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Akbiyik Caddesi 10, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Empress Zoe
Ranked #68 of 919 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful start to my Turkish experience. Beautiful old building covered in wisteria, with its winding stairs, taking you to the many different levels, little nooks and crannies, turkish handicrafts. The lovely peaceful gardens, sunset on the rooftop, the morning call to prays. Istanbul in all its glory. Great location for visiting the well know sights and close enough... More

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Larvik, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 Nights, and it was a very good choce. Loved the hotel, the garden and the location..Lots of restaurants near by, close to the historical monuments and also to the grand bazar. Ragnhild Larsen Norway

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New York, New york
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lost track of how many times we have stayed at the Empress Zoe. It feels like our home in Istanbul. The location is perfect, near all the beautiful historical monuments. The hotel exudes charm, not only in its style-the architecture, fabrics, furniture, the fabulous breakfast in the serene garden but the STAFF !!! Everyone in the hotel does... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in the family room with my 17 and 14 year old sons. This property exudes charm and the staff are friendly, helpful and non-intrusive. They found us great restaurants, stayed on hold forever with Pegasus Air to straighten out a flight issue for me, and booked us transportation. When the transport was late due to... More

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Los Angeles
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 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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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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