Best Western Empire Palace - Istanbul

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Cad. No: 17/19, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Best Western Empire Palace - Istanbul

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

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 1100 meters away from II. Mahmud Turbesi .

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

The hotel is situated near a mosque, a minaret and monuments.

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel is placed within a 20-minute drive from Ataturk airport.

Rooms

This contemporary property features soundproof guestrooms fitted with a heating system, a balcony, a work desk, a fireplace and blackout curtains. The rooms look on to the city. They come with coffee/tea makers, a kettle and a toaster as well as bathrooms with guest toiletries, bathrobes and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Imbat Restaurant and Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Services

The hotel offers 24-hour concierge, tour/ticket assistance and porter service together with a baggage storage, a gift shop and a lift for guests' comfort.

Relax

A spa centre, a Jacuzzi and a sauna as well as steam baths, Turkish bath and massage are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   35.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Animation team
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Orthopedic mattress
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Cad. No: 17/19, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2300 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.1 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    35

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Empire Palace photos Room
Superior Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

All traditionally decorated rooms are equipped with double glazed windows, electronic key card lock system and smoke detector.

Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Hi-Fi
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double for Single Occupancy (Non-Refundable)

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

TRIPLE (WITHOUT COT). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

QUADRUPLE NON SMOKING. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

[NON REFUNDABLE] FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

FAMILY ROOM SUITE. BED & BREAKFAST. Non refundable

Best Western Empire Palace photos Room
Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Clock-radio
Room Description:

All traditionally decorated rooms are equipped with double glazed windows, electronic key card lock system and smoke detector.

Best Western Empire Palace photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

All traditionally decorated rooms are equipped with double glazed windows, electronic key card lock system and smoke detector.

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Direct dial phone number
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

QUADRUPLE SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Best Western Empire Palace photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Hi-Fi
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

All traditionally decorated rooms are equipped with double glazed windows, electronic key card lock system and smoke detector.

Best Western Empire Palace photos Room
Deluxe Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

All traditionally decorated rooms are equipped with a sofa, double glazed windows, electronic key card lock system and smoke detector.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Places of interest

  • L'aqueduc de Valens400 ft
  • Theodosianische Mauer400 ft
  • La gare de l'Orient-Express400 ft
  • Holzhäuser400 ft
  • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak)1700 ft
  • Saint Sophia1700 ft
  • Istanbul Gay Private Tours1700 ft
  • Le quartier de Mahmut Pasa1700 ft
  • Petite Sainte Sophie1700 ft
  • Le milliaire d'Or2000 ft
  • La fontaine Ahmet III2000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Cagaloglu Turkish Bath1000 ft
  • Hagia Sophia1700 ft
  • Hagia Irene1700 ft

Museums

  • Archeological Museum1000 ft
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museum1000 ft
  • Archäologisches Museum1400 ft

Parks

  • Gülhane-Park400 ft
  • Gulhane Park1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Mosque of Sehzade5000 ft
    Sehzadebast Caddesi, Istanbul
  • Galipdede Caddesi5200 ft
    Tunel-Asmalimescit
  • Giycek Old Time Photo Studio1.0 mi
    Serdar Ekrem Cad. Dogan Apt. No. 30/C Galata Beyoglu
  • Tophane Parki 5000 ft
    Hacimimi Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Kemankes, Beyoglu
  • Vefa Bozacisi1.0 mi
    Katip Celebi Cad. No:104/1 Vefa

Near the hotel

  • Hagia Sophia Museum \/ Church (Ayasofya)2000 ft
    Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet
  • Istanbul Museum of The History of Science & Technology in Islam500 ft
    Gulhane Parki Hasahirlar Binasi Sirkeci, Fatih
  • Basilica Cistern 1900 ft
    Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3
  • Sirkeci Station700 ft
  • Tuncer Gift Shop 400 ft
    Taya Hatun Sokak Sukran Han NO:C3 Sirkeci
  • Topkapi Palace1800 ft
    Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square
  • Aslan Gift Shop 600 ft
    Ankara Cad. Hocapasa Sk. Demir Han No:1 Sirkeci/Istanbul Sirkeci

Restaurants nearby

  • Imbat Restaurant100 ft

    Address: Hocapasa Mh. Hudavendigar Caddesi No:24
    Phone: +90 212 520 71 91

    75% likes this, based on 1753 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 29

  • Red River Pub100 ft

    Address: Hudavendigar Street No: 28-30/B
    Phone: 02125137310

    73% likes this, based on 362 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

  • Address Restaurant100 ft

    Address: Hocapasa Mah.Hudavengidar Caddesi

    80% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine300 ft

    Address: Ibn-i Kemal Caddesi 5/A Sirkeci
    Phone: 513 3750

    79% likes this, based on 1890 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 23

  • Hatay Restaurant200 ft

    Address: Ibni-Kemal Caddesi-Sirkeci

    75% likes this, based on 277 reviews
    Cuisine: Turkish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    35

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulBest Western Empire Palace

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Best Western Empire Palace Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 43 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Location Hotel .

    The receptionist was a bad deal and not friendly, Expensive

  • Family with children
    8.8

    I enjoyed very much tehe kidness of the personnal there. I must say that everyone tried to help me everytime specially Mr. Muammer who received us very late at night , carried our luggage to our room and was very enthusiastic to show the accomodations , and in the morning served breakfast, congratulations for such a lovely bell boy......Lovely hotel near to the old historical centre ...easy to walk and close to all the Istambul highlights...

    I would have loved to have sound proof windows and more fruits in the morning...........

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Wonderful and friendly Staff. Convenient in location but do not expect it is a palace. The room was clean and basic, and the roof resturant is amazing and you can see a bit of the "real" palace from there.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Very good location, clean, comfortable, cozy.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Location all walking distance and tram was just outside the the Hotel. Staff very friendly and v nice Hotel.

    Breakfast poor. Plates not very clean.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The staff was very hospitable, and answered every travel question easily. The room was beautiful, clean and comfortable, with plenty of space. Excellent location as well!

  • 10.0

    The staff was very nice and helpfu specially the receptionist Sulaiman, he was very kind with a smiling face all the time. If you're looking for a unique hotel within walking distance of a lot of Istanbul's historical sights such as the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, you'll find it right here. Even the Topkapi Palace is only minutes away. The hotel is unique because I have yet to come across another hotel with its own museum, and the ancient artifacts and mosaics on the ground floor lend a certain charm to the reception. Despite its central location, the hotel is surprisingly peaceful. The rooms are very nice and elegantly furnished. Breakfast was a treat with so much food to sample. We found the staff to be welcoming, helpful, and attentive (the best one of them called Sulaiman)- not at all obtrusive. They attended to all our needs swiftly and even gave us Turkish sweets as a farewell present! I warmy recommend the Best Western Impire place Hotel, a refreshing change from the larger, impersonal chain hotels.

    The location was accessible to a lot of nice visiting places.

  • 10.0

    Excellent Hospitality, specially Suleiman at the front desk and the rest of the front desk staff. We arrived at midnight and were given a room where the air conditioner did not work. The staff tried to make it work and then immediately transferred us to another room where the AC was working. Location of the hotel is excellent and close to all the Sultanahmet attractions. Rooms 604 and 605 are nice. Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter, example 502.

  • 5.8

    The location.

    The rooms are too small and the price is very high

  • 10.0

    I recently stayed here with family for 4 nights. We had a triple room with two comfortable beds. I can not complain about the room, it was not so large but well stocked and furnished. Breakfast was perfect if compare with other hotels in Fatih area where we have lived time ago. The hotel equiped with elevator which is helps after our long walk trips. Hotel facilities are good also. I liked the proximity of Topkapi palace and park where were walking every day. Sultan Ahmet and Aya Sofya just 5 min walk. Everyone at the hotel is very polite ,staff were helpful and make a great service. Special appreciacion to Mr. Suleyman from front desk, very helpfull. We will be returning next year, hope.

  • 8.2

    The hotel was really nice, furnitured in an old Ottoman style and also very clean. Close to main attractions and staff was really kind and willing to help. We were really glad to stay here for 6 nights.

  • 8.2

    The staff and the hotel manager were so helpful and accommodating! Perfect service and commitment. Kudos to Ms.Tea Mirotic!

  • 8.2

    Close proximety. Quiet Room. Clean and very Comfortable.

  • 8.2

    excellent staff , and location . good breakfast.

    No rooftop restaurant ,now turned into extra bedrooms, also no lounge or bar .Staff say this all changed appox. 1yr. ago.Great shame!!

  • 9.6

    Proximity to major attractions and obliging staff

    No doona

How to reach hotel

hotel Best Western Empire Palace - Istanbul Istanbul location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Hocapasa Mah. Hudavendigar Cad. No: 17/19, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

Get directions
City Center
  • Istanbul
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.8 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    19.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Sultanahmet Tram Station
    2300 ft
  • Cankurtaran Train Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Sishane Metro Station
    1.1 mi
  • Aksaray
    1.6 mi
Restaurants
  • Imbat Restaurant (cuisine: Turkish)
    100 ft
  • Pasazade Restaurant Ottoman Cuisine (cuisine: Turkish)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Gulhane Park
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    35

Hotel Awards

TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulBest Western Empire Palace

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Turkey

Use Badge