The Ciragan Palace has just won the award for best hotel in Europe at the World Travel Awards. This historic palace from the Ottoman Empire is located in Istanbul, on the banks of the Bosphorus.
With its oriental decor, palms and columns, the Ciragan Palace is ranked with 5 stars and will certainly make every guest feel like royalty. The hotel, with its pool right on the banks of the Bosphorus, is part of the luxury Kempinski chain and offers a host of services and amenities, including a spa, fitness centre, magazine and organised tours of the city of Istanbul.
The rooms are richly decorated so don’t bet on finding any cheap hotel rooms in Istanbul at this establishment. With the prize for best hotel in Europe in its pocket, the Ciragan Palace isn’t about to discount room rates to celebrate. In the category for “best luxury hotel,” the prize was awarded to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice.