BW Empire Palace  4 stars

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show mapSave
From  US$ 102
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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

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel is a 4-star traditional property that offers non-smoking accommodation steps away from Golden Horn, Istanbul Modern Museum and Galata Mevlevi Lodge.

Rooms

The hotel offers 35 rooms. All of them feature electronic key card, a telephone and smoke detectors.

Eat

The hotel offers a substantial buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The in-house restaurant provides special meals. The cosy bar serves a selection of refreshments.

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

The on-site spa center offers massage, hammam and a Turkish bath.

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 property boasts perfect location minutes away from Sirkeci train station. You can see Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church only 200m from the hotel.

A bazaar, restaurants and markets are only a few steps from the hotel.

Getting around.

The Gülhane tram stop is situated only 200m from the hotel.

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

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Tour desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Free transportation
  • Airport shuttle
  • Doctor on call
  • Concierge desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour security
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Butler service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Massage services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room safe
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini bar
  • Hair dryer

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. 
  • 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. 

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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
                      • Theodosianische Mauer
                        100 m
                      • Holzhäuser
                        100 m
                      • L'aqueduc de Valens
                        100 m
                      • La gare de l'Orient-Express
                        200 m
                      • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
                        400 m
                      • Saint Sophia
                        400 m
                      • La fontaine Ahmet III
                        500 m
                      • Petite Sainte Sophie
                        500 m
                      • Le milliaire d'Or
                        500 m
                      • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
                        500 m
                      • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
                        500 m
                      • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
                        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
                      • La mosquée nouvelle (Yeni Valide Sultan Camii)
                        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

                      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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