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Located in Sirkeci, Best Western Empire Palace is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. This 40-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Istanbul and also a short walk from Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome.

Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's bistro, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. 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.

Rooms

All 40 individually decorated rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Tempur-Pedic beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Empire Palace enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's discounted offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 210 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 151 square feet (14 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers a sauna, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle.

  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 14 
  • Free reception 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 151 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Down comforter 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Coffee House - Overlooking the garden, this bistro serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Breakfast

Start your day with a free buffet breakfast, available daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Every day, the hotel hosts a free manager's reception for you to enjoy. You can order up room service around the clock.

Spa Services

  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 

Accessibility

To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of TRY 150 per pet, per day
  • Up to 8 kg
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

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.

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 210 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: TRY 150 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: TRY 75 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Special Class
  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Best Western Empire Palace Special Class
  • Best Western Empire Palace Special Class Istanbul
  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul
  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel
  • Best Western Empire Palace Istanbul
  • Best Western Empire Palace

We should mention

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. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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 (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

National Rating

Official Turkey Classification provided by Turkey Ministry of Tourism


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