Very Good 133 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Top location close to Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and Gezi Park
  • Sweeping views of the Bosphorus from the lobby and some guestrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in all guestrooms

What To Know

  • Opened January 2014
  • Small but well-equipped fitness center
  • Expect business travelers
  • A 15-minute cab ride from Istanbul's old city and 40 minutes from the airport


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Sleek new sleep with sweeping views of the Bosphorus in Istanbul's work-and-play neighborhood, Taksim

The Look

Sleek in slate, the Avantgarde’s starkly modern façade stands out amid the neoclassical clutter of Taksim Square. Inside, the look is business casual. A suited corporate crowd dominates the marble-clad lobby, but the decor is softened by plush velvet sofas, a sprinkling of modern artworks and large bay windows overlooking the Bosphorus.

Bed and Bath

The 59 compact guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and look out at the Bosphorus or Gezi Park. They’re decked out with wood floors and a palette of beige, taupe and light gray, and they feature huge beds with 300-thread-count Turkish linens and cozy backlit headboards. The WiFi is fast and free, and the wall-mounted flat-screen TVs offer an impressive free selection of international satellite channels. The bathrooms are positively petite, but the walk-in showers have indulgently large rainfall showerheads.


The Avantgarde can rest easy on its location laurels. It’s 100 yards from lively Taksim Square and adjacent to Gezi Park, a green antidote to Istanbul’s bustling city center, and it’s flanked by boulevards lined with genteel sycamore trees and tea-sipping pensioners. There’s a small wood-paneled restaurant that serves classic Turkish dishes and opens onto a terrace, and a well-equipped fitness center.

In the Area

Top shopping, the city’s best nightlife and Istanbul’s biggest conference venues are steps from the Avantgarde. Losen your tie at the proletarian Ficcin, one of Istanbul’s most traditional and best-loved dining options. For fancy fine dining try the critically acclaimed Yeni Lokanta after drinks at the sceney Munferit. Enjoy skyline views from the upscale eatery Balkon. The wine bars around the iconic Galata Tower provide an idyllic setting for a night out. The Avantgarde is at the center of the city’s transport network, with a nearby subway station offering access to the old city (the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and the Grand Bazaar), and there’s a ferry network that services Istanbul’s famous Princes’ Islands.

How to Get There

Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square – Special Class
Mete Cd. No 28
Istanbul, 34437 Turkey


4.0 Very Good 133 Reviews
so so
Reviewed 2 months ago

we stay for 4 night this hotel
my idea this hotel totaly so so ...👎🏻👎🏻
no good desin room
no good breakfast
good personel
good sevice for room
small room
very noise in room
in total this hotel average level

Reviewed 2 months ago

+ The location is very good.
+ The bosphourus view from our room is very nice
+ The staff are kind and speaking English which is good, but they don't speak Arabic at all!

- The worst thing is the room size! It's too small, we were 3 and book a triple room! There were no actually triple room its double and they bring extra bed! The room was crowded and very small its even too small for 2 how about three!! I don't know if the hotel doesn't have suitable triple room why they provide an option for triple room!!
- The breakfast was good but not super! And almost everyday has the same dishes.

Excellent Location
Reviewed 3 months ago

Excellent location, right at the heart of Taksim Square. We walked to the square in less than a minute, had a nice meal, enjoyed the live music and the air of celebration in Istiklal Street where life does not seem to stop 24 hours a day. The staff at the reception were helpful and polite, our room had a lovely Bosphorus view and the beds were exceptionally comfortable with goose feather pillows. The hotel has a modern design with air condition and free wife. The buffet breakfast had a good selection of Turkish and continental breakfast plus free espresso machine in your room to enjoy your coffee whenever you like.

Very good hotel
Reviewed 3 months ago

Hotel is very centrally located, right on the side of Taksim square. Part of the hotel rooms overlook the bridge making evening view just awesome. Stuff is very friendly. Breakfast offer is big and delicious. Price- quality ratio is very good. Definitely recommend this hotel.

Very good hotel in an excellent location
Reviewed 3 months ago

We spend 6 nights in this hotel on April and May 2018. The hotel is located exactly near the "Taksim Gezi Park". The location was wonderful. Right near the Taksim esquar and also far from its crowd and noise!!
Walking about 2 minutes you can reach metro station and Istiklal avenue.
Comparing the building Avantgarde Square hotel was not big and the rooms were also small but it was very clean, calm and comforting.
The staff were very helpful and polite specially the ones serving the breakfast.