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Well, all you need to know these days is that this is one of only two grand hotels on the European shores of the Bosphorus.
Enjoy "the ultimate Istanbul experience" at this hotel on the Bosphorus, which blends a former sultan’s palace with a modern building. Full review →
Once a residence for the Ottoman sultans, the late 19th-century Çırağan Palace (pronounced chi-rahn) is Istanbul's most luxurious hotel. Full review →
The guest list reads like a who's who of international royalty, all lining up for a Bosphorus-view room (not all get one). Full review →
The best things about the place are its location right on the Bosphorus and its amazing infinity pool. Full review →
Formerly the palace of an Ottoman Sultan, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski is the grand dame of Istanbul. Full review →
Directly on the Bosporus, across the shore road from Yildiz Park, and midway between Dolmabahce Palace and the first Bosporus Bridge, this hotel is arguably one of the best in Turkey Full review →
In a 19th-century Ottoman palace, this 5-star hotel features an infinity pool with views of the Bosporus. Full review →
Staying at this former Imperial Ottoman Palace—an elaborate, Arabian-style compound that the empire’s sultans called home—may easily give you delusions of grandeur. Full review →
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