Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Enthroned on the European banks of the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski is exactly as its name suggests: a palatial hotel with luxury at the forefront of absolutely everything. Once the home of Ottoman sultans, the hotel retains its authentic Turkish opulence and yet oozes modernity in all the right places.
Perfect forA regal retreat for couples and families.
In the knowCiragan Palace Kempinski has an outdoor heated infinity pool, seemingly pouring over the Bosphorus. 

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  • City Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Ciragan Palace Kempinski hugs the Bosphorus waters between Besiktas and Ortakoy.

Rooms at Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Evoking Turkish elegance, the 310 rooms and suites are exquisitely styled, with rich fabrics, panelled walls and antique furnishings. Each room is treated to its own balcony, revealing glorious views of the glistening Bosphorus or of the verdant Yildiz Park. Splurge on one of the lavish VIP Suites to truly adopt your royal role.

Food & Drink

Tuck into scrumptious Turkish cuisine at Tugra, the Ciragan Palace’s divine restaurant which is regarded as one of the best in town. Opt for a table on the outdoor terrace for a decidedly romantic setting beside the Bosphorus. There are also fantastic dining options at the hotel’s Laledan Restaurant, Bosphorus Grill and Gazebo Lounge.


As well as the outdoor pool, the hotel’s spa is fantastically equipped with a Turkish hammam, a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool and treatment rooms.

Activities at Ciragan Palace Kempinski

You’ll need to remind yourself to step out of the hotel to explore Istanbul, as it’ll be difficult to resist the Palace’s many temptations. On your return, amble through the pretty gardens and soak up the palatial ambience, stopping only to recline in a hammock awhile.

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Hotel location

Ciragan Palace Kempinski is a 40-minute drive from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and a 1-hour drive from Istanbul airport.

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