View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our newsletter
  1. Top 100 Hotels
January 10, 2018updated Jan 14, 2019

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

By Lauren Jade Hill

Set on the Bosphorus strait that links Europe and Asia, this Four Seasons hotel is housed in a restored 19th-century Ottoman palace. The pleasingly symmetrical exterior wouldn’t be out of place in a Wes Anderson movie, and is best viewed from the water (be sure to arrive by the hotel’s luxury boat transfer, or take a sunset cruise to explore the surroundings).

The interiors are soothing and understated; the views across the strait to the hills of Asia take center stage. Visit over a weekend to join in the festivities at a definitely-not-basic brunch — it’s more akin to a festival with live music.

Top suite: Atik Pasha Suite from $26,000 per night

If you do one thing: Tour local Ottoman mansions and visit celebrated interior designer and Ottoman art historian Serdar Gülgün’s waterside home.

Contact: Tarek Mourad, general manager, concierge.bosphorus@fourseasons.com, +90 212 381 4051, fourseasons.com

Content from our partners
Laurent-Perrier Creates the Perfect Year with Grand Siècle
Parisian Fine Dining Concept Verde Makes Waves in Dubai
The Blue Economy: Bringing New Life to the Red Sea
Select and enter your corporate email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle news and travel.
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network