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3.5
Average 191 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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.

Beyond

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

Reviews

3.5 Average 191 Reviews
Great location, even better staff, clean and friendly.
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had stayed for 3 days, 2 couple in 2 rooms. Close to Taxim square and metro. Clean and friendly with Sauna and pool. nice breakfast. Rooms on 10th floor have wonderful view. Absolutely worth 4-5 stars!!

great hospitality ... bad rooms
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I would like to thanks Mr Rasheem for his gentle behaviour toward the guest and also Mr salami for the great hospitality that they provide for us ..

There is advantage and disadvantage of this hotel first I will start with the advantage of the hotel

The hostility they provide was really amazing they offered us a free breakfast even our room was not ready because we came in earlier than the scheduled appointment

They offer a free breakfast every morning during our stay even we booked our room without a breakfast that was really generous of them .

After we get in the room they bring us plate full of fruit and say that it was from the hotel management I was really surprised by how was their kindness hospitality of them .

Disadvantage

1. There was a stain on the bed sheet and also on the towels Which is a little bit discussed from what you see
2. the AC ‏ was down and not cooling the room
3. The toilet seat seems to be very old and should be replaced .
4. The furniture should be all replaced because it overused .
5. The cleaning staff was noisy in the morning they keep talking non stop even though they know that we are sleep .
6. Main doors does not have noise cancelation so you could hear the loud door shut from the neighbor rooms .
7. Our room have 2 rooms inside but the split room cannot be closed because there id no lock for it .

I wish the owner of the hotel could hear me or at least read what am writing PLEASE RE FURNITURE THE HOTEL ALL .

Great location, friendly staff..
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, it's literally a two-minute walk away from the famous Taksim Square, surrounded by lovely shops. Very polite and helpful staff and affordable room rates! Also has a sauna and a pool...

Close and clean
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed for 6 nights . I think the prices were reasonable. Very close to istiklal jadeci and subways and bus statinons. Rooms was clean and tidy. But if someone want to stay in a hotel with beautiful view and quiet neighborhoods i don't suggest taqsim square. Its better to find in Fatih or Artakoy.

Good
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for couple of days. It was a nice staying. Satisfade. Staff good. Breakfast good but crowded. Better to go early. Generally fine.very near to tamsim square. Istiklla street. Shopping areas and restaurants