Tucked away in the upscale residential district on the Asian side of the Bosphorous waterfront is one of Istanbul’s most stylish design hotels, Sumahan on the Water. This peaceful contemporary sanctuary is a sleek yet comfortable oasis, an escape from Istanbul’s chaotic urban scene. The hotel’s Turkish-American owners, Mark and Nedret Butler, have transformed a derelict 19th century alcohol distillery into 20 spacious suites to dramatic effect, each offering beautiful views overlooking the picturesque scene of passing boats and fisherman on the Bosphorous River. Arrive in jet-set style by boat and step inside to discover the hotel’s soaring high ceilings, tasteful designer furnishings and soothing wooden interiors. Another highlight is the hotel’s wonderful in-house seafood restaurant and its state of the art hammam. This is the place for those looking for a peaceful escape while still being only 15 minutes drive or a short boat trip away from Istanbul’s inner city action.
"Its modernist, high-tech rooms overlook the twinkling lights of the European side."
Conde Nast Traveller
"Airy, wide-open rooms, exposed to the light & decked out in crisp minimalist lines."
"Built in a former distillery, this hotel radiates contemporary class."
Çengelköy Mh., Kuleli Cd 51, 34684 Istanbul
+90 (0) 216 422 8000