Four Seasons Bosphorus

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

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

Steeped in opulence and history, the Four Seasons Bosphorus is one glamorous bolt-hole. 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 18th century Ottoman palace and still stands in all its royal glory on the banks of the glittering Bosphorus river.
Perfect forCity breaks drenched in luxury and following in the footsteps of Hollywood’s elite.
In the knowTravelling with kids? Children stay free of charge in their parents’ room in a crib or rollaway. If you’re looking to arrive in style, the hotel can organise a boat transfer from the airport.

Recommended for...

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

Hotel Overview


Down by the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul’s Besiktas district.

Rooms at Four Seasons 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 and facilities

Unwind at the 2,100 square-metre basement spa with three traditional hammams and exquisite pool; there’s even soothing music playing underwater. The hotel’s expansive waterfront terrace, complete with manicured gardens, large pool and unbeatable views, is where you’ll be whiling away the hours. Opt for the YALI Lounge’s afternoon tea, or champagne and cocktails at sundown. There’s also a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant, Aqua, while light meals are served at the Pool Grill.

Activities at Four Seasons 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 Gülgün, who will guide you through Ottoman art history. At the hotel, take advantage of the excellent position and spy porpoises from the waterfront terrace.

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