Editor’s pick for new year


By Mariam Nihal
Saudi Gazette

A scene right out of a movie. The Çırağan Palace Kempinski is a beautiful escape from reality, somewhat surreal and yet magnificently tangible. A former palace that was passed down from generation to generation and has outlived many of its political successors and royals, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul is a treat for your senses. A remarkable place to bring in the New Year, the palace offering panoramic views of the glorious Bosphorus, is the ultimate choice of luxury hotel to stay in Istanbul. Be it with family or friends, Istanbul offers a variety of activities and places for everyone even if you are looking to spend it indoors.

An ideal venue for fairytale weddings, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski is every bride’s dream. Many celebrities and tabloid faces are seen at the palace celebrating either their wedding or for magazine photo shoots. The interiors are decadent and pay homage to Turkish traditions and heritage.

The most basic room is the Studio Suite, which still has one of the most enviable views in the world, the one with the sun shining on the Bosphorus and the Asian coast through the Palace’s historical arc. The suite is located on the left of the historical Ottoman Palace and may need an update in terms of facilities and technical sustenance. For starters, a coffee machine or Nespresso would be nice, in addition to smart TV or more technical facilities in the room. The hotel seems to be under renovation and is soon going to be updated on this front. Meanwhile, the hotel comprises of various luxurious suites including their star suite which is ranked among the top suites of the world and was also awarded as one of the “World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Suites” in the top 10 list by Forbes Magazine in 2016. Sultan Suite is one of the largest suites in Europe offering panoramic views of the magnificent Bosphorus. The entrance from a large hall opens up to a fancy living room with a dining area for 12, a kitchen and a guest bathroom with two lavish bedrooms on both sides. Get in touch with the concierge team to book an unforgettable Istanbul tour and its surroundings by land, water or air, accompanied by professional multilingual guides.

Enjoy their spa and shopping arcade that hosts the world’s leading brands to traditional Turkish handcrafts goods. 



Embrace the arrival of 2017 with Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul’s lavish New Year offerings.

Indulge in luxurious accommodation, taste New Year’s Eve Dinner delicacies with your loved ones watching breathtaking beauty of the Bosphorus; the next day, relax with New Year’s Day Brunch.

• Daily buffet breakfast is included.

• New Year Brunch on 1st of January is included

• New Year Gala Dinner at Tuğra Restaurant for two.

Valid until 01 January 2017


Explore the cultural highlights of Istanbul’s and stroll through the streets of the imperial quarter and the heart of ancient Byzantium and Constantinople

• Three nights’ accommodation in a Sea View Room

• Daily Continental breakfast

• Full day city tour

• High Tea service

• 3 course dinner in Tugra Restaurant

Valid until 31 December 2016


Indulge in a luxury family break and stay in the Turkey’s most iconic hotel, Çırağan Palace Kempinski İstanbul.

• 50% off from our best available rates on the second room*

• Minimum length of stay of two nights applies

• Daily Çırağan Breakfast is included for the whole family

• Minimum two rooms need to be booked for the package to be valid

• The second room will be available for children aged 18 and under

• Maximum two or three children can stay in the second room, depending on the room & bed type

• Family package discount will be applied at the time of check out

Valid until 31 March 2017


Email Contact: reservations.ciraganpalace@kempinski.com

Phone: +90 212 326 4646

Address: Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Ciragan Caddesi 32 34349 Istanbul Turkey