Our family moved from South of Turkey to Istanbul in 1994 and since than we're running Marmara Guesthouse in the Oldcity Sultanahmet. Since 2008 summer, we're running Saruhan Hotel also. We're trying to welcome our guests with the comfort of being in a warm family place.

The building of this hotel was being used as a shoes fabric until 1996. After that three Turkish families started to live in each floor. This went on until 2007 and then our family bought this building.

The yellow stone was specially quarried in the Cappadocia region while the property also features marble floors everywhere and the most beautiful woodwork-interior and creates an atmosphere strongly reminiscent of the fine old Ottoman mansions of yester year. All the rooms are decorated in the warm old style of old mansions of Istanbul. But you will not miss the modern comfort of the 21st century

. 9 months of the most careful restoration has ensured that everything is modern and spotlessly clean!

You can experience beautiful sunsets and sunrises, to enjoy the marvelous view of the Marmara sea, you can enjoy traditional Turkish breakfast with hand made jams with watching sea gulls and the fishing boats on the Marmara Sea in our great sea view terrace. Especially night time you would feel great on the terrace under exotic atmosphere of the ancient city.

But our location is also unique! Our hotel is conveniently located for visitors who want to immerse in the local life while staying close to the main sight-seeing spots (a few minutes walk to the Blue Mosque and Ayasofya).

We are always ready to help to maximize the comfort of our guests and to give good advice about the wonderful world of Istanbul which begins at our doorstep.