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Violet Suite
Ranked #260 of 1,249 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed at Marti Apartments Caddesi, No. 87 | Kocatepe Mah., Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey when we arrived in Istanbul. We stayed for three nights.... Loved it! The unit was clean, comfortable, and just what we had hoped for. The location, just a few blocks from Taksim square, was perfect.
Sue the owner was beyond wonderful, she had all the information we need for anything and everything. We look forward to coming back.

Stayed: August 2012
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. We already miss seeing your smiling faces!

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Couldn't have been much better. In the north of Beyoglu and close to Taksim Square but on a quiet street with a grocery store just outside. Clean, spacious, has a kitchenette, good beds, TV and the owners are on hand to help. Can't fault it and hope to be back.

Room Tip: The penthouse has a great terrace.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

We appreciate your comments. We would love to host you again!

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Marti Apartments for 3 months from April-July 2012. We stayed in the penthouse and one of the smaller rooms as well. I can't say enough positive things about the apartments and the staff. Sue, Yahya and Cuneyt made our stay so comfortable. They are great people and have paid attention to every detail of hospitality. The washer and dryer are very convenient and the rooms are very modern, decorated in Ikea furnishings. The location is ideal - very close to public transport (5-10 minute walk), restaurants and entertainment. You can jump on the public transport and be in the old city in no time. There is a small, 24 hour convenience store right around the corner that has fresh fruits and veggies and your basic groceries. A larger grocery store is just a little further away. 
Sue and Yahya were always willing to give suggestions, directions, and help with any question. I highly recommend Marti Apartments no matter the reason for your stay in Istanbul. You'll fund all your needs will be met!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. We really enjoyed having you stay with us long-term and look forward to seeing you both again!

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

First of all I would like to say thank you to our amazing hosts. The studios are exactly as pictured - clean, modern, spacious, and with very comfy beds! My mom and I stayed here for 11 days in July 2012. We were very impressed with the close proximity to Taksim Square (less than 10 minute walk), which has metro access and is close to Istiklal Street with tons of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Although near this busy area of Istanbul, Marti Apartments was on a quiet street and we were never disturbed by noise pollution during our stay. We were most importantly pleased with our hosts' knowledge and willingness to help us in any way with our travel experience. I would highly recommend Marti Apartments to any travelers going to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you both stay with us and hope to see you again some day!

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Marti Apartments is a great choice for anyone visiting Istanbul. Location and service is beyond perfect !

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

We appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you as well!

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have visited Istanbul several times and Marti apartments are the best...The service is professional and family style at the same time. The hosts, Sue and Yahya, provide all the essential info for getting around and eating in Istanbul, and if they do not know, they'll find out. The local community also appreciates their business, and look out for those who stay in the neighborhood. They provide short or long term stays, and most convenient for the light traveler, is their free laundry service...It is a perfect location, delightful, clean, and convenient

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. We truly enjoyed hosting you both and look forward to seeing you again one day!

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We recently stayed 4 nights in a studio apartment here. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The apartment was clean, stocked with bottled water (complimentary) and nicely decorated. The owner helped us print out tickets to museums and gave us a great map of Istanbul. The location is only a couple blocks from major public transportation and a small market is just around the corner. My only complaint was a neighborhood dog that liked to bark about 4:00 am and some noisy neighbors. We closed the window and turned on the A/C to block noise. Best part - a washer and dryer downstairs for guests to use. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We enjoyed hosting you as well!

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Additional Information about Violet Suite

Address: Feridiye Caddesi, No. 87 | Kocatepe Mah., Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey (Formerly Marti Apartments)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #260 of 1,249 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range: $77 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Violet Suite is a hotel which caters to the independent traveler who wishes to experience what it's like to live in the city they are visiting. If you want to relax at home, watch TV, listen to your music, drink beer or wine, and make a sandwich or light meal instead of eating every meal out, then we are what you are looking for. ... more   less 

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