Sumahan on the Water
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A complimentary basket of seasonal fresh fruit
Fabulous converted distillery on the banks of the Bosphorus
Bang on the banks of the Bosphorus, Sumahan on the Water boasts unrivalled views over Istanbul’s iconic skyline. This sleek waterside boutique hotel houses 24 crisp and minimalist rooms.
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"Our week's stay at Sumahan on the Water was simply amazing. We had a great view and the staff were…"Arsalan K, Stevenage. Stayed April 2012
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Hit the spot
On the Asian banks of the Bosphorus – with a private launch.
Come here for...
● A brilliant boutique address on the Bosphorus. ● Stylish Loft suites overlooking the water. ● A cool retreat from the city-centre mayhem.
Guests can cross the water in Sumahan's private launch, de-stress in the intimate spa, flick through a photography book in the library, or chow down on fresh seafood at the Waterfront terrace restaurant. There's wi-fi throughout.
Good to know
You're well away from the hustle-bustle, but a 30-minute cab ride from town.
24 rooms, including 13 suites.
Spacious rooms all look directly out over the Bosphorus. Each has a luxury bathroom, and some duplex Loft suites boast a private hammam.
As well as spectacular views, Duplex Loft suites also have a private terraced garden and (in some) a private hammam.
Eat & Drink
A new restaurant, Tapasuma, serves contemporary Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine with mezzes. Dining on the scenic Waterfront Cafe offers stunning views and drool-worthy menus. Freshly caught seafood and Mediterranean classics sit alongside Turkish favourites and the ubiquitous kebab with yoghurt. Desserts are delicious too.
Served until 10:30. Delicious breakfasts include a mezze-style selection of olives, jams, local cheeses and Turkish style bagels.
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
Marvel at the opulence of the Ottoman palaces of Dolmabahce – the Ottoman sultan's grand home on the shores of the Bosphorus – and Topkapi, with its famous harem. Admire the perfect symmetry of the Blue Mosque, and visit one of the scores of museums celebrating Istanbul's colourful history. A boat trip to the Princes' Islands – where transport is still on horse and buggy – makes a great day out of the city.
Sumahan's intimate spa – not to be missed – will ensure you feel better when you leave than when you arrived. Work up a steam in the sleek marble hammam, or be pummelled and oiled with Shiatsu or Swedish massage, aromatherapy or reflexology. Gym bunnies can get their fix in the small but fully equipped gym.
The Arts comes to Istanbul for the Biennial, with a feast of film, modern art and music.
Tap your foot at the annual Istanbul Jazz festival, where headline acts include many international big names.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 240 - 550Check In
Midday.Minimum Night Stay
Open all year.Air Conditioning
Civil weddings and receptions for up to 200 guests can be catered for.
Kuleli Cad. 51, Cengelkoy, 34684.Parking
There is free guest parking. However, you won't need a car in Istanbul.Trains
Haydarpasa station – 5km.Taxis
Around EUR 35 from the airport.Airport
Ataturk International – 35km. EasyJet flies to Istanbul (Sabiha Gökcen airport) from London Luton and Gatwick airports. British Airways and Turkish Airlines also fly to Istanbul from London.