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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet.

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1 Tevkifhane Sokak
Istanbul, 34110, Turkey
TEL: (800) 332-3442
TEL: 90-212-402-3000

Set in the heart of Sultanahmet—a few minutes' walk from Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace—this property’s century-old Neoclassical building and manicured garden courtyard have hosted hotel guests since 1996. (In its earlier incarnation—as the city’s most famous prison—it was home to longer-term “visitors,” such as dissident poet Nazım Hikmet.) The 65 plush guest rooms here, though outfitted in traditional Four Seasons fashion (genteel wood antique repros, damask upholstery, plush wall-to-wall carpet), are greatly enhanced by the building’s graceful architecture, which incorporates vaulted ceilings and arched windows. Though there’s no swimming pool, the roof terrace, with views across the Sea of Marmara, is lovely in the summertime.

Room to Book:

Only the hotel’s 1,397-square-foot Marmara Suite is high enough to overlook the sea; of the rest of the rooms and suites, the quietest face the inner courtyard.

Insider Tip:

The hotel lies directly above the ruins of the Grand Byzantine Palace; many archaeologists suspect the site may possess the secrets of the fantastically mysterious Magna Ecclesia, the proto–Hagia Sophia.


Open / Closes
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 54

Number of Suites: 11

Year Opened: 1996



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