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Sumahan on the Water - Special Class

446 reviews
+90 216 422 8000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center
Child Care

Unique Turkish Setting at Sumahan on the Water

What Do the Rooms Include?

Built in the mid-19th century, Sumahan on the Water has a rich history but has undergone renovations to ensure a warm and modern feel for each guest. The 24 guestrooms feature plenty of natural light; elegant marble, steel, and brick accents; and contemporary bathrooms with traditional toiletries and natural soaps. Most of the guestrooms also have fireplaces, traditional Turkish-style baths, and thick, luxurious towels.

What Amenities/Features does the Sumahan on the Water Offer?

When guests visit this hotel property, the staff members will do anything they can to accommodate needs and wants. Two on-site restaurants that offer beautiful views of the surrounding water while dishing up delicious Turkish and Mediterranean favorites. The hotel also has a library and daily turndown services. Staff members can also assist with transportation to and from the airport, rental cars, and sightseeing tours.

What are the Room Rates at Sumahan on the Water?

There are several room styles available at this hotel. A standard guestroom starts at $200 a night, while the family suites and lofts are in the $300-$400 price range.  

What Activities are Popular near Sumahan on the Water?

Those visiting Istanbul for leisure may enjoy a foot tour of the city, led by an experienced tour guide. Another popular choice is to take a culinary tour to sample unique cultural foods and drinks. The architecture is another selling point for many visitors, so walk around to view the mosques and other buildings in the area.

What's the Bottom Line?

Guests might find cheap hotels in Istanbul, but they won't offer the amenities and views of the surroundings in Istanbul as Sumahan on the Water.

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Kuleli Caddesi No 43 Çengelköy
Istanbul, 34684
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User Highlights
"Famous seaside"
"Beautiful property" "Lovely lobby"
92% thought the building was wonderful.
"Charming village" "Exceptional location ;"
"Free boat shuttle" "Free boat service"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
"Restaurant is fantastic" "Complimentary fruits"
Only 57% were satisfied with the menu.
"Amazing view" "Great room design"
99% thought the view was good.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"Lovely lobby" "Hotel getting old"
91% criticized the unstylish hotel.
85% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Value for money
"Poor value for money"
75% said rooms were dirty.
"Breakfast was lacking" "Poor breakfast"

Good to know...

Great view
Rooms in need of an update
Friendly atmosphere
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Condé Nast Traveler
Istanbul’s Asian coast, lined with wooden yali... has charming little neighborhoods, including bustling Çengelköy, now the site of one of the city’s most luxurious small hotels.
Lonely Planet
The elegant Sumahan on the Water is located on the Asian side of the strait and has waterside terraces, an excellent restaurant and hotel launches to transport guests across the water.
The Telegraph
Formerly an Ottoman-era distillery, this place was converted into an award-winning hotel by its discerning Turkish-American owners. As the hotel is situated on the Asian side of the...
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: EUR 4 per day
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: EUR 100 per vehicle (one way)
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 12 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)
Some smoking-allowed rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible