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Hotel Avicenna(3.5 stars)

Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sokak 19-58 34400 Istanbul View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    4.4
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    5.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.7
  • Sport & Leisure
    1.2

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    23
  • very good
    17
  • acceptable
    4
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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Juanita
Hotel Avicenna
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • August 2014
We had a great time. Staff are friendly, hotel is small but well kept. Breakfast was also very good! Walking distance from blue mosque, haya sofia and Topkapi. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    4.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
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Bettina
Top address in Istanbul! :-)
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • City break
  • January 2014
Great centrally located clean and chic furnished hotel. Within walking distance to everything. Really a great location. Very friendly helpful staff. Breakfast buffet small but nice. Everything was clean. Room and bathroom was very small, due to the beautiful modern and very tasteful decor but you could be overlooked. Small bazaar for shopping in the immediate vicinity. There are all major attractions are just around the corner. Would not hesitate to return to this hotel. Is often one of the best hotels in this price category in Istanbul. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
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Helena
Conveniently situated friendly hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • September 2013
We upgraded to a superior room as the standard room is very small and is on the street, whereas the superior room has a sea view and is a lot roomier. Generally clean. Breakfast could be a lot better though, not much choice with very little fresh fruit. Were very surprised to be expected to pay extra for fresh fruit juice! read hotel review
  • Hotel
    4.0

    We upgraded to a superior room as the standard room is very small and is on the street, whereas the superior room has a sea view and is a lot roomier. Generally clean. Breakfast could be a lot better though, not much choice with very little fresh fruit. Were very surprised to be expected to pay extra for fresh fruit juice!

  • Location
    5.0

    Very close to all the monuments and situated in a quiet street.

  • Room
    4.0

    Standard room is very small and is on the street. Superior room is much better and has a balcony with a view over the Marmara sea. Otherwise rooms are clean and well decorated.

  • Service
    4.0

    Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Rossier
A nice place to stay
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • September 2013
Every things were goog except the vue in the Room B1. We expected to have a nice vue and we had a wall in front of the Window. The garden could be better if it was decorated with Flowers. The Terace upstairs is beautiful, a nice place to stay. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
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Aneb
Wonderful, centrally located hotel with character
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • City break
  • September 2013
The best part of this hotel is it's location. All major attractions are within walking distance. The Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia are just round the corner and has great atmosphere at night. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
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Stephen
Happy stay!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • September 2013
Staff are exceptionaly friendly and helpful. It is rather difficult to find but do not be put off by that as the welcome is great. The Blue Mosque etc is ony a ten minute walk There is no lift and the stairs are a bit steep so no good for serioiusly disabled visitors. Restuarants in the area serve standard food so no real gastronomic experiences. However we were recomended one restaurant near one of the bridges which was good (and they sent a car to colect and return us) read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Chrisitne
Five nights in Istanbul
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • August 2013
Hotel comfortable, clean - serving continental breakfast with extras if wished. Evening meal was available and good. Mixture of nationalities. Various ages. Stairs to dining areas and up to reception. area. Bedroom fairly small but adequate - with Turkish only TV programmes. Ensuite with fresh towels daily and adequate toiletries read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Dining areas kept clean and tidy and well replenished.. Breakfast and evening meal could be taken out side

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Hotel comfortable, clean - serving continental breakfast with extras if wished. Evening meal was available and good. Mixture of nationalities. Various ages. Stairs to dining areas and up to reception. area. Bedroom fairly small but adequate - with Turkish only TV programmes. Ensuite with fresh towels daily and adequate toiletries

  • Location
    6.0

    Very handy for walking to the usual tourist sites. Airport 30-60-minutes away by car depending on traffic. Various bazaars nearby and lots carpet and jewellery shops too. Hop -on- hop -off tourist sightseeing bus nearby, travel cards on trams, buses and ferries make those journeys easier and cheaper, once you have managed to buy the card -

  • Room
    4.0

    Adequate size room with air conditioning - very necessary. Safe, telephone. TV showed no English speaking programmes

  • Service
    5.0

    Staff very friendly and had adequate English for normal conditions. Room cleaned safisfactorily NOT PLEASED to have reception staff knock at door in evening (had just showered and changed into night clothes) and asked to sign for the tea bags and coffee sachets used in the room. Even when I realised a few minutes later that the amount was incorrect and went to the desk -was told that as I had signed it - then it would have to stand.

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Mohammed
Holidays fast trips and nice place and i'm happy
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Countryside & spa
  • August 2013
Needs to change air candition in the rooms as arbic style becuse its verey hot , plese change the a/c and the hotel will be the beast of the saltan ahamet earya , and needs to other foods everey days in the restorant read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
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Sandra
Perfect service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • City break
  • August 2013
Perfect Service from the hotel-staff: they recalled the Airport-shuttle and reconfirmed the departure time. And they served apple-tea while we have a short wait for the Airport shuttle. The bath-room was small - but enough for a City trip of 3 days. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Saima
Gem in Sultanehmet, Istanbul Old city
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • City break
  • June 2013
Very cosy place for staying. Service is very good. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very good and are cleaned everyday. towels and bed sheets are changed daily. We had a good variety in breakfast. Shortly it is a great place to stay in. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Breakfast is included in our package and it was great. Restaurants around the hotel are very pricey. I would advice all to go toward the grand bazar and there are take away shops which are cheap but the food is great. there is Mcdonald and Burger king on that road too. it is just 10 minutes walk. you can easiy found that if you follow the tramline.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Very cosy place for staying. Service is very good. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very good and are cleaned everyday. towels and bed sheets are changed daily. We had a good variety in breakfast. Shortly it is a great place to stay in.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is located in a very good place that is very close to the city's main attraction. Topkapi museum, Blue Mosque, Haga Sofia, Bascillia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazar and they are all on walking distance. It is close to the sea front and it takes 10 minutes to get there and have a stroll in the evening. In the evening we used to go for stroll around Blue mosque and had a great time.

  • Room
    6.0

    Room size is good and they are very clean. The hotel is comparatively newly built so everything is nice and shiny. Breakfast room and curt yard is great to start a day with that lovely environment. they have a rooftop restaraunt which has a great view. room has fridge, tv, kettle and the assortment. I would advice to take your own tea bags as they are priced too much. Wifi connection is good.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff is very friendly, they understand you very well. they can speak good English and whenever we wanted to know about something, they gave us the prompt and precise information. Rooms are cleaned everyday, bedsheets and towels are changed daily.

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Information about Hotel Avicenna

Hotel Information

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Just a few minutes from Istanbul’s historic centre, the Avicenna Hotel is situated in the shadow of the Blue Mosque, the St. Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and other points of interest. It is located in a wooden building in Ottoman style from the 19th century. We are able to provide our guests with 49 charming rooms, which come with bathtub or shower, hair-dryer, direct-dial telephone, satellite TV and radio. Some rooms additionally feature balcony, air-conditioning and fan. Visit our terrace which offers you a great view of the Sea of Marmara. The restaurant is open from noon until 10 p.m. and serves international as well as Turkish cuisine. Business hours of reception: Every day: from 00:00 to 00:00
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    Avicenna Istanbul Hotel is a 19th century traditional wooden house which was converted into an elegant hotel in 1990 and fully refurbished in 2008. The hotel offers exclusive comfort and a comprehensive service with a personal touch. The luxurious fabrics of exclusive manufacture enrich the rooms with delicate combination of traditional and modernized Ottoman figures.
  • Location
    Avicenna Hotel is perfect choice to discover historical and cultural beauties of Istanbul,as it is situated just at the heart of Sultanahmet, the old city or the historical peninsula. One will be at the center of the three empires: Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman. All of these empires culture and historical heritages can be felt while you are walking on the streets of this historical peninsula. Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Church Hagia Irini, Covered Bazaar, Hippodrome, Spice Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Numerous Museums and Historical Monuments are all located in the historical peninsula and all of them are in a walking distance from Avicenna Hotel.
  • Accommodation
    We have charming 48 rooms, total beds 106. 3 single, 19 twin, 25 double, 1 triple, with private bath or shower, hair dryer, mini bar, direct dial telephone, generator, satellite TV, wireless internet connection, air condition. Also some rooms have a balcony with wonderful sea view.
  • Other facilities and services
    In the hotel air-condititioning and central heating Room service is available 24- hours a day,wi-fi;wireless internet is totally free and at your service,available in lobby area,restaurant,garden and all rooms. There are conference and banquet facilites available.Dry cleaning laundry,baby sitting service,terrace bar&restaurant the magnificent view of Marmara sea and islands is attracting all visitors at SIPSI.

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking room
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

Other hotel information

  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service