Fodor's Expert Review Sumahan on the Water

Kuleli Cad. 43, Çengelköy, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34684, Turkey Fodor's Choice

What was once a derelict distillery on the Asian waterfront of the Bosphorus is now one of Istanbul's most chic and original places to stay, with comfortable rooms and suites—all with incredible views of the water and decorated in a contemporary style with a few Turkish touches. Most rooms have fireplaces, while ground-level loft suites open onto a communal grassy yard; there's also an attractive hammam and small fitness area. Breakfast is served on the waterfront patio in warm months, and the on-site Tapasuma restaurant is becoming a destination in itself. The hotel has a private launch that makes regular runs across the Bosphorus (complimentary, but reservations needed) to Kabataş and Kuruçeşme.

PROS

  • stunning waterfront location
  • stylish and inviting public areas
  • secluded, romantic atmosphere

CONS

  • far from sights and commercial center
  • somewhat inconvenient to get to without the launch

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticViews
Intimate
Residential Area
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 216-422–8000

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms, 13 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast
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