Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
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Adjacent to the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, and nearly as costly, this Four Seasons property is as elegantly restrained as the Kempinski is glamorously over-the-top. Both hotels attract high rollers, but while the Kempinski draws label-loving jet-setters (Victoria Beckham, anyone?), the Four Seasons attracts those who’d rather fly under the radar (in complete comfort, of course). The property, set in a refurbished 19th-century building, has all the luxury bells and whistles—including a heated waterfront pool, a chic terrace restaurant, a 22,605-square-foot spa, and 170 airy, high-ceilinged rooms decorated in a hushed palette of cream, russet, and gold. If you prefer a sleek, understated aesthetic to a wildly ornate one, this property will appeal to you.