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Hotel Empress Zoe

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Bolzano
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely little hotel in a fantastic location. It has plenty of charm and having breakfast in the garden with the cat is fantastic. The rooms are quaint and full of personality and the staff very friendly.

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fremantle Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here.... atmospheric hotel, close to all the main sights of Sultanahmet.... my room was small but comfortable, breakfast a delight... would give this hotel a 4, but for Layla the front desk girl, who is an absolute delight, a lovely warm and genuine person who I always enjoyed talking to...she is definitely worth the extra star!

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a return trip to Istanbul, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. In fact, this trip was my third stay at the hotel. I keep returning to the Hotel Empress Zoe because of the friendly, helpful staff, the comfortable rooms, and the lovely garden. In addition to all of this, the breakfasts are healthy, delicious, and fresh! It is also...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2 days in Istanbul were planned last-minute, as Turkish Airways changed my return flight from Zanzibar. But, from the moment I'm greeted by Layla, I feel at home here. The lobby area is simply adorable, and a spiral staircase seems like fairytale access to my room on the 2nd floor. I've been upgraded to a larger double (I'd booked...

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely small unusual characterful Boutique hotel in the middle of the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul a few minutes walk from many of the main attractions. Service was excellent and the breakfast was gorgeous. This is the second time we have stayed there in the past 6 months as it is such a great place. We were lucky...

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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

My mother and I visited this lovely hotel in March 2016. The location is ideal for those wanting to be near the Ottoman attractions of SultanAhmet. A quick 10 min walk away from Topkapi palace, Hagia Sofia and the blue mosque. We stayed in the Maison Zoe triple suite which was comfortable and cosy. The breakfast was divine, an array...

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Norman,OK USA
Reviewed January 12, 2017

So unique, pretty, colorful, staff very helpful. Most lovely courtyard for eating and relaxing!! We spent every evening on rooftop viewing the beautiful Bosporus. Got wine down stairs and climbed to roof. I'll never forget this place - a fairy tale.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself is gorgeous, each room is unique. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. We had an amazing time. They went out of their way to help us out when we had some health problems. You have the breakfast in the hotel's beautiful garden, the food is delicious with vegetarian and vegan options. They have a couple of...

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San Francisco
Reviewed December 6, 2016

We loved our stay at the Empress Zoe. The location is terrific, the staff exceptionally hospitable and friendly. Breakfast buffet was a visual delight and a real feast. We looked forward to eating each morning in the garden next to the ruins of the old Turkish bath. The rooms and decor are as charming as the website photos show. Our...

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Hedensted, Denmark
Reviewed November 26, 2016

This got to be one of my best hotel experiences ever! This was truly a unique place. Our room was really charming. The hotel had a really nice garden and terrace, the staff was very nice and friendly, and the hotel cats just made it all the more homely and wonderful. Would go back any day.

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Hotel Empress Zoe

Address: Akbiyik Caddesi, No:10, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $52 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Empress Zoe Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#54 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#75 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#167 Business Hotel in Istanbul
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“Has one tiny budget room - CUTE and charming. My daughter and I loved it!!”
eudorex, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“We had the small room with the deck facing the sea. Loved it. All the rooms look great.”
donaldsL9308TW, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“The penthouse has the best views, but all rooms have unique charm.”
  • Our private terrace
  • The view from our private terrace.
557lbrown, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“We only ever had good rooms.”
EivorBylund, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are different, have a good browse on the webpage, or email the hotel for advice from the staff.”
Z6189XBrebeccap, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
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