Ciragan Caddesi 32, Besiktas,
34349 Turkey

Neighbourhood: Besiktas

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Located on the shores of the magnificent Bosphorus overlooking the ancient city, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers the ultimate luxury and glamour of a genuine Ottoman Palace. As the only Ottoman imperial palace and hotel on the Bosphorus, its splendid style, superb location, fascinating view and resort ambiance, which includes a spacious green garden with palm trees, ensure a wonderful and unforgettable stay in this enchanting and mystical city where East meets West, Europe meets Asia and classic meets modern.

This five-star luxury hotel reflects a harmonious blend of the old and new. Its 313 rooms, including 20 suites in the hotel section and 11 suites in the historical Palace section, provide every modern convenience for both the leisure and business traveller.

The hotel’s four restaurants, all with  a balcony or a terrace overlooking the Bosphorus, offer a blissful culinary experience from formal dinner to casual outdoor meals. The award-winning Tugra Restaurant & Lounge offers the ultimate Ottoman dining experience while Laledan Restaurant serves an all-day dining menu boasting delicious comfort foods and regional specialties. The Gazebo Lounge, which is open until midnight, is the ideal venue to enjoy delicious pastries, cakes, chocolates and the best afternoon tea in town. During summer months, the Bosphorus Grill, located right on the shores of the river, serves grilled Turkish and international delicacies  alongside salads and desserts. Surrounded by palm trees and open to the refreshing breeze of the Bosphorus, chic bar Le Fumoir and its summer extension Pavilion offer a splendid view of the sea and the Anatolian side of the city. Whether business or pleasure, everything is at your convenience during your stay.

The Ciragan Palace Kempinski Spa, managed by Sanitas, is open 24 hours. It has an infinity pool, which gives you the feeling of floating on the Bosphorus, and offers an authentic Turkish bath where you can enjoy a traditional Turkish massage and bath, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service, a business centre, laundry and dry cleaning services as well as an expert concierge who can arrange anything for you around the city.

Considered a landmark, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has hosted the most prestigious events, meetings and extravagant weddings of the city. Its absolutely romantic spacious wedding terrace and ballroom overlooking the Bosphorus, have made it one of the most popular wedding venues and a top destination for couples around the world looking to enjoy a romantic honeymoon. The Palace’s 19 function rooms, including five in the hotel section, which can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 2,000 people, come equipped with state-of-the-art-technology to provide unparalleled comfort and ensure that your meetings and events are  productive and absolutely successful.

Located near Istanbul’s business district in the heart of the city centre close to Besiktas as well as its historic and cultural sites, Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the only hotel in Turkey accessible  three ways. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and airport transfer service is available by a private fleet including limousine, luxurious van, helicopter or boat, allowing you to begin your Ciragan experience the moment you step into this majestic city.

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  • Business Centre
  • Dining
  • Fitness Centre
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wifi


The pedestrian district of Ortakoy, a fascinating area full of seafood restaurants, specialty antique stores as well as ceramic and jewellery shops are all within walking distance from the hotel. On the weekends, guest can enjoy the colourful street market with a fine selection of Turkish handcrafts in a delightful setting beside the famed Ortakoy Mosque, which is one of the most popular attractions on the Bosphorus.

Yildiz Palace, a vast complex of former imperial Ottoman pavilions and villas built in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the Dolmabahce Palace, which was home to six Sultans while serving as the main administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire between 1856 to 1922, are a few historical attractions also within walking distance.

Also nearby is Akaretler Row, with its series of restored neoclassical townhouses built in the late 19th century and the fashionable Nisantasi District which is home to a number of stylish boutiques of the world’s most talkedabout designers and hip Turkish brands.