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The Empress Theodora Hotel

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Alemdar Cad. No 22 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #60 of 866 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Watford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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