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Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Empress Zoe
Ranked #67 of 916 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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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique, cozy, authentic hotel has everything a traveler seeks away from home. The accommodations are authentic and comfortable, the views incredible, and the location couldn't be better. This hotel has earned its 5 star rating by treating guests royally, anticipating their needs and making the accommodations lovely. A beautiful garden and terrace area provides ample cloistering from the bustle... More

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Bendigo
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are very friendly, obliging and helpful. We found their recommendations for places to eat to be very good and within walking distance. Breakfast served by the hotel is 'home cooked' delicious and we found more than adequate. The hotel has a lot of charm. It is a collection of old buildings which have been restored and converted into different... More

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is just fabulous, for Sultanahmet it is ideal. The hotel is quirky, the staff efficient and friendly. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 for service is that the one evening that we needed a few bottles of water from the bar it was closed (at 22H30). Empress Zoe is on a strip... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Empress Zoe for three nights at the end of July 2014. Having read all the reviews before going, I was concerned about comments citing the noise, the lack of lifts and shabby decor making it not worth the price. However, I personally feel these are unwarranted comments and we had no issues. We stayed in the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second stay at this hotel. We stayed in the Cistern suite this time. The suite was well laid out, with separate bedroom and sitting room. Bathroom was large, with a huge shower. Lovely private patio in the beautiful garden. Excellent breakfast served, and the staff members are friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, being right next... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the hotel to stay! It is close to all the major sights yet in a quiet street. With its quirky labyrinth of staircases and beautiful hidden gardens, it is an oasis of calm in this buzzy city. We stayed in the Penthouse which was delightful with its own roof top terrace. All in all highly recommended. I'd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming hotel situated close to main historic sights, very friendly and helpful staff. rooms are comfortable with good air conditioning. Wifi a little spotty at times but very acceptable. nice quiet garden where you can take b'fast and drinks. Can only recommend.

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london
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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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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