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Safety index

58 out of 100

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Family

Luxury

Pet-friendly

Spa

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus

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9.3

Excellent (10,853 ratings)

Istanbul, Turkey - 

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420 m Ciragan Palace

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1.5 km Vodafone Park

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2 km Dolmabahce Palace

Hotel Overview

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus is widely appreciated for its stunning location along the Bosphorus Strait and its remarkable blend of Ottoman design with modern luxury. This hotel is celebrated for its attentive service, exquisite dining, and comprehensive amenities that cater to both leisure and business travelers. However, like any establishment, it has its areas of critique. Below are the top praised aspects and points of criticism based on user reviews.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Exceptional Location: Nestled along the Bosphorus with spectacular views, offering a serene and memorable experience.
  2. Superb Service: Staff are noted for their attentiveness, politeness, and efforts to go above and beyond for guests.
  3. Luxurious Amenities: The facilities, including the spa, pools, and fitness center, are highly praised for their quality and maintenance.
  4. Exquisite Dining: Multiple dining options offering delicious and diverse cuisine have received widespread acclaim.
  5. Historical Charm: The blend of modern luxury with historical elements of the Ottoman era is highly admired by guests.
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Area for improvement

  1. High Cost: Some guests find the hotel and its services relatively pricey compared to other options.
  2. Room Variability: Experiences with rooms can vary, with some guests reporting issues with room size and soundproofing.
  3. Busy Location: While the location is a highlight, it can also make the hotel area busy, impacting the tranquility for some guests.
  4. Reservation Challenges: A few guests have experienced difficulties with booking and reservation confirmations.
  5. Seasonal Limitations: Certain outdoor facilities and activities may not be available year-round, disappointing some visitors.

Amenities

Kids pool

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Spa

Spa

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

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RateScore

Total 10,853 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.0

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9.1

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9.6

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4.7/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

83 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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booking

682 Reviews

9.1 / 10

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expedia

384 Reviews

9.6 / 10

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google

7,586 Reviews

4.7 / 5

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tripadvisor

2,118 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Location

Room

Atmosphere

Dining

Breakfast

Nature

Bar

Cleanliness

Business

Parking

Fitness

Couples

Restaurant

Wellness

Spa

Nightlife

Sleep

Family

Bathroom

Safety

Pool

Accessibility

Transit

Gym

Kitchen

Property was mentioned 742 times

6% Negative90% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Swiss722 months ago

We stayed a few days at the Four Seasons Bosphorus with our children. Our children were staying in a Palace Bosphorus room while the children were in the more modern building. If you can afford it I would definitely recommend the Palace Bosphorus room which has breathtaking views of the bosphorus and is much more spacious. The hotel infrastructure are great. We particularly enjoyed the pool along the Bosphorus. The Turkish restaurant is very good and has significantly improved since our last stay a few years ago. We were not convinced by the food at Aqua. We also had dinner at the Peninsula which is brand new. We were disappointed both with the food and the hotel who was empty and had made very strange (cheap) furniture choices for its restaurants and outside areas. The concierge at the Bosphorus recommended a few restaurants which were all good. We would go back to this hotel without hesitation.

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dbelasco12 months ago

We only stayed one night (after 2 nights at the sister property in Sultanahmet). Our room in the palace building had 12-13’ high ceilings with a garden view. Staff are gracious, professional, and asking to make your stay better. Four Seasons sets the standard in service.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 170

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 3

WiFi Quality

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Idle

7

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77

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57

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Ciragan Palace

420 m

Vodafone Park

1.5 km

Dolmabahce Palace

2 km

Taksim Square

2 km

Bosphorus Bridge

3 km

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Getting around

Maçka Cable Car Station

1 km

Mecidiyekoy Station

2.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Istanbul Airport (IST)

22.5 km

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Restaurants

Pool Grill, Four Seasons Hotels

Nearby

Yali Lounge

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Sip Bar Four Seasons Hotel

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Tandoori İndian Beşiktaş

Nearby

W.Bi

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

Safe

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Nighttime safety

40 out of 100

Unsafe

Istanbul safety index

Safety

Crime

58

Overall Safety Index

Risky

An average rating of the six safety categories

58 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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44

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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62

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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57

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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97

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

48 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

46

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Mugging or robbery  45/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  42/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

42

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Physical attacks  49/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  33/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

52

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Insult or harassment in public  51/100

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Corruption or bribery  71/100

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Drug problem  44/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.1 - $0.7

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Coffee

$1.3 - $3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.3 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5 - $11.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.3 - $0.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.3 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$20 - $66.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.7 - $16.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$5 - $6.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.7 - $1.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$25.1 - $40.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.2 - $10

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$13.9 - $66.8

Weather In Istanbul

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Precipitation In Istanbul

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.515

PM1038

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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