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Sumahan on the Water

#191 of 1,070 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sumahan on the Water is one of those hotels that feels like a oasis of calm - you can't relaxing once the staff escort you through the door and into a surprisingly comfortable reception area with a wonderful view of the Bosphorus. We arrived just as a snowstorm was blasting the city but the dramatic change in the weather only... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sumahan on the Water in 2015 and LOVED everything about it. What a magical place! As people who travel a lot we can say without hesitation that this is one of our favorite hotels anywhere. Sumahan is beautiful, the location amazing, and the service outstanding. The hotel is very tastefully designed – perhaps not surprising considering that... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel only for 1 night. It was a bit expensive for my budget. But it was wonderful. The room was double floor, you have your own hammam and the chimney it was wonderful. when you go out, you fall in love.

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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent hotel with good services and very nice staff , nice rooms specially the loft and family rooms as it has direct access to the garden , the breakfast is small but very nice , there is a very nice resturant in the hotel

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: great location, nice village around, beautiful view, silent. Cons: Service is regular, they do their job but no extras, no explanations at arrival; the booking of the shuttle boat was by email, but to inform that it was cancelled for bad weather, instead they tried to call and despite the phone was off, no email was sent. There was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great room facing the Bosphorus. Very nice boutique property, stylish furnishings, good location. Can walk to downtown (on the Asian side). Hotel has a small boat that can be used. Nice outdoor lounge on the water.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This hotel is in a stunning location on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. My wife and I stayed two nights here and loved every minute of it, we only wish we had stayed longer. As neither of us had stayed on the Asian side before it was a great contrast to other areas of Istanbul. The only downside to... More 

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Aurach bei Kitzbuehel, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The Sumahan on the Water has been in operation for quite some time and especially in the spring and summer months is always heavily booked so I never had a chance to get a reservation there. This time for 5 days in November with splendid weather it worked out. The hotel is more like a private home on the Asian... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Suma­han on the Water is an Ottoman-era alco­hol dis­tillery repur­posed into a styl­ish, warm and inti­mate bou­tique hotel right on the water­front – as you’d expect from the name! — in the Çen­gelköy neigh­bor­hood. It’s a great laid back part of the city that feels more like a small vil­lage with wooden houses, nice cafes and restau­rants, organic fruit and... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I and my friends have been coming to this place since its opening. This time we felt the service has slipped and the rooms seem to need a refresh (stained carpet and cracks). The front desk is much less helpful in arranging for anything. The breakfast/bar area was really short handed (took over an hr and still could not get... More 

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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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