The Marmara Sisli
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
Had an excellent accommodation experience at this nice-new hotel located at the heart of city which is very close to underground station and many attractions.
Nicely designed clean rooms mostly with views of huge business-residence buildings of Şişli. No room service staff start knocking your door 9 in the morning if you forget to hang do not disturb warning to your door.
Smiling and absolutely friendly reception and security staff, Special thanks to Acun and Orhan at reception for their help when I asked assistance to extend my stay and Muhammed at the door for his efforts when I needed taxi even 3 in the morning sometimes and even bringing me a cup of tea while I wait for my taxi.
Definitely will come back as I earlier had horrible hotel experiences in Istanbul before and would recommend it to everyone.
We(me and my friend) stayed in this hotel for three nights, everything was fine the room was in 11 floor so we had a great city view, the room was clean with modern decoration(as I'm an interior designer and love minimal design, I really liked it!), very close to Sisli Metro and other transportation stations and about 10 minutes to Civahir Shopping Center, the only negative thing that I noticed was the tea and coffee for breakfast that you have to ask the bartender to bring you them and you are not able to that by yourself which was a little offensive for me, and the breakfast didnt't have much variations in compared with other 4 stars hotels.
خوب بود هم صبحانه و هم سرويس هاي قابل دسترس. Orhan با تشكر.
Location was very good. We liked it so much. Next summer we will maybe come again. Cevahir is so near. Metro and metro bus just 3 minutes.