Now you can stay where the great Sultans lived. Former home to many great Turkish potentates, the Ciragan Palace is now a magnificent hotel. Though the Sultans are long gone, Ciragan Palace still breathes luxury, opulence, elegance and comfort.
The hotel consists of two parts which span the centuries and are situated on the shores of the Bosphorus, not far from the Bosphorus bridge, which affords splendid views of this mighty city among the world's vistas. All Bosphorus side guests stay in the finest rooms with sea views, each with its own private balcony or terrace on which to sit and enjoy the shimmering shorelines. Guests can also revel in the culinary riches of the hotel's five restaurants. Among them, the exquisite Tugra restaurant, with its terrace opening onto the shores of the Bosphorus - perhaps the finest restaurant in all Turkey. In addition to luxury, the Ciragan offers all the features of modern hospitality - a well-equipped health and fitness club, indoor and outdoor pools, Turkish bath, gymnasium, Jacuzzi and aerobics centre.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel Istanbul is located by Bosphorus. Famous city highlights such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia and Grand Bazaar are about 5 km, Dolmabahce Palace is 2 km. It is a luxury class hotel which has many advantages.
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The hotel located on the European shores of Bosphorus, was once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans and it is pronounced Chiraan Palace. Built in wood at the end of the 16th century, it was rebuilt in marble for the Sultan Abdulaziz in 1857. The finest marble and mother-of-pearl were brought from all over the world for the new Ciragan Palace and construction was completed at a total cost of five million Ottoman gold liras. But Sultan Abdulaziz only lived here for a few months before pronouncing it to be too damp to stay in and moving out again.
In January of 1910 it was badly damaged by fire and remained abandoned until 1986 when it was restored to its former glory. In 1946, the Parliament gave the palace, its out buildings and grounds to the Istanbul Municipality and it was used as a dumping ground for sand and other construction materials. It was also used as a swimming pool and was a football ground for the local team. A number of stones and other original fragments from the palace were found still lying where they fell in the garden. These served as models for the master stone masons engaged to recreate the front. Like their ancestors a hundred years ago, these craftsmen worked the intricate stone latticework and marble colonnades by hand. When the outer walls were restored to their former state, work started on transforming the ancient building into one of the world's leading luxury hotels.
You may choose either a Bosphorus view room from which to watch the moon rise, or a park view room where you can sit in the cool Istanbul twilight and absorb yourself in an atmosphere of grace and elegance.
It is a luxury hotel and consists of the hotel and the palace.
The hotel consists of 304 rooms including 20 suites and the palace consists of 12 VIP suites and the Sultan's Suite.
Hotel facilities and services
En suite bathroom, Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony or terrace, Colour TV, Daily Housekeeping, Direct Dial Phone, Electronic door lock, Fax / computer data port, Hairdryer, Heating, Mini bar, Music channels, Nightly turndown service, No fog mirror in bathroom, Safe deposit box, Vanity mirror in bathroom, weight scale, voice mail, work desk.
In suites are also available: microwave oven and trouser press.
Sultan's Suite offers in addition to all above TV in bathroom.
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