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Fall in love with Istanbul at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Wake up from a deep sleep, go to the balcony and admire one of the most beautiful views in the world: Istanbul. Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus, and accessed by car, yacht and helicopter.

Staying at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul gives you the feeling of living a past life full of authentic stories, but with the thrill of reality: let yourself be carried away by modernity, high level service and gastronomy rich in flavors and presentation for a memorable experience in Turkey.

In addition to the incredible view with boats passing, water and wind dancing together, the 310 spacious rooms also offer charming décor that reminisces to the times in the Palace. After all, it’s a Palace! The attention in every detail wins the guest, who receives personalized service  when comes to the hotel. Each individual there is unique, further proof that luxury exists and is striking in the Palace.

Fragrant towels, Salvatore Ferragamo amenities, bed linens inspired by ancient times, quite original furniture. But, the view… What a view! The view makes any guest fall in love with Istanbul. And that’s what happened: I fell in love with this European and Asian city that has so much to show and donate to visitors. Istanbul does not just show its beauty. The city donates a little of its history to every person who steps on this Turkish soil. Inspiring, exciting.

There would be no better place to greet the Ciragan Palace Kempinski. Honestly, the hotel is perfect for Istanbul, and Istanbul is made for it. A combination that spreads good vibes from beginning to the end of stay. Or rather, it stays in memory forever like a magical remembering.

As a unique movie setting, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is the right destination for weddings, events and other celebrations. Do it your way, but make it different and enchant (the most important of all). Do not look back. Keep going, as well as the various personalities stamping the walls of the hotel hall. Celebrities who left sincere messages when they passed by.

Impossible to write about this hotel and not try to write poetry. What flows here inside me is the purity of being in a place full of meanings and truths to tell and share. I feel, I breathe and I am stronger with them. Feeling good is something very well managed by the Ciragan Palace team: enjoy good moments and relax in the full Spa with exclusive treatments, fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor heated pool and outdoor infinity pool, also heated, with the feeling of floating on the Bosphorus.

The wish is to eternalize the moment now, but, at the same time, to live all that Istanbul still has to show. Open your eyes when you wake up and face the incredible view of the city or even count the stars before sleeping, thanking and wishing the next day is one of the greatest blessings we can have at the hotel. Gratitude is and will be infinite.

Every moment is a remarkable experience. Listening to birdsong at breakfast is a relaxing program to start the day with good energy. Served in the Laledan restaurant, the buffet is considered the best in town. There are over 250 delicious options, and 80% of the food is prepared with organic ingredients. The setting is cozy and the view is to the Ciragan Palace gardens. Make a toast to the moment and also to life, which made it all possible. With a glass of champagne, enjoy the high gastronomy, freshly made omelettes, as well as specific gluten-free and lactose-free food islands.

Cross the Palace to experience the Imperial a la carte dinner including everything you deserve. In Tugra restaurant, be taken to the table to try Turkish and Ottoman cuisine, with Menu signed by Executive Chef Sezai Erdogan. In addition to the outstanding local flavors, surprise yourself with the elegance and breathtaking views of the Bosphorus. The service is impeccable, where each dish carries an inspiration of the time. The wine and drinks menu is extensive in order for the guest and visitor to choose the ideal drink to accompany the dish. At the time of asking for the check, a wonderful gesture appears: the check is inside a book with a bookmark. The gesture implies that we participate in history and that experience is to be remembered and kept in the heart.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul also offers shopping area, concierge service, personalized tours in Istanbul, transfer service, complimentary WiFi and other restaurants such as the Gazebo Lounge, which can be noticed as soon as you enter the hotel. A charming space to enjoy an afternoon tea with typical Turkish delights, as well as the outdoor terrace with unsurpassed views. Stop, breathe, think and say to yourself: I am so blessed to be here!

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul – CIRAGAN CADDESI 32, 34349, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, Phone: +90 212 326 4646.

  • Nicole Pozza stayed at Ciragan Palace and visited Istanbul as an invitation of Turkish Airlines.

Source: Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul and Novo Luxo – images: release and personal archive (May, 2018)

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