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“Excelent, just excelent”
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Maritime Hotel
Ranked #297 of 1,147 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Excelent, just excelent”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I picked this hotel based off of reviews/location from Trip Advisor. Not only was I NOT disapointed, I was impressed! The hotel staff is the number one asset to this hotel. Friendly, accomidating, and honest kindness. I found myslef having lovely conversations with them on a daily basis. I had missed my bus to Bulgaria and even though I was already checked out they were so kind and helpful. Another BIG THANK YOU! The rooms were cute and clean; comfy bed-slept great. The breakfast was good with a little bit of everything. So close to the Blue Mosque and other attractions. I knew I was in a good hotel when a couple arrived and gave the manager a BIG hug as this was a return trip for them. Even the people at the shop across the street were kind, friendly, and helpful. Just a good hotel, in a good location, with good people. I enjoyed Istanbul very much and when I return I will stay here again!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

First of all, I want to thank the friendly hotel staff who helped us to have the most beautiful vacation ever! Their help was invaluable to us! Hotel location is perfect, a few minutes from all the important things in the old part of the city. The rooms are clean and well equipped! All you need - is available :-)
For every recommendation! Istanbul: wow!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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High Wycombe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I flew from the UK and stayed for a long weekend at the end of January meeting up with friends who live in Europe. They had already booked and I was pleasantly surprised to get a rate less than EUR 40 per night inc breakfast and airport pick up from Ataturk.
My friends had advised me that they had been relocated to the hotel opposite due to a plumbing problem and I was concerned we would get split up , which would defeat the object. I emailed the Hotel Manager, called Defne, about this and the response was so prompt and helpful stating we would be kept together. As it happened we all ended up in the Mari Time.

The rooms are very clean and modern and have en suite with shower. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee and air-con. Rooms efficiently serviced every day whilst we were out sight seeing. The breakfast spread was a little basic, but sufficient in quantity. With plenty of bread, cheeses and a small hot buffet. But I knew this wasn't 5-star so was not expecting smoked salmon and champagne !

Whilst there is no bar or restaurant or leisure facilities this was an excellent choice because of the time of year we did not want sunbathing anyway. The location cannot be faulted with the blue mosque about 5 minutes walk away. It felt safe in the area too.

The most outstanding feature of this hotel was the service of all the staff. The guy on the front desk was superb. He even rounded off my trip by arranging me a transfer back to the airport courtesy of the hotel.

My thanks to Defne and all the staff at the Mari Time !!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Wow! What a lovely place! I was struck by the beautiful old town location on first impressions and then by the warm greeting of Dephne and her staff who are amazing! We were given a coffee and homemade pastries which were well recieved after a long flight! The manager showed us a map and filled us in on everything to do and see, she was great ! Rooms were lovely. Breakfast was fab, when they saw I didn't eat much as I am fussy they offered to make me an omelette which was devine! The whole stay was fab. I even got a lovely gift from them which I forgot to say thanks for! I loved being a stones throw from great restaurants/cafes and all that Istabul has to offer.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Sharjah, UAE
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed here with my wife on a two day stopover in Istanbul. There is a page of directions on the website which you can print out and jut show to the taxi driver at the airport.
The Hotel is situated in the old town within walking distance of all the main attractions. The staff were extremely friendly and as anothe reviewer mentioned the Manager even gave us her metro card to use for the two days!
on arrival we were provided with comprehensive advice on what to do and see on our short trip and provided with coffee and cake while our room was being made up. The breakfast was good and rooms well appointed. definitely glad we stayed here instead of in a big chain hotel and we are already planning another stay very soon.
PS there are lots of restaurants and a very old world cafe just across the small street and up a bit with wonderful woodburning fires, shisha and views out to see

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Maritime hotel was great. Excellent location close to the center with all facilities around it. Our room was big enough for 2 men and we got a wellcome letter from the manager which was nice. The staff /concierge are very cooperative and smiling all the time. The manager gave us her Istanbul card for all public transportation. The room was very comfortable and clean and the room service is available all the time. Our towels and pillowcase changed every day..The breakfast was excellent which contains fresh cold and hot dishes. Everytime when I go out for smoking my coffee is ready with my cigarette. I highly recommend this hotel for people who look for a family atmosphere and good service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

It's a nice family hotel, value for money, near the sight seeings, in walking distance about 10 minutes to Agia Sofia and Blue Mosque. The location of the hotel is very safe without traffic noise at all. Very clean rooms with friendly, smiling and willing stuff to serve any time of the day and night. The breakfast is extremely good with a variety of Turkish and European tastes and homemade pastries and cakes, different every morning. The only negative is the absence of elevator but the stuff is very helpful carrying the luggage, and even every day's shopping in the room. I felt like staying with my family!!! For sure in a next trip I will stay again to them.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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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 #297 of 1,147 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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