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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 #65 of 777 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Amsterdam
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is on a very busy straight with tram line. Very convenient to old city and port where Bosphorus tours are conducted. Port is in walking distance -- 15 minutes. Lots of restaurants nearby. Staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast is pretty decent. Hotel is clean.

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Sundsvall
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39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was a bit hard to find the hotel since there is no sign on the building. So we walked past it a few times without finding it. Once we got there we had a great reception although late at night. Room was classy and had everything I needed. Sleeping quality also excellent. Great staff working here. Much recommended it... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in May and it was great. The hotel has a very convenient position to visit the main attractions of Istanbul, it is clean and the staff is very kind. The breakfast is good and the value for money is OK.

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The staff at this hotel went above and beyond to accommodate us. The location is perfect and the rooftop terrace for breakfast had a great view. I loved the entire city of Istanbul and highly recommend visiting, everyone was friendly and helpful!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We arrived late at night and Omar was expecting us, he explained that the photos we saw on the site were not current as the hotel has had a complete renovation. Our new look room was very modern and very comfortable, with a lovely bathroom, big window and fridge and kettle to use and strong wi-fi. The location is brilliant,... 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*
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