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“"A wonderful place to stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Marmara Guesthouse

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Marmara Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 1,028 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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Perth, Australia
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“"A wonderful place to stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

A very well located family run business. The location was excellent, close to many of Istanbul's popular tourist locations. The family were most helpful in organizing transfers to and from the Guesthouse and in providing information when requested. We were made to feel at home at all times and service always came with a smile. We were greeted with a beautiful fresh breakfast each morning, a great start to the day. The communication prior to traveling was excellent, very prompt and informative. We enjoyed our stay at the Guesthouse and recommend it to others who are traveling on a budget. Thank you to all who made our stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Berkshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

The Marmara guest house is the perfect location to be based for a sight seeing holiday in Istanbul. You will be greeted by a friendly, welcoming Turkish family (husband and wife speak a little English) but their adult daughter speaks perfect English. The rooms are all individual, very clean, an adequate size and we had clean towels every day. Breakfast is served on the roof terrace where views are panoramic. You can see the Bosphorus, Sultanamhet and the Blue mosques and everyday life going on below. Breakfasts were a feast. Choose from cold meats, cheeses, eggs, bread, delicious fig and cherry jams, tomatoes, cucumber, delicious yogurt and fruit. You can relax at the end of the day or at any time on the roof top terrace where you can make yourself free coffee and tea as often as you like, or you can help yourself to a beer or soft drink from the fridge and just add it to your tab which you pay at end end of your stay. Finally if you can't live without your emails, they have free wi if - so you can enjoy a beer, relax and enjoy the view and keep in touch with life back home!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

When in Istanbul look no further than the Marmara Guesthouse for a warm, cosy, friendly home away from home. Run by the inestimable friendly and knowledgeable Elif within her home, the Marmara has beautiful clean rooms with lovely folk craft decor, excellent fresh breakfasts, and marvelous sea views from the tranquil vine-covered terrace. Elif is your most kind and helpful multi-lingual host of this peaceful refuge in a choice location within the bustly Sultanahmet district. This guesthouse has our top rating! Don't miss it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joliette, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had a very pleasant stay at Marmara Guesthouse, it had a good situation near the principal attractions, the was very confortable, the breakfast is excellent with a nice vew on the terrasse.

Elif was very kind and helpful and all the staff was great, Istanbul is a beautiful city and for the price , Marmara Guesthouse is the place to stay in Istanbul.

Merci Elif pour ta gentillesse et tes précieux conseils.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I was in Istanbul for 4 nights in June with my partner and we had a fabulous time. Istanbul is a hectic city with loads to do and so the personal and friendly environment from the family running the business was highly appreciated from both of us. It really makes a difference to meet people so kind and professional like them. Great breakfasts, super clean and nice location to walk around the center of the city. Definitely a great choice!!!:)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I and my children was very happy in marmara guesthouse.
The room was very clean.
The breakfast was very fresh.
The hotel has Good View and Good location.


The Owner and other people were very kind !!
My children loved swing-chair on the terrace.

I Love Marmaragusthouse!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We have just returned from a 3 week vacation in Turkey and we spent 7 nights at the Marmara Guesthouse in Istanbul. We highly recommend this hotel for great service, clean comfortable beds, hearty and tasty breaskfasts and a delightful rooftop terrace. The guesthouse is a family owned business and all members of the family/staff will go out of their way to help guests. We were able to use their computer on a regular basis which provided us with the opportunity to connect with family and friends back home. They also provided insight into the city as well as good recommendations for shopping and restaurants. Wonderful location in the Sultanahmet district and close to all the "must see" attractions.
Would definitely go back!

Room Tip: We loved room 402 as it had easy access to the kitchen, computer and rooftop terrace! Would book th...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marmara Guesthouse
Address: Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No:15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 1,028 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marmara Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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