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The Marmara Taksim
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

the funicular is right across the street from the hotel. for a small price, you hop on that and it takes you to the bottom of the hill and the street cars where you can easily get to most of the historical sites. the traffic in Istanbul is horendous, so taking public transit can be the way to go.

the fitness centre is clean, spacious and has every possible piece of equipment you can think of. very impressive.

the breakfast was the best we had in Turkey of the three hotels we stayed at for our 10 day tour. it had everything your heart desired.

the restaurant on the top floor has a spectacular view at night. however, our meal was only average and the service was extremely slow to the point of us getting up and complaining to the manager after waiting 20 minutes for our bill.

the front desk staff were extremely knowledgable about where to eat, what to do and how to get there. they made our stay extremely enjoyable as a result.

Room Tip: rooms across from the Taksim Square are likely the noisiest and the taxis honk their horns into the wee hours of the night - and they definitely honk their horns until 4 am on a Saturday night as the bars stay open late. hundreds of taxis. trust me on that one.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of your experience at The Marmara Taksim Hotel and I am happy that it was a memorable one. We are very well located and this provides a great opportunity for our guests to enjoy the city not only by foot but also using every means of local transportation which is available right next to the hotel. It is so pleasing to know that you found the team knowledgeable and friendly and happy that we were able to make your visit more enjoyable.

Once again, thank you for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back here!

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I have nothing to complain!! been there several times for business, both in simple rooms and in appartments, everything is clean, cosy, pleasant, the view is great, the bar is perfect the breakfast is a dream.

Room Tip: if you have the possibility try the alladin suite
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your review of The Marmara Taksim Hotel and I am delighted to hear that you keep coming back to our hotel for your Istanbul visits. It shows once again that we love what we do and our guests can feel it too!

We will be happy to welcome you again in not too distant future.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Very central Hotel in the heart of Taksim.Reception staff is always busy And you lose time for check in and out due to full occupancy of the premise.Lobby is always crowded because of the location as many people go in and out.Security staff is very helpfull and kind.Rooms are very good And clean.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for submitting a review about your experience at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. Being in the heart of the city allows our guests to have easy access to the main points of attraction but it also means that we are in a busy area and there is never a boring moment in our hotel lobby. We hope it only added to your Istanbul experience as this city is bustling with life and if your travels bring you back, we would love the opportunity of hosting you again!

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Okay, well, probably not everything but the place is centrally located and within easy walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Galata Tower, İstiklal Avenue and the Metro. Its in the center of most everything it seems

The is your standard upper mid range hotel with restaurants, a pool, nice beds, cable, sauna, a nice lobby and is quite clean. I stayed here after travelling around Turkey for two weeks and it was a nice relaxing way to end the trip. The hotel had everything I needed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Guest,

We are grateful for the time taken to post your comments on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. I am delighted that you were well looked after and that we took care of everything that you needed. We are very close to all kinds of means of transportation and the great shops and cafes on Istiklal Avenue but are also located on top of a hill, which allows an amazing view from our rooms.

I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back when you next have a chance to get away.

Sincerely,
Minay Masimova
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Nice hotel, with decent rooms. Nothing to rave about, but definitely not bad. The best part about the hotel is that its centrally located right at Taksim and hence easy to get to the good parts of the city. Had a bad experience with the Bellman at the time of check-out. He was very rude and I made sure to give him a piece of my mind as well. Probably wont go back to the hotel only because of this reason. Otherwise overall, decent stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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TheMarmaraTaksim, Guest Relations Manager at The Marmara Taksim, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review about your stay at The Marmara Taksim Hotel. Just as you mentioned, we are perfectly located right in the heart of the city and take pride in having the most beautiful views of both the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn from our rooms. We certainly hope that for this and for many other reasons you will choose our hotel again for your future visits, despite the unfortunate incident with one of the bellboys for which I wish to apologize on behalf of my colleague.

Thank you once again and we wish you happy travels,

Minay Masimova
Guest Relations Manager

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