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Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything was great since we walked the hotel's doorstep. The hosts have welcomed us and since then all our worries have disappeared and the new one has left us to enjoy the story called Istanbul. I stayed with one wish: to come back here. Ozer abi, Kostence/Romania

Came here with 10 family members. The stay here has been such a pleasure. Amazing staff who will go and stretch the extra mile for you. Arzu and Yusuf have been extremely professional and both have provided a flawless service for us all. Such an amazing variety at breakfast. We all highly recommend a stay here. Keep up the fantastic work!

Everything was just fine. The staff was very amiable and always ready to help. We are very pleased with our staying at the hotel. And we will recommend it to our all friends. If we go to Turkey again, we'll chooze it for sure.

Stayed here for one night to get a break from hostel life- the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom dated but comfortable and clean, they provide complimentary 1.5L water per day and the WiFi in my room was excellent. Room got quite warm so it was nice to have an aircon. Unfortunately, both the sauna and the steam room were out of order and the heated indoor pool was cold. I went to use the facilities between 12-3pm which was meant for women only however 5 minutes into going for a swim two workmen walked in and just hovered around making me feel quite uncomfortable so I left. The area itself is a bit out of the way for the big sites in comparison to other places you could stay for the same price or cheaper, although it is all within walking distance. Around the corner there is a wonderful restaurant, Sofia Kebab house, I would highly recommend and they also deliver to the room.

Wounderful stay in Turkey we stayed for 2 weeks at this hotel the children enjoyed the pool and the views from the terrace all the staff were very hospitable having a child in a wheelchair increased the care and attention received from all staff members and management. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will be visiting again soon.

We stayed at The Best Western Antea Palace for 10 days. The hotel is lovely & clean with a very opulent red & gold decor. The room was a good size for 2 people & was cleaned, with fresh towels & bottled water provided daily. Breakfast was included; it is fresh & plentiful, with the usual cereal, hot & cold Turkish breakfast items, fresh fruit, yoghurt etc. I have coeliac disease, so avoided the processed meats; however, there was plenty of eggs, cheeses, salad, olives etc & gluten free bread was provided when I asked. The hotel is a 10/15 min walk up some cobbled streets to Sultan Ahmet & the Blue Mosque etc. My husband & I don't mind walking & found the hotel pretty central to everywhere we wanted to visit; although the tram line is a 10 min walk away & you can purchase an Istanbul card to travel about. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Antea Palace & were happy with how close we were to everything. A big thank you to Ercan for helping us book a trip & a meal, & to his staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

I stayed in Antea Hotel for three nights with my husband,the room was very nice and clean.The staff is polite and helpfull.Also we liked the breakfast and meals.The hotel is very near to Sultanahmet Square.Thank you for your hospitality

As part of my Delta Vacation package, this hotel was included. Lobby was good, elevator was small, room was adequate. I think the shower area was small for me. Breakfast was great! And I was not even expecting breakfast. I hope I called in earlier to schedule a coach hotel pickup. I paid TL 100 for taxi from Istanbul airport to the hotel. And it only cost me EUR 7 for a shuttle pick up from this airport. It is not a fancy hotel, it is value for money. It is a good 15-20 minute walk to the metro. It is not really in the city center. It is in the middle or a residential area. I was entertained by the chubby cats. I love them.

Had an amazing stay, the hotel is located ideally in the old city just a short walk to the many attractions of Istanbul, the staff were professional, helpful and friendly especially Yunus who helped us out with some booking issues. The room we stayed at was perfect for the price, clean and tidy and included complementary tea and coffee. Would definitely recommend this hotel to my family and friends.

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and for the great service during my Stay. First time visiting Turkey and it was a great experience, starting with the hotel which was located near the old area of Istanbul, walking distance to the most popular places to visit, 10-15 minutes walk, safe neighborhood and very kind people around. Decent hotel, awesomeeeee staff and very accommodating, specially Yunus very well acknowledged, very helpful and thanks to him i was able to visit some beautiful places. The room was clean, the bed very comfortable and i had one of the rooms with the best view. Loved the experience and will definitely go back! Thanks and all the best, Elisa :)

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking

Located in Old City, Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & Spa is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern. This 59-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Hagia Sophia and Cemberlitas Bath are also within a short walk.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including ANTEA PALACE RESTAURANT, which specializes in Turkish cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 59 air-conditioned rooms feature fireplaces, minibars, and coffee makers. 26-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Free local calls, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 95 per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 674 reviews