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The Empress Theodora Hotel

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Cankurtaran Mahallesi Alemdar Caddesi No:16 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #49 of 886 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could not fault this boutique hotel for its location, stylish accommodation and above all friendliness of their staff. They made my stay so enjoyable. I arrived after an incident with a cab driver and was a bit upset and the owner and receptionist could not do enough for me (giving me a drink, inviting me to dinner, making arrangements... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great place within 5 min walk to Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square. Room was small but fine for a couple of nights as you are out all day. There is no lift at this hotel but the guys will carry your bags to your room. The bed was very comfortable and room was very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great find. Very reasonably priced hotel, literally a stones throw from the Hagia Sophia and across the road from the Basilica Cistern. Yes theres a tram line outside - but this added to our experience, bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper. the hotel is being extended and sound proofed also so should be even better in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a small hotel c.100 metres from the gate of Gulhane Park and 300 metres from Sultanahmet Square,so it is ideally placed for sight seeing.I had a 2nd floor street front room which was bright and airy.I was a bit concerned about street noise as the tram runs right past here but all windows are doubled glazed.It was mild... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I booked into this hotel based on reviews on Tripadvisor. I guess the former guests were not wrong. The staff, from the reception to the room cleaners, are welcoming since I first stepped through the door and until I left. The location was great. Half way between the Grand Bazaar and Eminonu and within easy reach of all tourist spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stayed 4 nights here. It's a relative smaller hotel but in a great location for sightseeing, shopping, walking to the waterfront, getting a tram. Service was outstanding. Whatever you needed the guys got it done and always watched out for whatever you need . I felt completely safe and taken care of here and since my trip went flawless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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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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