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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 9 September 2014

A nice place very centrally locaed.Market at walking distance and also tram station.Plenty of resturants nearby.clean room,courteous staff .wifi is available in the entire property.Complimentry breakfast has great variety.

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winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My stay at this hotel was great! I am a single woman under 25 and felt safe and very well respected. Abraham a member of the hotel staff and is a delight. My father invited him to Canada he was so impressed. The hotel overall is great, the food good, the location dazzling and the price was reasonable.

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1Thank Gabrielle Q
Faridabad, Haryana, India
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Very satisfying stay. Great location in downtown Istanbul. Most of sightseeing places nearby. Rooms well furnished. Housekeeping excellent & very courteous. Front desk staff very helpful in providing information. Special mention to Neda, (Guest Relation) for looking after our requirements. High recomendation for stay while in Istanbul.

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2Thank Mil02004
Egypt
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The hotel is located close to Gulhane park tram station which is 10 minutes walking to all major attraction Sultan Ahmed mosques, TopKapi, Hajia Sofia and Basilica Cistern. Around the hotel many of the best restaurant in the city quality and price also in-expensive gift shops. And with the tram you can go to Grand Bazaar (3 stops), Galata bridge...

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2Thank Ashraf W
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I was at this hotel 2 weeks ago and had a great experience. The PROS - The staff is amazing and very helpful. - The hotel location is great, it's not to far from the subway/street train so if you don't want to pay a taxi from the airport you can hop onto the train and it takes you pretty...

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2Thank MissMaCh
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Our first trip to Istanbul and we chose the Best Western Empire Palace hotel based on tripadvisor reviews. I can tell you that we found the staff, the rooms, the location, etc. To be outstanding in all ways!guest relation manager NEDA was EXCELLENT,we read too much about her on Trip Advoisor and Booking but meet her face to face is...

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1Thank Hooman M
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

The locations for tourists is great. Topkapi, Grand Bazaar... 5 mn away. The tramway is 1 mn away and let you go see the rest of the city. Very cheerful service. Available for informations and help. Rooms are correct. Bathrooms could be a bit nicer. Wifi works time to time. Little noise with the railway until 11pm. Very good place...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Emailed the hotel a week before we travelled to request a high floor and a quiet room, did not receive either or a reply. Was informed by travel company that they had closed the rooftop breakfast area, which was one of the reasons we had chosen the hotel what a disappointment. However the hotel is central for all the attractions,but...

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Namur, Belgium
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed here 3 nights, my daughter and me. We found out that we were in the middle of everything, in the very heart of the old city. The rooms were fine, maybe not enough storage space for the longer stays, but very nice bedding and very clean indeed. They even propose the choice between a high number of pillow...

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Expectation is key here. What do you expect for the price ? The hotel is reasonably inexpensive. And without doubt what it has in its favour is location. which is truly great. But given the hotel asks for guests to leave feedback on Tripadvisor I ask myself what does it do that impresses ? What makes the stay stand out...

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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 

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Address: Hudavendigar Cad. No:17 / 19 | Hocapasa Mah. - Sirkeci/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $51 - $84 (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
#65 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#95 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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