Istanbul at Sultanahmet


    January 1996

    Tarek Mourad
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 65

  • Guest Rooms: 54
  • Suites: 11

Number of Stories: 3

Design Aesthetic:

  • Intimate Hotel with just 65 guest rooms around an enclosed garden courtyard
  • Neo-classical details, minimal furnishings in Turkish style
  • Mosaic artwork indoors and out

Architect: Metex Design Ltd.

Interior Designer(s): Metex Design Ltd.

History: Constructed as a prison from 1918 to 1919, with historic features best preserved in the southwest wing, which houses the lobby, bar and reception area; converted to a Four Seasons hotel in 1996

Location: In the heart of Istanbul’s historic centre, within a few minutes' walk from Haghia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and other key sites


Spa Services: Spa services may be arranged in the Health Club, in guest rooms or at the Hotel's sister property Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus


Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Herbs grown in courtyard garden
  • Local olives and olive oil
  • Assorted local cheeses
  • Fresh honeycomb

Signature Dishes:

  • Sultanahmet burger
  • Lamb shank with prune

Restaurant: Seasons Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Traditiional Turkish cuisine
  • Indoor Seating: 65
  • Outdoor Seating: 50
  • Designer: Sinan Kafadar

Lounge: The Lounge

  • Indoor Seating: 67
  • Outdoor Seating: 36

Off-site Activities:

  • Golf – 45 minutes
  • Tennis – 25 minutes

Fitness Facilities:

  • Size: 71.5 square metres (769.62 square feet)
  • Special Features: The Health Club also offers spa services
Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 340 sq m / 3,660 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 197 sq m / 2,121 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 60

Banquet Capacity: 200

Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 100

Breakout Spaces: 3

Private Dining Room Capacity: 25

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities: Rooftop terraces offer sweeping views of historic Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace

Sibel Benli
Senior Director of Public Relations and Communications
Çırağan Cad. No. 28
Istanbul, 34349