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Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Empress Zoe
Ranked #69 of 944 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the few. most wonderful hotels I've ever stayed at in my life. So, if you are coming to Istanbul and you can't get a room here, change your plans to when you can. First, the hotel is within seconds of the "major sites" that you come to see in Istanbul: Sultanahmet Camii, Aya Sofia, Topkapu Palace,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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165 reviews 165 reviews
37 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent three nights at the Empress Zoe Hotel in Istanbul. The hotel set up our pickup at the Ataturk Airport which worked out flawlessly. We arrived in the dark and negotiating with a cab to get downtown would have been a challenge. The price was 25 euros. On arrival at the hotel, they checked us into... More 

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Milano, Italia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wish to stay in a tipical place in Sulthanamet, the oldest part of Istanbul, Empress Zoe is the perfect choice. Easily located 5 minutes from Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque, it's set in a beautiful architecture and every room is different from one another. Breakfast is good, the concierge and the people working there are really gentle.... More 

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stuart, fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our time here. The location can't be beat - adjacent to the Four Seasons and the Topkapi Palace. An easy eight minute walk to the Blue Mosque and other Sultanahmet sights. Lots of nice shops outside the door and numerous convenience stores. We were well aware of the three house cats (we read about on the website) and... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I spent the month of September in Turkey, starting with a week in Istanbul. What great good fortune we felt to find this little gem! Location is impossible to surpass. So is the delicious breakfast buffet which guests eat in their beautiful quintessential hidden-in-the-city garden or any of a few other warm, welcoming rooms. You can feel... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A four minute walk to Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia. 15 minutes to Grand Bazzaar and Spice market. A friendly Turkish hotel, small but comfortable rooms. Cozy breakfast area. Expect stairs. If arriving at the airport have the hotel make transfer arrangements for you, hotel location might be difficult to find otherwise.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for six nights at the beginning of November. It's a small lovely hotel with welcoming helpful staff. Very close to the popular spots in Sultanahmet and an easy 20 minute walk to the ferries and Galata bridge. The standard double room was a tight squeeze but not uncomfortable. Hotel breakfast was wonderful, all very fresh. Favourites: bowl of... More 

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Dubai
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in August 2014 after a gap of over 10 years and I can honestly say the hotel has improved with age. The location is perfect for anyone with an interest in Ottoman Istanbul. (Unfortunately, the aggressive touts who hang around the streets nearby gave not changed; they pretend to be friendly - endless shouted questions asking where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been staying at Empress Zoe for 20 years. I guess that speaks for itself. Quaint, reasonably priced, helpful and friendly staff, perfect location in old Istanbul...this is how I would describe this lovely little hotel. An idyllic getaway for a couple or small group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this little hotel in the heart of SultanAhmet Square. It was convenient to all the historic attractions of SultanAhmet, but also close to Metro and the ferries. The hotel itself is a gem, with a lovely garden. We ate our breakfasts (which were fabulous) in the garden, and enjoyed raki there in the afternoons. The staff was incredibly... 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): $
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Empress Zoe Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#60 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#68 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul

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