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Best Western Empire Palace

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked the hotel due to its proximity to train station, variety of local restaurants and its ideal location for sightseeing. Mr. Sulaiman was very kind to check us in early morning upon our arrival. However, the rooms are not at all as shown in the pictures. Someone needs to check the sq. meters of the rooms as advertised on their site. The room are really small. This shortcoming is made up by the pleasant personalities of the staff. They are always willing to help cheerfully. Overall our stay of 5 days was a pleasant one.

Very convenient location for all the attractions, Food and shopping. Next to the cable car service which we took regularly to go back and forth. Very good stuff and extensive breakfast menu. Wifi was weak but manageable.

I had very nice time during my stay and hotel location, staff and services were so great.

The hotel was quite small, not what I was expecting. slightly overpriced I thought. The hotel staff was very friendly. Small rooms but clean. Good location, near all the tourist areas.

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Cad. 17/19 Istanbul Istanbul

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Old City, 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.


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.


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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1520 reviews