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Sumahan on the Water

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
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Ranked #103 of 916 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A year ago my daughter asked me what I wanted for my 70th birthday? I told her I would love to have my children (three) grandchildren (four ranging from 11 to 16), my friends from the UK, USA and Turkey at the Sumahan. A wonderful daughter that she is, she organized it all. Then I had some misgivings: Would my... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's impossible to say what was best: the friends, the hotel, the amazing Turkish bath and massages by lovely Asuman, the quality of the waiters, the terrace on the Bosphorus or the old city of Istanbul. I'll have to give them all 10 out of 10. Our bedroom looked straight out over the imposing Bosphorus and had every thinkable comfort.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One minus: no idea what the stuff the pillows with; they're uncomfortable. Plus: service is best I ever experienced: fast, personable and friendly. Food in the restaurant is better but with our group of 15 we preferred the bar; simpler meals but great atmosphere. Excellent choice of Turkish wine and cheese. We enjoyed a real Turkish Hamam (= Turkish Bath)... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been staying on the European side for years, but since my office is on the Asian side I tried Sumahan. It saved me considerable travelling time between hotel and office. Also, it is close to the second bridge so getting to the European side was relatively easy. However, this is Istanbul and one needs to allow an hour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have stayed at this place for one night last weekend. It has a breathtaking view and very cosy place. Rooms are good size but be careful ceilings are low however they cannot do anything about this because these waterfront properties cannot make changes in their structures. Staff was welcoming but we were not impressed by the breakfast. We have... More

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Cologne, Germany
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

we enjoyed it thoroughly: top location at the Bosphorus on the Asian side, quiet and relaxed place, stunning views, stylish interior design. Overall we can highly recommend and we will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Four days at this hotel closed out two weeks in Istanbul, and what a great conclusion. A beautiful location, quiet if you want it, yet just minutes away from the thriving centers of Istanbul. The views of the Bosporus are wonderful and joined with extremely pleasant and comfortable interior design. The hotel runs its own boat so you can go... More

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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you have had a few days negotiating the crowds around the main tourist sites of Istanbul, or even a couple of days just ambling around this wonderful city and find yourself in need of a quiet space to get away from the crowds of tourists and locals then Sumahan on the Water is the place to be. Quiet, relaxing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed here on our wedding day. It has a perfect view of the Bosphorus. It is like dream. It is located at a place where there is a risk of traffic at weekend but they have the sea transfer, so nothing to worry about. The rooms are very nice and food is very good quality. Service is so nice... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

our visit is some time ago and still is in my mind and my soul. This little hotel has just a few rooms - each with wonderful views on the Bosporus. Beautiful interior design. Very nice food. No huge breakfast area as in most hotels. Very easy access to the water taxi to drive to town - and what a... More

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Address: Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sumahan on the Water 4*
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