Sumahan on the Water

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8 expert recommendations


Andrew Harper 92.0

Attractive hotel in a three-story former raki distillery at the water’s edge on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Full review →



One of Istanbul's most talked-about boutique hotels, the recently refurbished Sumahan on the Water hugs the Asian shore of the Bosphorus in the village of Çengelköy.

When to go: April, May, June, September, and October, to avoid the summer crowds and humidity.

Condé Nast Traveler 99.6

Istanbul’s Asian coast, lined with wooden yali... has charming little neighborhoods, including bustling Çengelköy, now the site of one of the city’s most luxurious small hotels. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

What was once a derelict distillery on the Asian waterfront of the Bosphorus is now one of Istanbul's most chic and original places to stay, with comfortable rooms and suites. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The elegant Sumahan on the Water is located on the Asian side of the strait and has waterside terraces, an excellent restaurant and hotel launches to transport guests across the water. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

On the Asian side of the Bosporus, this delightful design boutique-hotel is in a world of its own, offering peaceful luxury with beautiful views away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul Full review →

Be sure to know the street address as many taxi drivers may be unfamiliar with its hideaway location.

The Telegraph 9.0

Formerly an Ottoman-era distillery, this place was converted into an award-winning hotel by its discerning Turkish-American owners. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

To convert a 19th-century Istanbul distillery into a boutique hotel, owner-architects Mark and Nedret Butler looked to the Bosporus for inspiration. Full review →

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Sumahan on the Water

4 Star Hotel sumahan.com

Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey

Contact 216 422 80 00
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Breakfast included

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