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“First choice every time.”
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Maritime Hotel
Ranked #301 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“First choice every time.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Mari Time hotel is by far the best choice hotel that you can choose for your stay in the Sultanahmet in Istanbul, if you want to see all the Mosques and Museums. We stayed 10th September for 5 nights. We were greeted with a welcome drink at reception and then our luggage was taken to our room. The room was on the second floor with a view onto the back of gardens. The room was very clean, and had good selection of free tea and coffee, also there was a mini bar with drinks in it and a price list for this. There was an excellent en-suite with toiletries and clean towels. The room was cleaned and the towels changed every day and the room re- stocked each day. There was enough room for your clothes and there was a desk and phoneline. The wall lights did not work but were not a problem for us. The hotel is on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast was excellent. There was a great choice and each day we went down to breakfast, there would be another different surprise that awaited us. Cakes, cookies or eggs or breads. There was orange and fruit type squash, tea and coffee, olives, meats, cheeses, all sorts of vegetable dishes, cereals,sausage in pastry, potato dishes, the list goes on, You could have as much as you wanted to eat. It was enough to last a whole day. If you wanted other meals or something else to eat at any other time, they would go out of their way to get it for you. If you wanted or needed anything in the hotel, they would try and help you. The reception staff spoke very good English and could advise you on any where to visit, eat or things to do.They gave us a map of the area with all the sites on it. All the staff were very polite and helpful. The Hotel was in a quiet street and there was a small shop opposite. The Hotel is only 10 minutes walk from most of the sites. It is only a 5 minute walk to the sea front so if you want to run in the mornings it is the perfect location for that too. There are some great little cafe and restaurants 5 minutes away. You can see the Marmara Sea and the Blue Mosque from the roof terrace, but the sounds of the city cannot be heard. The location is very quiet and the Sultanahmet is very green and peaceful. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, it really could not be faulted by us. The Mari Time Hotel was like you were staying in someone's home as they were so friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The staff at the Maritime Hotel in Kucukayasofya are so warm and accommodating they make you feel like you are staying with family. The hotel has an excellent location 10-15 minutes walk from the Sultanahmet Tram stop. It is two blocks from a major traditional Turkish arts and crafts centre with a peaceful garden and a fascinating old residential neighbourhood. There are many restaurants and gift shops nearby but nobody hassles you as you go by. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and the staff are very knowledgeable about local attractions and tours. You can borrow a computer most days if you need one. The breakfast buffet is out of this world. This hotel and its staff are a real find.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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18 Thank Joan R
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Maritime_Hotel_Tr, General Manager at Maritime Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Mari Time Hotel Istanbul,

First of all , it was a great honour for us, to accommodate you here at Maritime Hotel.
We would like to thank you to your cortious,and encouraging sentences.
We hope to have an oppurtunity to welcome you for a future occassions
Best Regards;
Defne OZCAN
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We would like to do something for a weekend than we suddenly decide to visit to Sultanahmet.We went to Sultanahmet and we visit to topkapi palaca and blue mosque but we did not finish to see other historic sites so we decide to stay at the hotel on old city than we found Maritime Hotel.The hotel was near the blue mosque and there was available parking site for our car and small but cozy and service in the breakfast was really good.The hotel staff gave whatever we want.I would definitely recommend this hotel to accommodate on old city.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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18 Thank Nuray T
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Maritime_Hotel_Tr, General Manager at Maritime Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Mari Time Hotel Istanbul,

First of all , it was a great honour for us, to accommodate you here at our hotel.
We would like to thank you to your cortious,and encouraging sentences.
We hope to have an oppurtunity to welcome you for a future occassions
Best Regards;
Defne OZCAN
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012

we were there with the group of friends. hotel has a perfect location.. all historical places are within walking distance.. the breakfast was more than I expect.. you could find 3 different hot meals, cereals, 4 different types of cheese olive , jam etc. rooms are clean, well decorated.. we like the gift and fruit basket on our arrival..they come and pick us up from the tram station.. Thanks a lot to all the staff..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Izmir, Turkey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were there for the meeting at the university with a group and we stayed at this amazing hotel with amazing staff..It is difficult to put into words how we feel about our stay, it was the most amazing place to stay the service from Defne, Bulent, Oguz,tahsin was impeccable and the staff were so lovely and friendly and professional, it was an incredible experience to have such service, We woke up each morning to the most bluest breakfast would be served, everything imaginable on the menu, fabulous food of course! Our room was amazing.Well done to the team at absolute bliss our stay was the most memorable to date. I can honestly say a massive thanks to all the ambience you people create it is wonderful thank you so much we can't wait to get back!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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16 Thank idil_12
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Maritime_Hotel_Tr, General Manager at Maritime Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Madam / Sir,

First of all, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your experience at the Maritime Hotel Istanbul whilst staying us.

We do appreciate your positive feedback and we continue to thrive to improve our standard of service at all times.

Your comments have been shared with our Team members accordingly and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future.

Kind regards,
(Ms) Defne OZCAN
General Manager
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Edirne, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The most gorgeous hotel, with lovely people running it....they make the stay at Maritime Hotel a memorable one with their warm hospitality..Great location, walking distance from anything and anywhere in the old city.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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13 Thank mbt7176
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Maritime_Hotel_Tr, General Manager at Maritime Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear sir/madam,

First of we would like to thank you for taking time to write on tripadvisor regarding your experience at the Maritime Hotel Istanbul whilst staying us. It was a great honour for us, to accommodate you here at our hotel.
We would like to thank you to your cortious,and encouraging sentences
We hope to have an oppurtunity to welcome you for a future occassions
(Ms) Defne OZCAN
General Manager
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Firstly let me say how lovely the staff were especially Bulent who was very helpful. The hotel location is great for all the main attractions and is on a nice quiet side street but also near to a taxi rank so easy to get dropped off or picked up. The hotel arranged pick up and drop of to the airport S Gokcen which I would advise as it is quite a way and I know you can get public transport etc but if there are 4 of you it was 60 euros each way which worked out ok and you were door to door with no other pick ups. Also some of these places are hard to find so if you just get other taxi's they can take you all over so I have been told. The rooms were clean and nice for a city centre hotel especially for the price we paid £55 per night inc breakfast. The problem we had was the showers as both of our rooms the shower heads had come off the wall and the water was mainly cold with a burst of hot. The beds were singles pushed together but that was ok. Breakfast was good with a variety of cold and hot food and omlettes were able to be ordered which were yummy.
After the first night Bulent asked how we were and we mentioned the showers. He was most apologetic admitted there had been a problem (which I give 10/10 for honesty most hoteliers might have pretended they didn't know) and said he would move us into their sister hotel across the road so we wouldn't have a problem. We did say we were ok where we were if the water could be fixed but he insisted, told us to go off for the day and he would move all our stuff. When we returned he had moved us into 2 lovely rooms at the hotel across the road with sitting areas and balconies overlooking the sea they certainly were more expensive but he said there wouldn't be a charge. I was very impressed with the service given and how even though there had been a problem they sorted it for us. They gave us so much information to help with our visit and I would certainly recommend staying here for your city break. We always prefer a local hotel rather than a big chain. when I asked for ice they insisted on getting it for us and bringing it to the room and couldn't have been more accommodating. So I agree with others definitely one to try if you are visiting the old town.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Jan C
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Maritime_Hotel_Tr, General Manager at Maritime Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Jan C,

First of all , it was a great honour for us, to accommodate you here our hotel.
We would like to thank you to your cortious,and encouraging sentences

We are also extremely sorry about the unsatisfactory level of service that you experienced during your stay and we can assure you that the matter has been thoroughly investigated and will not re-occur.

We do hope that we will be in a position to welcome you back at the Mari Time Hotel Istanbul and redeem ourselves.

Kind regards,
(Ms) Defne OZCAN
General Manager
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Property: Maritime Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi, Cayiroglu Sokak No.9, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #301 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Maritime Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mari Time Hotel is one of Little Hagia Sophia most important Design Hotel situated at the heart of Istanbul historic peninsula; at the Roman empire's Hippodrome, the Ottomans' Concourse, or Turkey's Sultan Ahmet square - where remarkable history unfolds -Treat yourself to a dream whre the matchless beauty, dynamism and vitality of the megacity that joins the two continents, at Mari Time Hotel, known for its proximity to all historic and cultural spots at the city centre. With its concept architecture, exquisite decoration and HIP service, Mari Time Hotel offers appealing, custom-designed rooms. Historic sites such as Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque ,Museum of Archaelogy, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar are but a few steps away from our hotel, wich will ease your experience of the nearby shopping centres and Taksim Plaza,the hub of the city's famous nightlife, and unforgettable Bosphorus cruises. ... more   less 
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