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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

4.0 of 5 Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location - near Sirkeci, great hotel, great service and friendly professional staff. Good price. I would definitely stay at this hotel in the future. Tasty food in the restaurant - breakfast and dinner.

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at Best Western Empire Palace with my mother in August 2014 for my birthday. The staff was very welcoming: we arrived early in the morning at around 9-10. While our room was ready we were invited for breakfast (on the house) which was delicious and which we enjoyed the following days also. Yldirim at the front desk was... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel has made our first trip to Istanbul very remarkable by their great hospitality. Location is also perfect to explore the city. Rooms are very clean and all staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Enjoyed being with them !!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Best Western Empire Palace turned out to be the perfect base for a short stop in Istanbul before travelling further east. On top of that, the friendly welcome and delightfully furnished rooms made my first night in Turkey a real pleasure. The hotel is easily reached from the airport using public transport - Metro (M1) to Zeytinburnu, tram (T1)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This was my first trip to Istanbul with my wife, so everything was very new. But from the pick-up at the airport and the moment we arrived at the hotel hospitality was tremendous. Very courteous and friendly, the staff was on hand to explain and support in every way possible. The rooms were absolutely fine, clean smelled great including the... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Hotel is located in the best possible area for tourists who want to visit as much as possible from Istanbul in just a few days. Breakfast is OK, rooms are very nice and spacious, all receptionists are extremely friendly and helpful.

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Any comment about the room even if it wasn't nothing special. The location is not the best if you look for rest and silence. The hotel is located in front of the tram line and you can hear perfectly when the next train is approaching. Of course the hotel is close to HayaSofia, Blue Mosque and Sultanhamet. In the morning... More 

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Alihan, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am terribly sorry that you were unhappy with your stay, please accept my apologies. Please be assured that your comments will be forwarded to our front office manager to investigate and to improve our services. Thank you very much again and I trust you... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Outstanding location, walking distance from most locations in the the Sultanahmet area. Wonderful reception staff esp. Moustafa, Chidam and Ardwan; quaint hotel decor; clean rooms although rooms in the front part of the hotel are prone to noise from the trams along the street below. Limited selection of hot items in breakfast but this is more than compensated by the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am giving 3 points for 3 good things this hotel has. 1. Best asset of this hotel is location. 2. The room we stayed in (4th floor) has strong Wifi 3. Hotel has good air conditioning/heating facility. The room we stayed has a very - very noisy bed! The small vault is damaged. We have requested someone to fix... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We celebrated my father in-laws' 70th B-day over 4 days in Istanbul. The Hotel we stayed at was just awesome. Great rooms, good breakfast and Turkish bath! But best of all- its staff. Led by Mr. Cengiz Ciftci. Fantastic people taking great care of all of us from 4-year old up to 70. Highly recommended place indeed. Ask for Cengiz... More 

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Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Empire Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
Hotel Style:
#61 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#136 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#170 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#176 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul

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