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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace
Ranked #51 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“It was a very convenient location. It was associated with hospitality. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

It was a convenient location you can walk to the tourist Istanbul. At the same service in the hospitality there, Begyun was able to me to concern as a family, have a good time especially.

Stayed June 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Within walking distance, (about 10 minutes) of the main tourist sites on a busy tram route from the centre of the old town. One draw back is that pick-ups and drop-offs are from the parallel street about 40 meters up a cobbled narrow road. Hotel staff will assist you with cases if required. The immediate area is full of restaurants, we found the hotel restaurant as good as any around the area. The rooms are average for a city hotel although the extra bed in our room made things a bit tight. The bathroom was compact but fine and well stocked with toiletries. The bath and shower had an effective sliding anti splash doors which made the threshold quite high, not so good for the vertically challenged (short) person. The room was spotless and all the staff, especially the reception guys, were very helpful. A lift serves all floors. Complementery tea and coffee, bottled water and wifi is availiable in the rooms also a fridge and mini bar. Although on a busy road, good double glazing and a quiet air con. niose was not a problem. Breakfast was fine, with cold food and a small selction of hot items. I would be more than happy to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

At best a 2 star superior guest house, clean and reasonably equipped rooms but too small. Though centrally located in midst of historical sites has no view from most rooms except the narrow front road from reception. Buffet breakfast has very limited choice with no variations in the menu (for 3 days we stayed). The hotel is manned just by couple of people amateur in hospitality services and couple of so called guest relations staff who appear only during the breakfast timings. One can definitely get hotels with better views, friendly team, genuine concern for guests comfort instead of superficial efforts and level of services in the same locality, given a choice should be avoided. Was definitely an unpleasant stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

I was in Istanbul for 4 days and Empire Place is nice hotel. Staff was wonderful, specially girl at the reception desk was excellent. She even greeted us at the breakfast bar in the morning. Breakfast was nice and healthy. Rooms were clean and staff was wonderful. I would go back stay over there in future if I ever go back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Nice hotel, nice people. Located as neighbor of the Topkapi palace! Anything is nearby; Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus. Standard room was just spacious enough, everything tidy, good breakfast and .. No problems!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I spent 4 days with my family in Empire Palace and I had a very pleasant time there. I appreciated the elegance, the style and the confort of the Hotel. The staff of the hotel is all helpfull, clear, polite and friendly with no exceptions but I would like to rememebr Neda for her courteousness and attention. The hotel is well located near the most important sites to visit in Istanbul, and near the tram and metro station.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Had a very pleasant stay in this hotel, comfortable, clean room and very very helpful and friendly staff. Yildrim and Begum were very helpful at the front desk, made all the arrangement for taxi booking and advised us about the time to get to airport. Abdullah, always had a nice smile on his face, and always ready to help. People like these made our stay in the hotel very comfortable, cause as tourists it's great to have such helpful and kind people around. Well done all.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

Property: BEST WESTERN Empire Palace
Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Empire Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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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