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Marmara Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 1,087 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I was in Istanbul for 4 nights in June with my partner and we had a fabulous time. Istanbul is a hectic city with loads to do and so the personal and friendly environment from the family running the business was highly appreciated from both of us. It really makes a difference to meet people so kind and professional like them. Great breakfasts, super clean and nice location to walk around the center of the city. Definitely a great choice!!!:)

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I and my children was very happy in marmara guesthouse.
The room was very clean.
The breakfast was very fresh.
The hotel has Good View and Good location.


The Owner and other people were very kind !!
My children loved swing-chair on the terrace.

I Love Marmaragusthouse!!

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We have just returned from a 3 week vacation in Turkey and we spent 7 nights at the Marmara Guesthouse in Istanbul. We highly recommend this hotel for great service, clean comfortable beds, hearty and tasty breaskfasts and a delightful rooftop terrace. The guesthouse is a family owned business and all members of the family/staff will go out of their way to help guests. We were able to use their computer on a regular basis which provided us with the opportunity to connect with family and friends back home. They also provided insight into the city as well as good recommendations for shopping and restaurants. Wonderful location in the Sultanahmet district and close to all the "must see" attractions.
Would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Marmara Guest House is a little jewel in the touristy area of Sultanamhet in Istanbul. A short walk from multiple markets, the magnificent Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia on the one side, and the Bosphorous on the other, it couldn't be better situated. Small but clean rooms and wonderful hospitality and warmth from the hosts make this a place that I wouldn't hesitate to visit again. The roof top terrace, combined with the "honesty refrigerator" one floor down in the kitchen offers a wonderful place to spend the evening hours reading or just looking out over the sea. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 17 July 2012

When we came back from Istanbul, and told our friends that we stayed there for nine days, they asked: good, but where else did you go? My wife and I smiled to these questions, and said, No, we didn't go anywhere. We just enjoyed our stay at Marmara guesthouse. We enjoyed Istanbul at its best!

Our guidebook said many tourists in Istanbul do not wish to go beyond Sultanahmet. The area is fascinating with monuments, mosques, lively shops, restaurants and people all around. But if one wants to enjoy all these during the day, and come 'home' to a quiet, nice place, with a terrace overlooking the sea, and enjoy a drink, Marmara guesthouse is matchless! Everything is within walking distance, but Marmara is noise-free (especially if you take the non-road-side rooms), with really clean rooms, and superb views from the terrace. Rooms and washrooms are cleaned everyday.

The staff is most friendly: they will tell you to get your Muse-Pass from the Archaeological Museum, where there's no que; they will sit and chat with you on the terrace (don't miss to sit on the swing with a book) after offering a nice cup of Turkish tea when you are back from a long day; the lady who comes to clean will take away your plate in the kitchen when you bring it to the sink after an elaborate breakfast. The travel company which is part of the guesthouse is well managed too, and we booked a few tours within Istanbul with them (the walking tours are very nice).

Iif one wishes to get out of Sultanahmet, the tram station is less than 10 minutes walk from Marmara. We visited Beyoglu, Taksim (take the funiculer from Kabatas, the final stop of the tram), Bosphorus, Golden Horn. We liked some of the places (after being heavily influenced by Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak's books, which somehow helped us to see Istanbul from an insider's view) and went back. Actually, just walked back to many of them from Marmara.

The airport-transfer worked well, and we booked it for both pick-up and return.

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Additional Information about Marmara Guesthouse

Address: Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No:15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 1,087 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: ₹ 1,832 - ₹ 4,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marmara Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marmara Guest House is a small authentic charming guest house in Istanbul run by a Turkish family. It is located in the heart of the open air museum area of Istanbul which is located in the historic Sultanahmet area. It is only a few minutes walking distance from the Blue Mosque, Ayasofya, and Topkapi Palace... You can enjoy our traditional Turkish breakfast (you will love my mum's ,Mrs. Ayse’s, homemade jams) while watching seagulls with an exciting view of the Bosphorus & Marmara Sea and Asian side on our beautiful vine-covered terrace or relax on our terrace while you are having a free coffee, after a busy day. ... more   less 
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