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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Actually I didn't expect my staying in the (Marti Apartments) will be that much comfortable and easy, I could found every necessary stuff to live not only 11 day but more, and perfect for couples. Lovely hospitality, perfect services, very clean housewares, clean bathroom, cloth washer, free WiFi (fast), cool design (inside the apartments and generally the building too), secure...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We really appreciate it and would welcome you back any time!

Amman Governorate, Jordan
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed there in October at studio 6 - perfect stay. It had everything we needed. Sue and Yahya are such lovely hosts. If I travel to Istanbul again, will for sure stay there again. I will recommend without hesitation.

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you again!

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed at Marti Apartments for two weeks in May, 2013. I only wish I could have stayed longer! The location is perfect, easily accessible to Taksim, but the neighborhood is quiet and delightfully local in feel. As a solo female traveler, I felt safe at all times. My unit was comfy, spacious, and sparkling clean, a real home away...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience staying with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave such nice comments for us. We hope your travels bring you back our way again some day!

brooklyn, ny
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My partner and I booked the penthouse for two nights pre-cruise and studio no 4 for the one night post cruise and we could not have been happier. Not only do you feel as if you are living temporarily as a native it is with all the comforts one would want. tastefully and efficiently decorated and organized and also spotlessly...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and comments! We truly enjoyed hosting you both and would love to do so again one day!

São Paulo, SP
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We spent 6 nights at Marti´s Apartments. We stayed in studio # 2 and one night at studio #6. As I have knee problems I enjoyed the most staying in studio # 2 as I had only 14 steps to climb to reach the studio. Studio was very clean and comfy, the towels were very big, had gentle touch and...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really enjoyed meeting and hosting you and we'll definitely look you up if we ever make it to Brazil!

Canberra (capital of) Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I had asked for a quiet room and was in studio 3 which was lovely. It was especially welcome after the hurly burly of the world outside. Everything you could possible need is in this studio, and there is a market 30 seconds walk away which had very reasonable prices for supplies. The main thing in any room is the...

1Thank sweetiedarling1
Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

We truly enjoyed hosting you during your time in Istanbul! If you ever find yourself back in this part of the world, please look us up! I also want to thank you for your wonderful comments about us!

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We've stayed for three nights at Marti Apartments. It was a beautiful apartment with all the things you need like a fridge, a watercooker, a.c., a cookingplate, etc. It was very clean and the owners are very nice and helpfull. Marti is located in a quiet street near Taksim square. From the apartment it is 25 minutes to the blue...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate it. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to do so again!

Reviewed 12 October 2013

I had a booking at these apartments however I was concerned about staying in this area due to the protests in taksim square and cancelled my booking. After visiting Istanbul and staying in another location I truly wish I had stayed at these apartments. Istanbul and the area nearby to the apartments felt safe and the location is near all...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

I truly appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to leave this review for us! We hope to host you next time you are in Istanbul!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in the very pleasant penthouse on the top floor. Everything other guests has written is true: spotless clean, all kind of details like a safe deposit, extra pillows, coffee and sugar and extremely friendly, helpful owners. Because we arrived in the middle of the night, I arranged an airport transfer via Sue, the owner, which...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host you both! I'm glad that a few mishaps did not ruin your time in Istanbul and that we were able to help in some way. Thank you for your terrific review and we hope to host you again!

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed from Sep 15-22 in apt. 3 and are impressed with this property. It is all new, clean, very well organized and thought through into details. Enough big towels that got changed midweek. Different pillows? No problem, here is our stock for you to choose from. Online tickets booking and printing? No problem, it's done. The owners are very...

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Sue A, Owner at Violet Suite, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you again one day!

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Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood Profile
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Violet Suite

Address: Feridiye Caddesi, No. 87 | Kocatepe Mah., Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey (Formerly Marti Apartments)
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Price Range: $99 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“There is no lift, and the staff are usually not around to help with baggage, so avoid the penthouse if with family or large bags”
 of 5 bubbles timusathem28, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Rear facing rooms i.e. #1,3 and 5 avoid any street noise, but unless you are a heavy sleeper, be prepared to be woken early by the local mosque!”
 of 5 bubbles Uhuru6948, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you can handle the climb, take the penthouse apartment, Room 7.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulB770, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Higher floors could be challenging for people with heavy luggage!”
 of 5 bubbles AlnAd11, 26 Jun 2014 | Read review
“the two rooms we saw looked the exact same, I think all rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles Katiecmorris1, 1 Jun 2014 | Read review
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