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Get an overview of this hotel4-star Istanbul hotel in Sirkeci, walk to Hagia Sophia Museum


Located in Sirkeci, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, and Basilica Cistern. Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Cagaloglu Hamami are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a health club and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 40 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and Tempur-Pedic beds. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like pillow menus and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a health club, Best Western Empire Palace features a sauna and a steam room. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access.

This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 150 square feet (14 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests.

  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Total number of rooms - 40 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 14 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 150 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free local calls 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Down comforter 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Best Western Empire Palace has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a sauna, and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Massages 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Body treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at Midnight


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Pets allowed (no fees)


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: TRY 210 per vehicle (roundtrip)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Official Turkey Classification provided by Turkey Ministry of Tourism

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