The Empress Theodora Hotel - Istanbul

Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey  show map
 3 stars
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The Empress Theodora Hotel - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Empress Theodora is a 3-star hotel offering individual accommodation not far from Galata Tower, Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi and Mosque of Sehzade.

The traditional hotel is placed in a historic area, a short walk away from museums, a basilica and a palace. Istanbul city center is 1km away.

The hotel is situated near museums, a basilica and a palace.

The Gülhane tram stop is situated only 300 meters from the hotel. The hotel is ideally located within easy reach of Ataturk airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 15 rooms. All of them feature individual climate control, a minibar, a laptop-size safe, satellite TV and double glazed windows. Some hotel rooms come with beautiful views over the city. Guests can also use a fridge, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers available in each room.

Eat

The coffee bar stocks tea to enjoy in a comfortable atmosphere.

Services

Room service, dry cleaning and wake up service as well as currency exchange, a cash machine and a safe deposit box are available at the hotel.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a rooftop terrace and a cocktail lounge.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Separate dining area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    1700 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.7 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    2.3 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
  • Taksim
    2.0 mi
Restaurants
  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
    200 ft
  • Alemdar Restaurant
    0 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

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Triple Room
Bed type: Triple
Size: 250 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Empress Theodora Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
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    Hotel Address:

    Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Istanbul
      1700 ft
    Airports
    • Ataturk (IST)
      8.7 mi
    • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
      18.9 mi
    Train Stations
    • Haydarpasa Train Station
      2.3 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    Underground stations
    • Aksaray
      1.6 mi
    • Taksim
      2.0 mi
    Restaurants
    • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
      200 ft
    • Alemdar Restaurant
      0 ft
    Parks
    • Gulhane Park
      1800 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

    TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulThe Empress Theodora

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Turkey

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    The Empress Theodora Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Basilica Cistern - 400 ft
    • Hagia Sophia - 400 ft
    • Blue Mosque - 1400 ft
    • Topkapi Palace - 1700 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1400 ft

    Places of interest

    • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 400 ft
    • Le milliaire d'Or - 400 ft
    • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 400 ft
    • Saint Sophia - 400 ft
    • La fontaine Ahmet III - 700 ft
    • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 700 ft
    • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 700 ft
    • Petite Sainte Sophie - 700 ft
    • Hippodrome - 1000 ft
    • Holzhäuser - 1400 ft
    • Mosquée Bleue - 1400 ft
    • Theodosianische Mauer - 1400 ft
    • L'aqueduc de Valens - 1400 ft
    • La colonne de Constantin - 2000 ft
    • La gare de l'Orient-Express - 2000 ft
    • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa - 2300 ft

    Museums

    • Archeological Museum - 1000 ft

    Parks

    Local Attractions

    • Galata Bridge - 5000 ft
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    • Galata Tower - 1.2 mi
      Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
    • Tophane Parki - 1.2 mi
      Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu, Istanbul
    • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.0 mi
      Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
    • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.1 mi
      Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul

    Near the hotel

    • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 500 ft
      Sultanahmet, Istanbul
    • Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 1000 ft
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    • Sultanahmet District - 2100 ft
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    • Arap Camii - 1600 ft
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    • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih - 700 ft
      Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
    • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 1900 ft
      Sultanahmet, Istanbul
    • Besiktas - 1600 ft
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    Restaurants Nearby

    • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine - 200 ft

      Address: Caferiye Sokak No 6/1
      Phone: 212 514 6151

      85% likes this, based on 577 reviews
      Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish
      Price Range: USD 31 - USD 76

    • Amedros Cafe & Restaurant - 700 ft

      Address: Divanyolu Cad Hoca Rustem Sok No / 7
      Phone: +90 212 522 83 56

      79% likes this, based on 1416 reviews
      Cuisine: Turkish

    • Sedef Bufe Cafeteria - 200 ft

      Address: Sultanahmet
      Phone: 0212-516-2420

      73% likes this, based on 36 reviews

    • Alemdar Restaurant - 0 ft

      Address: Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. No. 5 D 2 Sultanahmet
      Phone: 511 9860

      60% likes this, based on 91 reviews

    • Green Corner Cafe & Restaurant - 200 ft

      Address: Alemdar Cad. Caferiye Sok. No:12
      Phone: 5196958

      63% likes this, based on 48 reviews
      Cuisine: International

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

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    The Empress Theodora Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Empress Theodora

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 548 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Rooms
    6.0
    Service
    6.0
    Value
    2.0
    Dining
    6.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      I thought the hotel was a gem! After many trips to Istanbul I found it completely refreshing. The staff especially the lovely lady manager on reception made our stay totally comfortable. I will no doubt stay there again on our next journey to wonderful Istanbul and will definitely recommend it to our friends!

    • Couple
      7.8

      Very well located for all the sights and clean. We were allocated to a room facing the street and it was fine. The staff was helpfull too.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      The hotel is located in the vicinity of the main tourist attractions in Sultanahmet and also near the tram station. The room and bathroom, although quite small, are clean and well equipped. The breakfast is basic but of good quality and is served on a nice roof terrace. The staff is helpful. All in all, good value for the money.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Quiet, peaceful atmosphere (perhaps because hotel was not very busy). Rooms simple, but very clean and well appointed. Large windows. Good bathroom. Nice breakfast on terrace. Great location (Gulhane Park, Ayasofya). Hotel accommodated us in our preferred room (on tram street).

      Might be a little noisy for some on the street side when trams are running - but note that it's very quiet at night and the call to prayer is quite quite in this area.

    • Couple
      10.0

      I spent here a week from our "honey moon" with my husband and evrything is beautiful: a clean and coquet room with a nice street view, yummy breakfast and nice staff. We'll be back!

      Go on like this!

    • Family with children
      7.4

      The hotel is in front of the tramway a short walk from Gulhane station, and just beside aya sofya and topkapi palace - very convenient. Staff is friendly, the common area, our room and bathroom are clean, very nice terrace on the roof top for breakfast.

    • Single
      8.8

      Fantastic location - all main sights in walking distance. Cosy rooms with rooftop breakfast that was decent. Homely and helpful staff. Made a tour arrangement with front desk that was also well done.

      No lift. TV was not installed.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The location of the hotel is just perfect for sightseeing as everything is very close and you can really feel the atmosphere of the old Istanbul. There is a kettle and coffee and tea in the room.

      The lightening of the room is very poor. There is no lift in the hotel. The breakfast was by far not as good as we expected after reeding reviews from other visitors. We were a bit disappointed. There are no eggs, beens, sausages, no whole grain bread, no fresh juice. The public transport is complicated and expensive.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      The room was huge by comparison to other rooms we have had in Istanbul. The location is ideal with respect to historical highlights and places to grab a bite to eat. Breakfast, which is included, is substantial with a good selection. Clean, comfortable, well-appointed and good location. What more is there? We would stay here again without hesitation.

      Some small, insignificant communication difficulties, but it's unreasonable to expect everyone in every country to speak perfect American English.

    • Couple
      8.8

      It is a nice small budget hotel in the very heart of Istanbul. The location is simply the best. The rooms are clean, towels and bed clothes are changed every day. The breakfast is so so, but ok. We would not say it is too loud outside, it is ok.

      The windows overlook the tiny dark courtyard, so there is almost no daylight in the rooms (we guess there are rooms overlooking the road, but in this case it must be louder) and you can hear everything and it may be embarassing to know that other people can hear you, but there is nothing you can do about it.

    • Couple
      7.8

      Location, location, location, that's what this hotel is about. It's very clean and has an unbeatable price/quality factor, but its location is the main advantage. It's very close the all the cultural things you should see on your trip to Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, The Cistern, The Bazaar... Et al. It's also very close to the Galata bridge, on which you can have a nice and intriguing walk (20min) to the eastern part of the city. We had our car with us but it stayed in the (paid - 15tl/day, nearby) parking the whole four days.

      The breakfast was kind of poor, mostly fruits and sweets.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      I iked the service the hotel, wonderful staff, especially want to commend the work of a maid Lervamisy.

    • Couple
      9.6

      This was a great, central hotel, just a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Aya sofia and a lovely park overlooking the Bospherous. The tram was right outside the hotel but its not noisy and didnt bother us. There are loads of great resturants nearby, although not the place to stay if you want more than a midnight finsh. The breakfast was also great and the staff were happy to make pancakes etc if you wanted. I would have no hesitation but to book this again when I go back to Istanbul.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Confortable, good bed, good brakfast, staff was kind, location is very good.

      Without lift, room at front view a little noisy and without view on back rooms. They had a water problem for 2 days and the bomb was broken, almost change hotels. They charge for the airport transfer at the end of your stay without previous notice.

    • Single
      10.0

      Impressive English well spoken Staff.The place is very,very accessible to just about anything in Sultanahmet specially the major tourist attraction like the Hagia Sofia,the Topkapi Palace,the Blue Mosque,the Basilica Cistern & a lot more plus2x the choice for restaurants and shops is amazingly great and last but definitely not the least, a very reasonable price even at high/peak tourist season,very reliable & honest staff to think I left my Blackberry phone over breakfast(the Terrace is lovely and I love & missed their Breakfast!) & when I return to find it after a couple of hours the staff just gave it back straight,meaning guests are well taken care of.I'll definitely go back there soon.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Empress Theodora Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Istanbul
      1700 ft
    Airports
    • Ataturk (IST)
      8.7 mi
    • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
      18.9 mi
    Train Stations
    • Haydarpasa Train Station
      2.3 mi
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    Underground stations
    • Aksaray
      1.6 mi
    • Taksim
      2.0 mi
    Restaurants
    • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine (cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish)
      200 ft
    • Alemdar Restaurant
      0 ft
    Parks
    • Gulhane Park
      1800 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

    TurkishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedIstanbulThe Empress Theodora

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Turkey

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