Family owned, Sumahan on the Water is a luxury boutique hotel, an example of thoughtful and historical transformation in Istanbul.
Located on the coast of Çengelköy in the mesmerizing city of Istanbul, Sumahan on the Water offers the comfort of a grand hotel with the intimacy of a private home. The hotel occupies an Ottoman-era distillery that is now is one of the last examples of nineteenth century Ottoman industrial architecture. The property was lovingly transformed into a hotel by the Butler family, a husband-wife architect duo and two designer daughters. They carefully preserved the industrial spirit of the property that had been in their family since the 1930s. Each room was individually designed and all boast Bosphorus sea and panoramic Istanbul views. Along with the thoughtfully designed accommodations, a waterfront restaurant and garden, cozy library, and spa and health center provide guests with a taste of Istanbul and warm Turkish hospitality.