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Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait site for newest mansion in the collection

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas brings its trademark unique and quirky take on hospitality to two restored Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul, Turkey.

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, 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 recreates historic architectural features and artefacts from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated in a fire years ago, paying homage to its original footprint.

Six Senses Kocataş Mansion room, Istambul, Turkey

The former mansion was owned by and named after Ottoman Minister of Justice Necmettin Molla Kocataş, owner of Kocataş Water. The site enjoys far-reaching views over the Bosphorus as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea.

The 45 guest rooms and suites are divided between the two stately three-level heritage mansions, together with lounges, banqueting and function rooms and a gallery.

Six Senses Kocataş Mansion, Istambul, Turkey

In addition to the abundant heritage and cultural attractions that make Istanbul a unique bridge between east and west, Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul will also entertain guests by the water. A private boat moored in front of the property on the Bosphorus will be available for guests to take sightseeing trips and excursions.

The historic city centre of Istanbul is a short boat ride away and the Istanbul New Airport, the largest hub in the world, is just a 40-minute drive in one of the private vehicles provided by the hotel. The stately heritage mansions together with the all-day Kahve café, Toro Latin GastroBar and gym are scheduled to open in November 2019, with more facilities to be added by next Spring.


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