The serene location of the Four Seasons at the Bosphorus, with 623 feet of private waterfront, more than compensates for the 15-minute drive to the city center. From May to October lounge beside the 90-foot outdoor pool with uninterrupted views of the Bosphorus and enjoy the inimitable flavors of Turkish kebab from Ocakbaşı, an alfresco summer pop-up. On Sundays, head to the Aqua restaurant for a memorable Sunday brunch. A seemingly endless buffet of international specialties is complemented with live music to conjure a festival atmosphere. The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center where each machine is furnished with a touch-screen television. The spa has 10 treatment rooms including a private spa suite for two, men’s and women’s hammams and a sky-lit indoor pool. In-room massage and spa services are available.