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Six Senses Opens on Legendary Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has brought 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 artifacts from the site’s former 19th century Kocataş Mansions, which were devastated in a fire years ago, paying homage to its original footprint. The former mansion was owned by and named after Ottoman Minister of Justice Necmettin Molla Kocataş, owner of Kocataş Water. Indeed, just behind is a 2.5-hectare community known for its pure spring water. The site enjoys far-reaching views over the Bosphorus as it begins its last curve towards the Black Sea.

This iconic Strait has been sailed since the Roman era and today marks one of the world’s most strategic waterways, separating Europe and Asia.

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.

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