Welcome to Sumahan on the Water

A contemporary architectural treasure and a heaven for escape

Sumahan on the Water boutique hotel is a rare example of thoughtful and historical transformation in Istanbul. The hotel is situated in Çengelköy, on the waterfront of the Bosphorus on the Asian-side of the city. The 5 star hotel is a restored nineteenth century Ottoman distillery, where the high proof ingredient was produced for Rakı, the famous Ottoman tipple. Suma is the word for unadulterated spirit and Han was the word for inn in Ottoman times - hence the unique name, Sumahan on the Water.


Sumahan on the Water is among the city’s best hotels and most enduring design phenomena, a small luxury hotel that integrates high quality design with a respectful presence within its historical setting. In essence the Sumahan experience is about modern comfort in an ancient and spectacular context with a friendly and personal service. It is a contemporary architectural treasure, a heaven for escape and a gateway to Turkish culture.
Welcome to Sumahan on the Water.

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