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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

  • Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, 34110 Sultanahmet-Eminönü, Istanbul, Türkiye

    January 1996

    Reto Moser
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 65

  • Guest Rooms: 48
  • Suites: 17
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Design Aesthetic:

  • Intimate Hotel with just 65 guest rooms around an enclosed garden courtyard
  • Inspired designs are driven by storytelling, meaningful experiences as well as Istanbul’s rich culture and history
  • Designs that feel completely in tune with the building and setting

Architect: Goddard Littlefair

Interior Designer: Goddard Littlefair

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; the hotel entered a new era reopening in 2022 after a hotelwide renovation

Location: Surrounded by breath-taking views of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Blue Mosque, and the Marmara Sea, the Hotel offers a quintessential location for exploring Istanbul’s deep heritage

Kurna Spa

Design Aesthetic:

  • Kurna SPA is a beautifully crafted, bijou space that offers guests the opportunity to try an authentic hammam experience alongside individual treatment rooms, change facilities, and steam and sauna rooms for both mixed and same-sex use
  • Traditional stone kurna have been sourced lending Turkish authenticity to the design while Arabescato marble lightens the impression of the space
  • Bespoke joinery, lighting, and mirrors have been designed and crafted by Turkish artisans to complete the interior decoration of the space

Interior Designer: Goddard Littlefair

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Spa Services: 

  • Body treatments, massages, hammams, and facials will be arranged at Kurna Spa with an advanced booking
  • Guests can use the indoor and outdoor swimming pool at sister property Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus

Signature Treatment: Hammam Rituals 60 minutes

Products: Biologique Recherche, Sodashi


Restaurant: Avlu Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Contemporary Anatolian Cuisine
  • Indoor Seating: 57
  • Outdoor Seating: 68
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Duck Tirit
    • Siron
    • Katmer with Madımak herbs and curd cheese

Lounge: Lingo Lingo Bar & Restaurant

  • On the Menu: Fish, modern mezze, and sustainable cocktails
  • Bar area indoor seating: 19
  • Winter garden area indoor seating: 19
  • Winter garden area outdoor seating: 18
  • Restaurant area indoor seating: 25

Rooftop Bar: Süreyya Teras Lounge

  • Outdoor seating: 70
  • Outdoor standing: 120

Patisserie: La Pistache


Meeting Rooms
  • Total Size: 519 sq m
  • Largest Ballroom: Sedef Ballroom 277 sq
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 100
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