BW Empire Palace Hotel - Istanbul  4 stars

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show mapSave
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  • Close to the major sights - Gym and sauna room - Shuttle service - Good price
  • Located in the sultan ahment area - Excellent service - Breakfast was great
  • Room was a bit small - Bathrooms clean - Free wifi - Fine for a short stay
  • Hamam in the basement - Restaurant on the rooftop - Friendly staff
  • Very friendly hotel - Perfect location - Comfortable rooms - View of the bosporus
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath


Steam bath


In-room breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


BW Empire Palace is placed in the heart of Istanbul and offers a rooftop terrace, a ballroom and animation. Operating in Istanbul since 2004, this hotel features Ottoman architecture and modern comforts.

Located in Old City Sultanahmet district, 1.6km from Istanbul Modern Museum, Mosque of Sehzade and Zeyrek Mosque. The property is 500 meters away from Hagia Irene, Dance Of Colours and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

The hotel boasts close proximity to markets, restaurants and a bazaar.

Sirkeci train station lies within a 5-minute walk. 15km to Ataturk airport.


This refined property features a minibar, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, a private balcony and a laptop-size safe in all guestrooms. You can enjoy the stunning views of Gulhane Park and the Marmara Sea from the room. They offer en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a hairdryer and slippers.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The fabulous restaurant offers light international meals. The large cocktail bar features free Wi-Fi and a terrace.


BW Empire Palace offers business facilities, such as a fax, a business center and conference facilities and provides 24-hour concierge, 24-hour reception and grocery shopping service.


Hammam, a wellness center and a steam room are available on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 12 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   35.

City Center Istanbul - 3300 ft
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 8.8 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.1 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 1.6 mi, Taksim - 1.7 mi
Restaurants Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish) - 200 ft, Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish) - 300 ft
Parks Gulhane Park - 1300 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Animation
  • Entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • Sea view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Electric kettle
  • Premium bedding
  • Orthopedic mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Parquet floor



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 220 sq. feet

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    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 280 sq. feet

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      Bed type: Queen or Twin beds or 1 Queen and 2 Single beds or Queen and Single
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Quad
        Size: 280 sq. feet

        Quad room (4 people)

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            Bed type: Quad
            Size: 280 sq. feet


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              Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
              Size: 220 sq. feet

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                Bed type: Triple or King and Single
                Size: 240 sq. feet

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                  BW Empire Palace LocationWhat's nearby

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions
                  • 1700 ft
                  • Basilica Cistern
                    1700 ft
                  • Hagia Sophia
                    2000 ft
                  Places of interest
                  • 400 ft
                  • Theodosianische Mauer
                    400 ft
                  • Holzhäuser
                    400 ft
                  • L'aqueduc de Valens
                    400 ft
                  • Saint Sophia
                    1700 ft
                  • Neue Moschee
                    1700 ft
                  • Petite Sainte Sophie
                    1700 ft
                  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
                    1700 ft
                  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
                    1700 ft
                  • 1700 ft
                  • 1700 ft
                  • La fontaine Ahmet III
                    2000 ft
                  • Le milliaire d'Or
                    2000 ft
                  • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
                    2000 ft
                  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
                    2000 ft
                  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
                    2000 ft
                  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
                    2300 ft
                  • La colonne de Constantin
                    2300 ft
                  • Archeological Museum
                    1000 ft
                  • Gülhane-Park
                    400 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • Tophane Parki
                    5000 ft
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                  • Istanbul Modern Museum
                    5200 ft
                    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
                  • Golden Horn
                    5200 ft
                    Halic, Istanbul
                  • Galipdede Caddesi
                    1.0 mi
                  • Galata Mevlevi Lodge
                    1.0 mi
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                  Near the hotel

                  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
                    2000 ft
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                  • Gulhane Park
                    1300 ft
                    Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul
                  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
                    1600 ft
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                  • Isbank Museum
                    1600 ft
                    Hobyar mah Bankacilar Cad no 2, Istanbul
                  • New Mosque
                    1800 ft
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                  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
                    2000 ft
                    Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
                  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
                    3200 ft
                    Sultanahmet, Istanbul

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Imbat Restaurant

                    75% likes this, based on 1753 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish
                    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 29

                    200 ft
                    Hocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24

                    Phone: +90 212 520 71 91

                  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine

                    79% likes this, based on 1890 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish
                    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 23

                    300 ft
                    Ibn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci

                    Phone: 513 3750

                  • Red River Pub

                    73% likes this, based on 362 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish
                    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

                    100 ft
                    Hudavendigar Street No: 28-30/B

                    Phone: 02125137310

                  • HAFIZ AHMET cafe&restaurant

                    100 ft
                    Hocapasa Mahallesi Hudavendigar Caddesi,#34

                    Phone: 0212 5271037

                  • Hatay Restaurant

                    80% likes this, based on 272 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish

                    200 ft
                    Ibni-Kemal Caddesi-Sirkeci

                  BW Empire Palace Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at BW Empire Palace

                  Average guest rating

                  out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 32 reviews

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                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Older travelers

                    If you want to book a room using the phone, do not trust the reception. Ask for a written approval and a reservation number. You may either assumed to be non-booked or suggested to stay in a higher priced room.

                    • Average rating
                  • Group of friends

                    Friendly staff, outstanding room service and very helpful...clean rooms and very professional service

                    • Average rating
                  • Group of friends

                    The friendliness, the location and the excellent service particularly from the night time office staff - Ergin.

                    • Average rating
                  • Older travelers

                    The staff and the owner were lovely people. Very friendly and very accomodating and helpful. Location is perfect.

                    The Hotel was €200 per night and was not worth the money. Other hotels just as good are closer to 100 a night. The breakfast was not good and had run out of nearly everything buy 9.30 including coffee.

                    • Average rating
                  • Couple

                    Location is great: all sightseeings within walking distance. Rooms are OK. Staff is extremely nice, but they know about hotel reviews on Internet and ask you to give them a good review.

                    You will get no sleep in Istanbul. It's not the hotel's fault, but there are big speakers right in front of it. At 4.45 am every night there were very loud calls for prayers from the nearby mosques. Every hotel in the old town will have this problem. Also the traffic is loud. The curtains did not close, so light came in every morning 6.00 am.

                    • Average rating
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