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Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class - Istanbul

4 star Hotel Istanbul

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Cad. 17/19 Sirkeci, Old City Sultanahmet - Istanbul

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Price starting from 116 .10
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Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class is a 4-star hotel and spa in Istanbul city center where you can dine in one of 2 restaurants, relax in the onsite spa center, and benefit from a fantastic location in the Sirkeci-area at a short walk from Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Cagaloglu Hamami.

Location of Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class

In addition to being in an area full of entertainment, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern are all under 15 minutes walk. Other points of interest include Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Spice Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath.

Spa & Dining

The peaceful spa is the place to be for rest and relaxation with Turkish bath/hammam, body treatments and facials. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner are served at Pasha Panoramic - a venue boasting ocean views. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find a snack bar/deli and 24-hour room service.

Internet

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi.

Amenities

Your Istanbul hotel has 35 rooms, a rooftop terrace, a sauna, a health club, a steam room and massage/treatment rooms. Business amenities include 2 meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment and a 24-hour business center. The front desk at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class is open 24 hours. Pets are welcome.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 23 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The Hotel is perfect to visit the old town. 5 minutes walking from the principal s...

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Breakfast at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Health club
  • Medical service
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Massages
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour

Know before you go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 12:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

National rating

This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class is also known as

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8.5

Clean

8.2

Location

6.3

Quiet

6.2

Spacious

8.0

Service

Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Attractive decor. Rooms were small, but exceptionally clean and comfortable. Furnishings were nice. Plenty of hot water; bathroom was clean and spacious. Mattresses were fabulous, sheets were soft and high-quality, pillows were great. (plus they have a pillow menu that we didn't try.) breakafast was decent, although overall we found the menu too expensive and westernized.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

All right. Very suitable place for visiting the most important and beautiful attractions of Istanbul.

3.6
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

The main comment is that in spite of having the four rooms confirmed by you, when we arrived to the hotel we were told that they have had overbooking and we were oblige to move to another and close hotel of the "same standard". ????? Very disapointed. What confidence can we get in the future making reservations through Venere? Wating for your comments/news. Luis Vilches lvilchesc@gmail.com

6.6 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Overall experience was good. Room was pretty small, but comfortable. Would stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was disappointed at the desk service at this hotel. On Saturday I found out that I had received an important phone call on Friday night. But the night clerk had told my caller that I was not in my room, though clearly I was there. When I asked about the phone call, the night clerk said, oh, I didn't see your name on the room roster! Since I was the only one checked in for that room, I did not understand how he could mistake the name. When I complained, I did not receive an appropriate apology, just a dismissal.

7.0 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Very nice view, nice Rooms, in the middle of Istanbul. In case you are Turkish, you will be able to get a better price for the room. In case of a taxi try this: Taksim Place is on the other side of golden horn, in case you don´t need to go so far, it´s even cheaper. http://www.istanbul30.com/de/hilfe.html#5 (iii) Taxis stehen am Flughafen bereit. Handeln Sie den Fahrpreis vor der Fahrt aus! Die Fahrt bis ins Stadtzentrum, z. B. zum Taksim-Platz, sollte nicht mehr als 28 - 30 Neue Türkische Lira (16 – 18 Euro) kosten. Die Nachttarife beinhalten einen Aufschlag von 50 Prozent.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

As a married couple we found the hotel good. Excellent location . The room appeared to be renovated, but the double bed was a bit tired. The staff were very helpful.

7.2 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Philippines

The location is just great because it is near to the key tourist spots in Stanbul. The only problem is that the hotel is not recommended to guests with children or young guests because their TV is showing triple XXX movies. My daughter was shock when she turn on the TV set and saw the X rated movies, which even adults would find it a bad taste.

5.2 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very clean hotel. Terribly noisy (I had to call reception at midnite asking them to break up 4 or 5 drunken people brawling in the corridors). Very good service by waiters at bar/bellstaff. Good location. Very tiny rooms.

7.3 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Very nice equipped rooms. Good breakfast. Located in the old center of Istanbul. Staff very friendly.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

My stay at the Empire Palace Hotel was excellent!The hotel is very clean and the service is outstanding!It is located near everything of interest in Istanbul.The rooms had everything for your comfort.I really liked the mini bar and in room internet access.An excellent place to stay in Istanbul!

7.7 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Denmark

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

3.7
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

7.6 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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7.3 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class, offering 35 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LED televisions with satellite channels and free movie channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Sirkeci area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and direct-dial phones.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Visitors will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day after a good night's sleep in supportive Tempur-Pedic mattresses with premium bedding and down comforters, plus a selection of pillows from a pillow menu. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional guest comforts include free local calls, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class

Eminonu Pier - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cagaloglu Hamami - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
New Mosque - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sogukcesme Sokagi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Topkapi Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Irene - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Gulhane Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The Million Stone - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Galata Bridge - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Spice Bazaar - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Best Western Empire Palace Hotel - Special Class

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service