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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #35 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2012

A truly wonderful hotel, with great service, great food, luxurious rooms and an amazing view. It was a pleasure to stay on the Bosphorus thus having an opportunity to experinece more of Istanbul than just the historical area. The hotel is around the corner of the "water-taxi" area and we planned elaborate trip connections to escape the road traffic and still get to the old area and visit the Hagia Sophia etc. Or just ask the concierge desk and they will arrange it for you. It was amazing - I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Great location, superb service, awesome pool and facilities.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Situated at the Bosphorus, four seasons presents scenic view from restaurant & pool. A fantastic 5 star available at value for money rates provides all what you need to have a relaxing break. Excellent service with good sized rooms. They can do better with may be with one more restaurant to provide more options to the guests.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We stayed here as a family for 3nights,and l have been to many four seasons from London,Europe,Asia,Middle East,l've seen them!And the only good thing i have to say is "the view from the pool,to the pool itself was the only thing i liked!(being the music in the pool itself,and staff running to assist you!(THERE IS TOO MANY WEDDINGS GOING ON,AND IT IS ALL AROUND THE POOL,IN THE THREE NIGHTS WE WERE THERE AS A FAMILY,WEDDINGS WERE ON UNTIL LATE IN THE MORNING TIME).That's why we moved to the Kempinski next door...
All respect to the bride's and groom's,BUT this is another hotel "that is about how much money can we get?NOT how to APPRECIATE our guests as well...

Room Tip: Do not choose views to the pool.(ALL about the PARTIES)...
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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FSBosphorus, Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2012

Dear Daniela B,

Thank you very much for your post. We are terribly sorry to read that we haven't met your expectations during your stay and we apologize for all the inconveniences.

We truly hope that we will be given another chance to ensure an enjoyable stay. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at sibel.benli@fourseasons.com if I may be of any assistance for your future visits to Istanbul.

Best regards,
Sibel Benli
Director of Public Relations

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Stayed 4 nights in May 2012 on a family trip. Great location right on the Bosphorus. It is expensive and we were disappointed with a dark ground floor room at the back of the hotel. As usual for the Four Seasons, the service was excellent and the room well equipped. The two main drawbacks are a) traffic and b) it is a business hotel so expect to be overwhelmed at times by people attending conferences.

We'd recommend the water taxi to get into town - at 87 Lire one way, it isn't cheap but saves time and hassle. Also forget taking a taxi to Ortakoy - walk instead, it is only 12 mins.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

As a regular user of 5 star hotels you come to almost expect a certain level of service, but we feel that this hotel surpassed our expectations and I would suggest that this is one of the best 5 star hotels we have stayed in over the recent years. What makes it outstanding is the quality of the staff, attentive but not overly so, which means the service is personal but also relaxed. The food is excellent and the location means that for both business or pleasure you can be out of the city and relaxing by the amazing Bospherous within 30 minutes.
The breakfast and evening dinner in the summer months are served on the outdoor terrace which in a morning has all the bustle of the boats passing back and forth on the water immediately in front of you, and by night is transformed into a beautifully lit palace with a romantic atmosphere. I spoke to the hotel manager during my stay and I will say it again I think he and his team are tip top !!

Room Tip: Garden view room 3034 3033 still have a distant view of the Bospherous and are far enough away from...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

I love Four Seasons Hotels, there are the best quality hotel chain for me and i tried them all. Choosing Four Seasons guarantees highest quality accommodation and service.
This hotel building is amazing (an old ottoman palace), the view on the Bosphorus is incredible. You should go when the weather is nice and you can enjoy having a drink at the terrace with the Bosphorus view ... unique ! Ideal for a romantic trip.
The only pb is that it's a high luxury level hotel and it might be a bit too much if you just want to go and have a few days stay with young people. For example, i felt like the staff was not used to see someone un-shaved, wearing a jean and a back-pack as a guest. I stayed there 2 times and could not get used to it. Also, even though the location is nice for the view, there is not much around if you want to go shopping or hang out in a cafe/bar. Traffic being very bad in istanbul, any attempt to go out will inevitably take hours.
But overall, still best quality hotel, won't regret anything.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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
#9 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#14 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#25 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £242 - £449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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