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What We Love

  • Free access to the spa, sauna, Turkish bath and pool
  • Istanbul’s nightlife is within easy reach, but a world away from the sleepy street the hotel sits on

What To Know

  • The pool and spa get busy during peak hours
  • WiFi is free
  • The hotel was completely refurbished in May 2012


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Revamped urban retreat in one of Istanbul’s liveliest 'hoods with an impressive spa and Turkish bath

The Look

On a sleepy street near Istanbul’s lively Taksim neighborhood, Avantgarde Hotel Taksim is a comfortable crash pad within easy reach of the city’s best bits. The lobby is tricked out in gray marble and a cozy cafe serves deliciously-strong Turkish coffee just off reception. A 2012 revamp injected a shot of style into the guestrooms but the hotel’s crowning glory is its impressive spa and traditional Turkish bath: A top spot for a restorative pummeling after pounding the city’s historic streets.

Bed and Bath

The 124 guestrooms have a masculine look with sturdy beds topped with Turkish lines, black-and-white striped feature wallpaper and splashes of mustard-yellow. All come with free fruit, nuts and healthy snacks (replenished daily) and some overlook the maze-like 19th-century neighborhood of Tarlabaşı. Marble-paneled bathrooms are stocked with signature products and feature cascade showers.


The hotel’s spa is the star of the show: A beautifully-paneled ceder sauna is complemented by a marble-clad Turkish bath and a Romanesque pool complete with chunky marble columns; there are two Malaysian masseuses on-hand for treatments. The petite restaurant offers all-day dining, from a breakfast buffet piled high with Turkish pancakes to kebabs served at dinner alongside an impressive wine list.

In the Area

The hotel is a short stroll from Istanbul’s main drag, Istiklal Street. Make your way past teeming crowds to Zubeyir Grill if you’re looking for outstanding kebabs. For the best fish, head to the lively and unpretentious Cukur Meyhanesi. For post-dinner drinks, Nevizade is a charming street of open-air bars with folksy street music. Avantgarde is also at the center of the city’s transport network, with a nearby subway station linking visitors with the old city (for the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and the Grand Bazaar) or a ferry network that services Istanbul’s famous Princes’ Islands.

How to Get There

Avantgarde Hotel Taksim
Abdulhakhamit Cad No 40-42
Istanbul, 80090 Turkey


3.5 Average 212 Reviews
Very very nice stay Excellent staff Excellent room Very clean room Nice breakfast
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very very nice stay
Excellent staff
Excellent room
Very clean room
Nice breakfast
I would recommend for any person going to Istanbul to take this hotel .
I feel same as in my home .

I didn't like the location, and the service.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at Avantgarde Taksim Hotel from in Sep 2018. The staff were okay but the service was very bad. The breakfast was terrible. The room service coming to our room even-though we told them not to (we set the "do not disturb" sign on). They also did not change the sheets of the bed.

Nice location but...
Reviewed 1 month ago

We visited this hotel for 4 nights from the 7th of september. The location was really nice about 5 min walk to taksim square but the cleanliness wasn't as good as a 4 star hotel as u can see in the below photos for the floor (it seems no vacuum cleaner for 4 days). In the other hand we had a daily problem with the safe that sometimes open and another don't and we called the reception twice to open it and they send the technician and when we asked him about the reason he told us that he doesn't know. Average hotel....

Very recommended hotel at a perfect location
Reviewed 1 month ago

We were at Avantgarde Taksim Hotel from Sep 7th till Sep 11th. 10 people. They have great staff with great service. The breakfast is wonderful. The location of the hotel is just perfect, 2 mins walking from Taksim square and 3 mins from Beyoğlu and istiklal streets.

We took the family rooms. They were preety small, so are the beds (they call it "king size" but it's clearly not) , but it's not a big deal at all.

The size of the rooms and the beds are the only reason I voted 4 stars in here. All the rest was perfect.

We got really good price. We booked straight from the hotel and even after I saw that there is a decrease of the price, I sent an email and we got the new price.

Me and my wife were celebrating anniversary and we got a very kind gestures.

Very very recommend place.

Excellent visit and stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is excellent, I liked it. The people on the reception are talking English which helps a lot. The rooms are always clean. The breakfast buffet is excellent, I liked it very much.

The double person rooms are relatively small, but they are fine as you don't spend a lot of time in the rooms since you are most of the time in Istanbul