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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #34 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Great Hotel. Beautiful location on the Bosphorus. Breakfast buffet was amazing. The staff and service were top notch. We were there at the beginning of July and will go back sometime in the future. Very cool sitting out by the pool in Europe, while overlooking Asia, on the other side of the Bosphorus.

Room Tip: Our room over looked the courtyard. There must have been three or four weddings that weekend. My wif...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

My husband and I were in Istanbul in February and had the good fortune to stay at the Four Seasons. The hotel is beautiful and the staff was amazing. The weather was cold and rainy, so we didnt have the opportunity to enjoy being right on the Bosphorus as much as we would have liked, but enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear lalaelaine,

Thank you very much for sharing a post about your stay in February. We are happy to read that you had a good time at our Hotel and went home with nice memories.

We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back..maybe this time in a different season so that you can enjoy the sunshine at the beautiful shores of the Bosphorus.

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

We chose to stay there and relax before leaving on a cruise, and were never even tempted to leave the hotel. From their greeter at the airport to our drive to the ship, our visit was flawless.
The pool (on the Bosphorus) was fabulous, and the spa was wonderful. Our dinner waiter encouraged us to try Turkish wine (delicious) and foods, although they have a myriad of other choices. Our suite was beautifully appointed, with a window seat on the Bosphorus. We will definitely return for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the best view of the Bosphorus.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear Terri J,

Thank you very much for your post and the great comments. It is a big joy to read that your stay was flawless and we made it up to your expectations. I'll share this with everyone in my team, especially with Aqua Restaurant and Spa.

We hope to host you again in the nearest future.

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

This is the thirt time in Istanbul, first at Conrad Hotel (very good), second at Radisson Blue Bosphorus(no pool ?!!), and now Four Seasons by the Bosphorus .
It is actually a palace, a piece of architecture. Beautiful.
The service is what stands out, as in all Four Seasons.
Everyone extremely kind as usual, always surprising you with many amenities at the right time and right place. They really select people that likes to serve (you don't see they acting smiles, or doing a favor).
The room is very good and the breakfast awsome, though you will probably will eat too much.

At night, we went to dinner and dance at Reina, the best dance place in town, by water taxi ! Fantastic experience, grab a "taxi" in front of a wonderful palace by the water and navigate through the Bosphoros under the ilumminated bridge and land at a huge and beautiful complex of restaurants and dance floor, thousands of happy people. Not bad ahh ? Don't hesitate, do it !

Then you have the city, breath taking, the world history is here, it makes Europe looks like an young continent.

Ah, don't miss the pools,the first the one by the Bosphorus and then the hot one in a beautiful spa area.

Have a great stay !

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear LuizLobo,

Greetings from the sunny shores of Bosphorus.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. You can be assured that this post made my day, especially the part about our service and the warmth of our staff.
We are blessed with a beautiful location but our biggest asset is our people. It makes me so happy to read that we ensured a memorable stay while you were in Istanbul.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Istanbul, trust me that it will be even better in your 4th visit!

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

An amazing hotel in the heart of Istanbul - easy to get everywhere - and an incredible pool and view and escape to come home to from seeing the city. we loved everything about the hotel and would go back again in a second.
and GO IN SUMMER AS THE CITY IS NOT BUSY AND YOU CAN SEE ALL QUICKLY!! NO WAITING IN LINE.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear Jeffreylatimer,

Thank you very much for your post. You made our day with your heartwarming comments and we are happy to read that you enjoyed spending time at the Hotel.

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

Best regards to Toronto,

Leonardo Baiocchi
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Do I need to say more? Absolutely phenomenal property...and the location cannot be better. It is a bit away from all the tourist sites but that worked fine for us as we spend most of our time exploring the Ortakoy and Bekistas areas (as an aside Ortakoy has a really cute crafts market on the weekend and exploring it is a great way to spend a lazy Sat afternoon). Both the pools are fab and nothing beats a night in the outdoor garden watching the ships sail by. The concierge desk was extremely helpful and did a great job getting us into some hard to get spots. Can't think of a better hotel in Istanbul if you are ok shelling out the dineros

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear NYCTripper_11,

Thank you very much for your post about your stay in May. Your sincere comments made us very happy as nothing can be a greater motivator than our guests' feedback.

We hope you come back soon and enjoy the pools, terrace and all the other facilities again.

Best regards to New York City,

Leonardo Baiocchi
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This is one of the most physically beautiful hotels we have ever seen. It is a Palace directly on the Bosphorus. Immaculately kept. Marble. Fountains. Inviting swimming pool. Dinner area set up right on the water. We stayed in a suite in the Palace with views directly onto the Bosphorus. It is a magical setting, especially in the evening with the moonlight literally shimmering on the water. The food is excellent. I have read other reviews concerning uneven service. I found that we had to try harder than usual (perhaps than we should have needed to) to communicate specific, unusual requests. For example, we asked for skim milk; instead we got yogurt milk. We just shrugged our shoulders and chalked this up to traveling in a foreign country. The staff is always ready to help and is quite friendly. If you are looking for extra fun, take a private boat ride that departs from the hotel. You won't forget it - ever!
One average point: I received a so-so spa treatment. Nothing special.
If you are on a budget, don't stay here. If you are just looking for an amazing experience in Istanbul, this is your hotel.

Room Tip: You can't beat the corner suite on the second floor of the Palace, overlooking the Bosphorus!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Dear Elena J,

First of all, thank you very much for your post and your comments. I'm happy to read that you had a pleasant stay with us and went home with nice memories of Four Seasons Bosphorus.
We truly appreciate your valuable feedback about our service. It's very important for us to have information about our guests' experience as this is the only way we can improve and get better.

Please be assured that I'll talk to the related department heads about your comments and we will pay extra attention to the communication issue.

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

Best regards to Atlanta,

Leonardo Baiocchi
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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
#12 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#23 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £169 - £474 (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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