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The Mercure is first and foremost a business hotel. But it is still a practical place to stay in the new town of Istanbul, only a few feet from Istiklal street and the Flower Passage. Unmissable: the hotel's terrace has the best view of Istanbul.

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    • Hotel Marmara Pera

      Mercure Istanbul   -   © EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Marmara Pera

      Mercure Istanbul   -   © EASYVOYAGE

       
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    • Location

      3.02 /10
    • Accommodation

      8.45 /10
    • Overview

      7.20 /10
    • Food and drink

      7.20 /10
    • To know

    • The Mercure is at the top of a hill in the new town, 165 ft from the shopping street in Istiklal, and a few streets from the famous Flower Passage. Allow half an hour by car to get to the airport (12.5 miles).

    • The 189 standard rooms are clean and decorated in very conventional style. They have air conditioning, satellite television, telephone with direct international line and a mini-bar. The bathroom has a bath, hairdryer and toilet. Choose a room on the upper floors: you can admire the beautiful view over Istanbul through the large window. Note that rooms 01, 11, 12 and 14 have a view over the Bosphorus and Sultanahmet.
    • Wherever you are, you cannot miss the Mercure, as this modern 17-storey tower with a bright red sign dominates the whole area of Beyoglu. The inside of the building is very functional and has no particular charm. Compared to the capacity of the hotel (366 beds), the lobby seems tiny. The shops, hair salon, meeting rooms, restaurant, Internet cafe and piano bar are located on the ground and first floors of the building.
    • The Mercure has a restaurant on the ground floor. You can have breakfast and lunch (during the week) in the form of buffets. In the evening and during the weekend, lunch and dinner are served a la carte with a standard choice of Turkish and international dishes. On the top floor, the hotel houses the Osmançik, an independent restaurant that dominates the entire Golden Horn. This Turkish restaurant has a set menu with a choice of 11 mezes. Dinners are livened up with folk dances. Very touristy and not very tasty! Room service means you can eat in your room 24 hours a day (snack menu).
    • It is from the terrace of the Mercure, with a tiny pool, that you can have the best panoramic view over Istanbul (over 360°)! Come when the setting sun bathes the minarets of the old town's mosques in a thousand flaming colours.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, massage

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The hotel is very well located.
    • One of the best views throughout Istanbul (on the terrace).
    • The view from some rooms is worth a second look.

    disadvantages

    • The hotel and rooms lack charm.
    • The two lifts are insufficient when the hotel is full (long wait).
    • The catering is very basic.

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