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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 222 Reviews
Great hospitality
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all I want to say thank you for all staff of Avantgarde Taksim Hotel. Amazing experience, great hospitality service and helpful staff, really good breakfast. Avantgarde hotel it’s located very close to the center of town and it’s easy to go everywhere in Istanbul. We stayed in this wonderful place for 5 days and I was satisfied.
Absolutely worth 4-5 stars!!!
Highly recommend!!!!!

Good Experience with great hospitality...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a business tour we around 45 people is reached at 23rd Nov 2018 in Istanbul.We all are very concise about the language problem but thease 5 days we have achieved all our schedule and have great connection with the guys..It's amazing and will definitely meet you again...We miss you Mr.Selcuk..


Excellent hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the stuff they all help full(Selcuk & Chef Dogan ) ,nice location,am coming back in April , wonderful hotel
Good service,excellent customer service ,brakfast stuff they are good ,food nice and clean ,I like turkey tea
Hope to see u all again
My name Mariam

Holiday trip to istanbul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel. All the staffs were very polite and humble. They helped us a lot to make our trip memorable. Specially the restaurant manager selcuk and the chef Dogan who helped me to manage my Nepalese group.

Thanks to avantegarde team for such a nice environment and we would like to visit again


Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did book the Hotel to stay from 20 to 23 November 2018, through booking.com under free cancellation before certine period condition, nevertheless the Hotel did deduct the first night amount much earlier than the conditions agreed, the Hotel location is 5 minutes walk to Taksim square and Isteklal street which are one of the important attraction in Istanbul, the Hotel did give us some comlemintary treats which I really appreciated (such as free breakfast and slightly bigger rooms than the ones we reserved), they did take our preference in consideration and some of hotel staff were really friendly, the down points were that the hotel rooms in general are small, there were no proper sound isolation, the floor was not clean and that the Hotel will charge the full amount on the arrival so it is better to see and check the rooms before paying, overall the Hotel is good.