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Hotel Sumahan in Istanbul, Turkey

Sumahan on the Water boutique hotel is a rare example of thoughtful and historical transformation in Istanbul. The hotel is situated in Çengelköy, on the waterfront of the Bosphorus on the Asian-side of the city. The 5 star hotel is a restored nineteenth century Ottoman distillery, where the high proof ingredient was produced for Raki, the famous Ottoman tipple. Suma is the word for unadulterated spirit and Han was the word for inn in Ottoman times – hence the unique name, Sumahan on the Water.

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