5 of Turkey’s Most Expensive Hotels

I have always admitted that I am not a person who does budget travel well. Where possible, I like to spend my cash in the most luxurious way possible. Unfortunately, I don’t have a budget for some of Turkey’s most expensive hotels.

I can only dream of pampering myself, fine cuisine, and jumping up and down on the large king size beds covered with pure feather pillows. I dream about room service bringing me champagne for breakfast and open the curtains using the remote control to reveal a sun rise that is worthy to grace, only the pages of National Geographic.

Ok, jolt back to reality. I will just have to write about it instead, so here is a list of the finest, luxurious hotels of Turkey. I can only promise a full hotel review, on each of them if I win the lottery.

5 of Turkey’s Most Expensive Hotels

Çiragan Kempinski in Istanbul : 30,000 Euros for one night in the Sultan Suite

Ciragan Palace Hotel

The Sultan Suite measures 514 square meters and is the second largest hotel suite in Europe. Now considering I could buy an apartment in Turkey for that price, I was eager to find out exactly what this hotel can offer.

The price includes your airport transfer in a private helicopter, a 24 hour butler, your own private Turkish bath and a rain shower. Can anyone enlighten me as to what a rain shower is?

The hotel was also quite open by revealing that 2,400 of that price is tax.  The hotel is a former palace of the Ottoman Empire and currently belongs to the Kempinski chain of hotels, which excel in luxury accommodation all over the world.

Calista Resort in Belek : 6000 Euros per night for a VIP Villa

Turkey's Most Expensive Hotels

If suites and rooms are not posh enough for you, opt for a superior villa at the Calista Luxury Resort. Your villa is kitted out with French beds, Jacuzzi and your private pool.

You can also call upon your private butler, masseur and secretary. If the kids are getting in the way, a staff member will escort them to the Kids mini club and back again. You can also disappear to play football, golf or tennis on the private grounds within the resort.

Marden Palace in Antalya : 1000 Euros for one night in the Garden Suite

Marden Palace hotel

The opening party of this hotel was attended by the likes of Paris Hilton and Lady gaga. Not only is it the finest luxury hotel in Turkey but It has also won an award as the top luxury hotel of Europe. It is based in the seaside resort of Antalya and offers 11 restaurants, a bowling alley and shopping arcade amongst numerous other facilities.

I would get to stay in king size beds, use the bathroom with gold taps, and also get access to my own personal Turkish bath. I would have to check that they had paid their 3 million overdue electric bills though otherwise I would be sitting in the Jacuzzi in the dark.

Casa Dell’arte in Bodrum : Price Undisclosed

Turkey Expensive hotel

This must be a case of if you have to ask, you cannot afford.  This resort is a seaside location on the Aegean coast and in return for taking your hard earned cash, they will supply you with a private yacht so you can sail the seven seas.

Upon return, your own personal chef will whip up a culinary delight and then when you are ready summon the masseur to relieve you of all your stress.  Don’t hop up public transport to explore the resort of Bodrum either, just call upon your private chauffeur.

Hotel Les Ottomans in Istanbul : 3000 Euros for a night in the Hurrem Sultan Suite

Expensive hotels in Turkey

This hotel prides itself on its Feng Shui decorating style. The hotel is an old period mansion and each room has been individually decorated with hand crafted materials to give that unique luxurious feel. It boasts that it is the favourite of Turkish celebrities.

Let’s hope they don’t trash any of the ancient antiques that adorn the rooms and halls. Judging from the features and facilities, I get the feeling you are paying for these antiques, rather than any service that you don’t get.

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11 Responses

  1. Jack
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    I don’t like to use hotels there are just too expensive rather that I prefer using home exchange http://www.homeexchange24.com/ it’s cheap and you can meet great people that way.

  2. I found out about the rain shower Brenda. I want one!!

  3. Brenda Farrell
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    I think by now you know what a rain shower is Natalie 🙂 If not, it is a large flat and round shower head (like a plate) that dispenses water as though one is in the rain – from soft to torrential! It is a wonderful shower experience and can be enhanced with several small jets attached to a console adjacent to where you stand with water streams (mostly gentle) to different parts of your body. It brings showering to a whole new level!!

  4. This hotel in Antalya featured on a UK TV programme over here a couple of weeks ago called – The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald. Here’s the link:

    http://www.mardanpalace.com/

    On the night he stayed there, he was the only guest in the whole place, and there were over 600 staff on the payrole.

    I’m a very very small hotel or interesting B&B person me. Love the look of the interior at the Cassa Dell’Arte though. That’s my idea of high end ‘chic’.

  5. Steve
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    I think I’ll hit some of these places up too if I win the lottery. It would interesting to experience what having a butler would be like.

    I kind of like staying in budget places, but trying out a few of these would be so much fun.

  6. Hi Brenda, I did go for the suite rooms when I was pricing up but even the other rooms are still not within my budget so that hubby would hand over the credit card!! Casa Del Arte does looks fabulous from pictures. So jealous that you have stayed there.

  7. Brenda Farrell
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    Hi Natalie, these are extreme prices, but of course one can stay at all of these properties for considerably less money. Casa Del Arte in Bodrum is absolutely beautiful and definitely for the art connoisseur. When I was last visiting, they were expecting a large group that would take over the whole hotel! Not sure what is happening with management these days as they had some challenges a couple of years back but it is gorgeous!

  8. 30,000 Eros is definitely a crazy price, I suppose the private helicopter transfer is a lot of that. Nothing like shunning public transport is there!

  9. You’re hilarious! LOL at the lottery part 🙂 I’m sure you would be able to stay in luxurious hotel one day! For free! 🙂 The hotels here are crazy.. 30,000 euro?? I really need a lottery for that! Hehe

  10. Would be glad to have the assistance Ayak. Get the feeling we might be waiting a while though!

  11. Ayak
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    OK…so when you win the lottery you are going to need someone to help you write up reviews of these wonderful hotels aren’t you? It’s a bit of a chore I know, but I’m volunteering for the job…no, no, you don’t have to thank me…only to happy to be of assistance.