This Sumahan is set in a renovated, 19th-century distillery and sits right on the shores of the Bosphorus Straight. It offers sumptuous rooms with Bosphorus views and many include Turkish-style marbled bathrooms. The hotel also offers meeting facilities overlooking the Bosphorus where you can organize business events and meetings. The furnishings are contemporary, while original elements such as wood beamed ceilings or fireplaces are retained. Bathing in plenty of daylight, all units feature satellite flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free wired internet. Sumahan’s on-site wellness center includes a traditional Turkish hammam and a fitness center. Guests can also treat themselves to an invigorating massage. Waterfront Restaurant is a casual-chic bistro/café that starts the day with a rich open breakfast buffet and followed by Turkish and International cuisine à la carte menu all-day-long. The waterfront terrace is a perfect place for winding down with an afternoon tea, sunset drinks or celebrating a special event. Hotel Sumahan - on the Water is merely 5 minutes’ walk to the Çengelköy Jetty, linking directly by ferryboat to Istanbul’s European side. Capitol Shopping Mall is 3.1 mi from the property with many shops and eateries. Emaar Square Mall is 5.2 mi from Sumahan - on the Water while Akasya Shopping Mall is 6.8 mi away. It also provides free private parking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Sumahan - on the Water has been welcoming guests since Jul 20, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 full bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Istanbul
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  • Abdullah
    We mainly stayed in the hotel for the AMAZING views it has over the Bosphorus. it's a small boutique like hotel very beautiful and clean. It has a beautiful library with great books of Istanbul and Turkey. Loved the ambience of this hotel. The...
  • Mansour
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    The staff were helpful, friendly The services were average
  • Abrar
    the location and the view is great.. it feels like heaven. I booked a family suite with a garden and sea view . It would be just good enough to stay at the hotel and not to go anywhere where. The staff we good and friendly plus provided all needed...
  • Mert
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Apart from the amazing view, the hotel staff was very welcoming, friendly and accommodative. Our stay at Sumahan really exceeded our big expectations. Don't think twice if Sumahan is in your shortlist or radar.
  • Ayse
    Spectacular view, location bear Cengelkoy center, friendly staff, very clean room, and hotel luxurious decoration.
  • Suhail
    The view is magical, from the room and from the restaurant, the place is so quiet, it's so romantic. we celebrated our anniversary there and created some wonderful memories. The staff is so nice and professional starting from the reception who...
  • Emily
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the view (too beautiful for words), amazing team that went above and beyond, delicious food, incredible property - perfect place!
  • Carlos
    best place to relax. perfect view. friendly and professional stuff
  • Omran
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    staff are so friendly and very helpful. location is amazing and view is astonishing
  • Meltem
    The location is unbeatable, it’s one of the best spots on the Bosphorus, with an amazing view. The staff is very polite and helpful. It’s very clean, neat and well kept. The place is very decent with its staff, ambiance, food. It was truly...

Property questions and answers
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  • Pls advise if two seperate beds available?

    Hello, We have a separate bed, room in our hotel. Best Regards Recepion Clark Engin COŞKUN
    Answered on 24 June 2021
  • Hi , i want to reserve for my family , my daughter is 3 years old is it okay? Or children not allowed at all.

    Dear Sir & Madam, Thank you for your interest in Sumahan On The Water. We regret to inform you that we cannot host guests under 12 years old. Thank..
    Answered on 3 July 2022
  • hi, can I bring guest?

    Hello. Thank you for your message. What d you mean about bring to guest?
    Answered on 12 January 2023
  • Hi, my daughter 11 years old, is it allowed to stay in the hotel!!!

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest within our hotel. Unfortunately, our hotel does not accept guests under the age of 12. There are multiple rea..
    Answered on 8 July 2022
  • Hello are kids not allowed On the property?

    Dear Sir&Madam, Thank you for the interest that you have shown in Sumahan on the Water. Unfortunately, the Hotel management could not accept children ..
    Answered on 17 February 2022
  • How far from Internatinoal airport

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your interest within our hotel. There are two airports in Istanbul. One is Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Anatolian side (..
    Answered on 10 July 2022
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Waterfront Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean • Turkish
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic

Amenities of Sumahan - on the Water
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Ocean view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Fold-up bed
Living Area
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
Wired internet is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Valet parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Turkish

House rules

Sumahan - on the Water takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM


From 1:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
€ 100 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Sumahan - on the Water accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Spa/wellness center is closed from Wed, May 19, 2021 until Wed, Jun 30, 2021

FAQs about Sumahan - on the Water

  • The prices at Sumahan - on the Water may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Sumahan - on the Water is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Sumahan - on the Water is 5 miles from the center of Istanbul. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Sumahan - on the Water has 1 restaurant:

    • Waterfront Restaurant

  • Sumahan - on the Water offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Back massage
    • Locker rooms
    • Hand massage
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Fitness
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Neck massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Head massage

  • Room options at Sumahan - on the Water include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Sumahan - on the Water is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.