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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Ranked #51 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2012

There are a number of very deluxe hotels in Istanbul, but the Ciragan Palace is heads above the rest. A former sultan's palace, to this day it exudes an atmosphere of Turkish luxury at its best. Situated directly on the Bosphorus, the view from many of the rooms is amongst the best in Istanbul--a CITY of many magnificient views. The room decor and amenities, the service, the dining experiences were all as good as it gets. I was most recently there on a business trip and had the enormous pleasure of enjoying a candle lit cocktail party in the former sultan's marble baths in the old building followed by an elegant dinner in an adjacent private dining room with ceiling to floor windows that opened onto the Bospherous. In my relatively frequest visits to Istanbul, I've stayed in the other 5 star Istanbul hotels. They are very nice--but this one is over the top!

Room Tip: For a once in a lifetime experience--go for it--book a Bosphorous View room. It will provide you w...
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during your last business trip back in last year and thank you for your thoughtful feedback.
We all look forward to welcoming you again soon on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 22 September 2012 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in to its lobby, we were treated like royalty. First, we were escorted to the gazebo terrace for welcome drink overlooking the bosphorus, then to our room when our luggages were already there for us. All check in formalities are done in the room, no waiting, no standing in the front desk. During the whole stay we were greeted by our name throughout the hotel, which was a nice gesture in a huge hotel that accommodates so many guests.

You'll find many corners in the hotel that are worth stopping by: le fumoir, the gate near the palace, along the bosphorus etc. It's also host for 4 great restaurants. Ask the concierge to make you a reservation for any restaurants in the city and you'll get great experience. One restaurant located in little island in bosphorus, even picked us up by private speed boat on the hotel dock. 

All in all, unforgettable experience. Just a tip, get a room with bosphorus view, a bit more expensive than its standard garden room but more than worth the extra $.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank for your thoughtful feedback. 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 do look forwarding you welcoming you back here in Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 20 September 2012

The public spaces are remarkable and beautifully restored, though the rooms tend to be a bit small. Don't miss a swim in the infinity pool that makes you feel as if you are swimming in the Bosphorus. Not as conveniently located as many other hotels, it is a modest taxi ride to the trendy Nisantasi neighborhood for upscale shopping, dining and clubbing, though further from the more traditional tourist sites.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

My family with 3 children (13, 11 and 7) stayed at the Palace this summer. We were given two adjoining rooms with a beautiful view of the Bosphorus. Plenty of space for all of us. The hotel's serene atmosphere in a busy city provides a perfect location to relax at the end of the day. The children could enjoy the pools (both indoor and out) after a long day of sightseeing. My husband and I could enjoy a glass of wine on the patio while the children splashed around. Also, the breakfast is not to be missed - outstanding.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
It was a true pleasure for us to read your thoughtful feedback and I am also glad to hear that your children enjoyed the pools.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

On our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we decided to take a short break, and we chose The Kempinski on the Bosphorus.
Fantastic from all aspects. Everything is luxury, from the moment you arrive, you are greeted by personal, directed to a lounge, where registration is handled while you are sipping a cup of coffee or cool drink. Then you are guided to your room by the same person, who shows you all the facilities available.
Food and beverages are all excellent, delicious, with a great variety.
The views from all restaurants, the swimming pool, the coffee area, etc... are all breathtaking.
We went to a nightclub on the Bosphorus, by boat taxi.

Room Tip: Choose a room with Bosphorus View, worth it just to walk up with this fantastic view
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Ciragan Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.
It was a true pleasure for us to host you for your very special occasion and I am glad to hear that we could contribute to making it a memorable experience.
We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,

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Additional Information about 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#11 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#20 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#28 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#42 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 19,729 - ₹ 47,858 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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