Why it’s worth traveling for…

An oasis of calm in the middle of bustling Beşiktas, Çırağan Palace Kempinski — the only Ottoman imperial palace and luxury 5-star hotel on the Bosphorus — offers breathtaking Sea of Marmara views. Fit for Ottoman royalty, the hotel — recently redesigned — blends modern luxury with Istanbul’s illustrious history as an international trade route renowned for its rich textiles.



Ciragan Caddesi 32, Istanbul/Türkiye 


+90 212 326 4646


Getting there:

Çırağan Palace Kempinski is an hour drive from both Istanbul Airport, located north of the city’s European side; and from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, on the Asian side of Isatanbul.

Curated Experience

Wander the lush gardens — a small exhibit traces the palace’s origins from the 17th century. Explore neighboring Dolmabahce Palace, now a popular museum, and return in time to take in the dazzling sunset from your private balcony. For a touch of Türkiye, Spain, Italy, and Greece, head to Akdeniz, featuring decadent small plates (tender calamari, lemon roasted sea bass).



Classic, Elegant


Sophisticated, Tranquil






Tuğra (award-winning, Michelin-recommended; enjoy Chef Emre Inanır’s tasting menu and breathtaking view of the Bosphorus)

Akdeniz Restaurant (a melange of influences from Italy, Spain, Greece, and Türkiye; the sharing plate menu concept makes it easy to sample multiple dishes)

Bellini (Italian delicacies with a majestic Bosphorus view)

Gazebo (reminiscent of an Ottoman garden and complete with birdcage fixtures and elegant cakes, afternoon teas)

Bosphorus Grill (exceptional seafood and grill experience paired with stunning views and a magical ambience)


Le Fumoir (tucked into the gardens, savor exquisite cocktails, premium liquors, and comfort snacks) 

The 47 (aperitive beverages and snacks by the Bosphorus)


Sanitas Spa (Prepare to be wowed with this authentic Turkish hammam treatment on a warm marble stone consisting of hot steam, Kese exfoliating glove, a milk, honey, rosewater mask, and moisturizing olive foam massage. Unlike most hammam experiences, this one is completely private)

Pools (indoor and outdoor infinity pool)

Fully equipped fitness center 


  • The only Ottoman imperial palace and luxury 5-star hotel on the Bosphorus
  • Redesigned rooms and suites exuding the traditional magnificence of the Ottoman Empire
  • Murano glass inspred chandelier, Iznik tiles, and contemporary artistic touches by Serdar Gülgün.
  • Panoramic view of the Bosphorus 
  • Authentic, private Turkish hammam experience 
  • Private Palace Suites in the historical palace building 
  • 24/7 Butler Service for Palace Suite Guests 
  • Soap and Fragrance Service