Four Seasons at Bosphorus
The property, set in a refurbished 19th-century building, has all the luxury bells and whistles–including a heated waterfront pool, a chic terrace restaurant, a 22,605-square-foot spa, and 170 airy, high-ceilinged rooms decorated in a hushed palette of cream, russet, and gold. If you like a sleek, understated aesthetic to a wildly ornate one, this property will appeal to you. With 170 guest rooms including 25 suites, the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is a tasteful blend of traditional (understated) Ottoman architecture and modern furnishings. In addition to the heated outdoor pool there is a delightful, naturally lit indoor pool, as well as spa and sublime Hammam to steamy the stresses away.
The historic mosques, minarets and bazaars mix with a confident, modern and even fashionable scene in the city where east meets west. The buildings around Sultanahmet and the Old City are truly awe-inspiring, and there are some wildly evocative views to be had of the Bosphorus River. These couple with truly world class restaurants and bars.