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
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
I stayed there for 3 nights. The location was good and near to Taksim metro station. My room was neat and clean. The bathroom was good with hair dryer but without sandals! Breakfast was good and complete. Totally i enjoyed staying there.
Very good hospitality, great cleanliness and food. They treat us very professional from the first to the last day. They clean and check the room daily. Great view showing taksim square waterfall and garden.