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Review of Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #24 of 1,116 Hotels in Istanbul
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Marrakech, Morocco
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Super & Excellent !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

The srevice was execellent ,the room very quiet with clear and soft color
Just I love it...the location is fantastic,I spent a lovely holiday
The spa and indoor pool are super
The stuff are very helpful

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ibtihaj A
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Ibtihaj A,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in December. It is a great pleasure to read that you've enjoyed your time with us and we've ensured a memorable holiday.

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

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

The Four Seasons has connotations of world class service, luxurious amenities, and exquisite comfort. Check. Check. Check.

I stayed at the Four Seasons Bosphorus three nights on business and was pleased all around. The location was well suited for meetings on either side of the Bosphorus--unfortunately they can't help you with the traffic. My breakfast was included in the room and provided for a salubrious banquet far exceeding my expectations. Gazing outside the dining room onto the veranda (surely for use during warmer months) brought feelings of jealousy that it was January rather than July.

I would certainly return for my next business or personal trip.

Room Tip: Treat yourself: upgrade your room for a Bosphorus view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank afnowak
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear afnowak,

Thank you very much for your kind comments and for sharing this post regarding your stay in January. It is a pleasure to read that you've enjoyed your three days with us at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus and we met your expectations for service, amenities and comfort.

I hope you come back and visit us very soon, hopefully this time for leisure...

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

The location is fantastic - tons of stuff in the area, and the sport on the Bosphorus is amazing. This is a rather expensive property, but you get what you pay for, and I would definitely spend the cash for a room facing the water in the palace part....

The property is excellent, the spa and indoor pool are fantastic.
One minor complaint is the policy of letting young children in the spa pool - esp the Jacuzzi(naked - hot water and naked children= unclean water)... very minor issue....

The bar and restaurant and main pool facing the water are a joy of peace and comfort. We used water-taxi's to get around which made the usual traffic issues in Istanbul much less of a hassle. We also had the hotel get us a water shuttle from the airport - THE BEST way to arrive - trust me!

Concierge services were top, some of the best anywhere, all the recommendations were spot on and straight forward.

The 4 Seasons Bosphorus is a real treat - you will not be sorry to book a room here!

Room Tip: Get a room in the Palace part of the hotel facing the Bosphorus
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mdbasile
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear mdbasile,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in December and for recommending us to other travellers. I'm very happy to read that you've enjoyed your time with us and felt that you had the value for your money. Nothing can be more motivating for us than our guests' comments.

I appreciate your kind feedback about the whirlpool at Spa and please be assured that we are looking into this issue. Also I read that you booked a private boat transfer for your airport pick up and I certainly agree with you that this is a great way to arrive the Hotel.

I hope you visit us again very soon...

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

The service was excellent, one of the best in Istanbul. We enjoyed every detail. Rooms are really nice, the location is wonderful. After a long flight SPA was very relaxing. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Dear Mary K,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in October and for recommending us to other travellers. It is a pleasure to read that you've enjoyed every detail about the Hotel.
I hope you will come back and visit us again very soon...

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Jupiter, Florida
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Third stay in this hotel. They are able to keep the high standardand even improve it slightly. Excellent Spa and the exterior areas are well kept and offer a nice lunch and dining environment with an unobstructed Bosphorus view .

Room Tip: stay in the palace part to have the best view on the Bosphorus
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Dear Flyingplumber,

Thank you very much for choosing us for the third time and for sharing this post regarding your stay in November. Your comments are very valuable to us as they are the only way to understand how to provide you with a better service.

Thank you once again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back during your next trips to Istanbul...

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

The staff learns your name and bends over backwards to meet your every need. "The Four Seasons Effect" comes on strong and leaves you like a spoiled brat. The hotel is situated in an incredible former palace, and a great location. The problem is just that the FS doesn't take the time to put any soul into its design, and plays it safe to satisfy ultra conservative corporate types. If you are an ultra conservative corporate type on business in Istanbul, this place is for you. If great design inspires you and gives you a deeper appreciation for a place, you will not find it here. There are cursory design elements that give you a hint that you are in Istanbul, without really committing to being there. You could pick up the furniture and palette and stick it in any city anywhere. However, great beds, immaculately clean rooms and spaces, and incredible views. Just lacking a soul!

Room Tip: I thought it was worth it to stay in the old palace with its incredibly high ceilings. We had a cour...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank withbells
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Dear withbells,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in November. I'm happy to read about "The Four Seasons Effect" and your comments on the attentiveness of our staff made me have goose bumps. I also appreciate your kind feedback on the design and I'm sorry to see that you felt it lacked a soul. We are working on adding local elements to our design and hopefully you'll see it the next time you come.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon...

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This was during my business trip to Istanbul. I have stayed at many 5 star properties growing up, but this hotel and the hotel room was by far the best 5 star property that I have stayed at. The rooms are massive with a great view, the services and the bath is amazing. The pool side has the best view for a hotel in Istanbul of the Bosphorous.
Would defi go and stay here again the next time I visit Istanbul even its for one night!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#17 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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