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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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  • - friendly st (6)
    " - friendly st" found in 6 reviews
    • " Advantages : - location of the hotel (situated close to main historical monuments) - cleanness of the rooms - friendly st aff Disadvantages: - small rooms - some rooms located close to train station (which runs ... " 
      4.772222222222222
      October 2012
    • " The rooms fully equipped with private bathroom with hairdryer and air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safe and telephone. Friendly staff , clean hotel and strategic position, very good breakfast: absolutely recommended! " 
      5.313888888888889
      October 2012
    • " Friendly staff , high knowledge of treating and dealing with international guests, room cleaning ok, no ... " 
      4.8
      October 2012
    • " Lovely atmosphere with olde world charm, friendly staff and enjoyable breakfasts. Quiet, yet right in heart of Sultanahmet area. Only one negative - ... " 
      5.786111111111111
      October 2012
    • " We were a group of 14 people and was there for 4 nights. A cozy and nice hotel with friendly staff . This is a budget hotel and breakfast is included. The staff arranged transportation to and ... " 
      4.621428571428572
      June 2012
    • " The hotel is very well situated within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sopia and markets, set in an area of well preserved and converted traditional buildings and good retaurants. Friendly and helpful staff . " 
      5.413888888888889
      October 2012
  • Excellent hotel (5)
    "Excellent hotel" found in 5 reviews
    • " Excellent hotel for the touristic visit of the city, next to the most important historical monuments and the ... " 
      4.972222222222222
      October 2012
    • " Excellent hotel for the touristic visit of the city, next to the most important historical monuments and the shopping area. The service in the hotel is excellent . The only negative note is the size of the room and of the bathroom, but it isn't a problem for ... " 
      4.972222222222222
      October 2012
    • " The rooms fully equipped with private bathroom with hairdryer and air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safe and telephone. Friendly staff, clean hotel and strategic position, very good breakfast: absolutely recommended! " 
      5.313888888888889
      October 2012
    • " A relaxing stay at the Avicenna " 
      5.786111111111111
      October 2012
    • " ... feeble.breakfast was pleasant with a wide choice of fruits and breads etc.We were right in the heart of istanbul so sight seeing was easy and there are plenty of restaurants at hand to dine out at ,value for mone y excellent. " 
      5.058333333333334
      July 2012
  • Location is great (2)
    "Location is great" found in 2 reviews
    • " Location is great , Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Topkapi - everything in Walking distance. Shopping and Infrastructure ... " 
      4.8
      October 2012
    • " Restaurant very nice, great view (Bosphorus), quality and quantity good, clean dining areas, cuisine mediterranean, Turkish. " 
      4.8
      October 2012
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Hotel review overview

Average
rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.8
  • Room
    4.4
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    5.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.7
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.1

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    35
  • very good
    23
  • acceptable
    4
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (5)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 5 reviews
      • " Excellent hotel for the touristic visit of the city, next to the most important historical monuments and the ... "  read hotel review
        4.972222222222222
        October 2012
      • " Excellent hotel for the touristic visit of the city, next to the most important historical monuments and the shopping area. The service in the hotel is excellent. The only negative note is the size of the room and of the bathroom, but it isn't a problem for ... "  read hotel review
        4.972222222222222
        October 2012
      • " The rooms fully equipped with private bathroom with hairdryer and air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safe and telephone. Friendly staff, clean hotel and strategic position, very good breakfast: absolutely recommended! "  read hotel review
        5.313888888888889
        October 2012
      • " A relaxing stay at the Avicenna "  read hotel review
        5.786111111111111
        October 2012
      • " ... feeble.breakfast was pleasant with a wide choice of fruits and breads etc.We were right in the heart of istanbul so sight seeing was easy and there are plenty of restaurants at hand to dine out at,value for money excellent. "  read hotel review
        5.058333333333334
        July 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Surroundings (2)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 2 reviews
      • " Location is great, Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Topkapi - everything in Walking distance. Shopping and Infrastructure ... "  read hotel review
        4.8
        October 2012
      • " Restaurant very nice, great view (Bosphorus), quality and quantity good, clean dining areas, cuisine mediterranean, Turkish. "  read hotel review
        4.8
        October 2012
    • Is Central (1)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel is very well situated within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sopia and markets, set in an area of ... "  read hotel review
        5.413888888888889
        October 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (6)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 6 reviews
      • " Advantages : - location of the hotel (situated close to main historical monuments) - cleanness of the rooms - friendly staff Disadvantages: - small rooms - some rooms located close to train station (which runs ... "  read hotel review
        4.772222222222222
        October 2012
      • " The rooms fully equipped with private bathroom with hairdryer and air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safe and telephone. Friendly staff, clean hotel and strategic position, very good breakfast: absolutely recommended! "  read hotel review
        5.313888888888889
        October 2012
      • " Friendly staff, high knowledge of treating and dealing with international guests, room cleaning ok, no ... "  read hotel review
        4.8
        October 2012
      • " Lovely atmosphere with olde world charm, friendly staff and enjoyable breakfasts. Quiet, yet right in heart of Sultanahmet area. Only one negative - ... "  read hotel review
        5.786111111111111
        October 2012
      • " We were a group of 14 people and was there for 4 nights. A cozy and nice hotel with friendly staff. This is a budget hotel and breakfast is included. The staff arranged transportation to and ... "  read hotel review
        4.621428571428572
        June 2012
      • " The hotel is very well situated within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sopia and markets, set in an area of well preserved and converted traditional buildings and good retaurants. Friendly and helpful staff. "  read hotel review
        5.413888888888889
        October 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " The rooms fully equipped with private bathroom with hairdryer and air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safe and telephone. Friendly staff, clean hotel and strategic position, very good breakfast: absolutely recommended! "  read hotel review
        5.313888888888889
        October 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... "the old city" hotel ok, but porters very unhelpful on checkout. On arrival we were allocated a single room which was not up to the standard of the price paid for it!! The room was changed for a larger room but it was in the basement! "  read hotel review
        3.757142857142857
        October 2012
    • Cleanliness (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... one of the reviews we read was very negative. We were very pleasantly surpriise by the friendlness of our welcome at the airport pick up and at reception. Our room was comfortably furnished and the Bathroom was clean and roomy.We had a bath as well as a shower. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the room ... "  read hotel review
        5.058333333333334
        July 2012
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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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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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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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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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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Information about Hotel Avicenna

Hotel Information

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Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    This hotel is very centrally located close to a park and just 30 m from the river bank. Restaurants, shopping venues and links to the public transport network are to be found only 50 m away. The historical centre with the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Topkapi Palace can be reached in just a few minutes' walk. Istanbul Airport is around 18 km from the hotel.
  • The establishment comprises a total of 48 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Services such as a cloakroom, a safe and currency exchange facilities make for a comfortable stay. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café, a bar and a pub. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. Additional features of the establishment include a TV room and a library. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include medical assistance, room service and a laundry. A shuttle service is offered.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. Bathrooms with wheelchair access are also bookable. A balcony completes the range of amenities available in most rooms. Each accommodation unit features a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar also feature. The accommodation units offer a range of amenities, including tea and coffee making equipment. Convenient features include internet access, a telephone, a TV and wireless internet access. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also bookable. In the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • The terrace is the perfect place to while away the time. Golf is among the leisure options available to guests.
  • Various meals and board options are bookable. Guests can select options including breakfast, lunch, dinner, B & B, half board and full board.
  • The following credit cards are accepted in the establishment: American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
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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

Room amenities

  • Computer connection
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock

Gastronomy

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

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

Spa offers

  • Beauty treatments

Other hotel information

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