## Overview Ciragan Palace Kempinski is a traditional 5-star hotel offering luxury accommodation near the heart of Istanbul. Highlights include two swimming pools, several onsite restaurants, a large spa complex and an enviable waterfront location.
## Location Besiktas is a predominantly residential district bordering the Bosphorus in European Istanbul. During its long and tumultuous history it has been home to Greek temples, fabled Christian relics, important Ottoman trading posts and many plush waterfront palaces. Nearby places of interest include Vodafone Arena, the recently redeveloped Levent business district, Baroque Dolmabahce Palace and Yildiz Palace and its attached park. IETT Ciragan Duragi bus stop is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Istanbul destinations.
## Exterior The hotel is housed in a tasteful modern building and a former Ottoman palace. The palace's facade and interiors are elegant and lavish, all having been carefully restored to their original splendour.
## Leisure Facilities Facilities include a heated outdoor infinity pool, a separate indoor pool, a large spa complex, 24-hour fitness centre, hair salon, shopping arcade, whirlpool and sauna. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.
## Rooms 1-Bedroom Park View Palace Suites are up to 72sqm and lavishly decorated in warm colours with sumptuous fabrics, traditional design and elegant furniture. They feature a balcony with views of the Yildiz Park and personal 24-hour butler. Amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, work desk and safe. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub with integrated shower.
## Restaurant and bar Tugra serves fine Turkish cuisine in an elegant venue overlooking the Bosphorus, while Laledan offers local and international dishes in a more relaxed setting. Guests can enjoy light meals and drinks in the Gazebo Lounge or Bosphorus Grill, while fine wines, cocktails and live music are available in Ciragan Bar or Le Fumoir. There are also plenty of dining opportunities in the vicinity.
## Other Information The hotel has a 24-hour reception.