Sunday, February 18, 2018

SUMAHAN HOTEL 5*

Çengelköy, Üsküdar - İstanbul - Turkey

GPS : 41°03'11.3"N 29°03'07.6"E / 41.053130, 29.052119



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OTTOMAN DISTILLERY

 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.

It was built in the mid-nineteenth century to produce “suma” the unadulterated spirit used to make raki, the Ottomans’ favourite tipple. Where today a motorised launch ferries hotel guests to and from downtown, barges laden with figs would arrive to keep the stills of the Sumahan busy.

SUMAHAN HOTEL 5*

Sumahan Hotel sits on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits which separate Europe from Asia and link the cold waters of the Black Sea to the warm waters of the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean beyond. The Bosphorus feeds the heart and spirit of the city.

It is a rare Bosphorus-front property that has remained in the hands of the original family. Turkish-American owner-architects Nedret and Mark Butler have transformed an unlikely family heirloom - a derelict late Ottoman alcohol factory, into special retreat for visitors to the modern city. Its aim is to provide the highest degree of service to the independent traveller in the intimacy of a family-owned hotel.

Status in Istanbul has long been determined not by the horsepower of your car but the magnificence of your living room view. Every bedroom in the hotel offers an ever-changing seascape of fisherman and ferryboats and ships gliding through the night. It’s a view of myth and of history. Odysseus, Jason and his Argonauts all passed in front of the Sumahan as did Soviet submarines.

In a list that includes Topkapı Palace and the Maiden’s Tower, the Guardian newspaper cites Sumahan as the only hotel among Istanbul’s five best waterside views. The busy city of Istanbul is there on display - on a clear day, close enough to touch - but guests of the Sumahan enjoy this panorama from the quiet privacy of a secluded waterfront.

Sumahan is just outside Çengelköy, a part of the city that still preserves its air of an authentic Bosphorus neighorhood. It is a village of wooden houses, fish restaurants and seaside promenades. The Bosphorus-front mansions nearby are among the stately homes of Turkey, and include the residence of Abdullah Paşa, the son of a Çengelköy boatman who went on to become the Grand Vezir. Çengelköy is famous for its fruit orchards and market gardens and had the royal palace where the last Ottoman Sultan was raised.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

The properties of light and water, different at every time of day and in every season provide the instant attraction of staying here. There is a choice of suites and bedrooms, each with its own personality, most with fire places, but all with magnificent views. The twin level suites have their own Bosphorus-side garden.

In the purity of its conception, the choice of wood and marble, steel and brick, fabrics and linens, Sumahan sets a standard in restoration architecture and interior design. The furnishings are contemporary. The large bathrooms are well-appointed with thick Turkish towels and a choice of traditional colognes and special toiletries including rich natural soaps. Many of the rooms have their own Turkish-style bath or hamam.

ROOMS
3 small deluxe, 8 deluxe, 3 junior suites, 4 loft suite, 3 family loft suites, 3 executive suites

EAT AND DRINK
Waterfront Terrace Restaurant with sea side terrace serving lunch, dinner and beverages and Waterfront Cafe serving breakfast.

MEETINGS
Sumahan provides businesses privacy in the heart of Istanbul.

WELLNESS
The Sumahan Wellness strategy is to make you feel that much better when you leave us than before you arrived.

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WEB SITE : Sumahan Hotel

MORE INFO & CONTACT
E-Mail : info@sumahan.com 
Phone : +90 216 422 8000 
Fax : +90 216 422 8008

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