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
This is the second time I’ve stayed at the Four Seasons Istanbul and it was even better this time; they have made many changes to the terrace areas and there are now more options for dinning. The staff and management team are considerate and charming they couldn’t do enough for us. Probably one of the flagship hotels for the Four Seasons brand. You can’t help but fall in love with the absolutely magical location on the Bosphorus- the view is second to none! Go and enjoy. It’s not cheap but well worth the extra!!
I would like to thank you to Busra who is working in the Aqua restaurant and who made us satisfied from our visit.Breakfast and service were excellent..I do recomment to everyone and I will visit again def..
I'm particularly impressed with the staff service. Always ready to help, alert and attentive . These attributes make the hotel stand out from the rest. An example would be the housekeeping actually noticed I was using a pillow to rest my back against the chair and next day without asking added a back suppprt on the chair for me
The Four Seasons on the Bosphorus is one of the best hotels I have stayed in anywhere on earth. The staff are attentive and eager to help. The rooms are clean, well equipped and spacious. The view of the Bosphorus is breathtaking. Will repeat again in the future.
The best hotel in the entire world
There is nothing like it
A little bit pricey
But worth it
Worth every €
Amazing location, food and pool
New experience and the design of the hotel woooooooooooooow
How did they do that