/travel Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe The extensive and beautifully-landscaped surrounds enjoy significant elevation to enable far-reaching views over the Bosphorus as it begins its last curve toward the Black Sea. Share with friends 

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul is your gateway to the future and the window to a colorful past. Detach from the stresses of now while having one of the most historically rich cities in the world at your fingertips. A fascinating fusion of handcrafted and natural, the spacious and gracious Ottoman-era mansions have been sensitively restored to create a relaxed ambience with a touch of bohemia. They welcome guests to yet another example of the Six Senses commitment to innovation and responsible conservation.

With its primary location, remarkable views and green area with beautiful laurel trees, this “Pearl of Bosphorus” offers an urban oasis where you can find crafted experiences within landmark buildings.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe
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Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul an unprecedented 6.42-acre (2.6-hectare) property, features 45 guest rooms and suites with high ceilings, authentic Ottoman interior design and local flavors with Six Senses touches. They are set in two stately three-level buildings, Kocataş Mansion and Sait Paşa Mansion, and provide a new beacon of inspiration for Istanbul’s premium hospitality sector.

Bosphorus Rooms feature breathtaking views and ceilings up to 15.41 feet (4.7 meters) providing an immediate sense of space and light. The en-suite bathrooms, complete with beautiful marble tiles, create an atmosphere evocative of heritage Turkish Baths. All rooms have a flat-panel television, iPad, WiFi and a Nespresso machine.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe
Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe
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Dining

Culinary arts are one of the cornerstones of Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul. Pioneering food and beverage offerings are based on the Eat With Six Senses philosophy and initiatives. World famous restaurator Richard Sandoval takes you on a culinary and cultural journey of his signature dishes at his Istanbul venue, Toro. The Gastro Bar serves Pan-Latin and Asian cuisine, with a bar orchestrated by a skilled mixologist. Defne is another restaurant situated next to Sait Paşa mansion built by restoring an old cistern.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe

This quirky all-day dining venue invites you to enjoy a culinary feast on the banks of the Bosphorus. In 2020, celebrity chef Mehmet Gürs will surprise and delight locals and guests with his new concept restaurant. The all-day Kahve cafe is located in a bohemian-style gilded hall, offering up sweet and sticky pastries and refreshing Bosphorus views in turn.

Six Senses Spa & Wellness (Opening In 2020)

Six Senses Integrated Wellness plays a pivotal role at all Six Senses resorts and spas. Based on preventive principles of Eastern medicine and result-oriented Western influence, this innovative approach to wellness has been developed with leading experts from around the world. The site’s topography, which faces the Bosphorus and incorporates lush landscaping, is the perfect setting for the Turkish hammam, which is still a major part of Turkish culture and known for its cleansing and relaxing benefits.

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, Istanbul: An urban resort where Asia meets Europe

One of the main highlights will be the Holistic Anti-Aging Center which combines the knowledge of scientific advances in nutrition, fitness and neuroscience with the wisdom from the longest-lived communities. The spa also features five treatment rooms; male, female and mixed-use wet facilities, each including a hammam. Relaxation areas are dotted around the spa, providing a space to unwind and enjoy the views. Multi-day programs including Sleep, Detox and Fitness fuse the expertise and skills of in-house experts with results-driven treatments and wellness activities.

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions, Istanbul is a 40-minute drive from the new Istanbul Airport (IST) and 50-minute drive from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) by land transport.

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