Avicenna Hotel - Istanbul

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400  show map
 4 stars
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Avicenna Hotel - Istanbul

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Area is full of charm - Resturant food ok - Paper thin walls - Value for money
  • Rooms are too small - Bathroom was very nice - Great clean beds - Shuttle from airport
  • Great service facilities - Quite overpriced - Nice restaurant with a terrace - Lovely views
  • Real find in sultanahmet - Convenient to tourist sites - Hotel was clean - Breakfast was fine
  • Room was fine - Staff with excellent english - Great value - Definitely recommend

Overview

Avicenna hotel is a 19th century traditional Ottoman-style wooden house converted and opened in 1990. It is located in the centre of the old city of Istanbul that means you can reach many historical sights on foot. The nearest airport, Alaturk, is 13.6km from the hotel. Free parking is at your service.

There are 48 splendid rooms; some have a balcony with wonderful sea views.

Open buffet breakfast can be taken in the authentic breakfast lounge or Avicenna Istanbul garden. Both restaurants (Sipsi and Breakfast) are made in Ottoman style with Kütahya tiles on the walls, stained glass windows. Marble floors with Turkish carpets and kilims are a part of the decor. In the garden, a rookery with a waterfall fountain.

Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace etc are situated only in several minutes walk from Avicenna hotel. Room service, currency exchange, laundry service, internet access, and tourist information are available for 24 hours. Avicenna Istanbul offers the best of Turkish hospitality in colorful and fascinating surroundings.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   34.

Rooms

All 48 rooms are equipped with LCD TV, air-conditioning, direct dial phone, smoke detectors, mini-bar, safety-boxes and private bathroom with shower or tube, hair dryer, evaporation mirror, and phone.

The room types are as following: standard rooms, elegance rooms, and executive rooms. Additional amenities in some guest rooms are tea/coffee makers in those rooms and bathrobes in the bathrooms. Also, please pay attention to the room view as it can be Marmara Sea and Island view or Sultanahmet view with affectingly Blue Mosque.

Dining options

Many different types of selected foods are served on cold and hot buffets for a strong breakfast in the breakfast lounge. You can have your breakfast at inner garden too. In the afternoon you can taste Turkish coffee or herbal tea alternatives with delicious snacks or you can play cards with friends.

Continental and Turkish cuisine, special children menu, vegetarian meals are offered at restaurant. Sipsi bar is not only the place where you can drink unforgettable wines, but also the possibility to enjoy the panoramic view of Marmara Sea and islands.

The hotel Avicenna serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

Services

Conference and banquet facilities are available.

Leisure

The hotel can offer you relaxing massage or enjoy reading in the library. BBQ facilities are available.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Island view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fireplace in room

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

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City Center
  • Istanbul
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Ataturk (IST)
    8.7 mi
  • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
    18.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Haydarpasa Train Station
    2.2 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
Underground stations
  • Aksaray
    1.7 mi
  • Taksim
    2.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Dubb Ethnic Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
    100 ft
  • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    34

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Rooms and availability

All 48 rooms are equipped with LCD TV, air-conditioning, direct dial phone, smoke detectors, mini-bar, safety-boxes and private bathroom with shower or tube, hair dryer, evaporation mirror, and phone.

The room types are as following: standard rooms, elegance rooms, and executive rooms. Additional amenities in some guest rooms are tea/coffee makers in those rooms and bathrobes in the bathrooms. Also, please pay attention to the room view as it can be Marmara Sea and Island view or Sultanahmet view with affectingly Blue Mosque.

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Triple
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    Bed type: Quad
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    Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Avicenna Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Istanbul
          1000 ft
        Airports
        • Ataturk (IST)
          8.7 mi
        • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
          18.7 mi
        Train Stations
        • Haydarpasa Train Station
          2.2 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        Underground stations
        • Aksaray
          1.7 mi
        • Taksim
          2.3 mi
        Restaurants
        • Dubb Ethnic Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          100 ft
        • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          34

        Hotel Awards

        TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAvicenna Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Avicenna Hotel is the perfect choice for discovering the historical and cultural beauties of Istanbul, as it is situated in the centre of Sultanahmet, the old city or the historical peninsula. Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Church Hagia Irini, Covered Bazaar, Hippodrome, Spice Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, numerous museums, and historical monuments are located in a walking distance from Avicenna Hotel (from 400m to 1.2km).

        Tram and public city buses provide convenient transportation to any part of city. A lot of cafes, restaurants, gift stores, grocery and many other shops can be reached in a few minutes.

        Tourist attractions

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 700 ft

        Places of interest

        • Mosquée Bleue - 700 ft
        • Hippodrome - 1000 ft
        • Le hammam de Roxelane (Haseki Hürem Hamami) - 1000 ft
        • Istanbul Gay Private Tours - 1400 ft
        • Saint Sophia - 1400 ft
        • La fontaine Ahmet III - 1400 ft
        • Le milliaire d'Or - 1400 ft
        • La rue de la Source Froide (Sogukçesme Sokak) - 1700 ft
        • Pasifik Travel Agency - Day Tours - 1700 ft
        • Petite Sainte Sophie - 1700 ft
        • La mosquée de Sokollu Mehmet Pasa - 2000 ft
        • La colonne de Constantin - 2700 ft
        • Theodosianische Mauer - 3000 ft
        • Holzhäuser - 3000 ft
        • L'aqueduc de Valens - 3000 ft
        • Istanbul Tag 3, Sisli und Beyazit - 3300 ft
        • La mosquée du Nuruosmaniye - 3300 ft

        Museums

        • Archeological Museum - 2700 ft

        Parks

        • Gülhane-Park - 3000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • New Mosque - 5000 ft
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        • Istanbul University - 1.0 mi
          Fuat Pasa Cad., Istanbul
        • Sehzade Mehmet Mosque - 1.2 mi
          Sehzadebasi Cad., Istanbul
        • Museum of Calligraphy - 5000 ft
          Bayezit Meydani, Istanbul
        • Suleymaniye Mosque - 1.1 mi
          Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul

        Near the hotel

        • Sultanahmet District - 400 ft
          Sultanahmet, Istanbul
        • Akbiyik Street - 300 ft
          Akbiyik Street, Istanbul
        • Besiktas - 900 ft
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        • Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque - 1000 ft
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        • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) - 1700 ft
          Sultanahmet, Istanbul
        • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) - 1400 ft
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        • Arap Camii - 900 ft
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        Restaurants Nearby

        • Dubb Ethnic Restaurant - 100 ft

          Address: Amiral Taftil Sok No:25
          Phone: 517 6828

          74% likes this, based on 226 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

        • Ferman Hotel Terrace Restaurant - 100 ft

          Address: Amiral Tafdil Sok. Ferman Hotel No:37
          Phone: 4589993

          85% likes this, based on 9 reviews
          Cuisine: International

        • Obelisk Restaurant - 200 ft

          Address: A.Tafdil Sokak No 17/19
          Phone: 90 212 5177173

          86% likes this, based on 13 reviews
          Cuisine: Turkish

        • Cafe Rumist - 400 ft

          Address: Akbiyik Caddesi No:5
          Phone: 902124586641

          72% likes this, based on 637 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish
          Price Range: USD 14 - USD 40

        • Balikci Sabahattin - 300 ft

          Address: Seyit Hasan - Cankurtaran
          Phone: 02124581824

          52% likes this, based on 431 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood, Turkish
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 102

        Getting there.

        Avicenna Hotel is the 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. As Avicenna hotel is well located in Amiral Tafdil side street, you will not be disturbed by the noise of the street. Alaturk and Sabiha Gokeen airports are 13.6km and 30km correspondingly.

        Getting around.

        In order to reach the hotel from the airport, take Yesilköy and after about 3km, follow Sirkeci. Drive 18-20km straight and turn left from the traffic lights where you will see a sign for Sultanahmet. Follow signs for Sultanahmet. When you come to Küçük Ayasofya Street, go on following Sultanahmet signs. You will be in Torun Street. Approximately 300m further, turn right for Mimar Mehmet Aga Street. Turn right from the end of Mimar Mehmet Aga Street. You are in the Amiral Tafdil Street and Avicenna Hotel is located on the left.

        Alaturk and Sabiha Gokeen airports are in 13.6km and 30.1km correspondingly.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          34

        Hotel Awards

        TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAvicenna Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Turkey

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        Avicenna Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Avicenna Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.4out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 70 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0
        Value
        8.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          4.2

          Good location with lovely bar overlooking the sea. Well positioned for the old town and main tourist sites.

          When we arrived they claimed we’d only booked single rooms, rather than the doubles stated on our paperwork. It took an hour of complaining before they finally found us the rooms we’d booked.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          It was in a very good location and the staff were very friendly and extremely helpul with every challenge we presented.It was a nicely designed hotel with some interesting touches.The illuminated headboards being a prime example.

          Despite being well designed the maintainance of the rear exterior paintwork was unfortunate.Also whilst a small balcony was a bonus the nearby residents houses we immediately overlooked could be off putting for some.Particularly the kitchen chimney opposite which belched out smoke time from time.Having said that it did connect us to the reality and ethnicity of Istanbul.

        • Couple
          10.0

          Nice position and very nice hotel. Common terrace on the Bosphorus and private terrace on the Blue Mosque were awesome

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          We loved our room, on the first floor old building with little balcony. Lovely views. Staff very friendly and pleasant. Good sound proofing with neighbours. Great terrace and good restaurant upstairs. Excellent breakfast.

          Tiny bathroom, we did not mind, but large people might. Trains very close and noisy at the rear ( where the best views are) so people should be told to take ear plugs as we did and were fine.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          Very helpful reception staff. Attentive to some minor requests I made. Very nice location for seeing major tourist sites.

          We were assigned a room on the ground floor with the sole view being that of an adjacent building that was decrepit and uninhabitable. "Hot" foods at breakfast were cold.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          The freindliness and helpful nature of the staff. A very good breakfast and willingness to accommodate us in the type of room that suited our requirements

          Better air conditioning in the very hot month of August

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          Excellent location, delicious breakfast, polite stuff with professional attitude.

          The room was a bit too small.

        • Couple
          7.8

          Excellent staff - helped us with our airport transfer and provided breakfast at 3AM, good location, comfortable stay in great location.

          Smallish rooms, no lift for those who need it.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          in a very convenient location for many major sights. staff friendly and helpful, excellent breakfast choice

          rather close to railway line, so noisy trains, this was not mentioned

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          Staff were very friendly and helpful. Hotel was well locate next to main sites and restaurants. The hotel is nice and clean with a lovely breakfast room.

          The hotel is located close to a railway line which was a bit noisy especially when the balcony door is open. I'd advise people to bring their ear plugs. I had mine and managed to get a good sleep but without them I think it would have been a struggle. The breakfast is pretty average too. There isn't much choice with cereal, bread or fruit although what is there is well presented and fresh. The bathroom shower is very small but we had no tub. Rooms with tubs might have more elbow room.

        • Couple
          7.8

          The front desk staff are very nice and friendly. The hotel location are perfect.

          We booked a room king size bed and they give us a two twin beds. We are celebreating 15 years wedding.

        • Single
          5.4

          The location was brilliant.

          It's rather outdated, and small. I paid for one that is supposedly one of the better rooms, but it was still small. Whatever it lacks, it makes up for in location.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Good location in city centre, helpful staff. Free shuttle service from the airport because I stayed at the hotel for a week.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The position of the Avicenna was superb, the staff were friendly and helpful we would highly recommend this hotel.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Great breakfast, nice rooms, fantastic location, friendly/helpful staff.

          Rooms are a bit small and in some it is almost impossible to use the batchroom. Also, the train runs behind the hotel so rooms in the back hear the train now and then.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Avicenna Hotel - Istanbul Istanbul location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Mimar Mehmet Aga Caddesi Amiral Tafdil Sokak, Istanbul, Turkey, 34400

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Istanbul
          1000 ft
        Airports
        • Ataturk (IST)
          8.7 mi
        • Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
          18.7 mi
        Train Stations
        • Haydarpasa Train Station
          2.2 mi
        • Train Stations
          400 ft
        Underground stations
        • Aksaray
          1.7 mi
        • Taksim
          2.3 mi
        Restaurants
        • Dubb Ethnic Restaurant (cuisine: Indian)
          100 ft
        • Cafe Rumist (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European)
          400 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2007
        • Number of rooms:
          34

        Hotel Awards

        TurkishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedIstanbulAvicenna Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Turkey

        Use Badge