Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (scroll down for more)
On the European bank of the Bosphorus, Four Seasons is housed in a gorgeous 19th-century palace. All rooms have wonderful views, either of the waterfront, gardens or the city. They blend Ottoman design with mahogany furnishings. The Palace Roof Suite is perfectly appointed, with a great terrace offering 180-degree views of the Bosphorus and the old town.
Address: Çira˘gan Cad 28, Be¸sikta¸s
Tel: 90.212 381 4000
Rates: From 300
Business amenities: Nine meeting spaces, including two ballrooms; complimentary internet access in the business centre; photocopying and printing; fax at reception; laptops available for 30 per day; payable one-hour pressing service and same-day laundry; complimentary shoeshine; car rental desk; and airport transfers available for 100.
Rooms:166 rooms, including 25 suites. In-room wireless and wired internet access (15 per day), DVD player and plasma television.
Leisure: The huge 2,100 sq m spa has ten luxurious treatment rooms (including a private spa suite for two), steam rooms, saunas, mens and womens hammams, and a skylit indoor pool. In-room massage is also available on request. The modern fitness centre is well equipped, and the heated outdoor pool has views over the Bosphorus.
Restaurants: Aqua features fine Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian and Turkish specialities. The Pool Bar and Grill offers light meals and snacks. The Lobby Bar and Lounge serves tea and cocktails.