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Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Ranked #57 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“sensational!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2011

This hotel is beautiful, by the Bosphorus, all rooms have sea view, great service, awesome breakfast!

Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 May 2011
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Greetings from Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your stay last summer.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments and look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions.
Best regards,
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2011

Just came back from the hotel after staying a week. My husband had conferences there so I and my 9 year old daughter had to spend the whole time ourselves.The breakfast buffet was nice with lots of choices but since my daughter eats very little in the morning, we sometimes had continental breakfast in our room which was also delightful.The garden and the palace next to the hotel is a sight to visit.When we visited Dolmabahce Palace, my dauther said, "Gee,it's just like our hotel!".The swimming pools are nice, especially the outdoor one facing the Bosphorus.Unfortunately, the hotel does not provide shuttles from/to downtown or anywhere else, so you always have to grab a taxi to get somewhere and you have to be really careful about the fares. Some drivers would manipulate the fares and the numbers suddenly change! It often happens especially when you are in tourist areas such as Blue Mosque and Agia Sophia. So here is one tip I found useful. When you are in those areas and want to get back to the hotel, get on a tram next to Agia Sophia(it costs only 1.75tl per adult and kids are free!) and get off at the last station where you can take metro, which costs the same, to Taksim. From there, it costs only 10 tl to the hotel by taxi. Otherwise, it costs around 50 tl.Other than that, the hotel was full of pleasures with kind staffs and beautiful sorroundings.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 23 April 2011
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Greetings from the magical city of Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your recent stay.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments and that you left us with memorable experiences.
I look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions and providing you with the finest Turkish hospitality at its best.
Best regards,
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

i came here with my wife on our 1 year wedding anniversary for a 2 week tour of Istanbul and turkey. While in Istanbul we stayed at Ciragan Palace, in keeping with the tradition of staying at Kempinski hotels everywhere we go (which is alot of kempinski hotels in alot of places) we booked a 5 day stay here while we were in Istanbul. i can't say anything that has not been said before: it is truly a grand experience, and the hotel is magnificent. pricey, but totally worth it!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Greetings from the sublime city of Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in January.
We are delighted to receive your positive commentsas nothing can be more gratifying than favourable comments from our guests.
I look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with the most refined hospitality experiences at the only Imperial Ottoman Palace and Hotel by the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
Best regards,
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Arlington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

I attended a work conference at this hotel. It is truly amazing luxury. My room had an incredible view, although it was rainy and I had sadly no time to enjoy it. The service was excellent. My only complaint in the conference area of the hotel - the palace - it was very hard to find your way around. The signage was hard to find and getting to the right floor was a challenge.

You will live it up in this hotel, but since it is quite pricey, you will feel like you deserve it!

  • Stayed February 2011
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Thank jande_9
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Greetings from Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in February.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments and constructive feedback, through which we will able to improve the service we offer here in Ciragan Palace Kempisnki Istanbul.
I look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions and providing you with the finest Turkish hospitality at its best.
Best regards,
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2011

I was really blown away by this palace. We had a conference there which really made a huge impression. The place is regal, luxurious and opulent, and the property itself really contributed to the mood of the event.

It's close to attractions, and easy to find.

If there was one possible criticism it would be that we had to walk quite a distance to get to meeting rooms, but a little exercise in a week of indulgence is actually a good thing!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Avataarkaap
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Dear Ciragan Guest,
Greetings from Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in February.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments regarding our property, which is the only Imperial Ottoman Palace and Hotel by the Bosphorus.
I look forward to welcoming you back on many more occasions and provide you with the finest Turkish hospitality.
Best regards,
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Godalming, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2011

My wife and I spent two most enjoyable days in this lovely hotel, with all its history combined with superb modern day comforts. Dunya Taskin, director of guest relations, was extremely helpful and professional. For her nothing was too much trouble and she even helped us several weeks after our trip with an insurance matter.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank GBoote
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 March 2011
Dear Çırağan Guest,
Greetings from magical Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor regarding your stay in 2010 in Çırağan Palace.
We are delighted to receive your positive comments as nothing can be more gratifying than favourable comments from our guests.
I hope to welcome you back on many more occasions and provide you with the finest Turkish hospitality at its best.
Best regards,
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2011

An outstanding hotel in all aspects except the value. I understand Istanbul being an expensive destination nowadays but the rates we had to pay at this hotel (corporate special) left a bitter taste in our mouth, even if it wasn`t my money I spent but rather the company`s.
Service and friendliness of the employees was impressive though.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Thank DarrenHK
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CPKI, General Manager at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, responded to this review, 28 March 2011
Dear Çırağan Guest,
Greetings from sublime city of Istanbul!
Thank you very much for your feedback that you have shared in TripAdvisor following your recent stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with the most refined hospitality experiences at the only Imperial Ottoman Palace and Hotel by the Bosphorus, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
Best regards,
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Property: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#29 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#41 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#43 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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