Feel indulged upon your arrival to Istanbul

The word guest is not a euphemism at Sumahan. We will press a pleated skirt, find a guide who specialises in Byzantine mosaics or arrange an experienced driver to get you through a busy schedule of meetings - and do just about anything to make your stay a pleasant one.

  • Library

    The Library (in the lounge near our reception desk) has 800 books all with a Turkish focus. The books, mostly in English but some just in Turkish for our Turkish-speaking guests, are mainly about places within Turkey and historic sites in Istanbul but also include books on Turkish culture and history, novels by Turkish authors, books on Turkish arts and crafts, Turkish cookbooks, and the like. Our guests often browse the Library while waiting in the lounge, but we also encourage our books to be enjoyed anywhere else in the hotel — dining area, garden, or your room. Happy reading!

  • Boat

    We offer scheduled complimentary boat transfer across the Bosphorus with Sumahan I, the charming boat of Sumahan on the Water. We can also arrange for a private Bosphorus tour with Sumahan I for our guests who are keen to explore Istanbul on water. Please check with reception for scheduled boat transfer times and further private tour information.

  • Meeting

    Sumahan hotel provides businesses privacy in the heart of Istanbul. Whether it’s for an emergency meeting or a company retreat, Istanbul’s leading business are discovering the secluded and scenic atmosphere of Sumahan’s conference facilities as a convenient place to get ideas flowing and quietly get the job done. The meeting room, overlooking the Bosphorus is located on the main floor and comfortably accommodates up to 35 people.

  • Wellness

    The Sumahan Wellness strategy is to make you feel that much better when you leave us than before you arrived. You can relax at Sumahan’s own private Turkish Hamam, unwind with a variety of specialized massage of your choice or for those who wish to keep fit, we offer a well-lit fitness room with state of the art equipment.


    Tapasuma is the newest additon to Sumahan on the Water.  Top restaurant Tapasuma offers a twist on contemporary Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine with "mezzes" and a unique dining experience with a view that has no equal in Istanbul. Ideal for daytime business luncheons, romantic dining or a get-away to watch the Istanbul sunset.


    Waterfront Café is a casual-chic bistro/café in Çengelköy, Istanbul that starts the day off with a rich open breakfast buffet between 07.30am - 10.30am followed by an all-day Turkish and International cuisine à la carte menu. The waterfront terrace is a perfect place for winding down with an afternoon tea, sunset drinks or celebrating a special event. Small groups can also enjoy specially crafted menus that cater to their needs for brunch, lunch or dinner.

  • Additional Services

    24-hour room and daily turndown services.
    Same day laundry and dry cleaning (Mon-Sat).
    From / to airport transfer on request, rent a car, sightseeing city tour.
    Hotel is handicapped accessible.
    All major credit cards accepted.