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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 #62 of 788 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Tampa, Florida, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is good & bad news about the empress Theodora. The good news is that this is a nice hotel in Istanbul. The bad news is that the desk clerk "Ersan" (as in Ersan Ansansör the Turkish elevator company) & his cousins (Burack & Burackson) tried to hustle me as soon as I walked in the door. This hotel has... 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
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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Spent the last leg of our trip here. Extended our stay from 2 nights to 4 nights, which was worth it. Great bunch of staff who bend over backwards to ensure we had a comfortable and memorable stay. The hotel was clean, hygienic and comfortable.. The Empress boutique hotel has out done the 5 star hotels that I have stayed... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In a really great position right near all the main tourist attractions in Istanbul. Wasn't expecting much but the interior and bedrooms are beautiful and very homely, also super comfortable! The reception were really friendly and helpful with our bags. Breakfast was really nice, a lot of choice.

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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*
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