The 19th-century waterfront Ciragan Palace was once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans and has been restored to its former glory.

The hotel offers a resort ambience in the centre of the city, and has an exceptional setting, right on the shores of the Bosphorus, on the European side.

Rooms on the Bosphorus side enjoy spectacular views of this famous and busy waterway. There are several bars and three restaurants, serving Turkish and international cuisine. Other facilities include a spa with massage rooms, Turkish baths and saunas, indoor and outdoor pools (the latter surrounded by a large sunbathing terrace) a fitness room and even a putting green.

The hotel is within close walking distance of the harbourside district of Ortakoy, a fascinating area full of seafood restaurants and speciality antique, ceramic and jewellery shops.

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