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“Great place right in the heart of Sultanahmet”
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Marmara Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 1,047 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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27 reviews
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“Great place right in the heart of Sultanahmet”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This was the perfect place to stay to be in the thick of the action. All the big guns in tourist attractions are nearby, including the blue mosque, Hagia Sofia etc. The rooms were comfortable but the main drawcard is it's rooftop terrace with sweeping views over the Bosphorus. Elif was a great host and gave useful local tips. The honesty fridge stocked with drinks is a nice touch. Free wifi and breakfast round out a great deal. Even though the organised airport transfer was handy, the driver was driving exceptionally slow for some reason, at some stages 20km below the speed limit.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Elif and her family were so amazing and went out of their way to help us out! So friendly. The rooms were nice and always clean, and the location was perfect in the little heart of great cafes. The Breakfast was the best I had ever had in Turkey!! Highly recomended to stay in this beautiful guesthouse.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Bozeman
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

The hotel is in a great location in the old city with very comfortable rooms and a fantastic view from the terrace. However, the best part of the hotel is the owners. They are terrific people and really make you feel at home.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had a wonderful stay everyone was so kind, and the value was wonderful. Clean, beautiful view on terrace. Breakfast was delicous, and location in old city was wonderful for sight seeing. Transportation from airport arranged by guest house was prompt and easy, definitely recommend doing that!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

From the beginning until the end, the service was excellent. Guys were on time for picking us up at the airport.
Elif and her family were very charming and helpful, and speaking good english !
Concerning the rooms, nothing to discuss on it : Aircon, very good bathroom and bed. Cleaning service everyday.
The must : breakfast on the terrace with the view on the Bosphore !
Very good location : next to the most visited monuments but in a quiet area !
I would really recommend !!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

This a great place to stay if you want to go sightseeing in Istanbul. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Basilica Cistern. Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar are all within easy walking distance.

Marmara is located on a quiet side street just around the corner from a busy street full of restaurants, so dinner is no problem.

The rooms are small and basic but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was one of the best I had whilst traveling around Turkey. A nice selection of food, freshly squeezed orange juice and beautiful views. The staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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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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Thank Mark B
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,047 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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