Four Seasons Istanbul

Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Sultanahmet-Eminonu, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey
(5 star hotel)
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Ottoman grandeur, excellent location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 24, 2013

Housed in a former Ottoman prison, The Four Seasons in Sultanahmet is anything but. It is the ultimate luxurious treat. Though it lacks the Bosphorus views of the Bosphorus Four Seasons, it more than compensates with the views of the Hagia Sophia and the central location next to all of the top sites. For the first time visitor, with a bit of money to spend, there is no other place to stay.

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The Best in Europe ??? Maybe !!!!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 16, 2009

This is the 2nd time I come to Istanbul....the last time I came I came with my buddies, so we stayed in a different hotel, but time I came with my lovely girlfriend and we stayed at this magical hotel....The Four Seasons. We have enjoyed staying at the Four Seasons wherever we travel because they usually have the best location and the best service.....And the one here in Istanbul doesn't disappoint. The question is which Four Seasons is better the one in Paris or the one here in Istanbul and I must say it's a toss up !!!! The service here in Istanbul is 100% perfect !!! The location...literally a stone throw away from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the old town is 100% Perfect.... The rooms are nice and nicely laid out...don't fear... the windows are sound proof so the call to prayer won't wake you at 5:00 a.m. The only down side this hotel... it's pricey...we stayed in a regular room and it ran us $400 US a night plus 18% tax !!!!! but, you want the best you'll pay for it !!!! This Four Seasons has won just about every major award in the travel industry, from best service to best location to best spa, to best you name it !!!!!

We stayed for a weekend and it was magical.....just be aware of the prices even in the lobby for a drink....the beers run about $14 US !!!!!

A Taxi from the airport was $32 US....the hotel service wanted $100 US......

Unique Quality: Hotel secuirty is extremely high....but not intrusive !!!!! but you know they are there !!!!!!

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Beautiful, Breath-taking and Memorable

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 18, 2008

The accomodations were spectacular; the ambience was unique.
We left to enjoy the breath-taking sights; guided by the Concierge of Istanbul (www.concierge-of-istanbul.com). When we returned to the Hotel, we were treated to hospitality that was second to none. I would recommend visiting in June or July; for at least 3 days.

Unique Quality: This Hotel used to be a Turkish prison.

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Probably the best

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 30, 2006

If you want the city's best, a beautiful hotel with Ottoman character, luxury appointments and superbly trained staff, in the best possible location for sightseeing, this is it.
The historic Ottoman building was formerly (and famously) a prison, but that's beside the point. It is now carefully restored and adapted to lodge a mere 130 guests in 65 guest rooms (including 11 suites) served by a staff of 200, meaning that there are more staff than guests.
The guest rooms come in three sizes (Standard, Superior, Deluxe), with even the Standard being of good size. Rich dark wood, brass fittings, oil paintings by local artists, Turkish craft items and of course rich Turkish carpets furnish them all.
Location, location, location: the Four Seasons is on Tevkifhane Sokak in Sultanahmet, literally a stone's throw from Ayasofya, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, and only a scenic five-minute stroll from Topkapi Palace.

Directions: Sultanahmet

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Old jail house - now luxury hotel!

by written on July 7, 2004

Unique Quality: Once the jail-house, knowdays one of the luxury hotels.
The hotel itself is marvelous with it's architecture, and the location of the hotel in the heart of the old city near all the most important touristic sights makes it fantastic.

You will quite surprised to find out that there are more personal working at the hotel then maximum possible number of guests. :)

Directions: Go down the street in the area between Aya Sofia and Sultanahmet Mosque

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 16, 2003

Four Seasons hotel which is located in the old city,close to Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace was originally a prison in recent centuries and converted into a deluxe hotel..Chosen as the 3. best hotel in Europe by authorities..

Ciragan Kempinsky is in the bosphorus and used to be a Emperor Palace ,a summer resort ...Very elegant...You will feel like you are living in a modern palace..

Unique Quality: Four Seasons was an escapade for Cameron Diaz,Madonna,Demi Moore and many more celebrities..

Ciragan Kempinsky was the honeymoon hotel for Kennedy Jr. who passed away in a plane crush ...
Kempinsky is very popular for European Jet Set weddings..

Directions: Tevkifhane sokak no.1/sultanahmet eminonu
Istanbul 34490
Turkey
-ist airport 18 km / 11 miles
-located in the old city district, neighbouring the
Blue mosque and hagia sofia church, and steps from
Topkapi palace

timucinogun Mar 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Nice hotel..

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Address: Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Sultanahmet-Eminonu, Istanbul, 34110, Turkey

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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