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“"At home" in Istanbul”
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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Cape Town
1 review
“"At home" in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Wonderful experience. Very nice rooms, good views of the Sea of Marmara. Great breakfast.

The hosts made us feel at home, were thoughtful and concerned, and gave us excellent advice in very good English.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view - the view is worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed @ Marmara Guesthouse for a week and it was the perfect hotel for us. It is extremely comfortable, great rooms, clean and spacious bathroom, excellent continental breakfast, lovely staff, gorgeous views from the rooftop garden and a homely quiet atmosphere.
5 stars on all counts.
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thanks Elif for a great stay!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights in December. It might have been cold outside but the room was nice and warm and the welcome even warmer. Breakfast was delicious and set us up perfectly for exploring the city. Very close to all the big attractions in Sultanahmet. As other reviews have said, the hints and tips about Istanbul from the owners proved invaluable. They operate a very convenient airport pick up and drop off service that is reasonably priced and made things much easier. I really can't recommend the Marmaris Guesthouse any more as it was excellent value for money!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I stayed at Marmara guesthouse for 11 days and had a great stay; the hospitality was warm and friendly, the rooms were extremely clean and well-kept, the breakfast selection was varied and extremely delicious and overall it was really good value for money. Definitely recommend it for couples too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights during the Christmas break, really great location to explore Istanbul. The room was small but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was really amazing!!!! with home made jams and great service. This is a family run place with the local touch. They were also very helpful for city information and any other help.

Room Tip: Try the breakfest on the roof top garden!!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We spent one week @ Marmara over New Years. The location is ideal - walking distance to all of the major attractions in Sultanamhet! The manager, Elif, is an invaluable guide to everything Istanbul. If you stay, take full advantage of her advice. Also, don't miss the breakfast, 8-10 am.
Marmara is a former hostel, and it shows. It is nice to have your own private bath, but travelers show up at all hours of the day and night. A surprising number of them stay for only one night, and their arrivals and departures take up a lot of time and make a lot of noise! Ask for a room on the upper level and hopefully its better? Also, remember this is Turkey, and everything is negotiable & prices are all over the map! I was surprised to see travelers arrive at midnight, demanding a lower price! We paid 75 Euro for two, but we heard about rates as low as 40 Euro. Ask for a better price, and you are likely to get one!

Room Tip: - ask for room on 4th floor; - negotiate!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great location to explore and discover the Old City.
Helpful advice and resources available.
Rooms very clean and folk friendly.
Breakfast on the roof top terrace was excellent and hearty before a days exploring.
Located where it is makes it ideal for walking and access to Old City, trams and ferries.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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