Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Located in a 19th-century Ottoman palace, on the European coast near the Sultan's summer palace, the hotel's pavilions on the strait overlook the yali (seaside houses) on the Asian shore, and the hills beyond. For the most indulgent experience, stay in one of the four Palace Roof suites, with private rooftop terraces, or the Atik Pasha Suite, which has its own steam room and hammam. Bypass the city traffic by traveling on one of the resort's own yachts.
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