Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.1 in 1402 reviews. 40 rooms.


Built in the 17th century, the Best Western Empire Palace hotel is set in a large white-painted Ottoman house, 400 metres from the breathtaking domes and minarets of the Blue Mosque. Rooms have rich décor in warm colours, with heavy fabrics and dark wood furniture. In addition to the listed facilities all rooms feature complimentary toiletries as well as high-speed Internet access which allows guests to catch up with their emails, and Traditional Turkish baths are on offer in the sauna and steam room.

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 situated opposite Gülhane Park and Topkapi Palace. The Hagia Sophia and Egyptian Spice Bazaar are within 500 metres of the hotel. Istanbul Airport is 52 km from the property.

Spa Facilities

  • Massage
  • Hammam
  • Public Bath
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre

Available Rooms

2 guests




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  9. Ayasofya

    Right across from the cistern is the greatest single building in a city full of wonders, the Hagia Sophia or Aya Sofya (£8.70, closed Mondays). It was a church, then a mosque and is now a museum.

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