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Best Western Antea Palace Hotel & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the staff team of the hotel were nice and helpful .the break fast was varied and many for the hotel guests .nice turkish bathroom. the bed in rooom was comfortable .they have good house keeping. but the location was not good enough.

We, a group of 8 different persons, have been staying there for one week. The rooms were very pleasant and clean, the lobby was big and had a classic romantic style. The location of the is very central ( 10 min. walk to Sultan Ahmed Mosque, 13 min. walk to Sultan Ahmed tram-station). The Hotel staff (especially Arzu, Yunus and Mesut) is very friendly and helpful. They also can speak very fluently English and they give very good advises for daily trips (like Bosporus tour, princess-islands tour and a daily trip to a beach). As a Hotel guest at Best Western Antea Palace you will feel well treated, comfortable and safe.

Pro's - nice staff - great breakfast - nice view over the sea - nice large Turkish bath - comfortable beds Con's - bedroom wasn't very clean. Still the last guests slippers under the table and lots of dust/dirt on the floor - pool is very small - bar on the rooftop is closed - WiFi is very slow Would recommend for a good value for money and location

We had a small vacation with the family for 7 days , we choose that hotel because of good location it's few minutes from Blue Mosque. Hotel is small and decorated with Turkish style as u can see in the lobby in red and golden colors. Rooms are small but good maintenance, housekeeping team working also good , while we was on breakfast room was cleaning and all amenities was updated daily. As for breakfast it can be better, no variety of meal and quality of food also can be better. Stuff on the reception very friendly and helpful, especially thanks to Yunus , we was asking many questions about location and so on . We got an early check in and late check out complimentary 😊 very good bonus! So if u travel to Istanbul to travel and hotel is a place just to sleep and take shower it's a good option and a good value of money . Thank you for giving us a good impression ☀️🐯🌈

So i booked 4 nights stay in Antea Palace and this how it goes: -Had problem with the room service 3 times. First day i ordered food and upon waiting for 45 minutes i followed up and i was just informed that time that the food item was not available. 2nd incident i ordered again a cheeseburger upon receiving it ..It was just a plain burger a plain tasteless burger. So i called room service and asked then where is the cheese they offeref the food to be replaced but i refuse cause it took long already so i just asked for a ketchup . But to my surprise no ketchu available he just answere inshaallah tomorrow we have.3rd incident i called them to have food but no answer. I tried again after 30 mins still no answr and no call back. - Spa lady doesnt understand basic english and doesnt even smile. -staffs i dont know if they have personal problems cause they didnt even bother to smile or greet. -cups inside the room weren't wash still you can see the stain. -breakfast buffet was of limited items though i understand it was just a 4* but the plates and saucerd were on bad condition. Worn out already. -i dont even know if they have a duty manager to check all these things. If ill be giving a rate for this hotel ill give 3/10

We stayed in this hotel in April 2017 and the service from the minute we arrived was excellent. Younis the manager was most helpful and the service provided was exceptional and all our needs were taken care of. The hotel is well placed and is just walking distance from grand bazzar and sultanahmet. Would love to stay there again next time I visit. Amazing experience altogether!!

So this is my second trip though Istanbul and I love it. I stayed at the best western senator last time and was blown away by the rooms, size, location, experience... so when they were booked and I saw the beat western Antea, I figured same thing, right? Well not exactly. The service was better than expected, so amazing and the views were 1000% better, the ocean is so pretty there. But the neighborhood was not the same, didn't feel as safe, and the rooms were not even close. The beds felt old and didn't have a top sheet, just the (very nice) comforter, so we alternated between hot as hell and cold. Had to open the door to even out the temp a bit, but it was nice out and a welcome change in air.... until the cats and birds and call to prayer (silly me, but I giggled it off and went back to sleep). Breakfast is included and is great based on European breakfast standards, they were great enough to let us sneak in early so we could make out shuttle, which they arranged for L7 per person. Room was very very clean despite being small but for the price I was very happy. I will now always just have to choose between Antea and Senator. Either way, I win.

Pros: The location, for been close and well communicate to everywhere within walking distance and for been on a typical Turkish area. Cons: The Staff needs to be proactive, it's not acceptable that they don't check what's working or not in the room before giving it to a Guest! Location: The things to do are endless, I advise you take the Hop-on Hop-off Bus on Sultanahmet Square or visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia betweens more! The best thing about the Hotel is that for my taste it's in a good location, fairly safe and clean area if you are not a fussy person. But still, for the relation of quality and price, it would have been perfect if it was not because most of the Staff are lazy, I sent them an email and a message on FB asking them to ensure a quite and not smoking Room about 1 week before landing, they didn't border to answer and for my surprise when I got in the Room at almost 1 AM most of the things TV, Safe deposit box were not working, the Pillows was smelling heavily as cigarette, on Expedia this Hotel was showing as a 4 star and the picture was looking nice, hence I choose it over others. I was hungry asked for a Sandwich from the Menu, I got a warm bread but with cold sausage and without the potatoes that were advertised on the menu, I had to ask for it, the plate was wet and the salad was suspicious in the end, to fix all of these it took them more than an hour but the safe was only fixed the next day. My so-called quiet room was in front of a School Football field, quite only during the weekend and on school day until about 8:40 Am. I was shown two other rooms on the opposite side but there were not looking that better. The roof that was supposed to be available to seat during the evening and enjoy the view is heavily dirty and falling apart and it seems it has been this way for a while and the Smokers smoke right in the door without closing it.

Kind service,good price,good standart,kind and helpful team, perfect location near old town and Hagia Sophia Definitly to be recommend for stay in Istanbul. Wide range of food for breakfast can be additional bonus.

very beautiful hotel, excellent rooms, I had a room with balcony with excellent view of the sea and the blue mosque. they upgraded our room free of charge which was very nice. great facilities sauna steam room. the gym not many machines and the pool is quite small. the lady at the pool could be more pleasant. breakfast was good too. workers were very helpful.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
  • 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 Grand Bazaar. This 59-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia are also within a short walk.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you 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.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 641 reviews