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


The grand 4-star BW Empire Palace is set in the old district of Istanbul. An example of Ottoman architecture, this hotel opened in 2004 and was fully restored in 2009.

Situated in the heart of Istanbul with quick access to Mosque of Sehzade, Istanbul Modern Museum and Zeyrek Mosque. 10 minutes away from Istanbul city center.

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

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


The hotel's non-smoking rooms are appointed with coffee/tea making facilities, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, a private balcony and a laptop-size safe. Some rooms offer stunning views of the tower. They boast contemporary decor and offer coffee/tea makers and a toaster.


Dining options include a substantial buffet breakfast served every morning. Dishes of international cuisine are served in the lounge restaurant. The bar's menu includes appetizers and snacks and bottled drinks.


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


Leisure facilities include a rooftop terrace, a ballroom and animation.


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.

City Center Istanbul - 3000 ft
Airports Ataturk (IST) - 8.8 mi, Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - 19.0 mi
Train Stations Haydarpasa Train Station - 2.5 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Aksaray - 1.6 mi, Taksim - 1.7 mi
Restaurants Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish) - 200 ft, Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish) - 200 ft
Parks Gulhane Park - 1100 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free transportation
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference 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
  • Turkish bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
  • Animation
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



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. 

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      Bed type: Queen Or Twin Beds or 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds or King Size Bed
      Size: 280 sq. feet

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            Bed type: King Size Bed
            Size: 280 sq. feet
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              Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds or Quad
              Size: 220 sq. feet
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                Bed type: Triple
                Size: 240 sq. feet
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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions
                  • Topkapi Palace
                    1400 ft
                  • Basilica Cistern
                    1400 ft
                  • Hagia Sophia
                    1700 ft
                  • Blue Mosque
                    2700 ft
                  Places of interest
                  • L'aqueduc de Valens
                    400 ft
                  • Theodosianische Mauer
                    400 ft
                  • Holzhäuser
                    400 ft
                  • La gare de l'Orient-Express
                    700 ft
                  • Saint Sophia
                    1400 ft
                  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)
                    1400 ft
                  • Petite Sainte Sophie
                    1700 ft
                  • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours
                    1700 ft
                  • Le milliaire d'Or
                    1700 ft
                  • La fontaine Ahmet III
                    1700 ft
                  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours
                    1700 ft
                  • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit
                    2000 ft
                  • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami)
                    2000 ft
                  • Neue Moschee
                    2000 ft
                  • La mosquée nouvelle (Yeni Valide Sultan Camii)
                    2000 ft
                  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa
                    2000 ft
                  • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye
                    2000 ft
                  • La colonne de Constantin
                    2300 ft
                  • Hippodrome
                    2300 ft
                  • Mosquée Bleue
                    2700 ft
                  • Archeological Museum
                    1000 ft
                  • Gülhane-Park
                    400 ft

                  Local Attractions

                  • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque
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                  • Tophane Parki
                    5200 ft
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                  • Istanbul Modern Museum
                    1.0 mi
                    Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Istanbul
                  • Golden Horn
                    1.0 mi
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                  • Galipdede Caddesi
                    1.1 mi

                  Near the hotel

                  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
                    1700 ft
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                  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
                    1300 ft
                    Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Istanbul
                  • Gulhane Park
                    1100 ft
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                  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
                    1800 ft
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                  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
                    3000 ft
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                  • Isbank Museum
                    2000 ft
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                  • New Mosque
                    2100 ft
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                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine

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

                    200 ft
                    Ibn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci

                    Phone: 513 3750

                  • Imbat Restaurant

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

                    200 ft
                    Hocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24

                    Phone: +90 212 520 71 91

                  • Capadocia Restaurant

                    100 ft
                    Hudavendigar Caddesi 20

                    Phone: 522 6767

                  • Dejavu Restaurant and Bar

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

                    200 ft
                    Mehmet Murat Street
                  • Deja Vu Restaurant

                    85% likes this, based on 180 reviews
                    Cuisine: Turkish
                    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

                    100 ft
                    Mehmet Murat sk.No.8/7

                    Phone: (0212) 511 5339

                  BW Empire Palace Reviews

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

                  Average guest rating

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                  Very good
                  Based on 32 reviews

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                  • 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

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                  • 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.

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