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. 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 BJK Inonu Stadium, 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. 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. 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. Park View rooms are 32sqm and lavishly decorated in warm colours with sumptuous fabrics, traditional design and elegant furniture. They all feature a balcony with views of Yildiz Park. Amenities include air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, work desk and safe. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bathtub with integrated shower. 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. The hotel has a 24-hour reception.