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Empress Zoe

Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Empress Zoe
Ranked #63 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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london
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Though it is arranged over about 6 floors without lift. Gorgeous roof terrace and garden. Friendly & helpful staff who gave us recommendations for restaurants and help with getting around. Tasty breakfast. What more can we say. It is superb value. Even though it is between the Blue Mosque & Aya Sofia in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Empress Zoe is a charming boutique hotel located within convenient distance of the major historical sites. The staff are warm, helpful and relaxed. Even the hotel cats seem to do their best to make the visitor feel at home. The garden oasis is a particular feature of the hotel. It was delightful to start the day by wandering down for... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a word, you should stay here if you want authenticity and charm, yet a contemporary feel in staff and service.This is really a find in a busy city bursting with tourist attractions where it can be difficult to suss out where you will find the most appealing experiences overall. This hotel is centrally located in the Sultanahmet area within... More

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Empress Zoe for a week in June and it could not be faulted. It is close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi plus an easy walk to the tram stop to venture further afield. As we were staying for a week, we opted for a garden suite which was very spacious and comfortable.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back for my 3rd trip to Instanbul and of course had to stay at the Empress Zoe again (I've stayed tehere the last 3 times and each time loved it)! The staff are so helpful and friendly, the location is great for seeing the touris sights and every room in boutique hotel different and every one is filled... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Empress Zoe Hotel was full of charm and character, and is in a fantastic location for walking to the historic sites of Istanbul, and only minutes to Sultanahmet tram stop for easy access to the Grand Bazaar and the hip areas of Taksim, Galata and Beygolu. We stayed in apartment 603 which was many flights of stairs up, but which... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful garden, roof top view of Bosphours, excellent service. (great breakfast, lovely happy hour - nice opportunity to meet other guests) easy walk to Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Blue Mosque - great location, lovely hotel very welcoming

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Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given my wife and I were travelling overseas for two months we set out to stay in different hotels rather than your standard hotel shoe box. In doing so found a number of unique hotels/accommodation that were no more expensive than a standard western style room. Empress Zoe was one such hotel that I would highly recommend. We stayed in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice for easy walking to all the main old city spots. Spent 5 nights here at Empress Zoe; very impressed with the size of and amenities our room (we went for a garden suite) and the friendliness of all of the staff. The garden space for breakfast and lounging about is lovely and great for when you want a... More

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Williamsburg VA
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We will stay here again if we ever return to Istanbul. Pros - 1) Unbelievably charming building, dripping with character, 2) beautiful garden, 3) very friendly service, 4) hip ambience, 5) great views from our room, 6) good price (by Istanbul standards) for what you get. Cons - 1) bed was a bit short and hard.

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Address: Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Empress Zoe Hotel Istanbul

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#42 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul #50 Family Hotel in Istanbul #61 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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