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BEST WESTERN Empire Palace

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Turkey Point, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2014

All you expect from a Hotel,i really wonder why some people said somehting bad about htis hotel,i travel too much according to my job and i do believe Empire Palace Hotel is live up to its name as Best! clean and bright rooms, good Wi Fi,perfect location,good price as a 5 star hotel,Yummy brekfast for different tasts and very polite...

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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The location of this hotel was perfect for me. Gülhane, Ayasofya, Sultanahmet camii are very close to the hotel and there is Gülhane tram station in 1minute walking. I stayed just one night but I will remember this place for a long time, because of Neda. She was better than that perfect location. She prepared everything I need with her...

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The room was tiny with a table and chair in the middle meaning there was nowhere to move. Far too small for two people. We had nowhere to put suitcases and the wardrobe was barely that. It was also very noisy. You could hear everything at all times - cleaners in rooms and banging. We were also next to the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This hotel is one of those places you visit when you don't want to risk too much. At least that's what I thought when I went there. We were staying in Istanbul for 3 days and were looking for a clean, quiet and air conditioned place to sleep. The hotel had all 3, but let me get to the details....

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Aligarh, India
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had an excellent stay at the hotel from the 20th to 25th june,2014. The entire staff ie the front desk, restaurant, kitchen and housecleaning were all full of warmth and very helpful. The relationship manager would constantly enquire about our comfort at breakfast. Javaid Said, India.

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Crema
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The hotel is closed to the most important city's monuments, the rooms are clean and nice. The staff is kind, particularly Yildrim help us to organize our transfert to Izmir when we leave Istanbul. We suggest this hotel! Anna

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The hotel was in the best location, top floor rooms were very nice and roomy. Neda was very helpful and she was eager to help with information she provided. Everybody was helpful at this hotel. The location could not be better , it was close to everything.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

First of all, the rooms are clean. The breakfast is ok. You can visit the most important monuments by walking, but if you want, you can take the tram (the tram stop is very near). the staff is very kind and they give you a good assistance. I remember with real pleasure Neda, a girl of the staff who spent...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Breakfast is quite good. Staff is very helpfull and friendly (except front desk), speacially Begün who is reallly nice, efficientt and sweet. Front desk attendance has to be improved. Location is perfect for old city.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Excellent location within walking distance of all main tourist attractions in Istanbul. Trams can also be easily accessed to go anywhere in the city. Staff very helpful and friendly with good language skills. Special thanks to the breakfast staff, especially Neda who organised a birthday surprise for my friend.

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Parking
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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: $46 - $90 (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:
#18 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#96 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#125 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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