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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 #97 of 917 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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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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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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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19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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