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Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul

5-starThe Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodations in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.
Kuleli Caddesi No 43Çengelköy, IstanbulIstanbul34684TurkeyGreat location! See map

Waterfront hotel with restaurant, near Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great room
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul

from $183
  • Deluxe Room (Small)
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Family Suite (Loft)
  • Suite (Loft)
  • Executive Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Health club
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Year Built 2005
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Waterfront Restaurant - This cafe specializes in Turkish cuisine. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul’s small print

Also known as

  • Sumahan
  • Sumahan Water Special Class Istanbul
  • Sumahan Water Special Class
  • Sumahan Water
  • Sumahan Water Hotel
  • Sumahan Water Hotel Istanbul
  • Sumahan Water Istanbul
  • Sumahan On The Water Hotel Istanbul
  • Sumahan On The Water Istanbul
  • Sumahan Water Special Class Hotel Istanbul
  • Sumahan Water Special Class Hotel


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs EUR 4 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 100 EURO per day

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 for adults and EUR 12 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 100 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul


  • In Uskudar
  • Beylerbeyi Palace - 29 min walk
  • Bosphorus Bridge - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Anadoluhisari - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Capitol Mall - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Ortakoy Mosque - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Maiden's Tower - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Dolmabahce Palace - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km

Getting around

  • Istanbul (IST-Ataturk Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 51 min drive
  • Istanbul Sogutlucesme Station - 20 min drive
  • Istanbul Kiziltoprak Station - 23 min drive
  • Istanbul Haydarpasa Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 28 reviews

Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul
Delightful luxury hotel on the Asian Bosphorus
Sumahan is a delightful luxury hotel with great service. Its location is on a bend of the Bosphorus (Asian side) with a fabulous view looking down the strait directly at the old city. It is located up the strait from the old city in the direction of the Black Sea, just past the first vehicle bridge that crosses the Bosphorus. It is a little removed from the tourist areas, so not within walking distance of any major sites; however, they do have a free launch service (25 min or so) which operates at a few scheduled times to and from the Kabatash docks, located right at the end of the metro line that runs through the old city. From there you have convenient and easy access to any tourist destination. Kabatash is also the location of a ferry service that operates to the Prince Islands. If the launch schedule is not convenient, you can hire the launch like a water taxi, although that is expensive (30 euros or so). Probably because of its location further from the main tourist area and its higher price point (more in line for business travelers or family gatherings like weddings), we had the launch to ourselves on every trip. On the other hand, the location means that the area is much quieter than would be a hotel located more in the central city area. I believe that all the rooms at the hotel face the water, providing great views. The service was wonderful everyone from the desk clerk to the restaurant wait staff to the launch captain was friendly and helpful.
Michael, usRomance trip
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul
Very Good8.0
great location and complimentary boat service
The hotel is in a great location right on the water providing stunning view of the bosphorus. Great for a romantic getaway. The free boat service allowed us to enjoy the european side as well. The breakfast was lacking in selection and the person who attended us at breakfast was grumpy and unhelpful. The room was clean with free wifi and complementary water but no coffee and tea.
Lina, us3 night romance trip
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul
Rooms from the hotel have a great view of the Bosphorous. We stayed in a Loft Suite which offered a good level of comfort but the cleanliness good definitely be improved. The Breakfast buffet is disappointing with a very limited choice. The main issue that we had though was the level of service which was well below what you would expect for the price. The view is the best thing about this hotel
A Traveler, gb3 night trip with friends
Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul
Away from the noisy crowd
This is a very nice place to stay in on the Asian side away from the milling crowds on the other side. If you want to go across the hotel provides a free boat shuttle service. A nice touch. Breakfast outside right on the edge of the water is one of the highlights provided the weather co-operates. A short walk takes you to a small village where the locals congregate on weekends in a choice of small eateries. The attached restaurant offers a good menu at a very favourable price. When not doing touristy things just lay back on the grass and watch the Bosporus traffic pass by. Overall a very pleasant stay.
Helmut, au4 night romance trip

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Sumahan on the Water - Special Class, Istanbul

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