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“Great location. Modern Property. Rooms a little dark.”
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The Marmara Taksim
Ranked #100 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great location. Modern Property. Rooms a little dark.”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

This property's best feature, apart from the modern amenities and accommodating staff is its location. Facing Taksim square, it is right in front of public transportation, and not to mention a slew of eateries, and the main shopping thoroughfare of Istakal kadasi.

The metal detector that greets you upon entering is a bit daunting, but rest assured that the property is very safe. The rooms though needed some updating. The lights are very dim and it's hard to read at night but they all worked. The bathrooms are also nicely appointed with great amenities.

Overall, I think this property is a great value especially given its location and modern design and decor. I recommend this property to visitors who wish to be centrally located and want to maximize their time out and about versus in cabs.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for a kind review and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. The location of our hotel definitely gives us a competitive advantage and our guests are pleased with the amazing view of both the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus from the rooms and a short walk to the major shopping avenue. As for the rooms, please be informed that the hotel is going through an extensive renovation project at the moment. I can assure you that for your next stay you may relax in a completely redecorated room after a long day of sightseeing and enjoy the perks of being right in the heart of this wonderful city.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in not too distant future.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were there in Marmara, Taxim just for a night, as a stopover, but we had a nice stay there. The location is just at Taxim square. Ecellent decor, good service and beautifully arranged rooms, we had one with Bosphorus view.The breakfast was just awesome. The staff are very friendly and quick.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for “The best in Istanbul” as we certainly do our utmost to get there. It is a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your time at The Marmara Taksim Hotel and that everything was to your satisfaction. Currently we are undergoing several changes in the hotel and will be delighted to welcome you back once the renovation is over.
We wish you safe travels in the meantime.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Baku
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Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service, great breakfast, beautiful views, wonderful people. Staff is very attentive and would go extra mile to make your stay most pleasant. Rooms were clean, didn't have to wait for iron for too long, which is unusual for the hotels this big. The furniture is a bit "tired" though.

  • Stayed October 2013
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is delightful to receive such a positive comment regarding your stay at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. Thank you for finding the time to share it on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear you well looked after and I will certainly pass on your compliments to our staff. As for the furniture, the hotel is going through several changes and renovating the rooms and all the furniture will be brand new after the refurbishment is complete.
We would love to welcome you back in our newly renovated rooms in too distant future.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Prishtina
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I've spent few days with my family at The Marmara Hotel and we had really good time. The staff is very helpful and polite, and they can all speak English. The Hotel itself is very comfortable, clean, with a perfect location. Breakfast was extraordinary, with lot's of variety.
We had a room upgrade form the hotel, to a club room on 17th floor with spectacular view over the Bosphor, which I would recommend to everyone as it's worth each penny!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for submitting such a kind review of your stay at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to enjoy the magnificent view of the Bosphorus, which is one the best vistas of Istanbul. We also take pride in our rooms overlooking the Golden Horn and would like to suggest a room with that splendid view on your next visit to our hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you back here and wish you safe travels.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Toronto
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Excellent location - right at Taksim Square and metro stop. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Staff/service was very good, welcoming, friendly and prompt. Construction in the area is ongoing, 24/7, but found the noise did not disturb my sleep if the window was closed. Lobby is modern, open with a seating area and bar. My room had a city view - overlooking the square and was very comfortable. A bit tired, stains on curtains/carpet and paint chipped but otherwise fine. The restaurants were good - nice breakfast buffet selection including omelette station at Tutti Restuarant. Starbucks and Kitchenette bistro right next door. The Raika restaurant on the top floor of the hotel was very good wrap around view including the Bosphorous - Anatolian cusine - very yummy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to receive such a positive feedback and we thank you for taking the time to share it on Trip Advisor. We strive to provide our guests with all the comforts of a home while attending to all their needs and creating a family atmosphere. I am happy to inform you that we have undertaken a renovation project and would love to welcome you here again to our newly designed rooms once the refurbishment is over.

Once again, thank you for your kind words and we wish you happy travels!

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Spent four nights at this hotel on a business trip.
Check in was efficient and the staff are all helpful and professional.
The location is good -on Taksim square.
The hotel decor is a little unsubtle - but it is clean and well maintained. There is a bar and restaurant on the top with amazing views.
The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean and well designed.
The hotel is great for business travellers - the business centre staff were very helpful.
Wifi was good.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and were able to take advantage of both the facilities within the hotel and of the dynamic ambiance surrounding us. I have passed on your praise to the staff and all of us here would love to welcome you back when you happen to be in Istanbul again!

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Nanjing
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights in this hotel because of the location, it's close to all nice shopping areas, restaurants and the Taksim nightlife is in reach by walking. Who does not like the traffic in Istanbul that is really terrible should go for it and stay here. However the hotel is already quite old and the rooms do not match newest standards. But the rooms are clean and for a price of 120 Euro including breakfast still acceptable. A little difficult to get there now since the square road design has been changed, so plan a little more time or take taxi.
The breakfast buffet was very good and the staff is very polite and friendly.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to publish your review on tripadvisor. The feedback of our guests is very important for us and helps us serve you even better. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our luscious breakfast and I have already shared your kind comments with my team regarding their work. I am also pleased to tell you that we have just started renovating our rooms and would love to host you again once the refurbishment is finished.

We wish you safe travels!

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager
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Property: The Marmara Taksim
Address: Taksim Square, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu , New City / Taksim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#92 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#104 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#110 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marmara Taksim 5*
Number of rooms: 376
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