City view
Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms

Stay in the heart of Istanbul Excellent location – show map

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Located on the edge of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district, this special class hotel has a Turkish hammam, massage services and free WiFi is available in the entire hotel.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Best Western Empire Palace are furnished with Turkish-inspired décor. They include extra-long beds, satellite TV and a seating area with a work desk. The bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer.

A rich buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the mornings at the restaurant. Facilities at the Empire Palace include a tour desk and car hire. The hotel can also arrange airport transfers upon request.

The hotel is located opposite Gülhane Park and Topkapi Palace. The Hagia Sophia and Egyptian Spice Bazaar are within 1,650 feet of the hotel. Istanbul Airport is 32 mi from the property.

This is our guests' favorite part of Istanbul, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa has been welcoming guests since Feb 1, 2006
Hotel chain/brand: Best Western

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Istanbul, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Halal, Buffet


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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have a Parking for car?
    There are 4 private parking near by hotel. with extra fee
    Answered on January 29, 2021
  • Hello, Is SPA included in the room price?
    if you use your self hamam and spa with no any service its free of charged.
    Answered on February 5, 2021
  • Hi, my name is Julia. I’m considering staying at your hotel from December 27 till January 1. Are you gonna have the New Year celebration?
    Dear Julia, Thank you for your maill.we have gala dinner 31st Desember with music and baly dance. best regards Alihan
    Answered on December 20, 2020
  • How far is the paid parking?
    5 min from hotel
    Answered on July 24, 2021
  • Hi Dear my name is Mohammed on 27of D December me and my wife we will make a check in I hope you will have a nice room
    Thank you....
    Answered on December 6, 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Bistro Chef

    Food: Turkish

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • View
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Locker rooms
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Public Bath Additional charge
  • Turkish/Steam Bath Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

House rules

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
Crib upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 30 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.


When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The property charges a certain amount for provision from all reservations, and payment will be refunded afterwards to ensure the validity of the credit card. Refund policies may vary in bank's pending payment policies.

The hotel offers transfer to/from Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport at a surcharge. Guests wish to use transfer service can contact the property for further details. Contact details can be found in booking confirmation.

FAQs about Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa

  • The prices at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • Bistro Chef

  • Check-in at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 25min

  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa is 1,950 feet from the center of Istanbul.

  • Room options at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad

  • Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Public Bath
    • Spa facilities
    • Locker rooms
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Happy hour

  • Guests staying at Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Buffet