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Best Western Empire Palace

Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#151 of 2,240 hotels in Istanbul
Travelers' Choice
On February 11th 2008 at the annual meeting of Best Western Turkey, Best Western Empire Palace Hotel became the proud owner of the award "Highest Quality Hotel Award 2007". Best Western International recognized the hotel as the best Best Western Hotel in Turkey on base of regular quality assessments, where Best Western Empire Palace hotel has scored a record high performance. The hotel management is eager to continue working even harder in 2008.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Banquet room
24-hour security
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Turkish
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Marta M wrote a review Sep 2021
16 contributions3 helpful votes
My best friend and I found this hotel by chance by looking for it on the booking site and it impressed us both positively. It was a wonderful, wonderful stay! The location is perfect and close to many of the city's attractions, the furniture is accurate and rich of the smallest detail that are very reminiscent of the Turkish atmosphere with embroidery and warm colours. The structure of the hotel is very elegant, refined and well maintained. The breakfast is rich and very abundant, the buffet allows you to choose between sweet or salty foods and everything is managed respecting the best safety and hygiene rules that are essential in this period. The strong point of the hotel is the staff: I have never met a staff so professional, kind, helpful, always smiling and ready to satisfy us in everything; after two days my besties and I immediately felt at home, especially thanks to Selim for everything he did for us! Very clean hotel, daily change of linen and towels and continuous cleaning of the room was made, we were provided with water and typical Turkish tea for free even with delivery to the room! In short, all perfect and unique so all come here to stay and you will not regret it .... we will definitely be back, we already miss it! Marta
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Atif A wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
Lovely restaurant with great service and comfort. Personal were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this hotell to families and business. Amazing location, very central and 10 min walk to Hagia Sophia. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
akram wrote a review Jun 2021
Amman, Jordan2 contributions
Thd hotel is located in a great area, specially if you are planning to use public transportaion, its a short walksing distance to the metro station (5 minutes) and the trum station (only 1 minute). Its also very close to the tourist attractions sights in sultanahmet. The staff overall is really friendly and extremely helpful. The night shift staff were awsome (serkan and selim). The room was clean and causy.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lausanne visitor wrote a review Jun 2021
South Carolina11 contributions22 helpful votes
The hospitality and consideration the staff showed to me during my stay in August 2018 was wonderful. The hotel is excellently located, close to so many Istanbul landmarks, restaurants and mass transit facilities. When current travel restrictions end, I am planning a return trip to the Best Western Empire Palace!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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stefan wrote a review Feb 2021
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great Hotel and the receptionist was amazing. his name is Selam. Ask for him if you want to great area to stay, fancy restaurant, close to historical places . you can go anywhere by walk from here.. a
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Empire Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Empire Palace?
Nearby attractions include Alaaddin Gift Shop (0.2 miles), Pub Crawling Istanbul (0.2 miles), and Turkmenzade Handicraft (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Empire Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Empire Palace?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Empire Palace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Empire Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant, Resto Han, and Gulhane Sark Sofrası.
Does Best Western Empire Palace have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Best Western Empire Palace offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Empire Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Empire Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Empire Palace?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.3 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.3 miles).
Is Best Western Empire Palace accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.