Stay at the FS Sultanahmet
Begin your day with a traditional Turkish breakfast in the hotel’s courtyard garden, complete with vibrant colours and a fresh jasmine scent. Brilliantly converted from a late-Ottoman era prison confining writers, artists and more, the property itself is steeped in history.Nestled just steps away from Istanbul’s most seductive sites, the old city stretches before you like a storied playground of ancient rides. Let this multifaceted maze lead you through time, before returning to the resort once sunset hits. Savour a cool drink and some rooftop mingling. The dome and minaret views from the 360-degree terrace are too good to miss.
Excellently situated in the Sultanahmet district, you will conveniently be based in Istanbul’s bustling old heart. The hotel is a stone’s throw from the city’s most famous sights, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque.
The property’s 65 rooms vary in size, but all beautifully capture the essence of Istanbul’s Ottoman past. Traditional wooden furniture, soft carpets and enchantingly bold patterns and art make for a captivating yet cosy escape.
Who is it for
This is a superb choice for both couples and families, however those travelling with kids may be disappointed by the hotel’s lack of an on-site pool.
Amenities & Activities
Alongside the Seasons restaurant, guests can enjoy dining in-room, on the rooftop terrace or in the lobby-level intimate lounge. There is also a health club offering soothing Balinese treatments. Though there is no pool, guests have access to leisure facilities at the Four Seasons Bosphorus, approximately 20 minutes away.