Located in one of the oldest and most interesting quarters in Istanbul, the Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet is an ideal base from which to explore the city. You will enter into a place of beauty and quietness in the middle of bustling Istanbul. The beauty and charm of a century-old building will welcome you and the service of a dedicated staff team delights you at every turn.
The hotel is situated in a three-storey, neo-classic prison building with a landscaped courtyard. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is on the fringe of Old-Town Istanbul and less than a 10-minute walk from Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, and the Spice Market. The Grand Bizarre is only ten minutes further on foot. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport is about a 20-minute drive away.
The hotel offers luxury accommodation with original works by Turkish artisans such as handwoven Turkish rug. Decorated in a Turkish theme with neoclassical details, the rooms and suites at Four Seasons Istanbul at Sultanahmet come with an espresso machine. They all feature a flat-screen TV with CD and DVD players. A marble bathroom with deep soaking tub is standard. The hotel’s 65 guest rooms and suites hint at their ancient past, all the while celebrating the rich culture of Turkey with faience tiles, Ottoman antiques, tapestries, and intricate carpets.
The Four Season’s restaurant is located within a glass pavilion in the hotel’s courtyard garden and decorated with Turkish art and Ottoman period features. The Seasons Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy the popular Sunday brunch.
With stunning views of the Old City, A’YA Lounge is situated on the rooftop and has an impressive list of beverages and a menu of savory snacks such as mussel’s dolma, lamb durum and Turkish puff pastry. The spa facilities at the Four Seasons hotel feature health and beauty treatments.
Every room offers an intriguing perspective of either Istanbul, the hotel’s courtyard, or the stunning glass pavilion that covers the Seasons restaurant. The Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet is a great luxury choice for travellers interested in architecture, museums and monuments.
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Written by Frank