After extensive research we picked the Marions Suites for our 6 night stay because the Penthouse Suite offered a King size bed and enough room for two additional adults to stay if needed.
The room was comfortable, although being 6'5 offered some challenges as being on the top floor the ceiling was very low in portions of the bedroom and bathroom.
The pluses: the room was well appointed, everything worked. The shower did leak when using the overhead "rain shower" so we just switched to the side nozzle. The breakfast had a lot of variety and everything was fresh. Service on a whole was very good. They certainly want to please. There is a market right next door so access to water and other essentials is readily available.
They arrange pick up and drop off at IST which we appreciated.
As commented by others there is a steep hill that must be navigated, but after a few days it seems not so bad.
Some issues: they never cleaned the balcony and birds left droppings daily, so we really could not use it. They never replaced the small bar of soap in the bath room. And it was very small to begin with.
Probably the most troubling was one night when our daughter and son-in-law were out late and got back to the hotel at 3:30 AM , Istiklal Street is always open, in the morning and the door was locked with no one around to let them in. After 15 minutes of pounding on the door they called our room and I went down to let them in. Still no one around.
But having said all that if we returned to Istanbul, we would probably stay again the Marions Suites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marions Hotel is located in Taksim, in the heart of Istanbul. This newly decorated suite otel is only 3 minute walk away from Taksim Square, metro and public transportation that takes you to the historical Sultanahmet peninsula where you will find Aya Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and more. Our hotel has 13 modern, light, spacious and comfortable suite rooms. Our great garden is also available for you to have your complimentary breakfast and start your day fresh. ... more less
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