Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
What We Love
- The killer views of the Bosphorus and the Asian shore from the enormous white marble terrace
- Its two glittering swimming pools – one outdoor, one indoor
- The flawless, intuitive service
What To Know
- You will need transport to reach the major historical sights in Sultanahmet
- The décor is more contemporary classic than ornate Ottoman
- Some of the rooms in the modern wings lack water views
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opt to arrive at the hotel by boat and you’ll be greeted by a sparkling white marble terrace fronting a 19th century former Ottoman palace. Inside, décor is classic and elegant, with links to the building’s royal past in the hand-painted ceilings, silk carpets, 18th-century engravings, lashings of marble and sparkling chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
The 141 rooms and 25 suites are beautifully decorated in muted tones of beige and taupe, aqua and teal blue, complemented with mahogany wood furniture and silk curtains. Bright kilims, embroidered cushions, framed antique prints and ornate ceiling decorations lend a sense of history and place. But, fear not, you’ve got all the modern high-tech necessities–WiFi, satellite TV, DVD players and game consoles (upon request). The gleaming marble bathrooms all have a separate tub and powerful shower as well as L’Occitane amenities.
Start the day with a relaxed buffet breakfast on the terrace, watching the never-ending stream of boats ply the Bosphorus. In the evening, you can feast on AQUA’s Italian and Turkish specialties, including roasted lamb shoulder stuffed with minted artichokes, Pecorino cheese and fava beans, before relaxing with an after-dinner cocktail at the Pool Bar and Grill. Take a break from sightseeing to lounge around the outdoor, turquoise-blue swimming pool. Or head to the vast basement spa, which features three marble hammams and a mosaic-lined pool.
In the Area
The Ottoman glitz of Dolmabahçe Palace is just a short walk away, so you can get there early to beat the tour buses. Sultanahmet is the historic heart of the city and home to its most famous sights: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Shop-til-you-drop, from the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar to Nisantasi’s international designers, Galata’s avant-garde fashion and Çukurcuma’s treasure trove of antique and vintage shops. Mikla, on top of the Marmara Pera, is as famous for its show-stopping views as its fabulous fusion menu. Don’t miss partying under the stars at the Bosphorus super club, Reina.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel at an amazing location with unobstructed views of the Bospherus. Superb service throughout. We stayed at the other Four Seasons in Istanbul too which is at a lot better location for sightseeing (in the old part of town) but the Bospherus location is the superior hotel of the two.
We are in Istanbul for our wedding anniversary celebration and the Four Seasons Bosphorus is an outstanding property for such an occasion and more.
Service and just about everything else is top notch.
Every staff here takes great pride in their work and in making their guests feel welcomed. They remember your names and are pro active in their recommendations.
We loved the free shuttle between both FS properties in Istanbul.
Thank you for making this trip for my wife and I all the more memorable.
We tried this restaurant for its outdoor area. Good staff, delicious food, calming area. Four seasons hotel at the bosphorus is a very beautiful location near the bosphorus to sit with a great view and take pictures.
We decided to go for breakfast to Four Seasons Istambul Bosporus -
First, we were impressed with the impressive building, but when We arrive at breakfast area I was a bite shock! It is an area left without love and touch! Maybe had not been redecorated since had been open!
But the big surprise was the city of the food! Turkey is a location with vast diversity in their cousine
As we are in 5 start hotel and one of the most expensive hotel in the city! The offer was minimal and the quality too! I don't recommend breakfast.at all they have a lovely terrace for a drink in the sunset or coffee!
The location. Is the best in the city! It is full of melancholic and impressive view at the terrace! But the hotel is a bite oldest and not sophisticated at all! They need refurbishment and some investment in the experience!
Service was excellent, but the infrastructure doesn't go with it. Specially for the price range the are targeting the potential user! Maybe because they have the view they don't make much of effort.
This Hotel is without doubt the best hotel i have ever stayed in. Perfect location, great service but most of all the hotel staff who were very welcoming & friendly. If you are visiting Istanbul this hotel is a must. A big thank you to Kemal Berber at concierge & Mahir Demirbag for all their first class attention & all the waiting & bar staff for the great service. We will be back.