Sumahan sits on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits which separate Europe from Asia and link the cold waters of the Black Sea to the warm waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean beyond. The Bosphorus feeds the heart and spirit of the city.
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Sumahan is just outside Çengelköy that still preserves its air of an authentic Bosphorus neighborhood of wooden houses, fish restaurants and seaside promenades.
They will press a pleated skirt, find a guide who specializes in Byzantine mosaics and do just about anything to make your stay a pleasant one.
Upon entering the Sumahan Wellness you are greeted by a marble fountain, fresh fruit, walnuts and dried apricots.
Surrounded by the lavender, orange, mint, and rose aromas of in a dedicated room guests may select from a variery of specialized spa treatments.
Sumahan is Unique
It is a rare Bosphorus-front property that has remained in the hands of the original family. Turkish-American owner-architects Nedret and Mark Butler have transformed an unlikely family heirloom - a derelict late Ottoman alcohol factory, into special retreat for visitors to the modern city. Its aim is to provide the highest degree of service to the independent traveller in the intimacy of a family-owned hotel.
The way Istanbul was meant to be seen
The properties of light and water, different at every time of day and in every season provide the instant attraction of staying here. There is a choice of suites and bedrooms, each with its own personality, most with fire places, but all with magnificent views. The twin level suites have their own Bosphorus-side garden. In the purity of its conception, the choice of wood and marble, steel and brick, fabrics and linens, Sumahan sets a standard in restoration architecture and interior design.
Sumahan is Private and Convenient
The busy city of Istanbul is there on display - on a clear day, close enough to touch - but guests of the Sumahan enjoy this panorama from the quiet privacy of a secluded waterfront.
Sumahan's own private hamam polishes the ritual to a level of refinement hard to find elsewhere. Upon entering the Sumahan Wellness you are greeted by a marble fountain, fresh fruit, walnuts and dried apricots.
Waterfront Terrace Restaurant with sea side terrace serving lunch, dinner and beverages.
A la carte restaurant featuring seafood and Mediterranean cuisine.
Tapasuma, located on the Çengelköy shore of the enchanted city of İstanbul where East meets West, is the newest additon to Sumahan on the Water. Located in a restored nineteenth century Ottoman distillery, a unique and contemporary dining experience awaits. Executive Chef Gökay Çakıroğlu builds upon the best of seasonal fish dishes with a unique twist on modern Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines.