Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, has been restored to its former glory and is the only luxury hotel on the European shores of the Bosphorus. It offers the perfect combination of Turkey’s great tradition of hospitality with five-star standards. Combining the architectural grandeur of the palace with the modern comfort of a deluxe hotel, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers a resort ambience in the center of the city with 315 rooms. Within close walking distance of the Hotel is the harbourside district of Ortakoy, a fascinating area full of seafood restaurants, specialty antique, ceramic and jewellery shops. On the weekends there’s a colourful street market with a fine selection of Turkish handcrafts in a delightful setting beside the famed Ortakoy Mosque. Close to this area are some of Istanbul’s most famous open-air restaurants and nightclubs.