Located at the water’s edge on the European bank of the Bosphorus strait, the Four Seasons has given this 19th century Ottoman palace the legendary Four Seasons makeover. Alluring facilities include a chic urban spa, waterside dining and swimming and world class cuisine. Guests can admire the views and passing yachts from the comfort of the hotel, or immerse themselves in the vibrant scene of this neighbourhood where designer shops and jazz clubs are on the doorstep.
Interiors in beige, taupe, aqua, silver, and teal honour Ottoman design with traditional artwork. Rooms are divided between two wings with copper roofs and stone-and-stucco exteriors, and some boast high windows offering spellbinding water views. Nearly a quarter of the rooms offer views across the legendary Strait to the hills of Asia.
Choose Aqua restaurant with its picturesque terrace overlooking the Bosphours for Mediterranean fine dining. Chef Sebastiano Spriveri relies on local and coastal influences and ingredients for each of his signature dishes. Creating an unpretentious atmosphere that lets the flavours come through is his top priority featuring Italian cuisine.
Relax in the intimate and sophisticated YALI Lounge with afternoon tea on the terrace or a champagne aperitif. Or dine in the breezy quayside atmosphere of the Pool Grill the go to restaurant for savoury kebabs, chops, and prawns as well as lunchtime coolers like watermelon with white cheese, arugula leaves, pistachio and pomegranate sauce.
The spa takes inspiration from the enduring mystique and unique qualities of the hammam (Turkish bath), famous since Ottoman times. The huge facility offers 10 luxurious treatment rooms (including a private spa suite for two), steam rooms, saunas, men’s and women’s hammams and a breathtaking skylit indoor pool plus the stunning water’s edge outdoor pool.