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Safety index

59 out of 100

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Business

Family

Pet-friendly

Spa

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa - Special Class

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8.8

Good (2,259 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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770 m Hagia Sophia

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770 m Sultanahmet Square

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840 m Grand Bazaar

Hotel Overview

Best Western Empire Palace Hotel & Spa - Special Class, located in Istanbul, is often praised for its commendable hospitality, strategic location, and range of amenities. This hotel offers a comfortable and luxurious stay to its guests, making it a popular choice among travelers looking to explore the historical and cultural richness of Istanbul. User reviews highlight several aspects that contribute to the overall positive experience at this establishment, though some areas of improvement are also mentioned.

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Hotel highlights

  1. Location: Centrally located, making it convenient for guests to visit major attractions and experience the vibrant city life.
  2. Service: Exceptional hospitality and attentive staff ensure a welcoming and comfortable stay for guests.
  3. Rooms: Well-appointed and clean rooms provide a restful environment for guests.
  4. Amenities: Offers a variety of amenities including a spa, which enhances the stay experience.
  5. Food: Delightful dining options with a range of cuisines cater to the diverse tastes of guests.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Level: Some guests found the hotel to be noisy, affecting their peace and relaxation.
  2. Price: Certain guests felt that the price point was a bit high for the value offered.
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity: There were complaints about the Wi-Fi connectivity being inconsistent or slow.
  4. Room Size: A few guests mentioned that some rooms were smaller than expected.
  5. Bathroom Facilities: Issues with bathroom facilities such as water pressure and temperature control were highlighted.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Spa

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Free WiFi

Pet friendly

Housekeeping

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Score icon8.8

RateScore

Total 2,259 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.9

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8.0

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booking

1,974 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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expedia

285 Reviews

8.0 / 10

Hotel Quality

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The quality chart is based on how hotel ratings changed over time.

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 40

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Number of floors 7

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Upload, Mbps

Ping, ms

Idle

16

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26

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11

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Hagia Sophia

770 m

Sultanahmet Square

770 m

Grand Bazaar

840 m

Topkapi Palace

840 m

Blue Mosque

1.26 km

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Getting around

Sirkeci Marmaray Station

Nearby

Sirkeci Station

140 m

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW)

31.5 km

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Restaurants

Roof Mezze 360 Restaurant

Nearby

Red River Pub

Nearby

Hotel Ipek Palas

210 m

The Coff's Sirkeci

Nearby

Kervan Cafe

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

59

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

59 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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47

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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68

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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97

48

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.7

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Coffee

$1.3 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5 - $11.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$20 - $66.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.7 - $16.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5 - $6.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$25.1 - $40.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.2 - $10

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$13.9 - $66.8

Weather In Istanbul

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Precipitation In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 14:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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