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Best Western Empire Palace

TravelocityUSD 51*
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#50 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 89*
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Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Hotel has good location Breakfast very good Rooms very clean Thank you süleyman My name is Omar Abanuur I travelled with my family we stayed for five days really we was happy about location very very nice location is heart of Istanbul

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Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for the time to review our hotel We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay. Thank you for choosing us , we look forward to welcoming you back next time! Best Wishes from B.W Empire palace familly.

Lincoln, California
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I was very pleased with the clean and authentic feel of this hotel. It was in a fantastic location near many great restaurants and shops. The staff was friendly and helpful. My room was quite sizable with a great view of the city. I would certainly stay here again.

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Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your reviews here about our hotel. We are happy to read your positive feedbacks. We hope we will be hosting you on your next trips to the city. Best regards from B.W empire palace familly.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Istanbul is one of ny favorit City. I have been there severins time and i enjoy it every time. I like area. My trip was ved confortable and hotel is very central and I would like to say thank you very much to Front Office. Manager Mr. Cengiz . Hre made vores vocation much and thanks for all Tour advicess....

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Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear 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.Our location is conveniont for both business and leisure trips, as you pointed.Our staff sned you the besr regards from İstanbul. Of course looking forward to have you again as our guest here. Best wishes from...

Reviewed 9 March 2015

Hotel is situated in the heart of the Sultanahmet area close to all of the main sites. It's not too small or too large, just the right size. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful especially Suleyman and nothing is too much trouble - just ask! The rooms are very clean and comfortable

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Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are so pleased to read you had a nice accommodation experience here. We hope we will be able to host you here in our hotel again. Best regards from B.W Empire palace familly.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Great hotel in the center of Istanbul, only 5 minutes walk from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar, several very pleasant restaurants just around the corner, where you can still eat for a reasonable price. Personnel is extremely kind and helpful. When you go to Istanbul, don't miss this hotel.

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Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks alot to share your precious review here about our hotel. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay in B.W empire palace hotel. We hope to host you on your upcoming trips to the city. Best Regards From B.W empire palace familly.

Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I've spend 4 nights in this beutifull hotel, right in Sultanahmet, which historic center of Istanbul. I must admit that services in this hotel were beyound my expectetions. Staff is full of nice and profesionall personal, which only interest is to make your holiday in Istanbul as much comfortable asi is possible. Nice rooms with beutifull view from the windows,...

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Tea C, Director of Sales at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you very much for your thorough review, it is greatly appreciated! I am glad to read that overall you were happy with your stay, I will take the pleasure to share your encouragements with the Team. Looking forward to welcome you back, Best regards, Tea Cimirotic

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I stayed at this hotel with a friend for 3 nights. We had an incredible experience from the very beginning, as we were greeted by a very friendly staff who eased our check-in process. Our room was upgraded without us even asking, and it was a really beautiful room (had loads of character, a good view of the Topkapi Palace...

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Thank you very much for your review, I am glad to read that you were happy with your stay in our bw empire palace hotel! I will share your comments with the Team and we are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Kind regards

Larnaka City, Cyprus
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Stayed here during February and would stay again without hesitation. Rooms were were well decorated and very warm which was particularly important during one of the coldest spells in Istanbul for over 20 years! Reception staff were very helpful and helped print out tickets, book taxis and Gide general information. Hotel made our stay in Istanbul perfect! Thank you.

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Thank you very much for your review. I am glad to read that you were happy with your stay in our Best Western Empire Palace Hotel ! I will share your comments with the Team and we are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel. Kind regards, Tea Cimirotic Best Western Empire Palace Hotel

Reviewed 22 February 2015

Lovely hotel with friendly staff. I stayed here with my family for 5 days and enjoyed every minute, Suleyman yasar was the man who booked us in at reception and he took care of us throughout our stay. He is such a nice man who made us feel at home and we would like to thank him for an excellent...

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TeaC22, Director of Sales at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thorough review, it is greatly appreciated! I am glad to read that you were happy with your stay, I will take the pleasure to share your encouragements with the Team. Looking forward to welcome you back, Best regards, Tea Cimirotic

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2015

we have just got back from staying in this hotel and I must say what a great place it is. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel is situated in the old town and is central to all the wonderful sights that Istanbul has to offer. I would love to...

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TeaC22, Director of Sales at Best Western Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Denise, Thank you for choosing Best Western Empire Palace and sharing your feedback with us. I'm more than thrilled that you had a great experience, enjoyed the location and loved our staff. Please let us know when you decide to visit again so we could give you some more insider tips around the city! Best Wishes, Tea Cimirotic

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
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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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 

Additional Information about Best Western Empire Palace

Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $60 - $107 (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
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#90 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#96 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“The tramcars passing the hotel are very noisy. Thus the rooms close to the street in front of the hotel are presumambly noisy too.”
Mikdet, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for specific beds when booking ( twin beds,double beds,one bed,etc) especially when you are booking connecting rooms”
samer_13, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 501 quite and”
mwmahe, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views, rooms at the front of the hotel can be noisy due to tramline.”
aminaalia, 18 Apr 2017 | 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, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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