Avantgarde Hotel Taksim
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
First of all I want to thank aventgard hotel team for the greatest hostility from you and for the great service providing to us from your team.
And just well back again as possible as I can because it was a great and beautiful country in the world.
Thanks allot and hope to see you again.
it's got a great location near taksim midan the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. the breakfast buffet was so delicious. I'd go back . but make you you check the size of the room and bed first as it might not be suitable for all families
I stayed there for the second time but this time was not as satisfying as before. They did not change the sheets and towel every day. My towel got dirty with my foundation but they just fold the towel without changing that! Also my sheets were not changed even they got dirty with a bit of my coffee. The breakfast was so ordinary and every day the same items with no variety. The bread were not fresh. Totally that was a very ordinary stay at there.