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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #35 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
West Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Property”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

From the entrance to the marble floors to the beautiful ocean front terrace, it is a breathtaking property! The service was amazing, the breakfast buffet was like none I have seen before, amazing real fruit jams, an actual hive of fresh honey, cheese, fresh juices, the list goes on. It was all amazing. Our room was large and open, the bathroom was beautiful. No complaints at all. Highly recommended. AND when I left my camera at the lounge one night - I was happy to have it returned to me in the morning. Thank you for that!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FS_Istanbul, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dear funjoy77,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your room and had a pleasant time with us. You made my day with your kind comments emphasizing the breakfast and the view from Hotel's terrace.

As we always say, our people are our biggest asset at Four Seasons and I'm so glad that we made sure you got your camera back.

We hope you come back to Istanbul and visit us again very soon...

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The hotel had wonderful service. I have stayed at numerous Four Seasons over the years and this one is one of my favorites. The lobby and guest areas smell amazing (you will know what I mean when you are there)!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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FS_Istanbul, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Dear katri717,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May. It is such a great pleasure to read that you found the service "excellent", I shared your kind comment with the rest of the team.

We hope that you visit us again very soon and I promise to keep Hotel's smell the same until your next stay...

Best regards to Miami,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

my wife and i stayed here for 3 nights with many friends.

The hotel is very well located on the shores of the Bosporous with beautiful view of the sea. The lobby is nothing specacular however the sit-out facing the pool and the sea is brilliant. The rooms are quite large with an equally large bathroom, with a seperate shower and a tub area. We had a room with a view of the sea and it was beautiful. The free wifi in the room was excellent and the house-keeping had no complaints.

The breakfast spread is excellent, with great variety of food, fresh fruits and juices. It stays open till 11 am and that was a blessing.

The location of the hotel can be a bit downer though. Its about 10 mins away from Taksim square and about 20 minutes from the old city. If the traffic gets bad, and it does often, the distance can only take longer.

All in all, its a great hotel and definitely recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear RMJK,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May. I am delighted to read that you had a pleasant time with us and enjoyed your visit with your wife and friends. I see that you had the opportunity to enjoy Hotel's outlets and loved the breakfast.

With reference to your comment about the location, I agree that traffic in the city can be challenging sometimes. Therefore, we recommend our guests to use water taxi and boat transfers if the weather permits. We are lucky to have two piers which makes it convenient for all kinds of boats.

We hope you come back and visit us again very soon...

Best regards to Mumbai,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

WOW -
Everything about this hotel is just that and nothing else.
Amazing hospitality, just too much of simple elegance, outstanding upkeep, fabulous waterfront on the Bosphorus, great food and a general style of the staff that just pleases you every now and then.
Great Experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Samit-Garg,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and you described your experience as "great". Your kind comments on our staff made my day!

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

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Amazing hotel, beautiful location near the Bosphorus with gorgeous swimming pool. Very attentive staff and helpful concierge. The rooms are quite spacious with marble bathrooms (bathtub and shower) and are very clean. It is even worth while coming here just for a drink/meal in the evening to enjoy the peace and take a break from the bustling Istanbul streets. Beautiful SPA, only downfall would be the breakfast with very little choice for the price being paid.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear luxuryworldwide,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in May. It is a great pleasure to read that you had a lovely time with us and I'm happy to see that you described our Hotel as an oasis in the city.

In addition, I appreciate your constructive feedback on the breakfast, and please be assured that I will look into this issue.

We hope you come back and visit us again very soon...

Best regards to London,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Stratford, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We just returned from staying four nights at the Four Seasons and I was very impressed. The staff was very attentive and the rooms were very spacious. Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus lives up to all your expectations.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear AmyB603,

Thank you very much for sharing this post regarding your stay in April. I'm happy to read that we met your expectations during your four days with us. Our biggest aim is to ensure a memorable stay for our guests.

We hope that you come back and visit us again very soon...

Best regards from Istanbul,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Our first trip to Istanbul, and we thought long and hard about where to stay.........we'd decided that after full days exploring the amazingly hectic and frenzied city life, we might welcome a touch of peace and serenity in this beautiful and luxurious hotel superbly situated right next to the Bosphorus. Jumping into readily available and inexpensive taxis whenever needed was not a problem for us !
We arrived on an early flight from Beijing, and had asked the hotel for an early check-in if possible, and to our delight they managed to oblige and by 7.30 am we were relaxing in our luxurious room on the 4th floor which overlooked the courtyard at the front of the hotel, but also gave us a small view of the Bosphorus with the many ferries and small boats providing a hive of activity and entertainment.
Our room and bathroom was as you would expect from a 5 star hotel.....and everything was perfect in every way....from the generous amount of soft fluffy towels, cosy dressing gowns ( choice of winter or summer weight ), slippers, excellent toiletries, huge comfy bed, Nespresso machine, well-stocked mini bar, fruit plate etc. etc........everything worked superbly !
Breakfasts were fantastic. So much choice from the buffet, and the staff couldn't do enough for us, even encouraging us to sample traditional Turkish dishes which were freshly prepared from the kitchen. All truly delicious.
We'd also like to give high praise to both the Room Service staff, and Bar staff who were all amazingly efficient, professional and friendly, serving us hot, tasty food on every occasion. We decided to give the main restaurant Aqua a miss based on what we felt to be a rather limited choice of dishes on their evening Italian menu. Surprising really, as the all day dining menu served in either the lounge or bar areas was extremely extensive. This was our only disappointment !
Spa, pool and gym areas looked to be fantastic, although we have to admit we didn't manage to indulge.
We would like to thank absolutely every member of staff who certainly knew how to give impeccable "service with a smile" which we truly appreciated.
The Four Seasons at the Bosphorus gave us an unforgettable experience.........many many thanks to all !!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Ros N,

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your stay in April and I would like to say that we feel honored as you have chosen Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus during your first visit to Istanbul.

I'm glad to read that you had the opportunity to experience Hotel's outlets and I have noted your comments on our restaurant, Aqua. We are working on our menus currently and we just launched the summer menu, hopefully you will find it to your taste in your next visit.

I shared your review with the rest of the team, especially room service and bar teams as there can be no bigger motivator than our guests' comments.

Thank you once again for your kind comments and we hope to welcome you back during your future trips to Istanbul...

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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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
#13 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#23 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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