The hotel is kept very clean and is well decorated. The staff could not have been more friendly or more helpful, particularly Ergin - the night receptionist - who made us feel at home when we arrived late at night and recommended some excellent tours for the following days.
The room felt a little cramped with a large double bed and a single bed but was very comfortable. We found that the room got very warm during the night despite the radiators being turned right down but the quiet air conditioning unit compensated for this well.
The hotel is well located, enabling us to comfortably walk to all the principle sights including the Topkapi Palace, the main Mosques, the grand Bazaar and spice bazaar. We even enjoyed the walk to and from the Galata tower. We wondered if the tramway passing the front door of the hotel would cause objectionable noise but, although trams could be heard, they ran so smoothly and not through the night therefore they were not obtrusive. In fact, the tramway meant that the hotel was easy to find again after being out walking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul
- Best Western Hotel Istanbul
- Best Western Istanbul
- Istanbul Best Western