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The Empress Theodora Hotel

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Alemdar Cad. No 22 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #61 of 793 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Empress Theodora Hotel again for the second time this year. Can't get enough of it! The setting is just achingly beautiful and picturesque. Loved sitting on the terrace and relaxing, chatting with the staff, despite the general bustling environment of Istanbul.
 My room was spacious, clean, and modern. The room had good lighting and Internet was fast... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a realy nice hotel in the perrect location. But I had a very bad experience with carpet seller hustlers working right at the front desk in this hotel. But whenever I publish the details TripAdvisor deletes the review. TripAdvisor is not interested in truth. Only in commissions.

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Watford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights in early September. They people who worked there were so charming and helpful. The room was lovely, clean and well-appointed. Our room overlooked a main road and was noisy with window open but that's part of the buzz of this amazing city! However because of the heat we needed windows closed and air con on!... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Do you want to have the best holidays in your life? Do you wish to sleep in the greatest hotel in the world? And meet the most wonderful staff? Then you have to visit The Empress Theodora Hotel. We guarantee that you will be very satisfied with your choice. The rooms are clean, there is an air condition, you can... More

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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed there mid July and i would say it's one of the best choices in the Soultanahmet area. Hotel is small, clean and really comfortable, staff is really nice and helpful. Hotel is located in the center of Soultanahmet and has easy access to the tram so you can go to Taxim square fast and easy. It's behind Agia... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our family had 3 rooms for 4 nights at The Empress Theodora and we were extremely happy with our choice. I have stayed in Istanbul twice before and this was by far the best hotel even though the price was about the same. The rooms were of a reasonable size, clean with a nice decor and the breakfast was fantastic... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the second hotel we stayed in, in the Sultanahmet area in Istanbul and we absolutely loved it. The hotel is newly refurbished, very clean, bright and cheerful. Coffee and appliances were provided. Breakfast was great, wide choice with lots of fresh fruits. Wonderful location within walking distance to the tourist spots, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Cistern, Topkapi etc.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I loved staying at the Theodora hotel in Istanbul. The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The hotel is clean, in a perfect location near to the Topkapi Palace and Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque. Breakfast on the roof was wonderful each day. I look forward to my next stay at the Theodora.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for three days summer last year, since then i recommended for all friends. What else do you want other than a hotel close to attractions,shopping area,cleaness,good food and helpfull staff. Rooms are small, yes but you will not stay in the hotel for long time its just a rest place, above that just outside the hotel you get... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The warm, friendly atmosphere in this hotel is remarkable. This was my first taste of Turkey, and I feel so lucky that I got to experience it this way. Beautifully located in the heart of Sultanahmet, this hotel has staff that are willing to help with any query at all whatsoever. Thank you so much for an unforgettable stay. From... More

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Address: Alemdar Cad. No 22 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Empress Theodora Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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