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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

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Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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248 reviews 248 reviews
57 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

stayed in the palace hotel room no 4 . they have 11 rooms and is real palace hotel. the lobby is just great. have yur own butler. the service top rate. very helpful can never forget this hotel. the best hotel i have ever stayed. worth a stay. two storey rooms.

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us back in last month. We are glad to hear that our services could exceed your expectations and proud that you find us as the best hotel you have ever stayed. We hope... More 

New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Really lovely room and situated far from the hustle and bustle of Old section of Istanbul. It is truly a palace with lovely grounds, a beautiful pool and lovely accomodations. The only downside is that it is a distance from some of the major sites and traffic can be difficult! If you enjoy staying a little out of the way... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us in September. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that our services met your expectations. We thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you again on many occasions. Yours sincerely, More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of the best views that money can buy on the Bosphorus. An excellent property, however the interiors are looking tired. definitely needs re doing the rooms....perhaps a Botox !! The Bell Boys could also perhaps be more efficient. it takes forever for your luggage to come to the room or at departure. The service does not match upto the... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay in October. We appreciate receiving constructive feedback from our guests, even if it is of a critical nature, as this is the only way we can truly assess our guests’ needs, and continuously improve the luxury service we aim to provide. Thus please be... More 

İSTANBUL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This hotel was priorly a palace for sultans. It is still like a palace. The rooms are quite expensive; however, luxury and comfortable. If you are looking for a boutiqu hotel, this is not the right choice. If you like to live like a sultan (at least for one day), do try!

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay in September. We appreciate your comments, and look forward to you welcoming you back here in Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, the only imperial Ottoman Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus. Yours sincerely, More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed 5 nights in a Bhosporus view room, which overlooked the Palace as well. The view was stunning and you could just sit on the balcony for hours looking at the passing ships. The room was on the smaller side, with a large toilet and a large balcony. The breakfast buffet was fabulous with every possible... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. I was very happy to read your review and thank for your thoughtful feedback on behalf of my colleagues, who contributed to making your stay with us a memorable one. We thank you for your comments, and look forward to welcoming you and your family on many occasions. Yours... More 

Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Over the years my family and I have stayed in lots of 5 star rated hotels but not all of them have met with our satisfaction and as the years go on, I find my expectations are higher and higher and I am quite simply harder to please, but Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul met with every expectation and more. It... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent two-night stay with us. We are glad to hear that our services could exceed your expectations and proud that you find us by far the best hotel you have ever stayed. We hope we will... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Ciragan Palace is a truly luxurious, wonderful hotel and made for an awesome vacation in Istanbul! ROOM: The basic room with a park view was more than adequate. If you want to pay significantly more for the sweeping views of the Bosporus, go ahead, but we didn't feel like we were missing out at all. The room was spacious,... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review with great comments and also have taken note of your constructive feedback concerning our rooming service upon arrival. We hope to be your host again in your future trips to Istanbul. Yours sincerely, More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We we treated like royalty. Check in was comfortable- sat on a couch, drinks delivered and polite English speaking employees. Beautiful rooms, great views. We hired a car, BMW 740. The driver was English speaking. He served as our tour guide also. He parked and took us to all the appropriate sites. No lines, transitions were easy. We saw everything... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor following your stay with us earlier this month. We are glad to hear that our services could meet your expectations and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely, More 

San Diego
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Not only is the Palace beautiful but the service is outstanding in everyway.... We were there for 7 days and from the security guard, to the hotel wait staff everyone is just trying to help every which way they can. All of the hotel staff is there just for you! We had a business meeting and had nothing but great... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us earlier this month. It was a true pleasure for us to read your thoughtful feedback and we are glad that we could contribute to making your business trip to Istanbul a great experience. We do look forwarding you welcoming you back soon on... More 

Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

the call of duty. Yes, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is one of those top "luxe" palaces (and yes, it really was a palace before it was transformed into a hotel, but that's not why I will always remember our stay. In spite of packing four suitcases, I managed to forget an essential medicine. I discovered this after more than... More 

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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Ciragan Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We were happy to read your review following your recent stay with us earlier this month and thank for your thoughtful feedback on behalf of all of my colleagues, who exceeded your expectations and contributed to making your stay with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you... More 

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