BW Empire Palace

 4 stars
Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show mapSave
From  US$ 89
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3.7
out of 5
Very good
Based on  94 reviews
Excellent bathroom facilities and great food.
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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

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

hotel BW Empire Palace Istanbul 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 - 14.2km
  • Train Station: Haydarpasa Train Station - 3.9km, - 100 m
  • Underground station: Aksaray - 2.4km, Taksim - 2.7km

Facilities

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

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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                                What's nearby

                                Attractions for Tourists
                                Popular areas
                                • City Center
                                  400 m
                                • City Center
                                  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
                                • Le milliaire d'Or
                                  500 m
                                • Petite Sainte Sophie
                                  500 m
                                • La fontaine Ahmet III
                                  500 m
                                • La mosquée nouvelle (Yeni Valide Sultan Camii)
                                  600 m
                                • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
                                  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
                                • 700 m
                                • La colonne de Constantin
                                  700 m
                                • Mosquée Bleue
                                  800 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 Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
                                  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

                                3.7
                                out of 5
                                Very good
                                Based on 94 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Value
                                3.6
                                Dining
                                3.3
                                Rooms
                                3.8
                                Service
                                3.4
                                Location
                                4.4

                                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
                                    4.5
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    4.8
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                • 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
                                    4.2
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                  • Dining
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    4.5
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    4.5
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    3
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                • 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
                                    4.4
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    4
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    4.3
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    4
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                  • Dining
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    3.8
                                  • Location
                                    3
                                  • Rooms
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    4
                                  • Value
                                    3
                                  • Dining
                                    5
                                • 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
                                    4.4
                                  • Location
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                • 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
                                    4.6
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • Great location, comfortable and very friendly hotel, fantastic staff. Also the spacious rooms, good facilities.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    4.8
                                  • Location
                                    4
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                • Excellent location, great service, friendly staff and great rooms, fine for a short stay. Good beds.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    4.7
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    4.3
                                  • Location
                                    4
                                  • Rooms
                                    4
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • Very nice personel and the location is perfect, the food in the hotel is excellent quality.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    4.5
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    4
                                • 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
                                    5.0
                                  • Location
                                    5
                                  • Rooms
                                    5
                                  • Service
                                    5
                                  • Value
                                    5
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