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“Attention to detail”
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Violet Suite
Ranked #258 of 1,246 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Reviewed April 1, 2013

What makes the Marti Apartments different and why they have a 5 star rating is their attention to detail. My husband, daughter and I have just returned from a five day stay in Istanbul, the first three nights of which we stayed at Marti Apartments and then the last two at another apartment as they were booked for the extra nights that we required.
We arrived to a warm welcome having found the apartments easily from the details sent in advance by Sue. We stayed in the penthouse apartment which was lovely and light. All the little things that make you feel at home were done, sofa bed turned down, ipod dock for music, coffee machine and cafetiere ready.
We have travelled extensively independently and can honestly say this was the best apartment that we have found. Our next two nights couldn't live up to this, especially as there was no extra bedding for a third person and we had to go and collect it in the rain.
Thanks very much Sue, we will highly recommend Marti Apartments to friends and colleagues.

Room Tip: Penthouse apartment can sleep up to four and is perfect for small families
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

It was a pleasure to host your lovely family! Thank you for your wonderful review - we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Just awesome hospiality and wonderful (clean, clean, clean) rooms in a perfect location...all for less than $100! Sue was a perfect host and went out of their way to make our stay special.

We split our trip between Istanbul and Cappadocia. Cappadocia was amazing, but we could not wait to get back to Marti's. Thank you!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

I'm so glad you had an amazing time in Turkey, and especially at our place of course! We hope to host you again one day!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a great place to stay in Istanbul. We just came back from a 4-night-stay. Sue - the owner- is extremely helpful, same as the rest of the staff. We got lost the first day, trying to find Marti Apartments -that´s solely our fault, we didnt´have a decent map- and Sue virtually found us on the street ! I mean she went looking for us;)
The room (apt.#1) was really nice! Clean, comfortable, has a nice little terrace (unfortunately it was raining much so we didn´t use it).
To those looking for special small gifts I reccommend checking out the hand-made letterpressed tote bags, dish towels, pictures etc. that they sell at the office;)

All in all, thanks so mch Sue!!!

Room Tip: Room #1 is facing the backyard and it was very very quite there. Maybe a little dark, but I guess th...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Thanks so much for all your kind comments! It was a pleasure to meet and host you and I'd also like to personally thank you for all the tips you gave me about Prague - they were very useful!

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very comfortable and clean rooms, near Taksim Square. Owner was very helpful looking after cases and arranging an airport transfer, and also ensuring we didn't get ripped off by the taxi driver. Great place to stay in Istanbul. We booked on the basis of the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Thank you so much for your nice review! We appreciate it and hope we will host you again one day!

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

My husband and I felt really welcomed by Sue and Yahya, while we were there for 9 days. They were most helpful with directions and what we should see in Istanbul. Explanations were made easier by them both of them being native English speakers.

The room we had was sizeable with a clean and modern bathroom. The room was cleaned every couple of days. The apartment was also close to Taksim Square, bt 10 min walk. We highly recommend Marti Apartment.



  • Stayed: February 2013
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

We appreciate your kind comments! I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Nice and clean rooms, romantic atmosphere with mixture of modern and traditional ambient. A lot of small details which can help you on your trip, starting from detailed instructions from Sue even before arrived to Istanbul (maps, transportation details to/from airport...).
Rooms are quite comfortable, have everything you really need (kettle, espresso maker, microwave...) even a umbrella in warderobe in case of rain. Also, every room has a really good and reliable WiFi and cable TV. Apartments are only 5 mins on foot from Taksim square and Istiklal street, which is ideal location to explore city's downtown plus it's only 20 min on foot from the old part of the city where all attractions are. It's quiet area, not a lot of trafffic, good for relaxing after a long day out.
Highly recommend this apartments and hope we'll get another chance to visit them again!
Regards,
Ivan & Biljana

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I hope to meet you in person the next time you come to Istanbul!

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our stay at the Marti Apartments made our trip complete. Sue and her husband were wonderful hosts and looked after all the "little things" that made our trip a breeze. Detailed directions to the apartment were provided. Inside, we found a clean modern suite with kitchenette that was a welcome oasis after a long day touring busy Istanbul. There were maps and suggested restaurants listed inside the room, and Sue and her husband were downstairs in the office to answer any questions we might have. Great value and a great place to come home to.

The location couldn't be better. Just a 5 minute walk from Taksim square, yet on a relatively quiet side street away from all the chaos. We were able to walk with our luggage to the airport shuttle. There are two markets on the street outside for basic groceries, and the metro is just a short walk away. You can also walk to most of the main sights if you're up for a bit of a hike!

One word of note: A few reviewers have mentioned street noise. Generally speaking, Turkey is not a country for light sleepers. There was a bit of noise from barking dogs and people at night, but this was not exclusive to this apartment, and was something we encountered elsewhere on our travels through the country, even in rural areas.

Don't hesitate to book!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

We truly appreciate all your thoughtful comments and hope that you will come back again some day!

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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
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Ranked #258 of 1,246 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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