Sumahan on the Water

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Kuleli caddesi 51 Cengelkoy, Istanbul, 34684, Turkey

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    On the water


    Exquisite, artful, pristine, high design are a few of the words to describe Istanbul's Sumahan on the Water, a boutique hotel set right on the eastern (Asian) Bosphorus shore in the village of Çengelköy.This is the area that I live.
    The hotel's founders and owners, Mr Mark and Mrs Nedret Butler, are both architects. After teaching architecture in Iowa for years, they returned to Istanbul to pursue a dream: to convert a historic Ottoman factory building into an exquisitely beautiful boutique hotel.
    Each of the seven deluxe rooms is different, of course, as are the three junior suites, four loft suites, three family loft suites, three executive suites, and the unique Sumahan suite. There is a style and capacity to suit all tastes, preferences and needs.
    All rooms and suites have panoramic Bosphorus views, of course. There are no better views available in Istanbul.
    Same goes for each table in the waterside restaurant, which has open-air tables for fine-weather alla fresca dining, and sleek dining rooms when you'd rather be inside.Which brings up the question: why stay at a large hotel

    Unique Quality: The Sumahan has solved that by providing its own water shuttle service by fast motor launch between the hotel and Dolmabahçe. From there you can easily walk to Kabatas and take the new Füniküler (or a taxi) to Taksim Square, or the Zeytinburnu-Kabatas tram (or a taxi) to Karaköy, Eminönü, Sultanahmet, Beyazit and the Grand Bazaar, and other points of interest.
    Also, traditional ferryboats—Istanbul's most enjoyable means of transport—steam between Eminönü's ferry docks and Çengelköy about every two hours between 08:00 am and about 22:15 (8:15 pm) daily.
    Kuleli Caddesi No. 51, Çengelköy, 34684 Istanbul, Turkey
    Tel +90 (216) 422 8000, Fax +90 (216) 422

    Directions: Cengelkoy on asia side

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GO FOR DINING IN BOSHPORUS Having beer&fish in Karakoy,feeding cats while watching beatiful sunset in Golden Horn !

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A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by philrundell

I have 2 full days and 1 long night, a need to escape people and the masses and have time with just myself and my girlfriend to walk and talk and sit and talk!

We'll arrive in Istanbul but don't mind taking a short ferry or train away.

I've been looking at visiting the Prince's Islands and staying there or possibly staying at the The Polka Country Hotel in Polonezköy.

Does anyone have any advice on places and a lovely hotel away from the city centre?

Thanks for your pearls of wisdom in advance.

RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by traveloturc

Dear Phil
polonez koy also is a good choice but please bear in mind that you will need a car for this area and its not easy to find a public transport for this special place of istanbul.
good luck

RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by TheTurkishBrit

The islands are a good idea. You could also look at staying at Sumahan on the water ( see which is right on the bosphorus but far enough out of the city to feel away from the madding crowd. We regularly go to their restaurnats for dinner and its beautiful.

RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by AlperIst


The islands will be peaceful in weekdays, but crowded at weekend.


RE: RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by Gokcecicek

Either Polonezkoy or Islands will be crowded during weekends, however both are great for a few romantic days during the week. I also like Agva very much. But it is a 2-2,5 hours drive...

RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by philrundell

Thanks for your advice traveloturc, the turkishbrit and gokcecicek.
I'll be visiting on a weekday, so will decide on any of the above.
Thanks again - I can't wait!

RE: RE: A romantic getaway - where would you go?

by Sirvictor

Since you are coming from Japan I can understand your problem. You are tried of Japaneese working, bored. You need relex for the winter. Istanbul is like Tokyo crowded, full of noice, hot. but there is a big difference. Istanbul smells different, the air is different, Istanbul is alive. You will never feel your self in a crowdy metropole. You will feel yourself living with your family. Dont miss ıstanbul and go to an isolated place like Polonezkoy. Stay in the heart of ıstanbul with 2000 years of history that you can never find in Tokyo. Take the hand of your girlfriend in Hagia Sophia and wonder the mighty of the building. Just sit in a cafe under the galata bridge and drink your beer.
These are my pearls. Wisdom is yours.
"A drop of rain fall in the sea. An olster swollowed it. The rain drop thought itself as a pearl." Mewlana the Turkish thinker.


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Address: Kuleli caddesi 51 Cengelkoy, Istanbul, 34684, Turkey