The only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the Bosphorus that once hosted sultans, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has a heritage that dates back to the 17th century. After a complete restoration and with the addition of a modern hotel building including elegant rooms, restaurants and meeting venues, the hotel reopened in 1991. Since its opening, the royal-born continues to be the symbol of luxury and impeccable service combined with legendary Turkish hospitality.


With its 313 rooms, including 20 suites in the hotel and 11 suites in the historical palace, it reflects a harmonious blend of the heritage, haute couture service and Turkish hospitality ideal for leisure and the business travellers alike. During their time at the hotel, guests may also enjoy rich variety of restaurants and feel themselves like an oasis in the city center with its extensive leisure facilities including an infinity pool, spa services and spacious garden which is exclusively available only for Ciragan Palace Kempinski.

Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul’s unique restaurants are all offering a balcony or a terrace overlooking Bosphorus.

The Gazebo Lounge renowned for its wide variety of sweet and savoury pastries, home-made truffles, pralines and chocolates along with freshly brewed coffee and tea options or refreshing coffee cocktails. The Gazebo Lounge also hosts the city’s most popular Afternoon Tea every day between 15:00-17:00, with an unbeatable view and a spacious terrace. The award-winning Tugra Restaurant, located on the first floor of the historical palace, offers its guests “the ultimate Ottoman dining experience”, complete with timeless palatal rituals. The restaurant’s name comes from the Ottoman Empire, which refers the signature of Sultans. Among its numerous awards, Tugra has been also featured in Business Insider’s magazine US edition “40 Incredible Restaurants You Should Eat At In Your Lifetime” listing and Architectural Digest magazine ‘The World’s Most Spectacular Waterfront Restaurants’ listing. As the main restaurant of the hotel, Laledan Restaurant is famous for having the city’s best breakfasts and brunches on Sundays. Laledan serves a delicious menu, boasting comfort food and regional specialties, which guests can enjoy while overlooking a palm garden and the Bosphorus. For the summer time the Bosphorus Grill is a delicious outdoor summer grill restaurant right on the shores of Bosphorus. Le Fumoir is also another popular venue in the city as being the best ‘shisha with style’ offering venue in town with its superb tastes of flavours amidst the green garden and under the decorative lights hanging on the palm trees and with Çırağan Palace and Bosphorus view.



The infinity pool located in the gardens of Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, gives a feeling of floating on the Bosphorus and is heated in winter and open all year. It is also numerously featured as the best pool in the city via local and international publications. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Spa, offers ultimate relaxation with special massage types and authentic “Turkish bath (Hamam)” experience where guests can enjoy a very special, traditional Turkish massage and bath.

Being a landmark, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is always the host to the most prestigious and extravagant events, meetings and weddings in the city. With its absolutely romantic and spacious wedding terrace, and the Ciragan Ballroom overlooking Bosphorus, it is the best wedding venue and a top choice for romantic honeymoon destinations and anniversaries worldwide.

Since its opening, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has been the only hotel in Istanbul reachable in three ways (by limousine, yacht or helicopter) and has seen countless eminent figures come through its doors, including government delegates, royal families, world stars and celebrities.



As being the ambassador of the legendary Turkish hospitality with impeccable service dedicated to excellence, Ciragan Palace always appreciated and awarded from many leading publications and authorities.

One of the most important and unique highlights of Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the iconic Sultan Suite. Located at the palace side the Sultan Suite has almost 400 square meters size and offers 24-hour private butler service and absolute privacy, including a private entrance and a lounge. The Suite has been awarded many times via international and local authorities and featured in Forbes magazine “World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Suites top 10 list” list and “The Middle East’s most opulent hotel rooms” listing of price is from €30.000+VAT per night.

Dating back to the 17th-century, the only Ottoman Imperial Palace & Hotel on the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski has a brand-new dining experience: “Sultans’ Dinner” for those who are willing to enchant their guests with unique tastes and presentations from Ottoman era in a real Ottoman Palace. Each and every detail has been carefully considered to define the Sultans’ Dinner experience. The experience starts with a welcoming reception accompanied by fasil which is a suite in Ottoman classical music and sherbet service a popular beverage drink during the Ottoman Empire. Reception is followed with a rich banquet of royal delicacies which are prepared with spectacular recipes from the Ottoman epoch, each with a unique story and presentation in the graceful “Ottoman” hall. Antique candelabras, jardinière, carafe from 19th-century and imperial silver coffee set with the monogram of one of the Sultans of Ottoman Empire; will be the historical highlights of this enchanting experience. Flamboyant flowers, laced plates, cutleries, napkins, glasses, special embroidered uniforms which the experienced banqueting team will be wearing, have also been designed exclusively for this experiential Sultans’ Dinner concept. This dining experience with ultimate superlatives will take the guests on a magical journey in time.

Dating back to 17th century, the only Ottoman Imperial Palace and Hotel on the shores of the Bosphorus and a landmark in itself, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers ultimate luxury and exclusive locally-inspired experiences to its guests. The historical palace is offering and ultra-luxurious “Royal Escape at the Palace” suite package for the guests who will explore the famed and illustrious city of Istanbul at the former Ottoman Palace with authentic and locally-inspired experiences.


Providing first class/business class round-trip flight tickets for two from all around the world, the package promises unforgettable experiences. Guests will also discover city’s rich history and culture while enjoying lavish suite accommodations at the one and only luxurious Ottoman Imperial hotel located on the Bosphorus.

A night tour at Hagia Sophia with private guide, exploring the most “Instagrammable” gems of Istanbul with a professional photographer, helicopter or boat transfer from airport, private trunk service, luxury boat tour on the Bosphorus, amazing gourmand experiences and many more exceptional experiences are awaiting for an authentic Turkish getaway with a royal flare.




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