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Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Istanbul, Turkey

The Ciragan 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 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 colorful flower arrangements, enormous Turkish carpets, intricate tilework and traditional art. Guests can choose from indoor or outdoor restaurants, bars and swimming pools, as well as a range of other facilities including the hotel's own museum, displaying the history of the palace.

OUR RATING: Opulent

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