Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey
The Çiraĝan Palace was once the sumptuous summer palace of the sultans, lavishly decorated and in prime position on the shores of the Bosphorus. Today, the palace and the adjacent building house this top-level luxury Kempinski hotel, where guests can stay in style and enjoy plush interiors, waterside grounds and excellent facilities. Throughout, the hotel is beautifully decorated with vibrant flower arrangements, enormous Turkish carpets, intricate tilework and traditional art. Guests can choose from indoor or outdoor restaurants, relax in the onsite bars and enjoy a dip in the outdoor infinity pool, indoor pool or whirlpool. The hotel also has its own museum, displaying the history of the palace, as well as a fitness centre, spa and shopping arcade. Most rooms and suites offer a balcony overlooking the park or Bosphorus, and all are equipped with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi access, LCD TV and air conditioning.
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