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Sumahan on the Water
Ranked #209 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

The perfect view that you can see the bridge's light at night and wake up on the beautiful view of the ships ,the most delicious traditional turkish breakfast,and very helpful staff.
The neighborhood is lovely and cosy everything you want you'll find there.
The only drawback is the traffic Istanbul is busy city so reaching the downtown will take an hour while it suppose to be 15 min or less

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Sumahan on the water is a beautiful property on the water. The view of the european side from the asian side is amazing, especially in the night. The hotel provided a complementary ferry service to the european side. It helps the travelers experience the calm, laid back and relaxed lifestyle, typical for asian side of istanbul compared to the european side.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

It was quite a challenge to find this hotel at first because the signage was small, rather invisible. But, boy, did I fall in love with it at first sight! The setting was friendly, the luxury was very subtle and elegant. From my suite, I could enjoy the best sight of the European side of Istanbul, not so far over the Bosphorus. The service was very friendly. Among the nicest boutique hotels I've ever tried. I couldn't stop recommending Sumahan on the Water to my friends who plan to go to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was our first trip to Istanbul so we weren't sure where to stay. We split it up. First two nights in Old City, at Sirceki Konan; next two nights at Urban Suites near Taxim Square; and the last night (after a week in Cappadocia and the south) at Sumahan. A great way to end the trip. It really is right on the water. Our restaurant table was six feet from the water. Everything was top notch. The first room they picked for us was right on top of the restaurant, with table noise drifting up to our open window. But they quickly, graciously moved us to the other end, and it was perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

we stayed at that hotel last year first time and we were there again last week..we were planned to be there to see fire Works at the bridge for our foundation day..29 th of October..
It was amazing..since we stayed there before , this time we were like at home , just after checked in we were lying on our chairs placed on the garden near the Bosphorus reading our books if we can since the view is not letting you..
simple but well designed rooms , friendly but in a distance workers..just go there..

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Next to the water! Bosphorus can be experiencedthiso intimately only from such a facility. I don't like tall hotel buildings. Sumahan is just 2 levels. A historic factory renovated and turned into one of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul. Pricy yet worth it. Restaurant is even closer to the sea! Professional and fine staff.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I was hesitant to book this hotel, it is a bit pricey, and it does not immediately evoke thoughts of exotic Istanbul. But staying here was one of the best decisions we made. Sumahan on the Water is the ultimate class act. Serene, magnificent, gracious and seductive. The design invokes the industrial history of the building without being in the least bit sterile. The pictures of this hotel do not do it justice. We had the second smallest category of room, but when they opened the door for us, we gasped - both at the view, and the appearance of the room.

The professionalism and warmth of the staff is what you expect at a Four Seasons, but with a genuineness that is never encountered at even so lofty a chain. My friend took a bad fall at a restaurant, and they had received word before we even got back to the hotel. They supplied bandages, antiseptic, and were so solicitious we were stunned. The in-room wood fireplace, (these guys know how to lay a fire) provided the solace we needed after the accident, and produced such a sense of well-being that I am still in awe two weeks later.

The restaurant was delicious - and...did I mention the world class view?

Being on the Asian side is a little immersion in village life. Plenty to do, but with a brief respite from being a typical tourist. We were in Istanbul for 7 nights (not enough). Two nights on the Asian side was essential to experiencing the city (three would have been better), but the Sumahan is not a one-time experience. I will be back - it is a destination in and of itself - one not to be missed.

Room Tip: I do not believe there can be a bad room, but if you upgrade from the cheapest to "Deluxe"...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Uskudar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#81 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#90 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#159 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: £161 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sumahan on the Water 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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