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Sumahan on the Water

#133 of 1,010 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
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Ranked #133 of 1,010 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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cheltenham
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a boutique hotel, right at the Bosporus with very good service from all the staff, good breakfast and really stunning views from the room but also at the terrace that is literally on the water (when some boats cross Bosporus too fast you can get the waves washing the terrace...). Solid 5 stars for me, just careful with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights as a party of 8 with ages from 8 to about 70. Sumahan is a very well run boutique hotel with excellent levels of service. Rooms are very well appointed. Nothing was too much of a problem for them as we changed our plans frequently. The Hamam in the basement is particularly good Highly recommended... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We arrived to a free upgrade to a loft suite, and when they opened our doors, the views were just spectacular: right out into a garden overlooking the Bosphorus. We had dinner at their restaurant, tapasuma, which was delicious (and well priced). The fireplace in the room made for a cozy evening. The breakfast was delicious, and the ferry trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Rooms are nicely designed and decorated, silent, comfortable, truly romantic and elegant. Even bathroom has the fascinating Bosporus view. Reception was kind and helpful. Do not have high expectations for breakfast :)

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Sumahan on the Water is a charming boutique hotel on the Asian side of Istanbul. Aside from the friendly staff and the great food, the view was unparalleled. I woke up to a view of the Galata Bridge and the glistening waters of the Bosphorus, along with sailboats lazily crossing the river. Breakfast by the water was nice and relaxing.... 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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