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 traditional hotel providing a tasteful accommodation only minutes away from Hagia Irene, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia.

In the heart of Old City Sultanahmet district with a beautiful view of Istanbul. The hotel is 5 minutes' walk away from Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

Nearby points of interest include museums, the basilica and the palace.

Ataturk airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Empress Theodora.

Rooms

There are 18 guestrooms featuring Economy Double Room, Triple Room and Standard Twin Room equipped with free Wi-Fi, heating, ironing facilities, satellite TV and a minibar. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel The Empress Theodora serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

Guests can use airport transfer, 24-hour reception and laundry as well as currency exchange, a designated smoking area and parking.

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
  • Coffee shop
  • 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
  • Library
  • 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

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • 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

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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Rooms and availability

The Empress Theodora Standard RoomThe Empress Theodora Standard RoomThe Empress Theodora Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Air-conditioned room with a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and private bathroom.

Room facilities
    The Empress Theodora Triple RoomThe Empress Theodora Triple RoomThe Empress Theodora Triple Room
    Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Air-conditioned room with a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and private bathroom.

    Room facilities
      The Empress Theodora Economy Double RoomThe Empress Theodora Economy Double RoomThe Empress Theodora Economy Double Room
      Economy Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      This double room has a tile/marble floor, satellite TV and minibar.

      Room facilities

        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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        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
        • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 2300 ft

        Museums

        • Archeological Museum - 1000 ft

        Parks

        Local Attractions

        • Galata Bridge - 5000 ft
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        • Galata Tower - 1.2 mi
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        • 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 hotelNear 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

        Use Badge