4.0
Very Good 407 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Retro furniture and modern artwork throughout
  • Cool skyline views from the upper floors
  • The lobby-level lounge bar is open daily until 2 a.m.
  • A five-minute walk to Cevahir mall

What To Know

  • Located in Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul's business district
  • It's a five-minute walk to the nearest metro station (Sisli) and two stops to Taksim Square
  • Free WiFi
  • The on-site gym overlooks the lobby

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Affordable design hotel with ’50s-style decor, skyline views and a late night lounge bar

The Lowdown

Located in Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul’s business district, the Marmara Sisli is a contemporary crash pad with panoramic views of the skyline. The designer decor combines parquet flooring, slate gray walls and ’50s-style furniture including funky teal sofas and retro light fixtures. Kick back in the stylish lobby-level lounge bar, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner — and drinks until 2 a.m. The rooms all feature intricately embossed headboards, chunky wooden desks, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and petite bathrooms with butcher’s shop–style tiles. The property is a bit removed from Istanbul’s main sights, but it’s a five-minute walk from the Sisli metro station, for trips to Taksim Square (two stops), and is a 20-minute taxi ride from the Grand Bazaar. The neighborhood is full of restaurants and bars, and the mammoth Cevahir mall is a five-minute walk away.

In the Area

Explore the cobblestone streets and ivy-encrusted cafés of bohemian Cihangir, where Datli Maya serves generous portions of traditional Turkish dishes. The Yeni Lokanta offers a more upscale but no less traditional dining experience, while the hip nightspot Smyrna serves some of Istanbul’s best cocktails. For a more traditional tourist experience, head to the bars and eateries around Taksim’s magnificent 16th-century Galata Tower. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar are all must-dos, but when you tire of the tourist hordes escape to the city’s quieter western district. From the Sultanahmet area a short taxi ride takes you to the Chora Museum, a small fifth-century chapel adorned with one of the world’s best-preserved collections of Byzantine mosaics. Winding through the narrow aisles of the spice market, you’ll find stalls piled high with curry, cinnamon, figs, dried apricots and Turkish candies. Bargaining is discouraged, but the prices are already low.

How to Get There

The Marmara Sisli
Ortaklar cad. 30 Mecidiyekoy
Istanbul, 34384 Turkey

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 407 Reviews
Super nice hotel and service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay in this hotel, the staff are super nice and very helpful, always cheerful. We especially like to thank Ceren, Gozde, Asiye, Batuhan and Orhan from reception. I'd definitely recommend this hotel!

“Hospital waiting room”
Reviewed 1 month ago

Located in the business heart of istanbul, just about 700 meters to metro and metro bus, with not so bad breakfast: the Marmara Şişli hotel changed to one of favourites of Istanbul medical tourists. Do not be surprised if you be surrounded by
applicant for hair restoration and nose beauty in small lobby of hotel.
For house keeping get ready for tip first. Don't wait for carriage out luggage.
Free wifi is very fast and good. Good room view in upper level but small and thin rooms.

Great hotel, wonderful staff, perfect location, safe hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed here with a girlfriend who was visiting Istanbul for the first time and we had a fantastic stay. The staff made every effort to accommodate us and was very helpful and understanding when we wanted to change rooms due to my friend's sensitivity to room temperatures (having to change rooms disappointed me a bit because the rooms at the top floors have great views of the Bosphorus!!) Each of the gentlemen at the front desk were of good humour and very helpful. We appreciated the cleanliness of the rooms, the decor and the location of the hotel, which is just a short 5 minute walk to the mall and to Sisle metro station - which takes you right to most of the touristy spots within 4 stops! Moreover we always felt very safe.
I hope to stay here again.
Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

Safe Theif in this hotel.
Reviewed 1 month ago

do not trust the safe in this hotel.

staff will play stupid and pretend this never happens when you attempt to complain.

This hotel is ok for value, nothing special.

having your safe molested is not cool!

Perfect hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

I stayed only one day but it was enaught to see all perfect thing. Thanks to all hotel staff but specially mehmet from reception and belboy Emre. Always they gives you their best. Just tell them what you need!! Amd that is alll