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Sumahan on the Water

#168 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a regular traveller both for business and pleasure. It's the first time I cancel my booking on arrival. 3 reasons: 1. Room are very dark and there is no space in the bedroom which makes it gloomy 2. No privacy: the neighbours were having beer in the garden literally 2 meters in front of my room 3. Corporate... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is always hard to make the choice to stay far from the city centre but this property compensates the ones who dare! I think this might be one of the very top locations in the city. 100% waterfront, spectacular view, this is what living in a "yali" should feel like! The Sumahan wooden motor boat with very regular daily... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sumahan is a small intimate hotel right on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus located just outside a small village but just a short boat ride to the tourist side in the small cruiser provided complimentary by the hotel. Nice large rooms face the water and there are both indoor and outdoor dining facilities. Great to have breakfast on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Sumahan with my husband for 4 nights and realy enjoyed the spectacular view of the water from every corner of the hotel. Also, the complimentary boat service provided by the hotel allowed us to enjoy the best of both banks as often as we wanted. The staff at reception did their best to help us with everything... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

we stayed in this hotel July 2015 it is an a rage rated hotel One of the best locations on the phosphorus in Istanbul Located at the Asian side overlook the bridge and the European side of Istanbul Hotel furniture old not clean the rooms are not well maintained They have good restaurant Turkish modern food selection Staff. Less than... More 

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Bristol, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Sumahan on the Water is an absolutely lovely hotel in an amazing location on the Asian side of Istanbul. The private boat launch over to the Western side made it a very special place to stay. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bosphorus was delicious but the highlight was being able to lie in bed and watch all the boat... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Pros: - Beautiful Bosphorus view in all rooms - Boat shuttle accross Bosphorus - Great restaurant in the hotel: Tapasuma - Breakfast area right by the Bosphorus Cons: - Service inconsistent; I had to ask for bathroom supplies, my shuttle-boat reservation was forgotten. Neutral: - Location is not very central - Breakfast is ok - Rooms are ok

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you are coming from the US, this is the perfect place to meet Istanbul giving you time to decompress, adjust to the jet lag, eat great seafood, and enjoy waking up to the rippling waves of the call to prayer up and down the shoreline followed by breakfast on the Bosphorus. Spend a couple nights with jaunts on their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Splendid hotel with excellent rooms with views of the Bosphorous. The staff did all they could to make our stay comfortable. We took the hotel's ferry to Kabatas walked up to Taksim Square then down Iskalili to the Galata Tower and bridge. From there a taxi, TL20, to Kuruceme for the return ferry to the hotel. Would recommend at Kurecesme... More 

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

this hotel is perfect for person who want to enjoy the bousphore view and have relax time. It is hostrical building with great facilities and decoration to feel warm , relax and quiet atmospher. you will enjoy the breakfast with limited and tables not as crowded hotel with big hall and many peoples. there are famous resturant in the hotel... More 

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Staying in Uskudar

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Uskudar
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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