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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

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#51 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Bolton
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Fantastic location in the centre of everything in easy walking distance. We stayed in room at front of hotel a bit noisy with the call to prayer at 5-45am and the tram line ,better to have room at the rear. The breakfast was good , the staff were helpful especially Needa guest relations really helpful , even got us a...

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Kent
Reviewed September 26, 2014

Have just had 3 nights here, and have had no problems at all. The room (601) is great, clean and spacious( don't expect a view from window though). All the staff we have encountered have been very polite and helpful. Breakfast adequate, cheeses, breads, cereals, fruits and plenty of good eateries within 5 minutes walk. Great location, just up the...

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Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from B.W Empire Palace Hotel and thank you very much for taking time to share your experience at Tripadvisor for other travelers. With pleasure we read that you appreciated your stay and the services provided by the staff and we are so happy that we could make your stay a remarkable one. Would you ever travel...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located in the Center of Istanbul, Empire Palace is the perfect location to discover this amazing metropole. Near the Gülhane park and tram station people can get quickly from the hotel to any of the amazing sites in Istanbul. One thing that made our stay remindable for a long time and makes us tell only good things about Turkey is...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Situated very close to major monuments; huge choice of restaurants on its doorstep; close to shops of all kinds; tramway stop within 100 metres. Clean, comfortable and spacious accommodation. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Mr. Furkan on Reception was particularly keen to assist, nothing was too much trouble to him and he sorted out our tour and transfer arrangements with...

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Brian Ogle, Northern Ireland Travel News An oasis of serenity and style right in the city centre, within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Aaya Sofia, the Grand Bazaar and more ... all on the main tram route. It's not every hotel that has an owner (and designer) who started off as a cleaner, but the genial...

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Xiamen, China
Reviewed September 19, 2014

2 weeks ago I got a chance to check in Empire Palace with my friends, and I have to say this hotel convert my impression of Istanbul. After a bad hotel experience in another hotel, I almost lost interested for Istanbul. But everything is changed after I checked in Empire Palace, clean and big room(even to 3 ppl), yummy and...

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Reviewed September 18, 2014

I am Betty from China. Just finished holidays from Istanbul with my five friends last week. We stayed at this comfortable hotel for three nights. It was amazing. We enjoyed stay there.The hotel is located in the center of the city. we went to Blue Mosque, Aaya Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorous and Great Bazar by a few minutes walking from...

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Xiamen
Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is really nice place to stay, clean room, full facility service and rich breakfast. Location is very closed to Blue Mosque. Host is really take care of guests and willing to help guests to enjoy time in Istanbul.

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nice hotel, located in the old city center SultanAhmed, next to Topkapi Palace, 5-10 minutes walk to Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque. Tram station Gulhane on 50 meters. Nice room, clean, airconditioned, tv, minibar, nice bathroom, slept very well there. Breakfast was very. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Great guys those guys who are trying to get you eat or...

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Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best Western is a very nice hotel, nearby the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The employees are very friendly, professional and also committed to the customers. Also the housekeeping was very good. Very friendly and the rooms were nice and clean. The service in the hotel was excellent.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Breakfast included
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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $44 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
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#17 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#35 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#43 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#96 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for specific beds when booking ( twin beds,double beds,one bed,etc) especially when you are booking connecting rooms”
samer_13, 2 days ago | Read review
“Room 501 quite and”
mwmahe, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher floors have better views, rooms at the front of the hotel can be noisy due to tramline.”
aminaalia, 1 week ago | Read review
“Use the tram and metro don't listen to the advice of hotel staff about using taxis because that's the expensive option.”
shammo1234, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors and south side were quieter. Family rooms offer a bit more space.”
butter2dragon, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
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