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Empress Zoe

Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Empress Zoe
Ranked #68 of 885 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to Istanbul. It is fair to say that Empress Zoe was our best choice. Located in the old city and walking distance from many historical landmarks makes empress Zoe a great place to stay. Hotel staff is courteous and we're very helpful. Airport pickup & drop was right on time with no delays. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to find a quiet oasis in what we imagined (& found to be) to be a bustling city - so went for a garden suite in the Empress Zoe and got exactly what we wanted! The location is great with easy access to main sites and the tram. The suite was really lovely and exactly as the website... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent visit to Istanbul was substantially enhanced by our stay at the Empress Zoe. The location is perfect for touring the Old City, shopping the Sultanhamet District and Bazaars, great restaurants and a short walk to the tram stop to head toward Galata or the ferry docks. This boutique hotel has charm and such individually styled rooms, that you... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us booked the penthouse suite in early April and had four lovely nights there. Istanbul was freezing at the time but our room was always cozy and comfy. Gorgeous soft bed and lovely linen, endless hot water with great pressure and a cute little balcony to catch the last of the afternoon rays on. Only taking one point... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A charming and quirky place to stay on the Sultanahmet side of Istanbul. Close to all the attractions. Lots of stairs and my room was tiny but absolutely lovely. Helpful staff and a splendid breakfast. Beware of the call to prayer right outside the window though, but on the upside you do get views! As a woman travelling alone I... More

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Stroud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Empress Zoe. It's definitely not posh and all the better for that. All staff smiley and helpful. Breakfast varied and scrummy. Bed comfortable and bathroom marble hammam style. Hotel a delight to return to from the madness that is Istanbul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quirky small hotel, full of character and in the heart of the old city. The area is of course very touristy, but the Empress Zoe is ideally placed a short stroll away from the Topkapi Palace, the Aghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It has a lovely garden with ancient walls and mature plants. The views from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great stay at Empress Zoe for my 40th birthday trip with my girlfriend. The hotel is very relaxed, comfortable and atmospheric with a lovely fresh breakfast and helpful staff. The location is excellent and the roof terrace gives amazing views over the city and the Sea of Marmara. There is an excellent choice of food and drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in the touristy area of Sultanahmet, but it's at the end of the street with lots of bars and restaurants. There is a lot of noise from these places if your room faces out (which mine did - no. 14), but that's not the hotel's fault. It was very comfortable - I have a chronic neck pain but... More

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Vreeswijk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming home and be yourself between the little bit touristic noise of the Sultanahmet area. Cosy feeling with the wright lovely people running the hotel. Fresh fruit and breakfast what give s you the right energy. Love my room and bed which give me 'at home' feeling. Well worth to stay!

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Also Known As:
Empress Zoe Hotel Istanbul
Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#31 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#54 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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