The Marmara Pera

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34430

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Marmara Pera rooftop pool

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#14 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness

Best for Food - Expert review of The Marmara Pera

A happening high-rise with great service, location and food.

The graceless façade of the high-rise Marmara Pera hides plenty of surprises: attractive, comfortable rooms, professional and attentive staff, and what I think is one of the best restaurants (and views) in the entire city.

Location: 

In the middle of Beyoğlu, a couple of blocks off İstiklal Avenue, the Marmara Pera’s location is hard to beat for convenience, though the many nightclubs in the area can make things loud, especially on the weekends.

Bedrooms: 

The 200-odd rooms and suites were completely renovated a few years back in mod 1970s style. They all have satellite TV, A/C, and wireless Internet, but you’ll need to book into a suite to get the Jacuzzi tub and the best views.

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Public areas: 

The lobby is small for such a large hotel, but well-appointed with marble floors and big white leather couches. The hotel’s bar and café are good options for meeting or relaxing.

Eating and drinking: 

The top-floor restaurant Mikla is top-notch too: For my money, it’s one of the best eateries in the city, blending an unusual mix of Mediterranean and Scandinavian influences into stellar dishes such as lamb shoulder with pomegranate molasses and smoked mackerel with aged Turkish cheese. The rooftop bar likewise has stunning views, if pricey drinks. There’s also a café on the ground floor for lighter bites and homemade sweets.

Leisure facilities: 

Summer’s the time to come, if only to enjoy the rooftop outdoor swimming pool and its spectacular view. Year-round, there’s a fitness centre with the usual cardio and weight machines.

Service: 

The friendly and knowledgeable staff provide very competent service.

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Who stays there: 

The hotel caters to both leisure and business travellers, as well as large events. Locals come to enjoy Mikla and the rooftop bar.

Price advice: 

Special packages are available for honeymooners, culture vultures (including museum tickets), and weekend getaways (including a Turkish bath and massage, dinner at Mikla, and a city tour).

Pros: 
Good location
Great restaurant
Cons: 
Can be noisy

More information on The Marmara Pera:

Price from:
£56
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34430
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Beyoğlu

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