The residence of the last Ottoman Sultans now an luxury hotel with a swimming pool at the shore of the Bosphorus, where you think that you are swimming at it. A magic place with magic views and beautiful architecture. It have an old (original) and a modern part. I remember the red magnificent curtains and gorgeous furniture.
At the bar a beautiful piano. At the garden, all full of candles, in summer, a wonderful dinner buffet. Inside a jewel shop that must been seen and a bakery shop that must been also seen :)
Unique Quality: The arquitecture and views to the Bosphorus... all is unique ...
In Istanbul you can find hundreds of Hotels. I will try to cllasify them according to their prices and Quality..
Ciragan Palace kempinski: The Best Hotel in Istanbul, Just on the edge of Bosphorus. The old Ciragan palace has turned in to a modern and Luxuries hotel. For very special guests and events. Price range is above 300,-USD per nite.
Four Seasons Hotel: Once a prison, now turned out to be a deluxe hotel in a neo classicc style in Istanbul, at the centre of Touristy area. Price range is above 300,- USD per nite.
Directions: Ciragan Palace:Ciragan Caddesi No:84
80700 Besiktas - Istanbul
Four Seasons hotel: Tevfikhane Sokak No:1 34490 Sultanahmet / Eminönü - Istanbul
The hotel the wee mortals stay in is actually an annex beside the palace only the VIPs get to stay in the super lux suites inside the palace. As you can see by the pic, it's right on the water which is lovely at night. The website says $1000 per night, but the rooms were running $450.
To clarify any possible misunderstandings, I did not stay here. I had one member make a snotty comment about my complaints of expensive entry fees, thinking I was paying (and could actually afford) $450 per night.
Unique Quality: Some rooms offer wonderful views of the Bosphorus, others, a wall.
The Cirigan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul is actually two hotels; the restored Sultan's Palace itself and a grand deluxe hotel featuring five star luxury.
Unique Quality: The area where Ciragan Palace now stands was known in the 17th century as Kazancioglu Garden. The place itself has a great history which you can read about at the website below.
Directions: The hotel is situated directly on the European shores of the Bosphorus.
Ciragan Palace Hotel kempinksky is by far the best one in istanbul. It is a luxurious hotel, the Romms with view on the bosphorus are horrendous expensive but just On the bosphourus, all with terrasse.
Swiss Hotel Bosphorus has also beautiful view on the bosphorus but it is about 400m behind on a hill.
the pera palace is an historical hotel, which is still unchanged since the time, the 'orient express travellers stopped there. One can visit the room where Agatha Christie used to sleep.
This is a picture of the Ciragan palace Hotel Kempinsky.
Ciragan palace , bosphorus view: about 250-300 USD pp a night.
Swiss hotel, bosphorus view: about 150 USD pp a night.
Ciragan Palace Hotel
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Once a the palace of Sultans of Ottoman Empire now serving as a 5 star luxury hotel on the along the seashore of the Bosphorus.
Directions: Besiktas Istanbul, right on the Bosphorus.
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Will be staying at the Ciragan Palace and arrive at Istanbul Airport at 10:50PM. Is a taxi the right choice? Safe? Cost of a taxi ride?
normally taxi costs about 25 -30 euro from AÝrport to Çýraðan all airport taxies are safe but sometimes they are using long ways (it means sometimes taximeter shows 50-55 euro) i recommend Retur Transport Company . I used 2 times . very comfortable private minibus cost is 25 Euro. if you want to take it their mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Forget about websites emails, whatever...
Just get to the VERY MODERN airport, cross the exit doors, jump in a taxi and tell the guy Ciragan Palace (pronounced Chiran...). Tell them to go by the Bosphorus.
Stop worrying about safety... this is just a taxi ride..
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Address: Ciragan Caddesi 32, Besiktas, Istanbul, 34349, Turkey