We didn’t think twice when deciding on a hotel in Istanbul. Actually, we did have to make a decision, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet or Four Seasons at the Bosphorus. Since it was our first time in Istanbul, we chose The Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet due to its proximity to many of the historic sights within the old section of the city. The location of the hotel is fantastic, just footsteps away form Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace to name of few.
After a long but enjoyable flight from the United States via London we finally arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. Crowded and chaotic, the taxi line was our first glimpse at how things might function in Turkey. It took forever to get a taxi, but once inside, our glimpse of craziness turned into one of beauty. The bustling city is a museum in itself, full of history and architectural design created over the course of many civilizations, old and modern, that holds on to it’s heritage while comfortably adapting to western influences.
While at the resort we enquired about the very private three bedroom villa on the island. The Four Seasons prides itself on keeping the identity of all guest private during their stay. The house is currently the largest villa in the Maldives. We were fortunate enough to get a tour of this amazing beachfront villa, before the next guests arrived.
The Spa at Landaa is pure bliss. We decided to book one of the Ayruvedic spa treatments offered. First we scheduled the complimentary 30 minute Ayurvedic wellness consultation. This was a great experience!
The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru has several restaurants on their property. The quality of the food, and the service by every member of the staff was very impressive. Every meal was incredible. We were told there is a garden on the island, where many vegetables they serve are grown. We decided to take the breakfast and dinner package. This made our dining decisions very simple. You pay in advance, then order off the menu, choosing anything you like.
Nothing can prepare you for the service provided at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. This is what we expect from a five star hotel with a history of excellent customer service. Reading about it is one thing. Experiencing it first hand is another. Bravo Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you’ve outdone yourself.