Hotel Empress Zoe

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Named after the feisty Byzantine empress, this is one of İstanbul's most impressive boutique hotels. The four buildings house 26 diverse rooms joined by lots of stairs. The enticing garden suites overlook a gorgeous flower-filled courtyard where breakfast is served in warm weather. You can enjoy an early evening drink there, or while admiring the sea view from the terrace.

Note that rates on the hotel website are usually cheaper than those on other booking sites.

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Quick description

Hotel Empress Zoe is located in Istanbul, 400 metres from Hagia Sophia, and has a garden. The property is situated less than 1 km from Blue Mosque and 1.9 km from Column of Constantine. Free WiFi is available. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower, free toiletries and a hair dryer. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property. The hotel offers a terrace. Non-stop assistance is available at the reception, where staff speak English and Turkish. Basilica Cistern is 2 km from Hotel Empress Zoe, while Istanbul Archaeological Museum is 2.4 km away. Ataturk Airport is 18 km from the property. Istanbul Airport is 54 km away.

Important information

Please inform Hotel Empress Zoe in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Fire extinguishers
  • Bridal suite
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Security alarm
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Cashless payment available
  • Walking tours
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Parking
  • Internet services
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Tour desk
  • Cctv outside property
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Library
  • Children television networks
  • Designated smoking area
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Ticket service
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Terrace
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Airport shuttle
  • Sun terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed


  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Free WiFi available