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Hotel Empress Zoe

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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average4%
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Hotel Empress Zoe is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Istanbul, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Close to Dolmabahce Palace (4.0 km), a popular Istanbul landmark, Hotel Empress Zoe is a great destination for tourists. Rooms at Hotel Empress Zoe include a safe, air conditioning, and a telephone, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, as a valued Hotel Empress Zoe guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is provided on-site. Getting online is possible, as Hotel Empress Zoe offers free wifi. Also, guests arriving by vehicle have access to paid public parking available nearby. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Buhara Ocakbasi Restaurant, Old Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant, and Marbella Terrace Cafe Restaurant, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. If you’re looking for something to do, Bosphorus Cruise (0.9 km), Topkapi Palace (0.6 km), and Kapali Carsi (1.1 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Empress Zoe. Enjoy your stay in Istanbul!
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
158Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
58Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel in a heart of Istanbul. Just 5 min walking distance from Blue Mosque, Aghia Sofia church and Topkapi Gardens They serve breakfast only, BUT it is one of the very best breakfast menu I've ever tried. The area around the hotel is very...More

Thank zlatko v
Reviewed 3 November 2018

MARVELOUS owners and staff, rooms and garden, breakfast, MARVELOUS location for touristing ! Shall return with friends in spring 2019. Cannot imagine staying in a traditional, Hilton, Marriott type hotel when there is the HOTEL EMPRESS ZOE!

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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We enjoyed our time at the Empress Zoe, a small, comfortable, extremely well located boutique hotel. The breakfast in the garden was lovely and of high quality. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. Our room, one of the suites,was very comfortable and well appointed....More

Thank LouisaRo
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We stayed here as our first stop in Turkey for two nights and the location suited our purpose very well as it is literally right next to main tourist sites. However, I would recommend another location if your stay in Istanbul is any longer (perhaps...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Stayed for 4 nights this past Septemeber 2018. It is a boutique hotel in a historic building. Zoe's strong points are the atmosphere; the garden; a good location near the 4 Seasons which makes it easy to locate; the house cats; generally quite--maybe a bit...More

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Aidana T
30 July 2018|
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Response from Allan N | Reviewed this property |
We were two adults and a child and it was fine!
Muna A
23 July 2017|
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Yes, they do :)
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Response from annnevans1 | Property representative |
Hello, I am Ann, the owner of Hotel Empress Zoe. Three of our standard doubles have balconies. The special top floor double has a terrace. If a balcony is important to you then you need to specify that need when you reserve... More
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"Higher floor overlooking garden."
3 Nov 2018
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"Decor in our suite was modern whereas our friends had one of the double rooms, which was more atmospheric..."
27 Oct 2018
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"NO elevator so be prepared for a climb."
8 Oct 2018
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"Some rooms have views of the Bosphorus!"
19 Aug 2018
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