. Will definitely recommend to others. Thank you Majd, Fetah & Arsen for the warm hospitality, you guys were cool.
Nothing to complain.
Friendly staff, Great Location every important thing is just few minutes away. clean rooms .
No Elevator ,but with the help of the staff there was no trouble carrying the lugguage to the room Brwakfast didn't have my kind of food .
We loved everything! Location, staff, room...
Excellent location, good breakfast. Clean, good value for money. Excellent staff - Fatih and Majid were great...
location, helpful staff,
very small room, dirty spots on the towel,no hangers in the bathroom, bad light in the room...
Staff went out of their way to be helpful. I requested a room at the back as I was worried there might be noise from the street and trams but I heard nothing and slept soundly.The room was very comfortable and warm as it was cool outside in the evening .I've never before seen such a huge choice for breakfast. Having the tram stop nearby made it so easy to get around.
The staff are excellent particularly Fatih in reception and Mejit at breakfast. Their advice and assistance during our stay was very helpful. Location is excellent. Very good breakfast. Very good wifi access.
Odd configuration of our room, otherwise well provisioned and comfortable.
Everything! The hotel is perfectly located and the rooms are lovely, clean with very comfy beds. Our room (205) looked out back and we had no noise at all. the staff was super friendly and helpful and made our stay in Istanbul amazing.
They do have a great staff. They are friendly, accommodating and helpful. They extend an extra hand and make sure you have an enjoyable and great vacation!
We stayed at the hotel for 4 days and we ate the same breakfast all throughout our stay . . . the food was great though!
Staff are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in six other hotels in Turkey while on tour and this was the only hotel where we got 2 bottles of water every day and a lovely selection of herbal teas.
Hotel taxi driver met me at airport, location,location was amazing. Got in @1800 walked up the road and WOW the history and beauty. All hotel personal were exceptional and breakfast was awesome. Thanks to Fatih for a sweet birthday gift. Restaurant across the road is owned by hotel and is amazing ate there twice. Room was big, sorry don't have room to say all.
Comfortable, wifi was ok, staff was grate.
The climate system was uswd to heating, but the climate was to dirty.
The very first time I came to Turkey I fall in love with this country.. This is my 5th time in Istanbul and 3rd time staying in this hotel.. And definitely will come back to this same hotel.. Excellent and english speaking staff, very helpful at anytime Ersan, Fatih, Omar, Majed. Breakfast with view at the teracce and lot of choices of delicious and healthy food.. Credit to the lady cook and Mr Vural.. The room after renovation more comfortable and clean as ever.. Bigger TV.. And there is electric kettle and tea and coffee sachet available on the room.. Well no more word to say and no reason not to come back.. The best part everybody welcome you with the smile on their face..
nice hotel with nice freshly-renovated rooms in minimal walking distance to all main sights of Istanbul.
the location is great Maged of the staff who was more than helpful and cooperative plus all staff too. the breakfast was very tasty and nice. the rooms r small but comfortable and sweet.
Great location. Clean and comfortable. Good Breakfast. The price was good but maybe because it was quite after high season (october)
Lovely friendly staff. Great location, close to the Blue Mosque.
Wifi did not work in the rooms. Room was very small - there was no where to put luggage.
Friendly staff, good breakfast. On a busy road which I thought would be noisy at night, but turned out not too bad. Close to all main attractions.
Warm and inviting staff Perfectly located in the old city, only a short walk from all of the major attractions Delicious, home cooked breakfast served on the terrace Staff spoke very good English. They provided useful recommendations for dining and airport transportation
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