In the tourist district of Sultanahmet, the Empress Zoe is a pioneer, with its traditional houses converted into a quaint hotel. The wooden and brick structures backed onto Byzantine ramparts now gather around a lovely garden where cats come and go in peace. This is the best place to have breakfast and feel the vibrations of the city. Ask for a room with a terrace to freely enjoy this sumptuous view.
The 25 rooms are all different sizes and tastefully decorated in Ottoman style, with terracotta tiles on the floor, traditional kilims, tapestries, and frescos. Some have alcoves. A bar located on the roof terrace offers panoramic views of the Hagia Sophia, the mouth of the Bosphorus, and the Marmara Sea. Absolutely magical.
Empress Zoe Hotel
Akbiyik Caddesi n° 10
+90 212 458 58 80
Rooms: from 490 TRY