My first visit to Istanbul and it certainly exceeded my expectations. The hotel was excellent and I look forward to a return visit. The staff were always helpful, the facilities were great, and the room was most comfortable.
Traveller from UK
Located in Sirkeci, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sogukcesme Sokagi, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia …More
This is a well appointed hotel, with friendly staff and good facilities to enjoy a short stay in the city. The rooms are clean and quiet (other than at prayer time as they are next to the mosque). Good spa and fitness facilities, especially try the hamam for a really relaxing experience. Sufficient choice for breakfast and the dinner menu is also good. Free wifi in room is quick and useful. Main plus for this hotel is that it is located within about 20 minute walking distance from all the main sites.
Traveller from Essex
Located in Sirkeci, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Cagaloglu …More
Hotel price and location are best asset to select this hotel, breakfast is included and average at best, however the hotel restaurant is by far the best dinner we had in Istanbul. Rooms are small and bed is very hard, our room leaked during our stay but we got changed quickly however to a smaller room. Staff is very friendly and services provided (arranging shuttles and tours) are top quality. 5 mins from Gülhame tran station helps get to main attraction points quickly and without paying for cab (45 mins from Atatürk by metro connection).
Traveller from Texas
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Sogukcesme Sokagi …More
The Best Western Empire in Sirkeci is very clean, wonderfully close to the Tramway, Eminonu ferry port, Sirkeci train station (and Marmaray) and all the sites in Sultanahmet. The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was decent, but not great. Water pressure and temperature in the shower was very good, and the radiators in the room were functional and well placed (even one in the bathroom to warm towels). There was a bit of a draft from the floor near one of the windows, but really not a problem. We got a good price through Expedia, and it was well worth it.
Traveller from Amman, Jordan
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of New Mosque, Basilica …More
"Nice hotel centrally located to visit everything,"
Good please to visit but were unlucky with cold wet weather so avoid going in winter. Not good of you don't like walking or are wheelchair bound. Very narrow, cobbled street and very hilly around tourist sites. Best to travel by tram not car/ taxi as traffic not good.
Traveller from R
Located in Sirkeci, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Hagia Sophia. Cagaloglu …More
The Sirkeci district is on the European side of the Bosporus, about a 10-minute walk from Sultanahmet (the historic city centre). Sirkeci Railway Station, once the terminus for the famed Orient Express, is on the district’s northern edge. There are many small to mid-sized hotels here, several restaurants, and a Turkish bath.