Avantgarde Hotel Taksim Square – Special Class
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We stayed in this warn hotel for 5 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great just back the gazi park and near taksim square.the only thing i didn’t like was the washi basin is in the room just beside the bed .In general i liked it
We really enjoyed the stay.
Staff were very extremely responsive, friendly and helpful. They helped us reserve a trusted minibus.
Good internet. Great and clean breakfast.
Calm and excellent location; 2 minute walk to the Taksim meydan.
Our rooms were either had the gezi park view, or the Bosporus view with the bridge clearly seen along with Besiktas Vodafone stadium.
Really recommend hotel.
As a family we stayed 5 nights in this hotel.
It is 4 mins walk to metro station in Taksim
Our Room was facing Ghazi Park it was wonderful view.
The team is helpful and speak English well
room service is done on daily basis
I loved this hotel and it is recommended
They need only to enrich their breakfast more