42%
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3.5
Average 230 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 230 Reviews
Good and Enjoyable
Reviewed 2 days ago

this hotel is good position in taksim Istanbul. this hotel to taksim Square.
room have good bed and shower and bathroom also room is clean.
breakfast is good and in cloud many thing.
pool is clean and good.

The worst one ever
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hotel is located in bad nabourhood. Cross the street is one of the Arabic mafia clubs with black vans for transferring hookers. All the night the play music with loud sound. Rooms are realy small. We barely could fit our luggases in there. The room space is only for a queen size bed and not possible to walk around. We have a one year old baby. Staff provided a cott which was dirty and un-hygenic for her. We booke for 10 nights but once we arrived I decided to move to another hotel. I had paid all the price which was non- refundable but we prefered to forget about money and find a better place. Prostitutes come and go and once I saw one of them was yelling at her costumer for money in the lobby.
Not recommended at all.

My experience
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a hotelier and I visited this hotel with my family on a touristic trip.
My experience was excellent right from the minute we arrived.The Reception staff were very nice n welcoming and responded adequately to our requests and really looked after us very well specially Mr selami the front desk manager but the best of all who was really running the perfect show was Mr Onur the hotel manager and that is something you don’t see very often
The rooms were nice n clean and house keeping were very professional and the breakfast was very generous and delecious
Over all it was a lovey stay and when we come to Istanbul again we will stay at this hotel for sure
A big thank you

Amazing hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed two weeks at Avantgarde square taxim; amazing hotel, excellent experience, first of all I would like to thank all staff especially Mr. Iskendar restaurant supervisor & Mr.Fatih the security big thanks for this two gentlemen,great hospitality service,nice breakfast,hotel located very close to the metro,taxim medani & esteklal ST. I was with my family, we stayed 19DEC2018 02JAN2019,rooms 311,312,313,Bosphorus view,we was satisfied .....I will repeat my experience with them, highly recommend

Very good experience, recommended
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is very centrally located, 2 minutes walk from taxim square. The room that was given to us was on the 7th floor and the view of the city was amazing! The room was clean enough and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast area was big enough and there were plenty of choices. The two negative points for us were the waste conteiner in the bathroom that had not any lever for the foot and the stuff in reception were not rude but i would like more smiley faces. The sound insulation could be better too, but it is decend.