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We stayed at Sumahan for the last 3 days of our stay in Istanbul, to have a few days on the quieter Asian side of Istanbul. ("Quieter" is relative in Istanbul.) They have their own small boat (classic, stylish launch) that has a scheduled service...More
We stayed at Sumahan on the Water for four nights in April and it was a great choice. My hesitation was in staying on the Asian side of Istanbul, but the shuttle boat works magnificently. Every room at the hotel has great views of the...More
We have just returned from a long weekend in Istanbul where we stayed at this really lovely all round wonderful little boutique hotel right on the Bosphorus. The hotel itself is supremely comfortable, our room and bathroom were very well fitted out and presented, with...More
Words cannot describe this beautiful hotel. It's modern decor plus the views of the Bosphorus (from every guest room, dining room, lounge area) makes the Sumahan the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
The hotel managers speak perfect English and give...More
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.
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As I remember, there was one around 9am and another around 11am and another after 1pm then coming back there were 3 or 4 after noon up til about 8pm. But you should write them from their website and they will send you a... More
As I remember, there was one around 9am and another around 11am and another after 1pm then coming back there were 3 or 4 after noon up til about 8pm. But you should write them from their website and they will send you a schedule. The frequency and lateness of trips somewhat depends on the season as I recall. It is a very sweet boat with inside and outside seating for about 10 people and a lovely way to travel to Karikoy where you can get the tram to the old city (Sultanhamet) or ferries to Kadikoy. You need to schedule in advance with the front desk especially during the high tourist season. We were there in April so it wasn't a problem. Hope that is helpful.