Sumahan on The Water



Sumahan on the Water is a small boutique hotel overlooking the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Stylishly renovated by the Turkish-American owner-architects Nedret & Mark Butler, this former alcohol factory has been transformed into a luxurious and contemporary boutique hotel with spectacular waterfront views and attentive and friendly service. Sumahan is situated on the Asian side - just a ferry ride from Europe - in Cengelkoy which maintains much of its Bosphorus traditions with wooden houses, seaside walkways and of course, plenty of fish restaurants. This peaceful chic retreat is the perfect place to come home to after a day exploring the bustling city. Service is the name of the game at Sumahan on the Water with refreshing drinks on arrival and one of the warmest welcomes we have received. 


Sumahan on the Water has its own private launch which can take guests on trips to Kabatas on the European side where guests can enjoy the Grand Bazaar and many gorgeous little boutiques most of which are open until 11pm. The boats from Sumahan on the Water run from 09:00 - 00:30. Early birds can take the morning ferry from Cengelkoy for some beautiful views of the peninsula and Cengelkoy itself is a great place to visit with its traditional Bosphorus wooden houses, waterside walks, market gardens & orchards. After a day out exploring vibrant Istanbul, guests can relax in the hammam or take a massage and The Sumahan Wellness also has an exercise area. The library has a good choice of books, particularly on Turkish art & architecture, and DVDs.


Sumahan on the Water has 2 restaurants. Tapasuma, the main restaurant serves contemporary Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine with mezzes. The Waterfront cafe serving international cuisine, soups, salads, pastas and sandwiches. Guests can enjoy an authentic Turkish breakfast along with cereal, fruit, a breakfast buffet and made-to-order eggs. Both restaurants have terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Seaside Terrace is a lovely spot for a cooling drink. 24-hour room service is available.

Why is it chic?
being close enough yet far enough from the centre of Istanbul

24 x


chic treats

A welcome drink & room upgrade (subject to availability)


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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.

Rates at Sumahan on the Water are per room per night and include VAT, a traditional Turkish breakfast and use of the Sumahan's scheduled launch across the Bosphorus.  



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This is in addition to the usual boutique hotel benefits of complementary early check in, late check out, room upgrade when available and welcome drink


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