Airport Transfer To Shangri-la Bosphorus Istanbul
Airport Transfer to Four Seasons Sultanahmet
The first prison in the capital of the Ottoman Empire, built in 1918/1919, was built in a contemporary concept, taking into account the organization of daily life and the relationship of prisoners awaiting trial or serving short sentences with their outside. The building was designed in the Turkish neoclassical style at the beginning of the period called “First National Architecture”.
In 1992, after a long period of neglect, a redevelopment project was considered to transform the building into a hotel.The prison, which is of great importance in the history of art and architecture, was renovated and opened in 1996, joined the luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain group.
The century-old neoclassical house is a tranquil shelter in the middle of Istanbul’s Old City, Sultanahmet, bordered by the mystical waters of the Marmara Sea and the Bosphorus. Located just steps away from the most important historical attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, the 65-room Hotel is a calming space full of charm.
You cannot stay every day in a centuries-old Turkish prison renovated for luxury life.It was designed as an important example of Turkish neoclassical architecture by Architect Kemaleddin Bey since 1918, with an emphasis on pointed arches, ornate tiles, dramatic domes and towers. You can still experience many of these original elements today during your stay.
1 hour and 15 minutes driving distance to Istanbul Airport (IST). The driving distance to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is 1 hour and 45 minutes. It may vary depending on the traffic density.