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Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Ranked #23 of 1,113 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Whitby, Canada
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Wonderful property, well-appointed, very clean and the wonderful service one expects from FS. Loved the grounds with great views of the Bosphorus. Gives a true resort feel wihtout being too far away from the old city. Nothing but praise for this gem in Istanbul.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jan Z
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Jan Z,

Thank you very much for your kind post and nice words, which made our day in Istanbul.
We hope to host you again in the nearest future.

Best regards to Canada,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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New York
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My husband and I spent two glorious nights at the Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus earlier this month, and our experience at this hotel was nothing short of perfect. We were treated like royalty, from check in to check out. The staff is so warm, so professional, so alert and so attentive and there are so many staff members, stationed throughout the hotel, always ready to offer assistance. We were upgraded to a suite with a partial Bosphorus view, which was a wonderful surprise. The breakfast buffets were simply beyond, beyond; so much delicious fresh food. The dining room servers at all meals were particularly attentive, offering to tailor the menu to suit my husband's requests. Everyone on this staff speaks perfect English, has perfect manners, and really cares about the satisfaction of the guests. This hotel is an elegant retreat in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ackfan
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear ackfan,

Thank you for sharing this post about your stay early this month. You made my day with your great comments about the attentiveness of our staff and the personalized service you've experienced during your stay.

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

Best regards to New York,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

the hotel has a magnificent location, outside the hustle and bustle of this magnificent city.
At times the Taxi ride is a little longer but the walk to the public Tram is about 15 minutes and with that stressless travel through the worse traffic.

Room Tip: with view of Busporus
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank joytravellervienna
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear joytravellervienna,

Thank you very much for your great feedback about the Hotel and we are delighted to read that it was a pleasant stay for you and your family.

We hope to host you again in Istanbul very soon.

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is my 3rd visit to Istanbul in 3 years. Stayed for 2 nights at the Four Seasons Bosphorus as I was attending a business event there.
On a previous work visit I stayed at the Hilton (also the modern part of town) and on a family vacation opted to stay in the Old Town.

Service and premises are what you would expect from a top notch Four Seasons, but you pay for it. Had breakfast at the restaurant ($50) !!! and lunch in a function room. Food and service were excellent.

Definitely being by the sea (the Bousphorus) is lovely and you can spend hours in a chair enjoying the weather and watching boat going by. While my room was overlooking the back of the hotel not sea view, I did not mind, as one seldom spends time in the room except for sleeping.

Interestingly I left a book I was reading on a table one day; I have the habit of dog earing the page (folding the coner) I stop at. Upon returning in the evening, I found housekeeping left me a book marker, and it was placed at exactly the right page. You can call that above and beyond the call of duty.

A 20 to 30 minutes stroll to the south along the shore takes you to the beautiful palace of Dolmabahce (a must see) and from nearby you can ride the finicular up to Taksim Square and the pedestrian/shopping Istiklal Street where the crowds, shops and restaurants are a nice entertainment in the evenings.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Everything about this ultra-luxe property is stellar--including the breathtaking location on the Bosphorus. I don't know which I liked best, the accommodations, staff, food, amazing night's sleep in the almost too-cozy bed, or the service--as they were all among the best I've experienced anywhere in the world. I cannot wait to return for an extended stay and will cherish my fond memories until then.

Room Tip: Loved having a room with a view of the street and neighboring buildings from the cozy window seat.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ellen B
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Ellen B,

Thank you for sharing your post. There is no bigger motivator than the comments of our guests and yours definitely made our day at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus. I'm delighted to read that we've ensured an enjoyable stay and hope to host you again, this time for an extended stay...

Best regards to San Diego,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

FABULOUS! Staying at this Four Seasons made my trip to Istanbul a dream. Great location on the Bosphoprus, I took a water taxi to the Grand Bazaar and all the great restaurants along the strait.
My room had a bay window with a beautiful view, I loved sitting on the sofa and watching the ships go by.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MonsterBaby1
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FSBosphorus, General Manager at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear MonsterBaby1,

Thank you for your fabulous post! I'm delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed both the luxury as well as the historical part of this magical city.

We hope to host you again during your next visits to Istanbul.

Best regards,

Leonardo Baiocchi
General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

WOW! Excellent location, Friendly staff. Real Luxury. Hotel facilities were excellent, good Breakfast, facing the sea on the bosphorus side. we stayed for 3 nights in 1st week of october 2012. highly recommended if you visit istanbul,

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank faizanhassan
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Property: Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Address: Ciragan Cad. No. 28 | Besiktas, Istanbul 34349, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#10 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#16 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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4 Seasons Istanbul At The Bosphorus
Four Seasons The Bosphorus
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