This chic hotel set in a 19th century Ottoman palace, perfectly located on the European bank of the Bosphorus, offers guests an unparalleled experience, combining the magic of a palatial hotel with some exceptional things to see and do.
The hotel showcases the best of Turkish hospitality with attention paid to the finest details. Each of the 145 guest rooms and 25 elegant suites have contemporary mahogany furnishings . The palaces crown jewels are surely the Palace Roof suite with its private rooftop terrace and total privacy which are simply without equal on the banks of the Bosphorus.
There is no better place to recharge amidst a bustling city. The luxurious hotel is only a 5 minute walk from lively Besiktas Square where the vibrant night life and world class shopping will entice you. The concierge will swiftly arrange a taxi , alternatively I enjoyed the shuttle bus that offers complimentary trips between this hotel and the Four Seasons in Sultanahmet.
Be sure to experience exquisite dining with tranquility and elegance at Aqua Restaurant , the talented chefs use the freshest ingredients to create traditional and innovative dishes. For a more intimidate experience on a crisp winter evening, I opted to curl up snugly in an igloo while savouring my meal and soaking up the most breathtaking view of the waterfront skyline – I felt like a real life princesses.
Traversing the top floors , rooms overlooking the splendid Bosphorus in all its sun – drenched brilliance, fill the entire room with a warm sensation that made me smile.There is no better way to feel the caress of the sea breeze as it dances gently over your body through an open window, while relaxing with a good book
Indulge in the spa with its authentic hammam, the spa includes three separate hammams ( a first in the city ) nine treatment rooms and one VIP spa. The pool features underwater music , whirlpool and poolside relaxation areas. Decorated in light marble with coloured mosaic tiles adds to the Ottoman elegance that emanates through out the hotel.
The glamour of The Four Seasons exudes an ambience of opulence, defining what really matters to guests , warmth and an enrichment in experience. For fun loving travellers, business men and women and families alike , its a winning combination An early morning stroll along the waters edge gives way to the first rays of the day, the gentle breeze and slow waves on the river, flowing upward to the white puffed clouds in the brilliant sky above. Seagulls , flapping, whirling and dive bombing in and out of the water, waken the dawn with their symphony of song as they fill their beaks with breakfast
Enjoy a taste of the good life, whether its rubbing shoulders with golden-heeled guests, drinking Turkish coffee, sipping on a signature cocktail, watching the seagulls swoop into the cool waters or taking a dip in the heated pool there are all sorts of unique experiences to be had at the ultra – luxurious Four Seasons.