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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Overview

The Empress Theodora Hotel is placed in a historic area of Istanbul in the vicinity of Istanbul Modern Museum, Sehzade Mehmet Mosque and Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate Church. The historical hotel in Istanbul attracts guests with its ancient architecture.

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.

A 5-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram train station. The hotel is located within 15 km distance of Ataturk airport.

Rooms

The Empress Theodora Hotel offers tasteful rooms with individual climate control, a minibar, a laptop safe, satellite TV and a closet as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge. Some rooms overlook the city. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine treats guests with healthy meals and is about 100 meters away.

Services

Guests can take advantage of airport transfer, 24-hour front desk and laundry.

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
  • 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
  • Computer rental
  • 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

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
Economy Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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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, 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

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    The Empress Theodora Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Basilica Cistern - 400 ft

    Places of interest

    • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 400 ft
    • Saint Sophia - 400 ft
    • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 700 ft
    • Le milliaire d'Or - 700 ft
    • L'aqueduc de Valens - 1000 ft
    • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1000 ft
    • Holzhäuser - 1000 ft
    • La fontaine Ahmet III - 1000 ft
    • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 1000 ft
    • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1000 ft
    • Theodosianische Mauer - 1000 ft
    • Hippodrome - 1400 ft

    Train stations

    • Sultanahmet Tram Station - 1000 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Archäologisches Museum - 700 ft
    • Istanbul Archaeological Museum - 1000 ft
    • Media Museum - 1400 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Hagia Sophia - 400 ft
    • Bath House of Haseki Hurrem Sultan - 700 ft
    • Hagia Irene - 700 ft
    • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath - 700 ft

    Museums

    • Archeological Museum - 1000 ft
    • Gulhane Park - 1400 ft

    Local attractions

    • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.0 mi
      Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
    • Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi - 1.1 mi
      Between Sultanahmet Square and Beyazit Square, Istanbul
    • Istanbul Modern Museum - 1.2 mi
      Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
    • Galata Tower - 1.1 mi
      Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul
    • Tophane Parki - 1.2 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 Fatih - 900 ft
      Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
    • Gulhane Park - 1600 ft
      Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul
    • Besiktas - 1800 ft
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    • Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 900 ft
      Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
    • Blue Mosque - 2100 ft
      Sultanahmet, Istanbul
    • Sultanahmet District - 2300 ft
      Sultanahmet, Istanbul

    Restaurants nearby

    • Han Nargile & Cafe - 0 ft

      Address: No 22 Alemdar Cad

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

    • Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine - 300 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 Restaurant - 300 ft

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

      63% likes this, based on 96 reviews

    • Sultan Mehmet Cafe & Restaurant - 0 ft

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

      Cuisine: Turkish

    • Zeynep Sultan - 200 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

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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 548 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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