Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

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Teyfikhane Sok No 1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Description
Situated in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Basilica Cistern. Also nearby are Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace. ... Read more

Features.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet has a full-service spa, a sauna, and a fitness facility. There is a 24-hour business center on site. This luxury hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, 24-hour room service, and concierge services.

Rooms.
Accommodations at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet feature CD players and minibars. Rooms are equipped with plasma televisions with cable channels and DVD players. All accommodations provide complimentary newspapers and multi-line phones with voice mail. For a surcharge, guests can use the in-room wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms offer separate bathtubs and showers, televisions, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Additional amenities include hair dryers and clock radios. All guestrooms at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet are non-smoking.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Bathtub

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Jakarta, Indonesia

It's an old prison converted into a hotel. Nope, I didn't stay here but had visited its restaurant only. Food was excellent and staff was friendly. There is a rooftop bar which has the view of Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus, an ideal place to chill.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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Fantastic. Rooms are on the small side but the location and views from this property are spectacular. If you are in Istanbul to see the historical sights, this is the best part of town to be in and the Four Seasons is THE place to stay.

Decor is lovely, service is top notch, and the food and beverage at the property are excellent. The hotel itself is a converted prison -- what a great place it would be to serve a life sentence.

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Santa Cruz, California, USA

From the moment I walked in, with the heady aroma of lilies to welcome me, I knew this hotel and I would get along. You would never guess at its former prison identity, if it weren’t for the staff pointing out old initials carved in the marble columns. Currently, the exquisite décor, elegant furnishings, Turkish art, and excellent service have transformed this into an absolute oasis, right in the heart of the Old City. The fitness room is large, with a spread of refreshments to reenergize after a workout, and his and hers saunas to melt in. I loved the Blue Room, a quiet, serene room for relaxing or enjoying a game or book. The restaurant is enclosed with large windows, letting in plenty of light to enjoy your meal by, and the lounge is a perfect place to enjoy a drink to the melody of the piano. There just isn’t any competition for this hotel in the Sultanahmet area!

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

This prison turned hotel is completely gorgeous from every angle! Perfect location for visiting the sights with Hagai Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace only steps away.

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Santa Monica

Unlike the hotels that embrace their notorious past, the Four Seasons doesn't really highlight its prior incarnation as a Turkish prison. But the hotel preserved some of the architectural features including the courtyard watchtowers and the prison's original wooden doors.

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Dallas, Texas

For each of my trips, I always eat at one of the city's leading restaurants. For Istanbul, it was the Four Seasons in Sultanahmet. Expensive, yes! But the meal was one I'll never forget. You might google the Four Seasons; I suspect the menu will be listed on their website. The hotel has an interesting background. Once a prison and converted to a hotel about 10 years ago, it was the backdrop for the movie "Midnight Express."

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Local from Istanbul, Turkey

This is an Ottoman era jail house converted to a hotel by Four Seasons... Even if you don't stay here... visit around 5.00 pm for an afternoon tea ... or later for a drink on the roof terrace (in the summer time)
lovely hotel with a character...

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Ankara, Turkey

That's my favorite Hotel.It is located in Sultanahmet region.That is the very histotical area. You can reach from here to Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia ,Basilica Cistern by walk.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

This former prison has been converted into one of the most luxurious hotels I have ever seen.
It is within a 5 minute walk of all of the most important historical monuments that Istanbul has to offer.
It was sold out when I visited but it felt like I had the whole place to myself.
There are many bars that are almost hidden that overlook both The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.
The main restaurant in the garden has glass walls and is so perfect surrounded by flowers.
There is even the original mosque refurbished to FS standards.
The service is impeccable, exactly what you expect from a Four Seasons.

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Norman, Oklahoma

The Four Seasons in Sultanahmet is absolutely incredible! It is in one of the nicer and quieter areas of Sultanahmet. During my visit I learned that the hotel is housed in a late 19th century Ottoman prison. The lobby and rooms are wonderful! Anatolian carpets line the halls and rooms. All the rooms have large comfy beds and a sitting area. I felt more like I was at home than in a hotel. One of my favorite features was the steam bath! It's like having a personal hamam in your room! While the standard rooms are wonderful, the deluxe room, which used to be the prison warden's office, is spectacular! This two floor room is more like a small apartment than hotel room! Another great aspect is the courtyard which is filled with greenery and a gazebo where you can enjoy a lovely lunch, or evening drink. There are three terraces, one with a view of the Marmara Sea, one of the cobble stone streets of the neighborhood, and one of the Haghia Sophia. All in all, if you want a luxurious stay in Istanbul's old city, this is the place to stay!

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Toronto

Great outdoor deck

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New York City, New York State, USA

Must have at least a drink here...this used to be a prison!

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
Parking
  • Free self parking
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Espresso maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • DVD player
  • Plasma TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 65
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

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