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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I spent four nights there this week. The location can't be beat as it is in walking distance to all of the major sites. The hotel staff is very accommodating and attentive. Every day we had fresh fruit and Turkish delight in our room. Any request we made was immediately granted. We travel quite extensively and I must say that this was one of our finer experiences.

I booked this holiday as apart of my mother's birthday gift and she was not disappointed! The service, the staff, food at the hotel and ambiance of the hotel were outstanding in every aspect. The room with a balcony is a must and views are picturesque! You must try the beef and yoghurt traditional dish at the hotel's restaurant, it's divine!

We just spent 5 nights at this incredible hotel! The staff is so proactive - personalizing your experience without being intrusive. It is such a calm and relaxing oasis hidden away in the oldest historical area of Istanbul! It was very difficult to have to leave!

Having stayed at this hotel on over 7 occasions in the past years , this establishment never ceases to impress me. The staff are courteous , polite and ever willing to assist . The rooms are charming and suite bathrooms and 3rd floor rooms offer spectacular views. Our recent trip was with the whole family and even though we were a large group every detail was seen too. The kids were treated to lovely novelty gifts , warm milk was brought up to them each evening and sweet treat surprises left for them after the room was serviced each day . The room allocated to my sister who has two small children was childproofed in that plastic cornices were attached to all sharp corners . Special mini robes and slippers were left for them to use after bathing and a mini stool left at the basin so they could reach up to the pedestal height. Each evening a bottle water ( in the shape of a character was left for each child ). The waffles at breakfast ❤️.All in all I can't fault this establishment on any front .Superb in every sense of the word.

The Four Seasons Hotel fulfilled all our expectations. The hotel is beautiful and conveniently situated near the major sightseeing spots, which is a blessing considering the traffic in this city. The attention and care of the staff, and especially the concierge were absolutely superb, his recommendations and advice spot-on and his interest in our well-being and satisfaction more than remarkable. A delight to have been guests here and will repeat the experience!

This hotel is in a perfect location close to everything you want to see in Istanbul. All the staff were excellent. They just need to review their prices for meal as there are so many good places to eat near the hotel. The call to prayer early in the morning can be a distraction

After a long day of traveling and an hour long Uber ride from the airport, we arrived at the hotel at about 7:00pm. We were checked in by a very friendly but very chatty front desk clerk. Normally chatty would be fine but she was a little difficult to understand so it was tedious. She actually continued to chat all the way to the room walking backwards all the way. When we got to the room, still chatting, we noticed a drip coming through the ceiling and wet carpet. She actually pointed it out to us and continued to babble. We suggested changing rooms. She said we should wait in the room and she would go and find out if someone could fix the leak or she would look for another room. That's where things became really irritating. I understand, things break down, need fixing etc. but don't leave your newly checked in guests in a room wondering whether they are going to move rooms or be treated to a demonstration by the hotel maintenance staff! She left, a few minutes later the bags arrived. We told the guy who brought the bags and asked him to wait. A few minutes later another guy arrived with a ladder and proceeded to open up the ceiling! We walked out at that point and went back to the front desk. There was a bit of confusion and the result is that we are now waiting for another room. It would have been nice to be able to freshen up before dinner but the front desk clerk thought we should eat, so that's where we are! In all fairness, she was trying to be nice but I think it would have been more appropriate to have left the room with us immediately when she saw the leak. People checking in after long flights are likely to be tired, wanting to freshen up. I rarely write bad reviews but this experience was not what I was expecting from the Four Seasons.

I stayed there for about 4 nights and it was such a relaxing and luxurious place to be...the staff was extremely efficient and cooperative❤️...the view was magnificent and it is quite close to Sultanahmet mosque(Blue mosque) , Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome short it felt like home ; and their showering of gifts whenever you return to the place were something to look forward to... basically you would want to stay there 😘 and it is one of the reasons I would love to visit Istanbul again❤️😍... it is definitely a home away from home.

This hotel is not only beautifully appointed but it is in just the right location. The dining experiences are above and beyond and the rooms are as good as it gets in Turkey. Splendid place to hang out in Istanbul.

We had essentially a long and planned (26 hour) layover in Istanbul. Opted for this interesting hotel in Sultanahmet area - a prison turned luxury hotel - minutes walking from the major sites of the area. The hotel is beautiful and an oasis from the bustle of the surrounding monuments - Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet mosque. I cannot say enough about head concierge Mr. Selim Çalik and manager Mr. Serkan Özcan, and their staffs who made this brief trip such a valuable experience. Please consider VIP arival services through the concierge, and book a guide for your stay, especially if brief. Special thanks to Four Seasons-recommended guide Mr. Fatih Celine Fabio who's local knowledge made the sites so much more relatable. I will stay here again for a longer visit!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Old City, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is adjacent to Hagia Sophia and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Basilica Cistern. This 65-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Blue Mosque and Hippodrome are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has garden views, along with a rooftop bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All 65 rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and safes. Plasma TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet offers a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Four Seasons, Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1501 reviews