The Marmara Taksim
Turkey
Industry rating
5

Step out of this luxurious Taksim Square hotel and be enveloped by restaurants, shopping and the iconic Istiklal Avenue. Contemporary luxury is found in the hotel’s rooms and suites, each with a marble bathroom, plush bedding and fluffy robes, and some with Bosphorus views. Blissful moments in the traditional Turkish hamman or the outdoor pool deck await, and fitness routines can be maintained in the gym. Among the dining options on offer is the top-floor restaurant boasting exquisite Turkish cuisine and sea views.

Why we recommend the Marmara Taksim

  • Near shops, restaurants and attractions
  • Turkish hammam, hot tub and sauna
  • Outdoor pool deck
  • Fitness centre with sea views
  • Two restaurants, bar and chocolate shop

Attractions near the Marmara Taksim

Hagia Sofya

It's easy to fall in love with the breathtaking beauty of Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sofya, the city's best-known monument. Fusing the many cultures of Istanbul throughout the centuries, Hagia Sofya started life in 537 AD as the greatest church in Christendom, until Mehmet the Conqueror converted it into a mosque in 1453.

Today Hagia Sofya is a popular museum, welcoming visitors from all over the world. Be captivated by the superb architecture and its astonishing interiors, which include 30 million tiny gold mosaic tiles covering the heavenly, flat domed ceiling. You can also lay your eyes upon beautiful mosaic artwork depicting religious scenes from throughout history.

Historic shopping

A visit to the sprawling Grand Bazaar is an exhilarating cultural experience that inspires lasting memories of time spent in Turkey. Spread across 61 covered streets housing over 3000 market stalls, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets.

Get your bargaining hat on and brave the crowds of this historic bustling labyrinth of shops in the heart of the old city, which dates back to the time of Mehmet the Conqueror. It's a great place to stock up on souvenirs, as you can find an array of interesting items such as Turkish silver, leather goods, home wares, mock designer items and Turkish delight.

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