Positioned right on the European side of the Bosphorus, this lovely Four Seasons hotel has wonderful views across to Asia and the old town of Istanbul, and is away from the immediate hustle and bustle of the city.
This Four Seasons is unique in being partly comprised a 19th century palace and a modern wing
The hotel is an enviable location right on the waters edge of the famous Bosphorus
A dip in the hotel pool has you swimming adjacent to the swirling waters of the city's iconic river
Aqua restaurant serves up superb Turkish and Mediterranean fare
Once a 19th century palace, the building has been transformed and opened in 2008 as a beautiful hotel with 141 rooms and 25 Suites. The fantastic terrace at the front of the hotel is right on the waters edge. Guests can relax here making the most of Istanbul’s mild climate, enjoying lunch or drinks and watching the boats pass by, or take a dip in the riverside infinity pool which is heated all year round.
The hotel itself is situated about 15 minutes from the centre of town (depending on Istanbul’s infamous traffic!) We can arrange a private car with guide and driver to help you explore the history, stunning sights and architecture of Istanbul. Alternatively, it is easy to hop in a taxi to the station, and then take the tram into the heart of the Sultanahmet - there are fantastic views of the city whilst passing over the river.
After a long day exploring Istanbul’s labyrinth of streets, the grand bazaar and beautiful architecture, return to the hotel and indulge yourself in the hotels’ luxurious, modern spa, with comprises of 10 treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, hammam and a wonderful sky-lit indoor pool.
When to visit
The best place to stay in the city - you have access to a historic hotel in a fantastic location, with first-class service and an incredible spa. The shuttle that runs to the Old City allows easy access for exploring too.
The hotel sits on the European bank of the Bosphorus in the centre of Istanbul. Close to the Dolmabahce Palace area with views of the city and across the Strait to the Asian shores.
Below the hot and bustling city of Istanbul lies the Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th century. The Basilica Cistern is a stunning architectural feat, and is not to be missed during your stay in Istanbul.
Half day walking tour of the Old City
Enjoy a half-day private, guided tour of the monuments of the Old City. Your guide will be able to tailor-make the tour for you depending on your interests as well as adjusting your itinerary to avoided crowded times.
Istanbul culinary tour and Spice Market
Explore the Kadiköy Market and Street Food stalls of Asian Istanbul followed by the renowned Spice Market, stimulating your senses with tantalising sights, sounds and smells.
Private yacht on the Bosphorus
Explore the beauty of Istanbul embarking on a private yacht cruise along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. Enjoy brilliant views of Istanbul's great landmarks, such as the Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortnress.
Traditional Turkish Bath Experience
Take a break from the bustling city of Istanbul, and visit one of its old bath houses for a traditional hammam experience.