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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Had a very pleasant stay in this hotel, comfortable, clean room and very very helpful and friendly staff. Yildrim and Begum were very helpful at the front desk, made all the arrangement for taxi booking and advised us about the time to get to airport. Abdullah, always had a nice smile on his face, and always ready to help. People...

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Leven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is just down the road from the Gulhane Park and the Topkapi Palace and next to that are the main sights of the old city so it is very convenient. The rooms are small with very limited wardrobe space-we had one small wardrobe with 6 hangers in it, one shelf and that was our lot so we just...

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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Istanbul for pure sight seeing and vacation. I was booked into BWEP by my travel division and I must say, they made the right decision for me. The location is perfect, 10 minutes walk from Galata Bridge along the tramline and all the worth visiting places of old town within 15-25 minutes walking radius...

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I spent three nights there with a friend. I liked the hotel as it was very centrally positioned and we were able to walk to all the sites we wanted to see The room was a little small so my next time I will ask for a superior/larger room. It was however very comfortable, clean and very well maintained. All...

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

İt was a busines vacation and l staid two night thre days hostes was very good .really located and the breakfast was super and staff are very helpful speacially thanks to ıbrahim for his nice guiding if you go to ıstanbul just fallow him as l dıd ...

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I'm not first time in Istanbul, but this time was the best, also thanks for this to Neda and nice place of hotel. Last time I spent alot of time reaching the center, but not now. It was a nice trip, rather for work, Neda every day made a mood of holyday.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I liked this hotel, although it looked like it was big it turned out that it was small, and intimate. The rooms were clean, the stuff polite. I felt like im at home. This hotel has a very good position for any tourist who wants to experience Istanbul in walking shoes. Near Kapali Carsija, Aja Sofija, spice market and lots...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Hotel was good.. Rooms were clean.. Staff were well informed and helped when required. I met Neda one of the hotel staff. She was approachable and and friendly and very helpful with any information i needed. Shaz

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

An ideal base for discovering all the delights that this wonderful city has to offer. Only a few minutes from all the main sites of interest also tram and train stations. This is a good quality hotel, clean and comfortable with friendly, helpful staff. Neda the Customer Relations lady is a joy, always helpful with a lovely smile and lots...

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Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great position in the centre of Istanbul, in walking distance of the major sites. The bedrooms are not over big but are very nicely furnished. The staff are very good and a special mention should be made for Neda who was a mine of information and an excellent welcome to the dining area for breakfast. I have no problems in...

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Alihan, Owner at BEST WESTERN Empire Palace, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for the time to review our hotel on tripadvisor. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us,to be at the guest´ service is our duty for sure. Hope to host you soon again. Best wishes from Best Western Empire Palace Familly.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On February 11th 2008 at the annual meeting of Best Western Turkey, Best Western Empire Palace Hotel became the proud owner of the award "Highest Quality Hotel Award 2007". Best Western International recognized the hotel as the best Best Western Hotel in Turkey on base of regular quality assessments, where Best Western Empire Palace hotel has scored a record high performance. The hotel management is eager to continue working even harder in 2008. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: ₹ 2,662 - ₹ 4,369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Empire Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Best Western Empire Palace Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Hotel Istanbul
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#66 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#95 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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