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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

The Four Seasons is set in an old Ottoman Palace, located on the shores of the Bosphorus. Its grounds are extensive, with several terraces, lawns outdoor restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool, and the views across the water are excellent. 

There are also two private piers, from which the hotel can arrange private water transfers or sightseeing trips. Within the hotel, rooms and corridors are light, open and filled with flowers. There are several lounges leading off from the lobby, which opens out onto the main terrace. Rooms are all large and elegantly decorated, with the highest levels of comfort, and the hotel's facilities are exceptional.

Our rating: Opulent

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