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Live Like an Actual Sultan in Istanbul’s Ciragan Palace Hotel

This year’s pandemic has no doubt left people all across the US with an itch for travel. Although so many borders across the globe are still closed to visitors, there are still a few places Americans can escape to. Namely, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel in Turkey. This luxury five-star hotel is a former Ottoman palace and open for stays meaning you can live like a sultan this holiday season.

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Live Like an Actual Sultan in This Prestigious Ottoman Palace

This prestigious Ottoman palace is complete with 310 rooms and is the perfect place to spend the holidays. Known for their attention to detail and stellar service, you’re sure to feel like an actual king in this former palace. Some of their perks include a soap-butler service (you read that right) who will deliver 100% pure olive oil soap straight to your door. And these aren’t just any olive oil soaps – they are handmade and available in 12 different scents. Once arrived at your door, the butler will slice your choice of soap right then and there. It’s a homage to the old Turkish bathhouses and the ultimate option for room service if you ask us.

Speaking of bathhouses, there is a world-class spa onsite perfect for slipping away from all the chaos that is 2020. Here you can indulge in your choice of traditional Turkish baths, facials, massages and more. We recommend the ‘sultan treatment’ that involves a frothy bath with suds and a massage with honey, milk and rosewater.

Other amenities include a massive infinity pool on the border of Europe and Asia perfect for relaxing at sunset. Additionally, guest can browse the numerous shops in the shopping arcade with everything from small boutiques to leading brand name stores.

Ready to get away to this paradise? A booking in their famous Pasha Suite will get you a stunning sea view, spacious balcony, ultimate plush bedding and all the tech goodies like an Apple TV and Bose sound system.
Browse their rooms here.

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How Are They Handling Covid?

To ensure safety for its guests, they offer several sanitizing stations throughout the grounds with complimentary masks in the rooms. Additionally, all employees are trained in best practices for covid and will be geared with masks and gloves. Visitors looking for safety in style have the option to arrange for a private transfer to and from the hotel. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with personalized hand sanitizer and masks. Afterwards, their luggage will receive a complimentary disinfection before being taken to their room.

Read more about their safety procedures here. 

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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