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Sumahan on the Water

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
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Ranked #91 of 919 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a family event that we had to attend in Istanbul after spending last 23 years in the US. To prevent being pulled into either of our families' homes, we chose Sumahan since we could travel to either house on the Anatolian side. From the greeting at the airport to the hotel, the transition was smooth and the personnel... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to this hotel for a special event and again were blown away by the accommodations as well as the food in their restaurants. The views from their Asian side of the Bosphorus (with water lapping at the lawn) are very special and always entertaining. This is a highclass hotel in the best sense of the word.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at this hotel on the Asian side of Istanbul. This is the first time we have stayed on the Asian side. This is a small 5 star boutique hotel, that is absolute stunning. This hotel is everything you look for in a 5 star hotel. Service is excellent. Rooms are spacious and quality. We had breakfast... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited Istanbul in the past we always stayed at the known and justifiably well-regarded hotels on the European side of the city. Having been captivated by the fascinating sites on the Asian side, we decided to look into a hotel there. We found Sumahan. What a find!! Sophisticated, modern, yet comfortable. Our beautifully appointed bi-level room had chairs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is beautiful The staff were amazing The brerakfast is amazing, although I would have liked from Turkish breakfast........ It is far from the attractions, so use the boat and tram The amazing staff helped my wife help with a lost mobile phone, and they helped arrange for the taxi driver to the hotel and pass over the phone.... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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 July 28, 2014 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 July 26, 2014

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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188 reviews 188 reviews
56 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Address: Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sumahan on the Water 5*
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