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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #24 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Stellar hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

My family stayed at this hotel for an entire week and were thrilled to be there everyday. The views of the Bosphorous are outstanding. The service at this hotel is outstanding-from the front desk to the concierge to housekeeping. We enjoyed the best brunch/dinner buffet on Christmas Day-it was the best buffet we have ever seen. Our room was comfortable, clean and quiet-a true respite after being in the chaos of Instanbul during the day. The indoor pool was fabulous and we took advantage of it most days. The private hammam is great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, it is worth every penny. If you are spending 4, 5 or more days in Istanbul, I recommend staying at the Four Seasons Sultanhamet for two nights to make it easier to see the sights in the old city, but I'd definitely stay here the other nights. The Bosphorous location is conveniently located for visiting the Palace Dolmabache, taking the ferry tours of the Bosphorous, traveling to the Asian side, going to restaurants and getting to Taskin Square. Love this hotel!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 17 February 2012
Dear Lov2travel888,

Thank you very much for your complimentary post. You made our day with the great comments and we're very happy to find out that we've ensured a memorable stay for you and your family.

We hope to be your host again in the nearest future.

Best regards to Minneapolis,
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Team
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

For our thirtieth anniversary we had decided to go to Istanbul and booked our accommodations through Amex Travel. By doing so, we were cheerfully upgraded to really special suites that were spacious and very enveloped in the cultural feel of the country. The Four Seasons has 2 locations in Istanbul, and we heard you can split your stay between the "old" and "new" city locations and we did just that. What spectacular locations and accommodations. The Four Seasons staff are truly professionals and were some of the nicest people we've met in Europe (we get around a bit). From the front desk, to the concierge to the doorman, everyone was super patient, courteous and genuinely helpful. I can't say what a difference the people can make.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Dear Mark C,

Thank you very much for your post on Trip Advisor about your recent stay in November.

We are very happy to find out that we have been up to your expectations and have ensured a memorable stay for your thirtieth anniversary. We truly believe that Istanbul is one of those unique cities, where you can not only travel back in time to discover its great history but also enjoy the present with all its energy and charm.

You can be assured that your comments will be shared with the rest of the team as we are a sum of our people. As you've also very kindly mentioned, our people make the whole difference.

We hope to host you again in the nearest future,

Best regards,

Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

Definitely stay here. Best hotel I've stayed in for years. I wish all hotels were as nice, friendly, comfortable, etc as this one..

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Dear Bernardvaleri_11,

Thank you very much for your recent post on Trip Advisor.

You made our day with your great comments! It is so rewarding for us to read that you felt Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus is the best hotel you've stayed in for years...Our people are our greatest asset and this is what makes our guests' experience unique and memorable. Your sincere words are our biggest motivator.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future.

Warm regards to New York City,

Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Team
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

The service is impeccable! The hotel and views are gorgeous. The spa is amazing with very convenient long hours, which helps to decompress after a long day. Private Hammam rituals is a must! Really nice treatment. There is not much variety on the premises for the food, but the one restaurant that is in the hotel is excellent. Fish is incredible, good selection of wines. I would certainly come back and stay again and use the spa.

Room Tip: the hotels has 3 buildings, but the main one is facing the bay and the water has amazing views
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Dear Marinanyfedd,

Thank you very much for your recent post on Trip Advisor. You made our day with your great comments! We are very happy to find out that we were up to your expectations and ensured a memorable stay.

You can be assured that we will share these comments with the rest of our employees, especially with Spa and F&B teams. Private Hammam Moments Ritual is indeed a must-do while in Istanbul, combining the traditional hammam with modern Spa therapies.

We hope to host you again during your next visits to Istanbul and we send our best regards to New York,

Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Team
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Spa and the pool of the hotel are absolutely fabulous, as indeed is the whole establishment itself. Everything is well-pointed, orderly, and just works - thanks to the great service. The restaurant was also top-notch, especially for desserts.

Stayed here after some nights in Four Seasons Sultanahmet, which proved out to be a good combination to see the more of city and to be able to relax fully.

Warmest thanks to all of the staff, and Mr. Yalin Akalan in particular for being the most gracious host. Room 1211 is indeed spectacular. Traveling with my father who had wished for several decades to enjoy the shores of Bosphorus in the grand old style so often forgotten in this modern world, this was truly an experience of a lifetime.

I am looking to return with the next generation. In the mean time, I can recommend the property without any hesitation.

Room Tip: Rooms with view both for Bosporus and Sultanahmet are divine.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Matkatin
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Dear Matkatin,

Thank you very much for your recent post on Trip Advisor.

We are very happy to read that you and your father enjoyed your stay at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus and had a memorable visit. We will share your message with the rest of our team, especially with Mr. Yalin Akalan and our executive pastry chef as nothing can be a greater motivator than our guests' comments.

We hope to host you again in the nearest future,

Best regards to Helsinki,

Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Team
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Perfect location on the Bosphorus with exellent views from the dining room and lobby. Garden view rooms are luxurious but no water view
Views at night with the bridge lit are magical
Very good dining room for breakfast and dinner with a range of styles and fairly good service
One of the few places in Istanbul that can make an exellent Martini
The extravagant orchid arrangements everywhere were wonderful
Only drawback is the neighborhood has nothing to see or do-everything a 20 minute walk (or cab) away

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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new york, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

This is a superb property with service that anticipates every need. It is nicely located right on the Bosphorus and away from the hubbub of the major tourist sites but close enough that they are an easy cab ride. The concierge staff is knowledgeable and listen to your needs and wishes, unlike some even in some luxury hotels. In short this is an extraordinary experience. We visited the Four Seasons Sultanabad twice for drinks, but we were SO very glad we chose to stay at the Four Seasons Bosphorus which is very spaciou and open and light, and the one in Sultanabad, while lovely, struck us as slightly claustraphobic.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Address: Ciragan Cad. No. 28 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#18 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus 5*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. On the European bank of the Bosphorus – which flows through Istanbul’s history and heart – Four Seasons gives a 19th-century palace a fresh, eclectic spirit. Alluring facilities include a chic urban spa. Fine restaurants and pools by the quayside overlook the Asian shore. And all are awash in the light, space and excitement of this water’s-edge location. ... more   less 
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