Since opening in 1996, this hotel is one of the jewels in the Four Seasons' crown, being both a Conde Nast Traveller Award Winner and a Travel + Leisure Award Winner. Enjoying its excellent worldwide reputation - and going from strength to strength, this is a boutique style hotel of just 65 rooms and suites located in a former prison in the centre of Istanbul's Old Town. It may be one of the smallest in the Four Seasons chain, but the hotel offers everything that a larger hotel does, and much more besides. The three-storey, neo-classic building is conveniently situated between Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.

The atmosphere in the hotel is warm and welcoming with an air of elegance and charm. The interior design pays homage to the city's rich Ottoman heritage, with arched ceilings, decorative local artefacts throughout and a fantastic collection of antique rugs and Turkish sofas. The 65 rooms and suites have the traditional Four Seasons decor - refined antique wood, plush carpets, vaulted ceilings and arched windows. Rooms are furnished with a writing desk, chairs, a private refrigerated bar and an armoire with a television, DVD and Bose CD player. The marble bathroom includes a deep soaking tub and a separate shower.

While the smooth and ever-attentive service is typical to Four Seasons, in Istanbul there is no other hotel that can deliver the same high level of service that is on offer here. The 24-hour staff will get you anything and everything you need, be it chocolates with your coffee or a private helicopter, it will arrive at super speed too. This is a hotel where Turkish traditions, from the warmth of the welcome to the attentive service, ensure that every guest leaves with fond memories and the intention to come back time and time again.


Superbly located in a beautiful glass pavilion in the manicured courtyard garden, this is the place to try out as many dishes as possible, given the selection of international cuisine and local specialities prepared by the very talented Chef Mehmet Gok and his team.


The Health Club is fully-equipped with cardiovascular machines, free weights, bottled water and energy drinks. After working up a sweat, it makes sense to visit the sauna or to try some of the wonderful spa treatments available - from massages to facials and aromatherapy treatments


The Hotel is equipped to handle the most demanding presentation and communication requirements

with advanced event expertise and trademark Four Seasons support on hand 24 hours a day to respond to every need. There are sophisticated function spaces available from the exclusive boardroom for private meetings and dinners to a ballroom that can accommodate up to 190 for a professional..