$51 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 12, 2015 Check-out: Jan 13, 2015

Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad.Amiral Tafdil Sok No 31-33, AMIRAL TAFDIL SOK. NO:31/33, Istanbul, 34400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
26 reviews
Perfect Little Hotel

It is a great little hotel at the perfect location. So many nice shops and restaurants around and 5... See full review

  • FrankandKate
  • Nov 13, 2013
Fairy tale hotel

wonderful experience - beautiful, romantic, cozy hotel, helpful staff that is close to attractions,... See full review

  • Suzana61
  • Nov 29, 2014
A renovated 19th century gem in Istanbul’s Old City
Located in the Sultanahmet district, also known as the Old City, the 48-room New Avicenna Hotel offers breezy, open, Mediterranean-style amenities in Istanbul. The hotel is a three-story complex made up of three different 19th century Ottoman buildings that were refurbished and transformed into a hotel in the 1990s. It was completely renovated and redecorated again in 2008. The buildings are connected with walkways that look down upon a beautiful Turkish garden. The décor is enhanced by using splendid fabrics with Ottoman influences. Some rooms have views of the sea from their own balconies. The hotel is just a short walk from such attractions as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, and the Blue Mosque. The New Avicenna Hotel is also close to Ataturk International Airport. On the top floor of the hotel is the Sipsi restaurant which provides patrons with a superb outlook over the Marmara Sea. The hotel aims to provide traditional Turkish hospitality with an insight into the culture of Istanbul.
Reasons to stay
  • Within minutes of many of Istanbul's most popular attractions
  • Located in the center of Sultanahmet, the historic old city
  • Close to buses and trams which travel to all parts of the city
New Avicenna Hotel rooms
Rooms at the New Avicenna Hotel are furnished in a fresh, clean, contemporary style with both Eastern and Western influences. Rooms are fitted with direct dial phone, LCD TV and a smoke detector. The private bathrooms, fitted with a shower or tub, also have a shaver and hairdryer. All rooms are air-conditioned and some have their own balcony. Rooms are also complete with alarm clock, in-room safe, phone, internet access, ceiling fan, cable/satellite TV service, and voice mail. Single rooms include one single bed and double rooms have one double or two twin beds.
Things to do nearby
  • Blue Mosque (0.2mi/0.4 km)
  • Topkapi Palace (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Hagia Sophia Basilica (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Church Hagia Irini (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Covered Bazaar (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Hippodrome (0.8 mi/ 1.3 km)
  • Spice Bazaar (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Basilica Cistern (0.9 mi/1.5 km)

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Avicenna Hotel Rooms

SINGLE - ROOM
Single Room offers Single bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Telephone, Valet service and Voice mail.

The standard rooms with modernized Ottomoan decoration. The atmosphere of these pretty rooms makes the feel good luck as the meaning. These rooms equipped with LCD TV, Direct dial phone, smoke detector, private bathroom with hair dryer, evaporated mirror, phone and mostly with shower and a few tubes. Some of these rooms have a balcony. Two of them are connecting room. This is an ideal room type especially for the families with child.
DOUBLE - ROOM
Double/Twin Room offers Double or two Twin beds along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Telephone, Valet service and Voice mail.

The standard rooms with modernized Ottomoan decoration. The atmosphere of these pretty rooms makes the feel good luck as the meaning. These rooms equipped with LCD TV, Direct dial phone, smoke detector, private bathroom with hair dryer, evaporated mirror, phone and mostly with shower and a few tubes. Some of these rooms have a balcony. Two of them are connecting room. This is an ideal room type especially for the families with child.
TRIPPLE - ROOM
Triple Room offers one Double and one twin or 3 twin bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Ceiling fan, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom, Telephone, Valet service and Voice mail.

The standard rooms with modernized Ottomoan decoration. The atmosphere of these pretty rooms makes the feel good luck as the meaning. These rooms equipped with LCD TV, Direct dial phone, smoke detector, private bathroom with hair dryer, evaporated mirror, phone and mostly with shower and a few tubes. Some of these rooms have a balcony. Two of them are connecting room. This is an ideal room type especially for the families with child.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Room
Satellite TV

Nearby points of interest

  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.8 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Blue Mosque: 0.2 mi
  • Hagia Sophia: 0.3 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): 0.3 mi
  • Walls of Constantinople: 0.4 mi
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus): 0.4 mi
  • Archaeology museum: 0.5 mi
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Muzesi): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica Cistern: 0.5 mi
  • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi): 0.7 mi
  • Topkapi Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Kapali Carsi: 0.8 mi
  • Galata Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Hodjapasha Cultural Center: 0.8 mi
  • Istanbul University: 1.1 mi
  • Tünel: 1.2 mi
  • Miniaturk: 1.3 mi
  • Bosphorus Strait: 1.4 mi
  • Maiden`s Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Galata Tower: 1.5 mi
  • Istanbul Modern Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Istanbul Modern: 1.8 mi
  • Golden Horn: 2.1 mi
  • Haydarpaşa Terminal: 2.1 mi
  • Beyoglu: 2.5 mi
  • Atatürk Cultural Center: 2.5 mi
  • Dolmabahce Palace: 2.6 mi
  • Spice Market: 2.7 mi
  • Suleymaniye Mosque: 2.7 mi
  • Kariye Museum (The Chora Church): 2.8 mi
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Kadikoy: 3.3 mi
  • Yildiz Park: 3.6 mi
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii): 3.8 mi
  • Ortakoy: 3.8 mi
  • The Bosphorus Bridge: 4.7 mi
  • Rumeli Hisarı: 6.7 mi
  • Rumeli Fortress: 7.1 mi
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum: 7.6 mi
  • Emirgan Park: 8.2 mi
  • Istanbul Aquarium: 9.9 mi
  • The Princes' Islands: 11.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The magnificent panoramic view of Marmara Sea and islands is attracting all visitors at SIPSI. In an elegantly furnished dining room, with an eastern and western style combination and in a cosy atmosphere, Hotel offers guests the delicious Turkish and international cuisines. The terrace of the SIPSI is the place where guests have an additional unforgettable memory while drinking their wines. It is a pleasant and relaxing places something to remember and to talk about when you are back home from your vacation.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Avicenna Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzana61
Business
Chicago, Illinois
Nov 29, 2014

Fairy tale hotel

wonderful experience - beautiful, romantic, cozy hotel, helpful staff that is close to attractions, shopping, dining and walk to the sea promenade

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything is in the walking distance

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MarlonA
Business
Philippine/Saudi Arabia
Aug 2, 2014

Great Location and Fantastic area

When we arrive at the airport we were very frustrated because the promised transportation transfer from the airport was not available but once we arrive at the Hotel we found the staff very accommodating and courteous. They even offered to check why they forgot to send the guy to pick us up. WE found the rooms clean and tiny and very well ventilated. The things that you can you for free are well labeled as well as those you need to pay for. Warning labels are also there wherein it reminds you not to drink the water in the faucet. Location wise it is well situated near the important places to visit. It is 5 minute walk to Arasta Bazar and 8 to 10 minutes to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. It is about half an hour walk to Grand bazaar and all around you can see restaurants and food mall. The TRam is within walking distance as well since the station is besides the Hagia Sofia as well as the Big bus tours.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Wait till nighttime and you will see the fantastic view of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Try eating on those sidewalk cafe as well

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Revisor
Business
Seattle WA
Feb 9, 2014

Not what you expect!

First of all when we came to Istanbul we tried to get a shuttle from the hotel ,which they say is free,but it turned out to be $18 per person, if you didn't reserve the hotel from their website.We ordered a room with two beds,we got one but the room was so small that the beds were pushed together.They had a minibar everything had price tags,so that was good,but when you take the bag of tea which is not in the minibar menu that you have to make yourself they charge you $2!!!! Always when i travel to different hotels they offer complimentary tea and coffee !This is completely no what you expect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't make tea from the tea bags in the hotel.To save money you can travel from the airport to the hotel by metro to the station Zeintenburnu and then by a trolly

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jonnyB
Business
Montenegro
Dec 29, 2013

Avicenna Hotel December 2013

Good location near the Blue mosque and the T1 tram line and within walking distance of the other major tourist sites. Bit shocked that a cup of tea in the room was extra and you will need to cough up some coppers if you want anything other than bread and cereal at breakfast. My girlfriend was told she could have an apple by the waiter then after walking to the fruit bowl told it was extra. Cant complain too much though as everything else was good. Rooms are small, but who goes on a city break and spends the day in their hotel room?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FrankandKate
Business
New Haven CT
Nov 13, 2013

Perfect Little Hotel

It is a great little hotel at the perfect location. So many nice shops and restaurants around and 5 min walk to Blue moaque and Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace. The whole area is safe and stays open late. All the things are available right there. Will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get any and all food right from outside specially water.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mkts
Business
Santorini. Greece
Aug 30, 2013

Great location

They did not have a room available for us when we arrived because of se problem with the rooms. They put us up in a room in a hotel next door for one night and it was not as nice. We were able to eat at their breakfast buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Qalandars
Business
London
Aug 2, 2013

Helpful

The staff are great - clean room. Great email communication. Made arrangement for our request. Very professional and reliable service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sartre
Business
Argentina
Jul 13, 2013

Great location but problems with room.

This hotel is located near all the sites one might want to see in old Istanbul. However, be prepared to change rooms because of either noise or because the air conditioner doesn't work. The staff worked hard to accomadate us and one time we got lucky during a muggy night because the air conditioner didn't work but the repairman happened to be around late at night and he repaired it. Many times the door to the balcony wouldn't close completely and the air con wouldn't work and at times the air con couldn't be turned off. I heard two people arguing with the front desk that they didn't want to be moved to a fourth room because the previous three they encountered many problems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

stay away from the roof top dining restaurants near the hotel because they over charge and change the prices of the wines. Try to find the local restaurants a short walk away from the tourist traps that charge 50% less.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Redlaser
Business
Uk
May 27, 2013

City break

Good clean hotel in a v good location but not a four star. Rooms are tiny and cramped. Service is average. Decent breakfast if you like Turkish breakfast. Only one iron in the whole hotel! Staff didnt know which room had it when we asked for it. Walls are too thin and you can hear things from other adjoining rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit Topkapi Palace museum and Blue Mosque. Only 5 mins walk and Grand Bazaar only 10 mins walk.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annalisa
Business
London
May 7, 2013

Great location, good room and helpful staff - highly recommended

Had a really nice 7 night stay at Avicenna Hotel in April. The location of the hotel is excellent - only 5 mins walk from the Blue Mosque and 10 mins to most of the other main attractions and bazars. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. We were originally given a room on the bottom floor of the annex that was a little dark. Reception staff were really helpful and were able to offer us another room and moved our bags over. The breakfast offers a great variety of food to suit all tastes and the dining room was a nice relaxed place to start the day. Without exception the staff were very helpful and friendly. Many thanks to Avicenna for a lovely stay - we would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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