The Six Senses Hotel awakens in the famous Bosphorus Strait, combining eastern and western culture in a cosmopolitan atmosphere
Six Senses Kocataş Mansions is the Istanbul’s new luxury hotel entry, bringing its special, quirky take on hospitality to two restored impressive Ottoman-era mansions.
The property, which also incorporates next-door Sait Paşa Mansion, is located in the prosperous Sariyer district of Istanbul’s European side, famous for its “Pearls of Bosphorus” waterfront properties. The urban resort features historic architectural features and artifacts recreated from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated in a fire years ago, paying homage to its original identity.
The historic mansion was owned by Ottoman Minister of Justice Necmettin Molla Kocataş, owner of Kocataş Water- and it also took his name. In fact, just behind the hotel lies a 2.5-hectare community known for its pure spring water. The site offers impressive views over the Bosphorus’s last curve towards the Black Sea. This iconic Strait is of extreme historical significance: it has been sailed since the Roman era and today marks one of the world’s most strategic waterways, separating Europe and Asia.
The 45 luxurious suites are divided between the two stately three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms and a gallery. Inspired by the city’s ability to embrace its contradictions – whether east and west, ancient and modern, or mystical and earthly – the interior design blends traditional local flavors with contemporary Six Senses signature touches.
The hotel’s gastronomy is based on the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, championing a balanced wellness-driven lifestyle without compromising on some of life’s indulgences. In addition to in-room dining, guests will be invited to taste the specialty menu at the Toro Latin GastroBar. With its elegant décor styled by the restaurateur Richard Sandoval, Toro Latin GastroBar is inspired by Pan-Latin and Asian cuisines, featuring cocktails shaken or stirred by a resident mixologist. The all-day Kahve café is located in a bohemian-style gilded hall offering up sweet and sticky pastries and refreshing Bosphorus views in turn.
The best bit? Guests can go on sightseeing trips, excursions and romantic boat rides on the Bosphorus with the hotel’s private boat!