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Grand Mark Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cifte Gelinler Cad. 16, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #610 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
1 review
“Not worthy ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are not cleaned and don't expect to see clean room at check in! It has a terrible staff who barely speak English. In case you need to find a place or something don't bother asking the staff. No WiFi or proper food can be found in the hotel; the price is higher than the hotels nearby which provide much better services!

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The location of the hotel downhill is bit tiring. The room is not cleaned daily, the breakfast is so poor., and the staff are mostly unfriendly. Safe box not working, shower leaking, dust everywhere, the housekeeping staff dont bother to clean the room.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Grand Mark Hotel is located in the heart of Sultanahmet tourist area, which has has long filled in the numerous hotels much-needed by tourists visiting Istanbul.

It is conveniently located within walking distance to Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Kumkapi’s seafood restaurants etc.

We've stayed here for 7 nights!

By the way, there is a laundry services, just across the narrow road, and a mini-kebab outlet 20 feet away from hotel main entrance.

Stay at this hotel, and you'll never be hungry again?

Room Tip: You'll have a more tranquil ambience if you choose rooms at the rear, e.g. x01, x02, x03 etc.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

we stayed here for four days.quite basic but comfortable,service was very good,nice staff.street was not very nice and it was all uphill to main part of sultanahmet..Istanbul was great,everyone should visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Easy walking distance to the main square with tram connections and bazaar. The rooms are small, but clean. The shower leaked all over the floor. There were a small fridge and safe in the room. Some of the staff spoke English but they all tried. The breakfast was good but not great. We had to check out but were not scheduled to leave until later and the manager had no problem holding our luggage in the office. He was also helpful in arranging tours.

Room Tip: Some rooms open onto a small courtyard. These are quieter as there is no street noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adana, Turkey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed at Grand Mark Hotel in May 2004 for 9 nights and our second stay was july 2012 during our trip to Adana We booked the Standart room, so it was normal room but quite comfortable and cosy with speedy Wi-Fi. Grand Mark Manager şerif and Lokman was very nice to us, helping with information about the nearest points of inerest and gave us discount for dinner at Kalamar restaurant and for airport transfer. By the way Kalamar restaurant, which is located near hotel, is very pleasant place with sea-view terrace and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Interesting location, near or in the shoe district, uphill to main tourist attractions, perfect for traveler as easy out to airport. The hotel did everything I wanted with good quality. When I preferred to be over the street, they moved me immediately. Slept very well. Air conditioning worked well, TV too, as I watched old Istanbul films non-stop (Orhan Pamuk recommendation in his book Istanbul).

Turkey is a great experience. Good food everywhere! Stayed here ten days, more human oriented neighborhood than big hotels. Everybody has something to sell and woe is me if I thought it mattered. The rug dealers are bereft as the women no longer weave, they go to school and get jobs with benefits. Sound familiar. Everything is changing in this life.

Grand Mark not grand, but functions great as a budget hotel. The Ottoman Empire is well declined, and Istanbul is superb amazing fascinating, and this was an interesting location, really a working area in shoe shops and factories everywhere. If you have a shoe fetish, check out this area.

On the other hand, 8 blocks above is a main avenue, Ordu Cd, and street car line, all the way past Hagia Sophia, to the Spice Bazaar and ferry dock, and beyond to Beyoglu & Taksim Square, and points on the Bosphorous Strait, one of the most magnificent waterways. The hotel is in an area like the Italian North End of Boston, but huge comparably, with endless cheap eat options. From the hotel, one half block to an area of restaurants that are all outside and it really cooks up at night.

Also, a lower train stop is 3 blocks away that goes around Istanbul into the train station at the ferry dock. After climbing the hill a week, this became more desirable way in the heat of day to get to the ferries and a cool water breeze. While Istanbul is a tourist mecca, the ferries are a great way to escape massive crowds. See my videos, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, ferries to the Asian side larely undiscovered, so I must return!

Room Tip: On the street is better than backside, up higher too.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Mark Hotel

Address: Cifte Gelinler Cad. 16, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #610 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Mark Hotel 2*
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