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Hotel Empress Zoe
Ranked #35 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We stayed in the "budget room" on the first floor. You can see a picture of the room on their website. It really is tiny tiny.. but definitely lovely and clean, and has a small bathroom. The windows are right above the front entrance and you have a great view (without people looking in due to the foliage) of the street cafes. one word of caution - it can be very noisy till 2am if you keep the windows open (we did). I loved the noises. Also, the loudspeaker for the Call to Prayer is right outside the window. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit. great location! great breakfast! friendly staff! beautiful garden and outdoor terrace. There is a beautiful charm to this hotel.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

So delighted we managed to book here. Warm, inviting, charming place with great comfortable suite and views to die for. Superb garden to have a great breakfast and evening drinks in. This is a no frills place with oodles of charm. The staff as helpful as any I have encountered. Location is in touristy Sultanahmet near to Topkapi, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and some great restaurants. We walked everywhere from this superb place. I wish we could have stayed a month.

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Great location, charming hotel with helpful and polite staff. A relatively quiet location in an otherwise hectic tourism area, between the great mosques. Some good roof-top terrace bars and restaraunts are close by.

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Reviewed 26 September 2012

We agree with all of the positive reviews. The friendly service, excellent breakfast in the garden, drinks on the roof top terrace made this a special place to stay in Istanbul. It was a great location to do most of our touring on foot in the Sultanahmet area. We brought back treats from the spice market to have with our drinks and the staff provided cutlery and bowls.. a nice touch. If you like this hotel you might also like the Mr Happy's Liman hotel in Kusadasi

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

A hotel with lots of character. A very nice breakfast in a beautiful and ancient garden was the perfect way to begin a day historical tourism or shopping. Lounging seems to be discouraged by a lack of lounger opportunities. Still the magnificent moggies found the chairs very comfortable. The inner and outer surfaces are all pleasing and much to our liking. A really well placed and special Hotel comparable with the American Colony in Jerusalem.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I can't say enough good about Hotel Empress Zoe. The entire hotel is unique, beautiful and serene. The staff is friendly and polite, yet unobtrusive. The breakfast food, which is eaten in the inner garden, is absolutely delicious. All the rooms are a bit different. If you are sensitive to street noise request a room overlooking the garden. I'm recommending this hotel to everyone I know, of all economic backgrounds. It's also in a great location within walking distance to all of the important sites.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2012 via mobile

I can't say enough about why I love this hotel during my 2 visits here: Beautiful rooftop terrace with Bosphorus and mosque views. Gorgeous courtyard. Delicious breakfasts. Resident cats, including a charming ginger girl named Bob; perfect location ... You have to see it for yourself!!!

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Additional Information about Hotel Empress Zoe

Address: Akbiyik Caddesi, No:10, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#53 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#74 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#167 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £49 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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