Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

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

Steeped in opulence and history, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is one glamorous bolthole. In true Four Seasons fashion, this hotel is elegantly styled and decked out with the finest facilities. What makes it truly special, however, is that it was once an 19th-century Ottoman palace and still stands in all its royal glory on the banks of the glittering Bosphorus waterfront.
Perfect forAn Istanbul city break drenched in luxury and following in the footsteps of Hollywood’s elite.
In the knowTravelling with kids? The hotel is very family-friendly and offers complimentary bedtime milk and cookies for children, as well as a bookable babysitting service. 

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  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus sits on the waterfront of the Bosphorus Strait, in Istanbul’s Besiktas district.

Rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Vaulted, decorative ceilings and traditional art are the defining features of the Four Seasons’ 170 guest rooms. From the simpler rooms to the downright decadent suites, they are all stylishly decorated in neutral palettes and marble finishes. Be sure to request a room with tall windows looking down over the river or across to the hills of Asia.

Food & Drink

Opt for delicious Mediterranean fare on the terrace overlooking the water at Aqua, or traditional Turkish dishes at the summer pop-up restaurant Ocakbasi. Alternatively, fresh fish and grilled kebabs are served at The Club, and the Yali Lounge serves afternoon tea or champagne and cocktails at sundown.

Facilities

The hotel’s expansive waterfront terrace, complete with manicured gardens, large pool and unbeatable views, is where you’ll be whiling away most of your stay. Additionally, unwind at the 2,100-square-metre basement spa with three traditional hammams and an exquisite pool - there’s even soothing music playing underwater.

Activities at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Glide down the Bosphorus in a private boat from the hotel and admire the yalis (wooden mansions) along the way to the home of interior designer Serdar Gulgun, who will guide you through Ottoman art history. At the hotel, take advantage of its excellent position and spy porpoises from the waterfront terrace.

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Hotel location

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is 45-50 minutes from Istanbul airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

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