Anush and I spent the week of Thanksgiving in Turkey and just got back from an incredible trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia. This was my second time to the city of Istanbul and it was just as enchanting as I remembered it to be. Turkey has been open to international travel from all countries since earlier this summer. We spent 4 days in Istanbul and 4 in Cappadocia; I will be sharing all my tips and trip details in my travel guides to the 2 regions later in the month so stay tuned for that.
For our time in Istanbul we stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus. Four Seasons has 2 stunning properties in Istanbul :
This was the first time we used a Travel advisor for our stay and the experience was incredible. We booked our stay via Moss Luxury Travel and I would highly recommend her for plannings any of your future luxury travels. Alexa from Moss Luxury Travel is a Travel advisor who has contacts from all around the world and she specializes in luxury travel & immersive experiences. She plans everything from weekend getaways all the way to 3 week safaris. Using a travel advisor like her dosent add any additional cost as opposed to doing it on your own, but it would add a ton of additional value such as complimentary daily breakfast, resort credit, free spa services and so much more! Definitely check out Moss Luxury Travel for your future trips! Now onto our recap of our stay at FS Bosphorus..
Timeless and iconic, the Four Seasons Bosphorus is a beautiful palace hotel between the continents as it sits on the shores of the Bosphorus that links Europe and Asia ! The main building here is a beautifully restored 19th Century Ottoman palace and had the perfect mix of ancient Turkish architecture and modern contemporary design. Staying here truly felt like we had a taste of royalty, which was an incredible experience in itself. This right here is my favorite part of the hotel – the stunning marble terrace with views of the Bosphorus. It felt pretty cool to be on one continent (Europe) and to be able to see the other one (Asia) right across the Bosphorus!
Just like what we saw at out stay in FS Bora Bora, the FS Bosphorus has continues to ensure that guest and employee health and safety remains to be their top priority. Four Seasons has launched an enhanced global health and safety program, called “LEAD WITH CARE”. With the resort also being at a reduced capacity we felt very safe during our entire stay here. Few changes that we noticed :
We stayed in a one bedroom junior suite and it was so spacious and luxurious. It had a large bathroom, separate living area, bedroom and partial views of the Bosphorus. Here is a room tour of our gorgeous suite :
Check out their offers page where they have some great deals going on such as get a 4th night free or 20% off your room rate!
The hotel has 4 restaurants on property as well as in room dining. We tried 2 of them during our stay there – Aqua and Ocakbasi. Aqua was the restaurant where Breakfast was served everyday. I loved the beautiful glasshouse setting of this place, overlooking the Bosphorus.
Ocakbasi was their Turkish restaurant and my personal favorite! Instead of dining in the restaurant itself we got to dine in these super cute igloos on the terrace (only around the winter season). Such a romanic setting for date night!
As for activities – the hotel has a stunning outdoor pool which would be so glorious in the summer months, an indoor heated pool at the spa, a world class spa, fitness centre, etc. I got to experience a traditional Turkish hammam and massage at their spa ( thanks to the perk through Moss Luxury Travel!) and it was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend trying a Hammam if you haven’t already – it left me feeling so extra refreshed and rejuvenated.
Overall we loved our stay at the beautiful Four Seasons Bosphorus. Next time around we are dying to try the FS Sultanahmet in Istanbul once it reopens.
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
Thank you to Four Seasons Bosphorus and Moss Luxury Travel for hosting us on our recent visit to Istanbul. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.