Six Senses Kocatas Mansions
At a Glance
Cruise your way into Istanbul's city centre aboard Six Senses' private river boat; easily the most stylish way to access the city
After a busy day of sighseeing, indulge in a cocktail or two at Toro - Pisco Sour Flights, Bourbon Troubles, and Caipirinhas all line the menu
Indulge at the Six Senses Spa and melt away your stresses with an invigorating coconut body scrub or a luxuriating Thai Herbal Massage
Many of the rooms and suites boast spectacular views of the Bosphorus - an enviable way to start the day!
Make sure to cool off and take a dip in one of the hotel's two swimming pools
Try your hand at one of the hotel's sustainability workshops where you can learn to make your own kombucha or bodyscrub
Best time to Visit
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The best times to visit Istanbul are in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. During July and August it is hot and steamy; a lot of Istanbullus head for the west and south coasts over these months and some businesses close. Biting winter winds and snow are common in winter.
Be aware that during the five-day Kurban Bayrami banks shut and ATMs can run out of money. During Ramadan business hours can be erratic. Hotel rooms skyrocket in price and are often overbooked during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in June.
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Located just outside the centre of Istanbul, Six Senses Kocatas Mansions is perfectly situated by the Bosphorus where spectacular views can be marvelled in a place of tranquillity, whilst being just a stone's throw away from the city's hustle and bustle.
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions is located on the Bosphorus in the prestigious Sariyer district, situated amongst beautifully-landscaped surrounds, and is a convenient 40-minute drive from Istanbul Airport. With its location just outside the city centre, Six Senses Kocatas Mansions offers guests the chance to truly unwind when not exploring the dazzling sights of Istanbul.
The hotel, which is set acrosss two stately buildings, features 45 elegantly-designed guest rooms and suites, all of which boast high ceilings and authentic interiors, reflective of the glamour and sophistication of Istanbul's palaces and mansions. For spectacular views across the water, the Bosphorus Room are a superb choice with high ceilings and large windows, allowing light to pour in. The en-suite bathrooms also evoke a traditional Turkish Bath with the use of magnicicent marble tiles.
No trip to Istanbul is complete without focussing in on its gastrominic delights, and Six Senses Kocatas Mansions has kept this in mind with a variety of restauants and bars for guests to choose from. Restaurator Richard Sandoval's venue, Toro, focusses on high-end Pan-Latin and Asian fare, accompanied by views of the Bosphorus; whilst the all-day dining restaurant, Defne, serves up both International and Turkish dishes. Afternoon tea can also be enjoyed at the hotel; and in the Kahve lounge, guests can indulge in Turkish coffee alongside sweet and sticky pastries.
Famous for their spas, Six Senses properties excel in terms of their wellness offerings and programs, and Kocatas Mansions is no different. The onsite spa features five treatment rooms, wet facilities with hammams, sauna and steam rooms. There is also an expansive fitness centre, wellness class studios, and two swimming pools.
For guests wishing to explore the city's sights, the hotel offers a private tailor-made boat tour, where you'll leisurely cruise down the Bosphorus for an hour, before being given an insider's tour of Istanbul. Other experiences on offer at the property include cooking classes, hiking in the hillside, sunrise and sunset yoga, and of course, kicking back at the famous Six Senses open-air cinema.
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions is set acrosss two stately buildings, Kocatas Mansion and Sait Pasa Mansion, and is made up of 45 beautifully-designed guest rooms and suites. Each of the rooms boast high ceilings and authentic local interiors, with all the mod-cons a Six Senses guest could desire. The Bosphorus Rooms are a superb choice for those desiring spectacular views across the water. As well as being bright and spacious, their en-suite bathrooms are also a lavish affair with stunning marble tiles, alluring to that of a Turkish Bath.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Six Senses Kocatas Mansions; however, there are no specific facilities available for them.
As with all Six Senses properties, Kocatas Mansions places a real emphasis on its spa and wellness programmes, providing guests access to sauna and steam rooms, wet facilities, and five treatment rooms, where any stresses melt away. For those wishing to be more active, there is also a comprehensive fitness centre; wellness class studios, perfect for private yoga sessions; and two swimming pools.
In terms of dining, the hotel features a variety of bars and restaurants to cater to all desires. Toro Latin Gastro Bar serves up spectacular Pan-South American and Asian dishes, best accompanied by one of the mixologist's unique cocktails. Defne is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant where both international and Turkish dishes are on the menu, all of which are inspired by the Eat With Six Senses Philosophy. For a lighter bite, guests can reside in Kahve, the all-day lounge where drinks can be enjoyed alongisde spectacular views across the water.
There is plenty on offer at Six Senses Kocatas Mansions to allow guests to really get under the skin of Istanbul. Learn the secrets behind the perfect cup of Turkish coffee; immerse yourself in an Anatolia wine tasting where you'll travel the breadth of the country; or charter the hotel's boat and cruise to Poyrazköy where you'll enjoy a sumptuous lunch, prepared on board by the chef. Other experiences on offer include hikes, cooking classes, sustainability workshops, and local tours of the city.
Spice Bazaar & Suleymaniye Mosque
From the frescoes of the Church of St. Savior and the Suleymaniye Mosque to the bustling Spice Bazaar, this tour of Istanbul combines iconic landmarks with a taste of local life to offer a unique experience of this vibrant city.
Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Grand Bazaar
Admire Topkapi Palace, cruise Bosphorus which separates Asia and Europe, practice your bargaining skills at Grand Bazaar and enjoy a cultural evening with a choice of either Whirling Dervish or belly-dancing shows.
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