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Old Jan 5, 19, 4:48 am
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Istanbul hotel pools in winter?

Have a few nights in Istanbul and looking at various hotel websites for the usual luxury properties all the indoor pools look very dark as if they are in windowless caves. Any luxury or near luxury properties that have nice pools with light that are open during the winter season (assuming all outdoor pools closed or not heated during the winter months)? Many thanks
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The Four Seasons at the Bosphorus the Raffles are your best bet for some natural light. More at Raffles and FS.
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Old Jan 5, 19, 12:03 pm
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The Four Seasons at the Bosphorus the Raffles are your best bet for some natural light. More at Raffles and FS.
Thanks I had not looked at Raffles, it does indeed look like the best indoor pool of the lot. 4S looks dungeon like.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 5:44 am
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Too bad PH's rooftop pool isn't heated. That would have been one of your best sunny spot choices.
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Too bad PH's rooftop pool isn't heated. That would have been one of your best sunny spot choices.
IIRC they are actually closing the pool in winter. While sunny, not really my favorite pool due to odd design and proximity to various other amenities.

My favorite, by far, are the two stunning FS Bosporus pools.
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IIRC they are actually closing the pool in winter. While sunny, not really my favorite pool due to odd design and proximity to various other amenities.

My favorite, by far, are the two stunning FS Bosporus pools.
These are lovely but I assume not really accessible or even if they were, pleasant/usable over these winter months?
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These are lovely but I assume not really accessible or even if they were, pleasant/usable over these winter months?
FS Bosporus' indoor pool is readily available during winter months and arguably the nicest pool in the city. I recommend Sodashi's Samadara facial post swim, which is executed to perfection there -- really wonderful Spa.
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FS Bosporus' indoor pool is readily available during winter months and arguably the nicest pool in the city. I recommend Sodashi's Samadara facial post swim, which is executed to perfection there -- really wonderful Spa.
Too bad (for my tastes) it looks like a scary dungeon! So sad as rest of hotel looks lovely to me.
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Too bad (for my tastes) it looks like a scary dungeon! So sad as rest of hotel looks lovely to me.
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FS Bosporus' indoor pool is readily available during winter months and arguably the nicest pool in the city. I recommend Sodashi's Samadara facial post swim, which is executed to perfection there -- really wonderful Spa.
FS Bosporus is truly lovely , pity about the indoor pool but if you are doing free style it should be ok .. just do not lounge around
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