4.0
Very Good 372 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 372 Reviews
Hakan Askar
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been staying in this hotel for 14 years and you will never have a better choice in Istanbul . Especially all the staff are very helpful and hotel is very clean. Every morning you have been welcomed by Asya and Ilyas with their warm smile and you start the day full of energy

Feeling comfortable
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed before few weeks back and everything was perfect. All employees were perfect specially Mehmet and receptionist workers. Trying to do their best when you ask for something. Even hotel has really good location, close to all transportation routes.

Just amazing staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ridvan and asiye are the best
Good service and good behavior
Good luck and keep up
I spent 8 nights at the hotel by the second day they started knowing what I wanted without asking
I think they deserve the best

Great stay in istanbul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The marmara sisli very best hotel and very good staff great breakfast 🥞 love pancake and have a breakfast pancake very good people and ridvan and asiye and ilyas ilyas big boss very good people see you again next summers

Simple and comfortable
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Arrived the day after tomorrow to Istanbul for a medical reason and the clinic booked for me the room in THE MARMARA Hotel. It’s really nice and comfortable hotel wit about 13 floors which you can get such a Fantastic view. The receptionist Mr.Orhan was so friendly during the check-in and he gives me a very nice room in the 5th Floor with 2 different views, without to ask. Also today the clinic amended for me one more night and the hotel was fully booked and did not informed, but Mr. Orhan with his colleagues Mr. Ozkan were very efficiently and professional to clear the issue quickly.
The hotel is very near from Carfour supermarket witches everything from A to Z also more thank cafes and restaurants and also mall for shopping SULTANA I think.
The breakfast is very good, it can be not very big buffet but you can find all the important items to have Very nice breakfast. The restaurant manager with the staff having just eye contact to serve coffee and tee regularly. The room also very comfortable and now for the winter time its perfectly to get the heating system workes. I have just one small comment regarding the bathroom, it just like traditional and perfect but the glass doors just very heavy to open and unpractical to be closed from the washtub.
Thank you The MARMARA Istanbul.