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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Ranked #56 of 1,134 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
NY, NY
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Just an incredible hotel. From the lovely ladies at reception who greet you personally and take you to your room to the glorious views of the Bosphorus, this is a top notch hotel all around. You will pay dearly for it but it's one of those splurge worthy places you will always remember. It caters to a privileged clientele, so you'll encounter your share of snobs but the staff does not act in kind. They treat everyone the same which isn't easy to do when there are so many people there who think they rule the world and demand things left and right.

We were a little disappointed that the rooms are not in the palace but as they are the rooms are tastefully furnished and have just incredible views of the Bosphorus. The main restaurant in the palace is fabulous and not that outrageously priced given the rate on rooms.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that our services and facilities could exceed your expectations during your recent stay with us last month.
Personalized service is of great importance to Kempinski, and we continuously strive for the best and invest into training to ensure every guest feels special.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

fantastic hotel at a fantastic place. Service is very good, personal is always helpful. Outdoor swimming pool is warmed during winter, breakfast is real festival... you have to experience it to understand what I mean!

Room Tip: don't stay at the park view rooms, there is busy way just at the back of the hotel and it could...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor following your business trip back in last year.
I was very happy to read your review and thank you for your thoughtful feedback on behalf of my colleagues, who contributed to making your stay with us a memorable one.
We all look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

What's there to say about this amazing hotel - where do I even begin! Yes, granted it is on the expensive side but it is definitely worth every penny. The service is amazing, the breakfast has anything you could ever possible want or not (they even offer sushi during breakfast among EEEEVERYTHING else!!) and the spa is great. And the pool - swimming by the Bosphorus - fabulous experience. It is also worth trying the afternoon tea there full of various pastries and delicacies. One tip - definitely check out the packages they offer because they usually offer good promotions.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us back in April.
We thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you again on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Recently had the opportunity to stay at the Kempinski for 2 nights and what a treat! Great location, beautiful vista of the Bosphorus, fantastic swimming pool and amazing service around the pool! Terribly expensive but did feel like a bit of a celebrity! We had a conTinental breakfast in our room one morning which was enough for 2 adults and 2 children so this was worth it but otherwise hellish expensive of all four of you eat in the restaurant and really do battle to justify a cappacino at 11 Euros? Got a fantastic rate through a corporate deal otherwise would be very hard pressed to justify the expense. Have to say however that you need to be careful of where you stay in Istanbul and the hotel - get the feeling that the standards vary a lot. We passed some really dodgy so-called 4 star hotels. Istanbul ul a great city and will definitely go back! None of pretension you get in Paris and somehow felt more at home despite the relative "newness" of this very historical city.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to Istanbul a memorable experience.
Looking forwarding to welcoming you and your family on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed at the Ciragan Palace prior to joining our Agean Cruise of the Greek Islands. It turned out to be a delightful prelude to a memorable vacation. From the cruise point of view, it was located quite close to the cruise docs, so a short trip when boarding.

It IS some distance from the Old Town, with all the main tourist destinations. But it was a relatively brief cab ride to get to those destinations and transportation was never an issue.

Also, it is worth noting that dining options right around the Ciragan Palace are extremely limited. It is located near a university, so once you walk outside the palace grounds, there is not a lot to see or do or eat nearby.

From the Hotel aspect it is extremely luxurious, sitting on the Bosporus, with views of the Asian mainland. The pool is magnificent. The food very good. The service top rate. The prices match this, of course, but only to be expected.

Anyone staying at the hotel should definitely take the time to tour the old Palace side of the grounds and have dinner at the elegant restaurant on that side. The rose gardens and the exhibits tracing the properties history back to the times when it really was an Ottoman summer palace are NOT to be missed.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 15 September 2012
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
We are glad that we had the chance to host you earlier this month.
It was a true pleasure for us to read your thoughtful feedback and I do look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Yours sincerely,
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Additional Information about Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Property: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#29 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#43 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,829 - ₹ 29,541
Hotel Class:5 star — Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul 5*
Number of rooms: 313
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cıragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers the ultimate in luxury and glamour of a genuine Ottoman Palace with its 313 rooms including 22 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical Palace. This 5-star luxury Imperial Palace hotel is located on the shores of the magnificent Bosphorus overlooking the ancient city of Istanbul, provides a one-of-a-kind experience with its historical ambiance and excellent Kempinski service. ... more   less 
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