Discover Istanbul This Summer at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, Steps Away from the City’s Wonders
Published on : Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Housed in a century-old neoclassical former Turkish prison, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmetintroduces Summer Getaway. The Hotel’s luxury accommodation package offering a genuine Istanbul experience just a few steps from city’s famous historical landmarks in Sultanahmet. One can escape to Four Seasons Hotel Sultanahmet to indulge in a memorable Istanbul experience in summer enjoying the city’s mild climate, historical attractions surrounding the Hotel, diverse outdoor entertainment, cultural events and festivals, and shopping options including designer labels and traditional souvenirs. Set in the historical peninsula, the Hotel is neighbour to city’s most significant souks such as Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.
Although Istanbul has become a year-round destination, summer is a perfect season to enjoy the city’s magnificent vistas, rooftop bars – one of which is Hotel’s picture-perfect terrace A’YA Lounge – and night clubs. It is also an ideal time for cruising along the Bosphorus Strait and viewing best samples of Istanbul’s traditional architecture. Designed to offer multiple benefits, the Summer Getaway accommodation package includes 20 savings on the room rate as well as daily breakfast for two.
The Hotel team wants to create a unique Istanbul experience by incorporating the most loved Turkish elements with signature Four Seasons services in the Hotel’s serene and beautiful setting. Its authentically designed rooms relate to city’s rich history and culture. The high ceilings and arched portals are faithful to the Ottoman style of architecture. Traditional kilims (flat-woven rugs) and mosaic detailing add local touches to the marble bathrooms, all of which feature deep-soak tubs and separate glass-walled showers. Balanced Four Seasons elegance and the mysticism of Old City show itself in the tiny details of every room. This indigenous indulgence is now offered to ensure a luxury accommodation at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet.
The Summer Getaway accommodation package is valid for two-night minimum stays until October 31, 2016.
Summer Attractions in Istanbul
- Visit Spice Bazaar and Covered Bazaar: Home to the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world, Istanbul boasts a vibrant and unforgettable shopping scene. More than 4,000 shops on 58 streets feature goods and fine crafts from all over Turkey and beyond, and the Grand Bazaar is one big Aladdin’s cave.
- Go underground at the Basilica Cistern: The Basilica Cistern is the largest of the ancient underground water cisterns found across Istanbul.
- Visit Hagia Sophia: One of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture, Hagia Sophia should be at the top of one’s to-see list for Istanbul. Do not miss the upstairs gallery to catch the best views and to glimpse the surviving mosaics, in particular the golden mosaic of the Virgin and Child in the apse.
- Visit the Blue Mosque: Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the Blue Mosque’s two most striking features are its six minarets and blue domed exterior.
- Get a taste of royal life at Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is the largest royal residence in Istanbul and it served as the main residence to the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years.
- Visit Dolmabahçe Palace: Home to the last six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahçe is the largest palace in Turkey.
- Istanbul Shopping Fest, July 1-31: Discover Istanbul’s modern malls. Besides being one of the world’s centres for entertainment and culture, Istanbul is also a metropolis listed among the top destinations for shopping. More than 120 malls around the city open their doors until 2:00 am during the festival.
- Take a cruise on the Bosphorus. It is the best way to discover the sights along Istanbul’s shores.
- Book a private motor yacht from the Hotel Concierge and enjoy the opportunity of seeing from up close gorgeous waterfront palaces, mosques, private estates and Yalis all along the shores of Istanbul. The second busiest strait in the world, the Bosphorus never yields the same view twice.
- Take a day cruise to the Princes’ Islands. South of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara, these islands were once a haven for exiled royalty and historic figures including Leon Trotsky. Here you’ll find horse-drawn carriage tours (motor vehicles are not permitted), churches and monasteries, and quaint Victorian mansions where couples can enjoy a horseback ride or a bicycle tour between pine forests and historical wooden Turkish houses. Ferries to the Princes’ Islands depart several times daily from Kabatas.
Source:- Four Seasons
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