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“Lovely hotel with stunning views” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Marmara Pera Hotel
Ranked #155 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel with stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

The staff here are very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and varied. The conference facilities were of a high standard. The roof top view is amazing and the pool looked very inviting even in January. I had a double room which was very comfortable and had all the usual facilities hotels have. The only thing I would say about the room, is the bathroom was on the small side. All in all worth a stay.

Room Tip: Try for a suite, lovely view of the river/sea
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SailingLisa1
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Your lovely feedbacks means a lot to us.

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience in The Marmara Pera, we really appreciate it.
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly enjoyed our conference facilities.

It will be great if we can host you in our hotel once again!

Please contact me directly on bschwindt@themarmarahotels.com, if you ever consider coming back.

Kind regards,

Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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75 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have stayed at this property 4 times over the last 12 months. It is a great location in Beyoğlu, close to Istiklal Caddessi. Friendly staff, simple but comfortable rooms. Very much a nostalgic appearance to the rooms and hallways. The twin share rooms face the city and are bigger than smaller double bed rooms facing the Golden Horn. A visit to the great bar and swimming pool on the rooftop during summer season is a must.

Room Tip: Great view from the higher rooms, I had rooms on the 17th floor (highest floor)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andrew402_13
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

What a wonderful opportunity for us to host you in The Marmara Pera four times in last year and to hear that you are pleasant with your experience.

Our pool is open starting from May until October and for sure swimming at the heart of a 15-million populated city is amazing!

We are also renovating our breakfast area and will be done in a month.
Please come back and evaluate us, once again.

Looking forward to welcoming you in our hotel soon.


Kind regards,


Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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Philadelphia, PA
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

On a trip to Istanbul for a friend's wedding, my boyfriend and I spent two nights at the marmara pera. The location of the hotel was perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the city. The hotel itself could use some updating. It was obviously modern once and could use a few tweaks.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the city or the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jennifer D
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback.

Our location allows the guests to reach every attraction simply by a taxi, or by walking and drop by the hotel easily, whenever they want to.

In 2013, we will be changing the room furnitures and our breakfast area.
A little bit of make-up is always refreshing, right?

You should come back to İstanbul and visit our hotel once again; we are in desperate need of your evaluations.

Kind regards,


Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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Stockholm, Sweden
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93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

It would be fun to hear the architect of this building explain how he (probably not she?) came up with the idea to let the service elevators and the staircase face the Bosporus, while most rooms overlook the parking lot outside a tv station... Anyhow, rooms are small, lack space to unpack your clothes, furniture begins to be just a little worn and the AC refuses to adjust to other commands than on/off. But it's clean, staff is very friendly and the breakfast super. I will happily return here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SaltisM
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your humorous and detailed review.

I have to admit that it was the very first idea that occurred to me when I was doing my initial housetour; then I believed in the fact that our architect is so good-hearted that he wanted every single person in the hotel to see the magnificent view.

As The Marmara Pera Team, we love our job and our guests more than anything so it is a great pleasure to learn you enjoyed your stay here.

We are looking forward to welcome you in our hotel once again.

Regards,


Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

great location.great service.good breakfast buffet.recommended!room a bit small but the decor is awesome modern retro.near shopping street.near to metro and eating places.just within walking distance to Galata Tower.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nickila22
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for all the tips you have provided for our possible guests.

The Marmara Pera is in the best available location for both tourists and locals.
It is in a walking distance to most attractions; including museums, stores, mosques and Bosphorus. Vice versa also holds, you can avoid the exhausting cycle and enjoy the sophisticated yet spiritual area in your comfy room!

I strongly suggest you to visit us again and discover İstanbul from another point of view.


All the best,


Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel a year ago and a friend of mine recently stayed with my reference. We both are very pleased with the hotel. The location is amazing, you will be at the heart of the city and night life. There are so many restaurants and clubs near by. Taksim square is walking distance. Is timbal street is less than a block away. But what makes the hotel special is the service. From front desk to room service everything was very good. Especially if you have higher floor room then the view is even better. Hotel's PR Manager Bicun is amazing!!! She made our stay special. We felt like we are the only people staying in the hotel.
The rooftop pool is great but the is no indoor pool. Rooms are relatively small but it is totally ok.
I will stay in this hotel every time I visit istanbul and continue to refer to my friends...

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms have better view, and ask for golden horn/old town view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ALI CAN C
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback and your wonderful comments on me, myself and our team as The Marmara Pera.

We are proud of our strategic location and beautiful interior design, however the ultimate goal is to deliver boutique 5-star service to each and every single guest even if the rooms add up to 205.

Please contact me in advance for your upcoming stays ( bschwindt@themarmarahotels.com) so that I can arrange your beautiful room and the ammenities or we can organize your visit to İstanbul.

Kind regards,


Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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Cairo
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

i have stayed for a week in the hotel. the hotel overall is nice, very helpful staff, breakfast is good. the rooms are a bit small. we had a sea view room in the 16th floor. the location of the hotel is perfect. it is infront of the taxi station and a few steps from istiklal street and sishane metro station. all facilities are there.

Room Tip: higher floors are better to avoid the scene of the other very close buildings
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank heidihassaan
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Bicun S, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Pera Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and the clues you supplied for our upcoming guests.

"Perfect" is for sure the perfect word to describe our location; which is one minute of walking distance from the famous İstiklal Street, and interdependently from all attractions.

We will be renovating our breakfast area next month and hope to deliver the best service in our new environment by then.

If you consider visiting İstanbul again, you know where your temporary house will be.


Best,

Biçun Schwindt
Guest Relations Manager
The Marmara Pera
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Property: The Marmara Pera Hotel
Address: Mesrutiyet Caddesi Tepebasi, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
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:
#116 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#120 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#155 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#180 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Marmara Pera Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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