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“A home away from home .”
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Violet Suite
Ranked #180 of 1,202 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
New Delhi
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A home away from home .”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Very well located , built within a 100 year old house with full amenities , a kitchenette and very aesthetically designed . You get a feel of both character and fluid functionality . It is a fifteen minute walk from the main Taksim square . The owners are available for any issue , and it is an warm and intimate space for those who don't like impersonal hotels . Highly recommended . Especially for longer stays as its a home away from home. There are many small eating houses near by .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
It was such a pleasure hosting you! Thank you for all your kind words and comments.
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Can't fault any aspect of this hotel or the service. Just simply first class.

From the moment I enquired about availability, Sue, the owner, was great, and when we arrived she greeted us with a friendly welcome and lots of information about the city.

The location is great... five minutes from the drop off for the airport bus and close to lots of bars and restaurants.

Price is very good compared to other hotels in the city.

Would love to come back one day.

Thank you!!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful review! We appreciate your comments and would love to see you back in Istanbul one day!
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Martı is an excellent place to stay in Istanbul. The rooms are well and modernly decorated, the location and cleanless... everything is perfect. Although we am Istanbulers, they gave us an excellent Istanbul experience.

Highly recommended...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kamath34
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice words. I'm glad you had a real Istanbul experience (even though you're from here!). Hopefully we'll see you again!
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank sonya w
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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review, 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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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 review, 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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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Additional Information about Violet Suite

Property: 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 #180 of 1,202 Specialty Lodging in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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