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Sumahan on the Water

Istanbul, Turkey

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Sumahan on the Water

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Excellent wellness hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Awesome vibe.

Sumahan on the Water, a newly restored nineteenth century Ottoman distillery opened its doors as a hotel in May 2005. Sumahan on the Water is a rare example of thoughtful, historical transformation in Istanbul. "Suma" is the word for unadulterated spirit. The hotel was the industrial factory that distilled the high proof ingredient for "Raki" the famous Ottoman tipple. "Han" was the word for inn in Ottoman times. Sumahan is among the city’s most enduring design phenomena, a hotel that integrates high quality design and respect for the sites historical context. In essence the Sumahan on the Water experience is about modern comfort in a historic as well as spectacular setting with friendly and personal service.

Sumahan on the Water is situated on the waterfront of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. The hotel has 20 rooms. Each accommodation has been individually and skillfully designed. Every room has it’s own special character, each sensitively done to showcase the architectural style. In addition each room enjoys a spectacular view of the Bosphorus strait, which is the divide Asian and European Istanbul. This distinctive Hotel is parallel to its magnificent views of the Bosphorus. It is a contemporary architectural treasure, a heaven for escape and a link to Turkish culture.
Hotel Address:
  • Sumahan on the Water
  • Kuleli Caddesi No:51
  • Cengelkoy
  • Istanbul, 34684
  • Turkey

Location Summary
Sumahan in located by the shore of Bosphorus on the Asian side of the city. City higtlights are located 15 km away approx from the hotel.

Sumahan is located in the village of Çengelköy, a traditional Bosphorus neighborhood of wooden houses, shops and fish restaurants.
Note Bene
Andrew Harper Grand Award Winner 2011.
Business Center
PC with internet connection, fax available in the lobby.
Banquets & Meetings
Sumahan Waterfront Terrace Restaurant - serving Turkish and International cuisine, Seaside Terrace - beverage service.
Meeting Space
The meeting room, overlooking the Bosphorus is located on the main floor and comfortably accommodates up to 35 people.
Fine Dining On Site
Sumahan Waterfront Terrace Restaurant - serving Turkish and International cuisine, Seaside Terrace - beverage service.
Fine Dining Nearby
Borsa Restaurant.
High Speed Internet
WIFI covering the whole property.
Spa Facility
Sumahan Wellness with Turkish Bath, Massage.
Sumahan I - Scheduled launch service across the Bosphorus.
Kemer Golf & Country Club, 40 km.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Private tennis court - nearby.
Theatre Museums
Beylerbeyi Palace, 5 mins ride away.
Recommended Rooms
Queen size bed or twin beds. Living room with fireplace. Master bathroom with shower and bathtub. All can be joined with a deluxe room.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Boating
    - Golfing
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums