Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

This is one of two Istanbul Four Season estates, however when it comes to the vistas Bosphorus takes the lead. It is also much larger, however the Four Seasons Sultanahmet is more centrally-located if you’d rather explore on foot and avoid the taxi transfer to the old city.

Stay at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

What better way to absorb the ancient city between East and West, than with an immersive stay in an Ottoman palace? The 19th-century property makes for a stunning base. Wake to sparkling views of the Bosphorus, a backdrop that follows as you roam the complex. Sophisticated Ottoman styling has also prevailed, offering an alluring window into old-world luxury. Let the sounds of the metropolis tempt you out for a wander. Or indulge in a signature treatment at the Turkish hammam. Delightful gözleme dishes and more await the evening’s dining, which can be taken poolside or on the terrace under seductively dimming skies.


As far as city hotels go, this is quite a large property with an amazing waterfront position. You will be based near the Dolmabahçe Palace, home to the last Ottoman sultans, with other famed sites, museums and palaces also closeby.


The hotel’s 170 guest rooms and suites are spread across three beautifully adorned buildings, including the Palace building which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and unbeatable Bosphorus views. Stays are elegant, with opulent Ottoman touches and decor.

Who is it for

This is a great option for both couples and families, however if you’re after a particularly intimate getaway, alternative boutique properties might be more preferential.

Facilities & activities

Leisure facilities include a large outdoor pool, whirlpool tub and decking area, alongside a spacious fitness suite, wellness centre and atmospheric indoor pool, complete with subtle lighting and innovative mosaic design. Choose from five authentic dining venues, which have been a huge hit with the locals.

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