The Marmara Pera

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

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.3

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
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.8
90%
Leisure facilities
4.6
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4
90%

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.

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 [node:171425] 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.

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).

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

Pros & Cons

  • Great restaurant
  • Good location
  • Can be noisy
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