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In the heart of Sultanahmet, the Empress Theodora Hotel features a rooftop restaurant with views of Sultan Zeynep Mosque. It is opposite a tram stop, and provides free Wi-Fi access.

The Empress provides spacious rooms equipped with an LCD TV and satellite channels. All rooms have private bathrooms with tiled floors and over-sized showers. A safety deposit box in each room is standard.

In the morning, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast on the terrace indoors and outdoors offering a beautiful view.

Hotel Empress Theodora is within walking distance of many of the historic attractions, including Topkapi Palace and the Archaeological Museum. The hotel has a 24-hour reception and a concierge service.

Empress Theodora Hotel is 11 mi from Istanbul International Airport. A shuttle service is available upon request. Istanbul Airport is within 33 mi.

This is our guests' favorite part of Istanbul, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Empress Theodora Hotel has been welcoming guests since Apr 29, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Istanbul, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

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  • good morning, i'll arrive at istanbul airport at night (2nd march) I'd like to request check-in at 00:00 - 01:00 (next day) and i'd like to know if yo..
    Dear Pickup service costs are €40 one way - ( special discount for both ways € 70 for up to 4 people ( 5 euros more for each additional person). To c..
    Answered on February 27, 2021
  • Is the terrace open 24/7?
    Hello. Our terrace still open untill 12:00 o'clock after that you can use terrace only for smoke with no gatherings because our hotel for family. Be..
    Answered on August 13, 2022
  • Hi. What time does your breakfast starts?
    Hello breakfast time between 8-10:30
    Answered on January 31, 2022
  • hello, 4 of us is comming to Istanbul may 16th, Sabiha G airport, is it possible for transfer and is the price for both ways still 70€?
    Hello yes costs are €40 one way - ( special discount for both ways € 70 ) from NEW ISTANBUL Airport for up to 4 people
    Answered on April 4, 2021
  • Hello, do you provide two way airport transfer (Sabiha Gokcen) and how much is the price for 2 persons? Best regards, Zlatan
    Hello yes we do and cost are €45 one way - ( special discount for both ways € 80 ) from SABİHA GOKCEN Airport for up to 4 people ( 5 euros more for ea..
    Answered on December 23, 2021
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Amenities of The Empress Theodora Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs EUR 10.0 per day.
  • Parking Off-site Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Debit card The Empress Theodora Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Rooftop Restaurant is unavailable until further notice.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about The Empress Theodora Hotel

  • Check-in at The Empress Theodora Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at The Empress Theodora Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple

  • The Empress Theodora Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental

  • The Empress Theodora Hotel is 1,500 feet from the center of Istanbul.

  • Guests staying at The Empress Theodora Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Halal
    • À la carte

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Empress Theodora Hotel by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 45min

  • The prices at The Empress Theodora Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.