Housed in a former Ottoman Imperial palace on the European shores of the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is unique in every sense. With its splendid style, superb location, fascinating view and resort ambiance, it offers the ultimate in luxury amid the glamour of a Sultan’s palace.
The grandiose property has a total of 313 rooms, including 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace. Eighty per cent of its rooms face the Bosphorus or the Yıldız Park, which was once the hunting forest of the Sultans. Beige and blue interiors have nineteenth-century furniture, custom wool carpets, vaulted ceilings and soaring columns to evoke the opulence of the Ottoman era.
Each of the hotel’s Bosphorus View One Bedroom duplex suites have a separate living room with a seating area, a dining table for four, and a guest bathroom on the entrance floor.
The bedroom on the upper floor has a private bathroom. Other features of the room include a king bed, 24-hour butler service, two large, soundproof sash windows, , a Turkish hand-made crystal chandelier, parquet flooring. The bathroom comes equipped with Blaise Mautin amenities.
The hotel’s four restaurants: Tuğra, the Gazebo Lounge,Laledan Restaurant and the Bosphorus Grill, offer a contemporary take on Turkey’s rich culinary traditions. Each one accented by a balcony or terrace overlooking the Bosphorus promises incredible gastronomic experiences. Guests can also enjoy premium cognacs, quality malts, wines and champagnes at the hotel’s Le Fumoir and Criragan Bar.
Relax and unwind at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski’s luxe Spa. Turkish Hamam treatments and Ayurvedic treatments are other highlights of the Spa.
The spa also includes a 24-hour fitness center, sauna, as well as a heated outdoor infinity pool. There’s also an indoor pool and whirlpool available in the spa. The indoor pool area has neoclassical style and cushioned lounge chairs with nautical white and blue stripes.
Cost: 4,000 € (approx. $5,306) plus VAT, per night
Size: (86-97 m²)
Why you should splurge on it?
The Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul maintains the grand tradition of the Bosphorus. Combining architectural grandeur and scenic views, the hotel lets you indulge in the glamour of bygone times and enjoy the boat traffic up and down the famous stretch of water that straddles both the Asian and European continents. Swimming in the hotel’s infinity pool gives a feeling of floating on the Bosphorus. You can also enjoy traditional Turkish message and bath at the authentic Turkish bath.
Many celebrities have stayed at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski that the hotel has a wall of fame off of the lobby with photos of all the notable past guests including Madonna, Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro amongst others.
Bosphorus View One Bedroom Palace Suite offers panoramic views of the Bosphorus through the sash windows. You can quite literally breathe in the Bosphorus that lies in front of your eyes while standing in your balcony. And you can imagine why it was once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Ciragan Caddesi 32
Tel +90 212 326 4646