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Sleep in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet
The 24-room Hotel Empress Zoe is one-of-a-kind – full of artifacts from different periods: passages off the lobby date to the Ottoman era, the garden's walls are ruins of a 15th-century hammam, the rooms feature Turkish textiles and art. What’s more, it’s in the historic Sultanahmet district on a street with lots of restaurant and cafés. The rooms are small but all have a bathroom and AC; some a TV and free Wi-Fi is available in some areas. Two roof terraces face the Bosphorus. €80 for a single; €220 for a penthouse; €150 for the family suite (one queen, two singles), breakfast included. emzoe.com.
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