This review is specifically for Le Fumoir - which is the bar (or cigar bar) inside (and in back of) the Ciragan Palace hotel in Istanbul.
- Incredible setting
- Beautiful surroundings, lighting, the huge palace next door
- A palace on one side, a river on the other, lights across the way, a lit up bridge on the other side.
This place is the nicest setting in which I've smoked a cigar, other than hanging out poolside with my father. It is beautiful, with elegant an interesting people around. The staff is top notch.
- A single Montecristo #2 is US $60. That's 3 times the local retail price. A shot of Johnnie Walker Blue is also $60. That's the highest I've seen anywhere.
So if you can drop the money, it's a great place to go. I don't know if there's a tobacco charge if you bring your own, but if you have cigars, bring 'em.
Despite the $$$$ I highly recommend the place if you are looking for a cigar bar.More