First I must say I liked this hotel, and my travel agent got us an amazingly good rate considering the posted prices. However, once we arrived we realized the reason our rate was so good was because our room was on the far end of the building adjacent to the street. While our view of the Bosphourous and the bridge was awesome, the traffic noise posed a real problem when trying to sleep. The room was nice, but certainly not what I would consider five star accomodations. And the hotel is far from Old Istanbul, so be prepared to take a taxi to get to the historic sites
That being said, we did enjoy our stay here. The staff was very welcoming; the grounds and pool were beautiful; and the buffet breakfast (which was included in our room rate) was amazing! They had something for everyone at the morning stations and champagne to go with it all. We never went hungry, for sure.
We also had very good interaction with the bellmen who guided us into taxis and to a pharmacy that we would have never found without their help.
Not sure I'd stay here again, but it's a nice place. I highly recommend you pay extra and ask for a room in the middle of the hotel with a Bosphorous view. And if you're looking at their website, you should not that the building you see, which is the Palace next door, is not the hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Hotel Istanbul
- Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Hotel
- Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel Istanbul
- Ciragan Palace
- Istanbul Ciragan Palace Kempinski
- Kempinski Istanbul
- 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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