BW Empire Palace  4 stars

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • 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

Overview

The contemporary 4-star BW Empire Palace offers an ideal spot in a historic area just outside markets, restaurants and a bazaar. The building was renovated in 2009.

Rooms

BW Empire Palace offers 35 rooms fitted with a telephone, double glazed windows and satellite TV for a comfortable stay in Istanbul. All of the rooms have a stunning view over the garden. Guestrooms offer elegant interior and wooden floor.

Eat

A substantial buffet breakfast is served in the spacious dining room daily. The Rooftop Terrace restaurant serves a variety of international dishes. Rooftop Terrace Restaurant And bar features Wi-Fi, a terrace and offers tea.

The hotel BW Empire Palace provides visitors with a free american breakfast. 

Work

For visitors BW Empire Palace offers a business center, internet access as well as 24-hour room service, airport transfer.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a cocktail lounge, a ballroom and a rooftop terrace.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

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.

Location

The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, near Galipdede Caddesi, Istanbul Modern Museum and Sehzade Mehmet Mosque. Just 1km from the center of Istanbul known for Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church .

The hotel is situated near a mosque, museums.

Getting around.

15 minutes' drive from Ataturk airport and 5 minutes' walk to Sirkeci train station.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 900 m
  • Airport: Ataturk - 14.3km, Sabiha Gokcen - 30.6km
  • Train Station: Haydarpasa Train Station - 4.0km, - 100 m
  • Underground station: Aksaray - 2.5km, Taksim - 2.8km
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from  2 pm

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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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Concierge desk
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Airport shuttle
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

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                BW Empire Palace LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                Attractions for Tourists
                • Topkapi Palace
                  400 m
                • Basilica Cistern
                  400 m
                • Hagia Sophia
                  500 m
                General
                • Holzhäuser
                  100 m
                • L'aqueduc de Valens
                  100 m
                • Theodosianische Mauer
                  100 m
                • La gare de l'Orient-Express
                  200 m
                • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
                  400 m
                • Saint Sophia
                  400 m
                • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
                  500 m
                • La fontaine Ahmet III
                  500 m
                • Le milliaire d'Or
                  500 m
                • Petite Sainte Sophie
                  500 m
                • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
                  500 m
                • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
                  600 m
                • La mosquée nouvelle (Yeni Valide Sultan Camii)
                  600 m
                • Neue Moschee
                  600 m
                • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
                  600 m
                • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
                  600 m
                • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
                  600 m
                • Hippodrome
                  700 m
                Museums
                • Archeological Museum
                  300 m
                Parks
                • Gülhane-Park
                  100 m

                Local Attractions

                • Mosque of Sehzade
                  1.5km
                  Sehzadebast Caddesi, Istanbul
                • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque
                  1.5km
                  Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
                • Tophane Parki
                  1.6km
                  Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu, Istanbul
                • Istanbul Modern Museum
                  1.6km
                  Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
                • Golden Horn
                  1.6km
                  Halic, Istanbul

                Near the hotel

                • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
                  490 m
                  Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                • Basilica Cistern
                  490 m
                  Imran Oktem Cad. No:4 D:5 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul
                • Hodjapasha Cultural Center
                  260 m
                  Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak 3,, Istanbul
                • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
                  370 m
                  Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
                • Gulhane Park
                  320 m
                  Alemdar Mah. Alemdar Cad. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul
                • Whirling Dervishes Istanbul
                  520 m
                  Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul
                • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
                  900 m
                  Sultanahmet, Istanbul

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine

                  75% likes this, based on 1888 reviews
                  Food: Turkish
                  Price Range: USD 15 - USD 23

                  40 m
                  Ibn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci

                  Phone: 513 3750

                • Imbat Restaurant

                  79% likes this, based on 1755 reviews
                  Food: Turkish
                  Price Range: USD 22 - USD 29

                  60 m
                  Hocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24

                  Phone: +90 212 520 71 91

                • Capadocia Restaurant

                  10 m
                  Hudavendigar Caddesi 20

                  Phone: 522 6767

                • Dejavu Restaurant and Bar

                  75% likes this, based on 398 reviews
                  Food: Turkish

                  50 m
                  Mehmet Murat Street
                • Olive Anatolian Restaurant

                  85% likes this, based on 367 reviews

                  60 m
                  Ebu Suud Cad. No:18 Sirkeci, Fatih

                  Phone: +90 212 528 1343

                BW Empire Palace Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                7.4
                out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 94 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Service
                6.9
                Location
                8.8
                Value
                7.2
                Dining
                6.5
                Rooms
                7.7

                Individual guest reviews

                • The location was great for getting around the city and my stay was really enjoyable. The staff were brilliant and the Turkish bath was refreshing and professional. The breakfasts were good.

                  Every hotel in the old town will have this problem.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Rooms
                    8
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                • Central location, great hotel and reasonable price. The staff were always friendly, the room was beautiful, clean and comfortable, food was good and the restaurant service was excellent.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                  • Location
                    9
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    9
                • The location is perfect, the hotel staff are very attentive and helpful.

                  The breakfast was not good and had run out of nearly everything buy 9.30 including coffee.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    8.4
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                  • Dining
                    7
                • Best hamam in the city, an exceptional hotel and good price. Nice lobby bar and friendly staff. The room was clean and the Breakfast choice was varied and more than adaquate.

                  The downtown location means that could be noisy.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                  • Location
                    9
                  • Rooms
                    8
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    9
                • Good choice in excellent position, v nice hotel and great price. The staff were very hospitable, the Frontdesk Concierges were also very helpful and friendly, our rooms were adequate and the bathrooms clean.

                  Best location in old town, tram running from front of the door is not a nuisance.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Rooms
                    6
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    10
                • The location was great and the room and the hotel were very clean. Staff were very nice and alihan the owner was more than helpful , friendly. The bed was comfortable and breakfasts were good.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Rooms
                    8
                  • Service
                    9
                  • Value
                    8
                • The location was perfect and tram was just outside the the Hotel. The staff were all friendly and helpful particularly front of house, rooms were clean. Breakfast was really good and the RECEPTIONIST was wonderful.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Service
                    8
                  • Value
                    9
                  • Dining
                    8
                • The location is excellent and the hotel is on the main road in the old town of Istanbul. The service itself is very good and the rooms are nice and clean.

                  Breakfast poor.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    7.6
                  • Location
                    7
                  • Rooms
                    8
                  • Service
                    8
                  • Value
                    5
                  • Dining
                    10
                • Tram just outside takes you to the new part of town and location is perfect. Empire palace hotel is very well positioned and the lobby, restaurant and room ambiance is good. Staff always willing to help and suggest ideas, the breakfast could have been improved.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                  • Location
                    8
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    9
                • The tram runs just outside, within walking distance to the most beautiful attractions in the city and good location close to key iconic sites. Hotel is very well positioned and great advice from the reception team on shopping. Water is provided free of charge every day and the breakfast on the terrace restaurant is sumptuous, varied and filling.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                  • Location
                    9
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                • Great location, comfortable and very friendly hotel, fantastic staff. Also the spacious rooms, good facilities.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                  • Location
                    8
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    10
                • Excellent location, great service, friendly staff and great rooms, fine for a short stay. Good beds.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.4
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                • Good location, very acceptable for a short stay and the staff were welcoming, efficient and helpful. Our room was spacious, light and clean.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    8.6
                  • Location
                    8
                  • Rooms
                    8
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                • Very nice personel and the location is perfect, the food in the hotel is excellent quality.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Value
                    8
                • Location was in the middle of everything, in the middle of Istanbul, in other words perfect and our choice was for a good value hotel in a central position. The staff were incredible, the bathroom was clean and quite big.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                  • Location
                    10
                  • Rooms
                    10
                  • Service
                    10
                  • Value
                    10
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