Gold List 2010
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, Istanbul
28 Çırağan Caddesi
Tel: 90 212 381 4000
Two modern wings flank the 19th-century Atik Pasha palace at this "unparalleled location" on the Bosphorus. Rooms have "gorgeous pillows, stellar views," and a rich palette of deep blue or terra-cotta; public spaces' marble inlays and 18th-century prints celebrate the site's past as one of the sultan's summer retreats. Aqua serves "spectacular seafood, wine, and outstanding mezes."
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