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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #56 of 945 Hotels in Istanbul
Athens, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Birthday Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My experience at Ciragan Palace was an unforgettable one, the BEST birthday ever and I highly recommend this hotel as for me it was not a 5 star hotel but a warm home environment. The staff is excellent, courteous, and above all, a friend to every guest.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Ciragan Kempinski hotel is known as a must in Istambul hospitality
This is correct because the care to the guest is the first goal of this hotel staff.
The restaurants are very good, the breakfast is overhelming, the same is valid for the rooms.
I highly recommend

Room Tip: Try to reserve a room loking at the Bosphorus
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stunning hotel with breathtaking views of the river from our room. Great service, concierge extremely helpful in tracking down our lost luggage, suggesting and booking an amazing dinner cruise on the Bosphorus and helping us with car service to the old city. Rooms -very nice and they fulfilled our request for Bosphorous facing. Pool - decent size and good bar service. Traffic could be a bit bad to the old city so do account for this . I have stayed before at the four season Istanbul but do prefer Ciragan.

Will stay there again !!

Room Tip: Request Bosphorous facing and if occupancy is low, they could fulfill.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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22 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a great experience.
Great service.
Best location.
Great places to chill close to the bhosphorus.
2 sections of the hotel. 1 is the old palace with 12 rooms. 2nd is the new wing.
Many great restaurants.
My wife and kid had a great time !
Negotiate well :)

Stayed July 2014
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Houston, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were choosing between this and the Four Seasons in the old town. We picked this because of the water view and weren't disappointed; the views are spectacular. This doesn't have the character of the Four Seasons (it's a bit generic), but the location can't be beat. Service was excellent, our rooms were spacious and well appointed. We didn't dine at the hotel other than breakfast, but that was excellent. Traffic is terrible in Istanbul,. so it can be a long drive from the hotel to the old city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Opio, France
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I live in the S.France and as a senior executive for a multinational have travelled to many fine hotels. In my view this is the best as it offers 5***** luxury, service and amenities on one side and then you have the Bosphorous ! The hotel boasts a spectacular view in front of the hotel where you see boats of all types passing day and night. Besides the setting and location you also have the historic element as this new hotel full of high tech modern comforts actually adjoins what was a palace and the old building part boasts a glass staircase in the Lalique style that takes you to a classy restaurant with Russian caviar etc at reasonable prices.

The modern part of the hotel has a coffee shop near the pool for a snack, and there is authentic Turkish cuisine at the bar area ...the place has everything and is truly charming

Room Tip: They have rooms at different prices ..I have stayed here in a cheap standard single and have also ha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South East
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed last month for two days. Great arrival procedure with a personalised service. Changed rooms on seeing the Garden view room we were giving and swapped to a Bosphorus view which was far better. Great service and feeling of grandness about the place but food and drink were very high priced and based on the view rather than the food itself. I'd go again. Definitely one of the best in the city and I can't imagine Kempinski will allow the place to decline. But it does need freshening up in places. The staff were fantastic and made the stay very welcoming.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#31 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#34 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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