Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

Flanked by some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul – like the dazzling Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sofia – the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is right at the heart of the Old City. Once a Turkish prison, the hotel is housed in a century-old Neoclassical building, with striking arches and overhanging eaves that lend it a rather special character.
Perfect forAn Istanbul city break with stunning cultural sights right on your doorstep.
In the knowEnjoy a guided, private night tour of the Blue Mosque, allowing you to witness the enchantment of this awe-inspiring temple without the throng of other admirers.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is nestled in Istanbul’s oldest district, next to the top attractions.

Rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

The hotel’s 65 rooms and suites have an authentic Turkish feel, with polished wooden floors, intricately crafted Turkish rugs and warm interiors drenched in natural light: some even have generous views over the breathtaking Hagia Sofia and the Sea of Marmara. The hotel folds itself around a delightful courtyard, providing a sanctuary from the bustle of life outside the walls.

Food & Drink

Feast on delicious cuisine, be it on the terrace or in the glass-encased pavilion within the courtyard. Dishes are whipped up with locally-sourced products and are an elegant take on traditional Turkish cuisine, in fact, you'll find the Seasons restaurant is very popular with local Turkish families as well as in-house guests. 


The hotel's A'YA rooftop lounge and bar offers fantastic views of the Old City and is the perfect spot to relax with a drink after a day of exploring. For those wanting to stay fit, there is also a fitness centre.

Activities at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

There’s so much surrounding the hotel that you’re rather spoilt for choice. The captivating mosques of Sultan Ahmet (the ‘Blue Mosque’) and Hagia Sofia are barely a stone’s throw away, as is the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of Turkish treasures calling out to be marvelled at. Stroll down cobbled lanes and soak up the charm of the exciting Old City.

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Hotel location

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is approximately a 20-minute drive from Istanbul airport.

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