The Empress Theodora Hotel - Istanbul

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Situated near Hagia Irene, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Hagia Sophia, the grand The Empress Theodora Hotel offers a rooftop terrace and a library.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. A museum and a basilica lie a short distance away.

The Empress Theodora Hotel offers a beautiful view to its guests.

15 minutes' drive from Ataturk airport and 5 minutes' walk to Sultanahmet Tram train station.

Rooms

The hotel rooms are tasteful and come with an in-room safe, satellite TV, climate control, a wardrobe and a minibar. Some rooms have the city view. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms as well as an electric kettle, a dishwasher and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The property is set in Levent - Maslak district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine and Safran Restaurant that serve delectable meals.

Services

Guests can rent cars to explore the local area.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Alemdar Cad. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1400 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.3 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Han Nargile & Cafe (cuisine: Turkish)
    0 ft
  • Sultan Mehmet Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    0 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    1600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Rooms and availability

The Empress Theodora photos Room
Standard Room
City view
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and private bathroom.

The Empress Theodora photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and private bathroom.

The Empress Theodora photos Room
Economy Double Room without Window
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has a tile/marble floor, satellite TV and minibar.

The Empress Theodora Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Basilica Cistern400 ft

Places of interest

  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)400 ft
  • Saint Sophia400 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours700 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or700 ft
  • L'aqueduc de Valens1000 ft
  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)1000 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III1000 ft
  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours1000 ft
  • Theodosianische Mauer1000 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie1000 ft
  • Holzhäuser1000 ft

Train stations

  • Sultanahmet Tram Station1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Hagia Sophia400 ft
  • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan 700 ft
  • Hagia Irene700 ft
  • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath700 ft
  • Roman Hippodrome1400 ft

Museums

  • Archäologisches Museum700 ft
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum1000 ft
  • Archeological Museum1000 ft
  • Media Museum1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque1.0 mi
    Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
  • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi1.1 mi
    Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern Museum1.2 mi
    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
  • Galata Tower1.1 mi
    Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
  • Tophane Parki1.2 mi
    Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu, Istanbul

Near the hotel

  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church 600 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih900 ft
    Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
  • Gulhane Park1600 ft
    Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul
  • Besiktas1800 ft
    IstanbulTurkey
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum900 ft
    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque 2100 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Sultanahmet District2300 ft
    Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Restaurants nearby

  • Han Nargile & Cafe0 ft

    Address: No 22 Alemdar Cad

    75% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine300 ft

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

    85% likes this, based on 572 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, Healthy, Turkish
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 77

  • Alemdar Restaurant300 ft

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

    63% likes this, based on 96 reviews

  • Sultan Mehmet Cafe & Restaurant0 ft

    Address: Alemdar Cad. No:24/A
    Phone: 5196289

    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Zeynep Sultan200 ft

    Address: Alemdar caddesi 9
    Phone: +90 212 5141064

    Cuisine: Turkish, Dutch

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 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
Superb
Based on 549 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
6.0
Service
6.0
Value
2.0
Dining
6.0

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, Turkey

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    1400 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    2300 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.3 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Han Nargile & Cafe (cuisine: Turkish)
    0 ft
  • Sultan Mehmet Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    0 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    1600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 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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