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Hotel Ipek Palas - Istanbul

4 star Hotel Istanbul

Orhaniye Cad. No:9 Sirkeci - Istanbul

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Located in the Sirkeci-area, under 500 meters from Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Cagaloglu Hamami, Hotel Ipek Palas is a 4-star central Istanbul hotel with 3 restaurants.

Location of Hotel Ipek Palas

In addition to being near the metro/underground and near the train station, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar are all under 15 minutes walk. Other points of interest include Eminonu Pier and New Mosque.

Internet & Business

Free Wi-Fi is provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like. Business amenities include 3 meeting rooms, computer rentals, exhibit space and secretarial services.

Amenities

The front desk at Hotel Ipek Palas is open 24 hours. Other amenities include gift shops/newsstands, an elevator (lift), technology support staff, audiovisual equipment and translation services.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 62 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Good hotel, good position. excellent

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Breakfast at Hotel Ipek Palas

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Ipek Palas

  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Cafeteria
  • Lift/elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Medical service

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 30 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Ipek Palas is also known as

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Ipek Palas Istanbul

8.0

Clean

7.7

Location

6.5

Quiet

6.0

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hotel Ipek Palas reviews

3.9
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Very high prices for low quality services. Too small rooms.

3.8
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Saudi Arabia

the staff at the reception are not freindly enpgh for example I have asked for one hour extra for the check out althow I have requested is my booking they refused. secondly I call for something the room services they don't know English. Breakfast resturant is good and the Laggege keeper is good guy.

7.8 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

The Hotel is very great. I had one litle problem because my room do not have curtains enough, so in the mornig there was many lightness

4.2 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Very difficult to sleep in this nice and elegant hotel due to the interminable works of the metro and the construction of a new hotel just in front. Nobody understantds how the terribly noise remains day and night. This hotel will be a good option when this works would finish. Avoid also the cab service to transfer you from the airport: it didn't show up! But that was OK, because we havce saved a lot of money! Taxis from

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

We were two girls from Italy, this was our first time to Istanbul and Ipek Palas was in a perfect location, by 10/15 minutes walk to the main attractions (blue Mosque, St. Sophia, the Grand Bazar, the Spice Bazar, Topkapi and Bosforo Channel), if I come back to Istanbul I'll choose the same hotel!

4.1 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • India

The rates were very high as given by venere.com.i had booked for 3 nights and paid euro 600.no free airport pickup or drop.Venere should have included that at least.most properties provide free pickup and drop.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

Wir haben vier Tage in Istanbul verbracht. Wir waren mit Hotel Ipek Palace sehr zufrieden. Ich würde gerne wieder dort wohnen.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

I had a single room which was adequate but there was not a great deal of space to move about in. The bed was right up against 2 walls. It was very clean and beautifully presented however. The dining room had great views across the Bosphorus which was great every morning at breakfast.

7.2 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Cyprus

The hotel was very good value for money although the room we were allocated was extemely small and too little storage,the breakfast was also very good. The staff were helpful and friendly, especially the receptionist. It was close to the main attractions and the ferry terminal and we would definately stay there again.

5.2 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

The hotel looks very nice at first glance, the rooms are small and the bathrooms smaller. The service is good according to Turkish standards, breakfast area very nice, be ready for Turkish breakfast. If you need a morning wake-up call you better take your own alarm clock I never got it right. The front desk people very kind but limited english speaking. Good stay for the price paid. Try to get the lower floor rooms because if there is a party on the top floor it gets a litle noisy.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

We spent a family weekend at Ipek Palas (4 people in a family room), and would definitely recommend this hotel, especially for leisure. Our flat was not very large, but clean, and furniture were new. Breakfast was good, and enjoyed in a very panoramic room, looking over Marmara Sea. The hotel is quiet, only exception the muezzin's song 4 times a day, one of them in the night, but that's surely not hotel's fault! The location is fantastic: 15 minutes walk from all Istanbul's best (Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hammam, Grand Bazaar, Galata Bridge), 2 minutes from tram's stop and Sirkeci rail station. Ideal if, like ourselves, you have little time to stay. Less ideal if you travel for business, since the business district is a bit off, and Istanbul's traffic is very chaotic. Staff were wonderful. They answered any of our requests, and very patiently set up for us a number of hard to arrange shuttle trips between the hotel and Sabiha airport. Sultana night show is quite enjoyable, dinner and dance show are overall quite worth the 50 euro per person fee. Overall: go confident to Ipek palas!

6.9 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The hotel is located in a strategic place (near Agia Sophia, Galata bridge,...). At breakfast it's wonderful to eat looking at Bosforo ad a lot of mosques!

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Venezuela

Excelent location! Breakfast c.ould be better. All day was the same food. No variety Our room depressing decoration (Black and silver with black chandelier, looks like Dracula room)

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This was a good hotel. At the back, there was not such so noisy construction going on; but it was very near the centre of Sultanahmet area. There was a young man at the door who worked for the hotel restaurant who hassled us whenever we went in and out of our hotel; which was a big nuisance; but that is a custom in Istanbul. The air conditioner stopped one night and the night time young man was unable to set it up. Friendly to very friendly receptionists; internet not so efficient. Some rooms are bigger than others. A good stay. I recommend it. Superb breakfast. Blue mosque view not so great, though.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Convenient, but tiny rooms and cheap look. I called for a blanket, as there was only a sheet on the bed, and I received another sheet. They said that there were no blankets available.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The hotel is at walking distance from most of the main tourist attractions and both main bazaars (grand and spices). Very well situated. We had a two-room corner suite (being a couple with two kids) with three windows and a small balcony in the main room, and one large window in the second room for 80 Euros per night. The bathroom was a little small and the shower was extremely small (I could hardly fit in it !!) Personnel is extremely kind and helpful if all you need is information. If you need something doing, for example another pillow in the bedroom or the TV or air-con to be fixed, you may need to remind them twice or more for it to actually happen. Apart from this, service is spotless. We had no experience of the grumpiness reported in other comments. We found the restaurant on the rooftop to be excellent for an evening dinner with a splendid view if you're too tired to roam the city. The food is lighter (healthier) than many places in Istanbul, and prices are decent. We ate there twice and enjoyed a friendly atmosphere, and dessert (fruit) and tea were compliments of the restaurant manager. A free internet point in the hotel lobby was an appreciated plus. I honestly believe it was well worth the cost. But we have never tried any other hotel in Istanbul, so we have no parameters for comparisons. The minibus the hotel offers for the trip from and to the airport can seat up to 12 people (as we were), was confortable , had air-con, and was on time each time we used it (we used it to go to faraway parts of Istanbul)

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It's a very good hotel in Istanbul, in the middle of the ancient area (5 min. to Santa Sofia, Yeni Cami,Eminonu). The service it's excellence and the staff is very efficent and friendly. For breakfast you have a marvellous panorama over the ancient city.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Excellent location and staff, not bad breakfast(included in price). Our room(50euro) was rather small (OK for short stay), but clean and quite. Meals for any choice everywhere. Clean city, interesting tours.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

When we came to Ipek Palace we thought we were at the wrong hotel, it seemed so much nicer than what the price would indicate. The renovation which must have been going on during earlier reviewers' stay is now finished and the hotel is in an amazing condition. Fantastic breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms, great service and incredible value for money.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

My wife and I were very happy to be picked up at the airport (Ataturk)at 11:30pm for 20e after we missed two flights from Canada. (I had to send an email from London - Heathrow at the last minute.) The hotel was excellent, but is being fixed up, inside and out, by an army of workers so it didn't look it's best. Our room was very good with a new bathroom w/bathtub and the all-you-can-eat breakfast on the roof was very good with a wonderful view of Istanbul and our Cruise Ship in the distance. We found the people in the surrounding neighborhood very friendly and helpful. The only disappointment was the taxi driver who overcharged us and tried to run over about 5 people on the 1.5 kilometer trip to the ship.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The hotel is surprisingly cheap for Istanbul/Internet, but the location is superb and otherwise it's OK as well. BUT: one has to take into account that sometimes noise (from in- and outside) can be heard, and that the desk service is not the best (e.g. had mailed to be picked up at Atatürk Airport - but nothing has moved, nobody was there, nobody knew anything). On the other hand, a taxi service for less than the price indicated (25 YTL) to Atatürk Airport was available, by the reception desk. You also may have to pay upon arrival for the whole stay - without seeing the rooms ... But it was fine, for that price, and for an extended weekend in IST, and for the very good site it is - just 200 m from the ferry and in the mid of things. Breakfast buffet was very good as well.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Ipek palace hotel is located in Sultanahmet disctrict near Sirkeci tram station. Haya Sofya, Blu Mosque and Topkapi palace can easily reached by walk or with one metro stop. My double room and bathroom were spacious and clean. A friend of mine was in another room but it wasn't so spacious. The only flaw was that you can easily hear noises and talks from other rooms. Employees were competent and morning breakfast good.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

My stay in this hotel was great! The price is very low and it is in a very central area of this beautiful town. You have just to get use to the prayers coming from the mosques and to the noyse of Istambul (it is a 11 million people city)but the hotel is in a little and quiet street. The view from the breakfast room is amazing. You have free access to internet from the hall. The staff is very helpful. It is very difficult to find a so nice hotel for a so low price somwhere else in Europe!

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Friendly and helpful staff. Very honest. Enjoyed the stay.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Arab Emirates

metro bazar port train station bus station

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Argentina

Viajamos a Estambul, con mi esposa y mi hija de 12 años, un poco preocupados pues era nuestra primera experiencia contratando hoteles por internet, pero realmente todo estuvo muy bien, el Ipek Palas es tal cual lo que se oferta. Habitaciones muy limpias, personal muy amable, muy buen desayuno y para la cena dispone de un restaurante que, aunque modesto en sus ofertas gastronomicas, tine comida de calidad y buenos precios, ademas de una vista muy linda a la ciudad y el Bosforo. La ubicación de hotel es buena, pues esta cerca de los principales puntos de interés y del puerto de transporte publico. En fin, es un hotel para recomendar por su bajo costo y buenas prestaciones. NOTA: no debe pensarse que es un hotel de lujo, de hecho los de ese tipo cuestan mucho mas caro.

7.2 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Arab Emirates

The rooms are noisy and small, thats is the worst of it.The breakfast is standard turkish fare (cheeses, olives, tomato, pastries, eggs etc.)but there is plenty of it and it is fresh. On the other hand the location, the bathrooms and veiw from the roof top restraunt are very good. The staff are very welcoming, helpful and friendly. For a cheap hotel it was very good value.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

Had a great stay. Staff were helpful and eager to lend us a hand whenever we asked, like calling cabs, suggesting tours etc. It isn't situated in the best area of town, but it's a really short distance from the great sights and monuments of istanbul, plus overall quality vs price rate is really great. we paid somethin like 25 Eur per double room per night incl breakfast which is almost nothing. The place was neat and tidy and our room (which was cleaned and beds were made every day) was small but cozy and warm. A definite recommendation!

7.6 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

There was a construction side right in front of our window!! One night, trucks arrived and started to work at 3am!!!!! Ipek Palas is a good and cheap starting point for sightseeing Istanbul!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

No frills, but very good price/quality relationship. they offered münübüs-transfer from airport sabiha gökçen at 2.30 AM (fee applied). Nice, friendly staff. Enjoy the nice view on the city from the balcony on the top while eating breakfast.

7.8 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Simple accomodation for one person, two nights. But clean and comfortable.

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Great location near trams, ferries, trains, restaurants and main post office. Short walk to Sultanahmet area (mosques, palace, etc). Room was noisy at times because of Metro construction site adjacent to hotel (will be fine when it's finished!). Nice roof terrace with views of the bosphoros at breakfast.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

7.1 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

7.4 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Georgia

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovenia

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

3.7
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

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7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

7.5 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Greece

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

6.6 Fair
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Ipek Palas, offering 79 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. 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. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and slippers. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

Distances from Hotel Ipek Palas

Cagaloglu Hamami - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Eminonu Pier - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
New Mosque - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Istanbul Archaeology Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sogukcesme Sokagi - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Le Arts Turcs - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Spice Bazaar - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Topkapi Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Galata Bridge - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The Million Stone - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Grand Bazaar - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica Cistern - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Irene - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Gulhane Park - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Hagia Sophia - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ipek Palas is Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 13.7 km / 8.5 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 Hotel Ipek Palas

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