We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“a hidden gem ...... just amazing !!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Sumahan on the Water
Ranked #235 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a hidden gem ...... just amazing !!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

its the perfect property to come home to after a long day in Istanbul..... awesome food , amazing view of the Bhosphrus straits. its a hidden gem of a boutique hotel. excellent service 24/7 and has real awesome food at the restaurant for dinner. the buffet breakfast is moderate but has enough to choose from for a hearty meal.its value for money which i believe will outbeat even the 5* hotels just round the corner....!

the view is just amazing . spacious rooms, are of high quality with spacious bathtub, shower etc. has a complimentary nice wooden boat to cross to the european side vice versa .

Room Tip: get the rooms with the lawn outside, believe its the duplex rooms.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank YahnaSG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

375 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    253
    90
    18
    11
    3
See reviews for
52
226
12
25
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (72)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The perfect view that you can see the bridge's light at night and wake up on the beautiful view of the ships ,the most delicious traditional turkish breakfast,and very helpful staff.
The neighborhood is lovely and cosy everything you want you'll find there.
The only drawback is the traffic Istanbul is busy city so reaching the downtown will take an hour while it suppose to be 15 min or less

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Amna23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Sumahan on the water is a beautiful property on the water. The view of the european side from the asian side is amazing, especially in the night. The hotel provided a complementary ferry service to the european side. It helps the travelers experience the calm, laid back and relaxed lifestyle, typical for asian side of istanbul compared to the european side.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ganesh16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2013

It was quite a challenge to find this hotel at first because the signage was small, rather invisible. But, boy, did I fall in love with it at first sight! The setting was friendly, the luxury was very subtle and elegant. From my suite, I could enjoy the best sight of the European side of Istanbul, not so far over the Bosphorus. The service was very friendly. Among the nicest boutique hotels I've ever tried. I couldn't stop recommending Sumahan on the Water to my friends who plan to go to Istanbul.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank vehandojo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
san francisco
Level Contributor
126 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was our first trip to Istanbul so we weren't sure where to stay. We split it up. First two nights in Old City, at Sirceki Konan; next two nights at Urban Suites near Taxim Square; and the last night (after a week in Cappadocia and the south) at Sumahan. A great way to end the trip. It really is right on the water. Our restaurant table was six feet from the water. Everything was top notch. The first room they picked for us was right on top of the restaurant, with table noise drifting up to our open window. But they quickly, graciously moved us to the other end, and it was perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bouchee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ankara, Türkiye
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

we stayed at that hotel last year first time and we were there again last week..we were planned to be there to see fire Works at the bridge for our foundation day..29 th of October..
It was amazing..since we stayed there before , this time we were like at home , just after checked in we were lying on our chairs placed on the garden near the Bosphorus reading our books if we can since the view is not letting you..
simple but well designed rooms , friendly but in a distance workers..just go there..

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ilker_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ankara, Turkey
Level Contributor
143 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Next to the water! Bosphorus can be experiencedthiso intimately only from such a facility. I don't like tall hotel buildings. Sumahan is just 2 levels. A historic factory renovated and turned into one of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul. Pricy yet worth it. Restaurant is even closer to the sea! Professional and fine staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank h0tel_buster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Uskudar
Bosphorus Palace Hotel
Bosphorus Palace Hotel
#381 of 1,141 in Istanbul
174 reviews
Ajia Hotel
#468 of 1,141 in Istanbul
178 reviews
Besiktas
Les Ottomans
Les Ottomans
#443 of 1,141 in Istanbul
69 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Besiktas
Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
Besiktas
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Besiktas
Swissotel The Bosphorus
Swissotel The Bosphorus
#71 of 1,141 in Istanbul
361 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sumahan on the Water? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sumahan on the Water

Property: Sumahan on the Water
Address: Kuleli Cad. No:51 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, Istanbul 34684, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Uskudar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#88 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#91 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#172 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sumahan on the Water 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets and HotelQuickly so you can book your Sumahan on the Water reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sumahan On The Water Hotel Istanbul
Sumahan On The Water Istanbul

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing