Sumahan on the Water

Boutique, Bosphorus views, off the beaten path

Kuleli Cad No51 Cengelkoy, Istanbul 34684

(90) 216-422-8000

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At a Glance

This intimate hotel on the Asian side of the Bosphorus offers style-seekers a home base in the less-visited part of Istanbul.

Indagare Loves

  • High style at a reasonable price
  • Bosphorus views from every room
  • Quiet location away from the busy city center


An American couple opened this stylish property in a former distillery that sits on the Asian banks of the Bosphorus Strait. With twenty-four rooms, drop-dead views and contemporary décor, this intimate hotel is an excellent choice for those who prefer a more relaxing trip than one heavy on touring and shopping. The neighborhood of Çengelköy is upscale and residential—a popular destination for vacation homes - and off the beaten tourist path. To access the city’s attractions, guests can take a taxi across the Bosphorus Bridge or take a boat—either a private launch or a ferry. Rates are reasonable and the restaurant’s outdoor terrace is supremely romantic. While staying away from the main sights won’t appeal to most families, those who have visited before and want a quiet location should book one of the three family loft suites, with duplex layouts, two bathrooms and sofa beds.

Who Should Stay

Those looking for a retreat rather than a centrally located, full-service hotel.

Written by Indagare

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