We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

AMOMAUS$50*
View Deal
#52 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$54*
US$50*
Great Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN Empire Palace
BEST WESTERN Empire Palace
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,474 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for BEST WESTERN Empire Palace
See the most recent reviews
Showing 973: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2014

The Best Western Empire Palace turned out to be the perfect base for a short stop in Istanbul before travelling further east. On top of that, the friendly welcome and delightfully furnished rooms made my first night in Turkey a real pleasure. The hotel is easily reached from the airport using public transport - Metro (M1) to Zeytinburnu, tram (T1)...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank FolkestoneJack
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are pleased to read you had a great accommodation experience. We are looking forward to hosting you on your upcoming trips to the city. Best regards from B.W empire palace familly.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This was my first trip to Istanbul with my wife, so everything was very new. But from the pick-up at the airport and the moment we arrived at the hotel hospitality was tremendous. Very courteous and friendly, the staff was on hand to explain and support in every way possible. The rooms were absolutely fine, clean smelled great including the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Doug_Croydon
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are pleased to read you had a great accommodation experience. We are looking forward to host you on your upcoming trips to the city. Best regards from B.W empire palace familly.

Brasov, Romania
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Hotel is located in the best possible area for tourists who want to visit as much as possible from Istanbul in just a few days. Breakfast is OK, rooms are very nice and spacious, all receptionists are extremely friendly and helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Emanuel S
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your reviews here about our hotel. We are glad to know you had a pleasant stay. Looking forward to have you again in our hotel. Best Regards From B.W Empire Palace familly.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

Any comment about the room even if it wasn't nothing special. The location is not the best if you look for rest and silence. The hotel is located in front of the tram line and you can hear perfectly when the next train is approaching. Of course the hotel is close to HayaSofia, Blue Mosque and Sultanhamet. In the morning...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank edo66Milan
Alihan, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am terribly sorry that you were unhappy with your stay, please accept my apologies. Please be assured that your comments will be forwarded to our front office manager to investigate and to improve our services. Thank you very much again and I trust you...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Outstanding location, walking distance from most locations in the the Sultanahmet area. Wonderful reception staff esp. Moustafa, Chidam and Ardwan; quaint hotel decor; clean rooms although rooms in the front part of the hotel are prone to noise from the trams along the street below. Limited selection of hot items in breakfast but this is more than compensated by the...

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shiraz S
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are so glad to read that you found our hospitality fantastic. We wish to host you here again on your upcoming trips to the city. Best Regards From B.W Empire Palace familly.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I am giving 3 points for 3 good things this hotel has. 1. Best asset of this hotel is location. 2. The room we stayed in (4th floor) has strong Wifi 3. Hotel has good air conditioning/heating facility. The room we stayed has a very - very noisy bed! The small vault is damaged. We have requested someone to fix...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lhei
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Lhei, 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 to...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We celebrated my father in-laws' 70th B-day over 4 days in Istanbul. The Hotel we stayed at was just awesome. Great rooms, good breakfast and Turkish bath! But best of all- its staff. Led by Mr. Cengiz Ciftci. Fantastic people taking great care of all of us from 4-year old up to 70. Highly recommended place indeed. Ask for Cengiz...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Elias A
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your precious reviews here about our hotel. We are happy to know you had a nice accommodation here and enjoyed our hospitality. Looking forward to hosting you on your next trips to the city. Best Regards From B.W Empire Palac familly.

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2014

From here you can walk to all the main attractions in Sultanahmet. You are in the heart of the old city and there are many good places to eat and be entertained within easy walking distance. Although busy and bustling, you can't really get lost, just follow the tram lines! We have stayed at the hotel itself many times and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pete C
Neda S, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

I would like to thank you very much for taking the time and also for preferring B.W Empire Palace Hotel for your stay in Istanbul. Your kind words encourage us once more that we are on the right track as our aim is to provide best stay for our guests and even exceed their expectations. These kind comments such as...

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I would like to thank Genghis Khan who is working in the Reception Desk for his help and support. He is the one who make the customers satisfy and provides his advice for the best locations and the easiest way to go for the famous locations. Also, I would like to thank Omar Sharif for the good services that he...

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
 Report
Helpful?
Thank mohammed_khaldi_6
Europe
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This is a very typical 'Best Western standard' hotel which serves its purpose. If the 'old town' is what you wish to explore, this hotel's location is very good since you can reach the main tourist attractions by foot (Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Topkapi Palace, Galata bridge etc.) as well as public transport (very modern...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DeltaDawn2000

445 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (282)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (193)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (112)
Viewed
Amenities (5)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Standard Double Room (27)
Viewed
Standard Triple Room (22)
Viewed
Standard Twin Room (24)
Viewed
The Hotel (19)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (51)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
May 7 May 8
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Sultanahmet
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul
#8 of 1,129 in Istanbul
2,919 reviews
Sultanahmet
BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa
Sultanahmet
Levni Hotel & Spa
Levni Hotel & Spa
#18 of 1,129 in Istanbul
1,985 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Esans Hotel
Esans Hotel
#34 of 1,129 in Istanbul
805 reviews
Sultanahmet
Antusa Palace Hotel
Antusa Palace Hotel
#26 of 1,129 in Istanbul
271 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: €43 - €74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Empire Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotwire, Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your BEST WESTERN Empire Palace reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#61 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#96 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from BEST WESTERN Empire Palace staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN Empire Palace staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Rooms on higher floors and south side were quieter. Family rooms offer a bit more space.”
butter2dragon, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“506 room very big”
, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
AMOMA
US$50* /night
View Deal
Orbitz.com
Hotwire.com
TripAdvisorUS$50
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates