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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Small size rooms, like all hotels in Sultanahmet, they say 20 sqm but more like 14. Good check in experience. Decently clean room, could be better in out of sight spots but that is standard in tourist hotel in that area (stayed over 25 times). Location, as everyone says, it is hard to beat. Tram passes just in front of... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
Reviewed March 10, 2016

We stayed at Empress Theodora hotel last summer and we enjoyed our stay very much. it has a great location and receptionist was very helpful. rooms are a bit small but we heard that its the main problem of most hotels in old city so we would recommend this hotel.

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Campinas, SP
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8 reviews
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

The hotel is simple, yet well located. The crew is very polite and helpful. The hotel has stairs and restaurant is on the terrace. The breakfast is good and different. In 2013, when I have visited, there is not elevator. The tram (train) Substation is 50 meters far hotel, and there is machine to buy coin pass. It is near... More 

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Reviewed February 11, 2016

We stayed family of four over the weekend, fantastic hotel, good food Excellent stadf, nothing was to much trouble for them, I could not reccomend it enough, Very good breakfast, the restaurant next door had very good variety, and everthing was fresh Defineley will return to this place

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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

good location..good breakfast.but bad wifi.you are connected to anearby resturant. reception person is not cooperatice.no left.central heating. so you cant have your own air condition.and receipion boy is not helpful. when you leave your room freg. will be off.

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Jenolan Caves
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2015

This hotel is very central it is small and doesnt look much from the outside.But once you get inside the staff are amazing,nothing is too much trouble and we enjoyed eating at the restaurant next door.

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Halmstad, Sweden
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Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We, a family of three, stayed at The Empress Theodora hotel for five nights in late October. We loved the central location and how we could easily walk to Hagia Sofya, Gulhane Park, Basilica Cistern etc within minutes. Grand Bazar was an easy 15 min walk away and we caught the tram to go across the bridge to Galata tower.... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This hotel was reserved by our travel agency and we stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The tram track is right in front of the hotel, the station is Gulhane which is just 200 meters from the hotel, The major attractions of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi palace are at a few minutes walking distance.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Thanks to Ahmat and Aamer the receptionist staff my second time visit was as good as the first two years ago. Not much changed but this time the bus shauttle to airports is an extra value. Still believe its one of the best in istanbul. Just try the breakfast and judge.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

This very central hotel was recommended by a friend & we were very happy with our choice! The reception staff were all very helpful, the room was pleasant & clean although shortly after our arrival a workman needed entry to replace a small square of stained carpet which we hadn't even noticed. The resulting repair was a poor match &... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Empress Theodora Hotel

Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi Alemdar Caddesi No:16 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $31 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Empress Theodora Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“front rooms are bigger compare to other rooms over looking back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Raul706, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
“The frontal rooms have more noise”
 of 5 bubbles H-H-Muller, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
“Choose room on first floor. There is no elevator and stairs are high and spiral”
 of 5 bubbles HazariOne, Oct 4, 2015 | Read review
“rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles royrocks, Jul 25, 2015 | Read review
“we had 101, right above reception, 1st floor facing the street+tram. noise didn't bother us at all as tram doesn't run at night. in fact we loved the street view.”
 of 5 bubbles Shanemcmahon, Apr 30, 2015 | Read review
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