Standing majestically along the Bosphorus in Istanbul’s serene Sariyer district – a neighbourhood dotted with ancient castles, forests and fishing ports – is the prestigious Six Senses Kocatas Mansions: two pristinely restored Ottoman-era estates.
Both the Kocatas Mansion and Sait Pasa provide a sampling of the historical architecture and artefacts of the original premises, which was once owned by Ottoman Minister of Justice Necmettin Molla Kocataş. Inside, the 43 guest rooms embrace Istanbul’s east-meets-west heritage, blending traditional Turkish stylings with Six Senses’ signature refinement – e.g. hammam-inspired marble bathrooms and 4.5m-high ceilings.
Adding to the hotel’s opulence is a private boat for sightseeing excursions, private gardens, wellness-driven restaurant, Latin-Asian fusion gastro-bar, as well as a signature holistic spa.