$65 Avg/night
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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
3.6
out of 5
28 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
Avicenna Hotel December 2013

Good location near the Blue mosque and the T1 tram line and within walking distance of the other... See full review

  • jonnyB
  • Dec 29, 2013
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)

Hotel Map

41.0043 28.9798
Area served
Istanbul.
Nearby airports
Ataturk International Airport.
Area description
Avicenna Hotel is perfect choice to discover historical and cultural beauties of Istanbul,as it is situated just at the heart of Sultanahmet, the old city or the historical peninsula. One will be at the center of the three empires: Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman. All of these empires culture and historical heritages can be felt while you are walking on the streets of this historical peninsula. Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Church Hagia Irini, Covered Bazaar, Hippodrome, Spice Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Numerous Museums and Historical Monuments are all located in the historical peninsula and all of them are in a walking distance from Avicenna Hotel. Tram and public city buses provide convenient transportation to any part of city. A lot of cafeteria, restaurant, gift store, grocery and many other shops can be reached in a few minutes. As Avicenna hotel is well located in Amiral Tafdil Side Street, you will not be disturbed by the noise of the street.

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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
  • Grand Bazaar: 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
  • Grand Bazaar: 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 (28)

Ratings and reviews for Avicenna Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EL Galo
Dallas, Texas
Nov 30, 2012

Thanks Giving trip to Istanbul

The personal at the hotel are very friendly and helpful, the room was clean all the time. Do not expect a big room but the room is in very good conditions. The hotel is five minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KilimKing
UK
Nov 24, 2012

Great location for the sights of istanbul

We were warmly greeted, and for a nominal sum upgraded to a large room with balcony overlooking the Bosphorus. The room was clean and service attentive. Only one complaint, and it upset my wife enormously! having traveled to over 100 counties and stayed in 1000's of hotels over the past 40 years, this is the first occasion ever that where tea making facilities are provided in the room, have we been charged per tea bag used (4TL). There was no evident indication that there was a charge.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2ndtwin
Holland, MI
Jul 30, 2012

Loved this place!

Lovely little hotel in the old city just a block from several open-air restaurants and three blocks from the Blue Mosque. Great place to explore.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MichaSchleckermaul
Kelkheim, Germany
Jun 9, 2012

Good Price, close to sights and street with restaurants

The Avicenna Hotel in Istanbul is only 7 minutes (walking) from the tram station Sultanahmet and with that 7 minutes from the Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Furhtermore it is a only 2 minutes (walking) from Akbiyik Road where you find lots of restaurants. The Hotel itself is a nice place, very friendly and helpful personnel, a good breakfast, a laptop for free Internet access and a nice roof terrace (closes at 11PM). Towards the seaside there is a train track so some of the rooms are a little loud in the morning but our friend who travelled with us could easily change the room after the first night. The building would need some maintenance. we paid 80USD for a double which is a good deal for Istanbul considering location and the good overall experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The first night we found the fantastic Metropolis restaurant which was rated no 3 in istanbul (early June 2012). Super friendly and attentive waiters, excellent food, acceptable wine at (for Turkey) ok prices (45 TL - 21 EUR for a bottle)

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cosmotraveller
Zürich, Switzerland
May 21, 2012

Super friendly staff, great location

My review is based in due respect to the very low price I paid per night, I think one always has to take that in consideration. My room was extremely small and the heating was barely working. As it was quite cold in Istanbul, I did ask to make the heating work and they did. The room was very clean however and I felt comfortable. The Staff of the Hotel is extremely friendly and professional and they do speak very well english, once help is needed. Even the breakfast buffet is fair enough, again, this aint no 5 Star place and I knew that before. So overall a very good place to stay if your expectations aren't too high. Also very close to the famous Mosques and the incredible huge Bazaar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Blue Mosque, Bazaar

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mat2
Zürich, Schweiz
Mar 23, 2012

Nicely decorated, nice staff, some room trade offs

We had a very nice stay! However, its a personal thing whether you like the Hotel. You will like it if you: - like the style (look at the photos) - love nicely and consistently designed interior - want to have drink or meal on on the restaurant terrace with a wonderful view over the Bosporus You won't like it if you: - insist on solid craftmanship of housebuilding (if yes, are you sure you will like Istanbul?) - don't like to change rooms in case you are not 100% satisfied. Some rooms don't have WiFi coverage. There are quiet and not so quiet rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The dubb ethnical restaurant next door. Good stuff especially if you like India!

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sparkling
London, UK
Feb 16, 2012

perfect, unfussy hotel.

Nothing was too much trouble from the word go, 'NO' is a word the staff do not even think of saying. Take your own teabags,fruit juices can be bought in local shop otherwise hotel charges for them- but you can't blame them when pennies matter. Ideal location for Blue Mosque, etc., we walked everywhere even to Taksim Square- 40 minutes but go via Galata Tower and your half way there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

get a entry ticket for Harem when getting ticket for Topkapi Park at ticket office - if you don't and want to go another time you will have to pay full price entry again.

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jdperlinghi
Wilson, NC, USA
Dec 2, 2011

Very nice location, very friendly staff, small but very cozy room

I was a very happy customer, with a very friendly staff and a good breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Main Mosque and cultural institutions are in walking distance

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G and A
Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA
Nov 16, 2011

Perfectly located in a fascinating city

Call ahead and have them arrange for the airport shuttle, half price of taxi and no great delay. Friendly and eager to help staff, were able to store luggage for early arrival and start our museum hopping and restaurant sampling in Istanbul. Breakfast was simple but adequate and was included to the rather reasonable room price. The only negative was the room size, which was very cramped, bath and shower tiny! However, clean , with free WiFi. The location more than made up for the cramped accommodations, waling distance from Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar. Fun and safe to discover the old city Would recommend staying, but would consider the deluxe rooms for an additional 30 Euros/day if room comfort is important.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Good buys in leather goods and carpets. Fun if you can bargain. Depending on establishment you final price should be 1/3 to 1/2 of asking price

Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tatoo
Syria
Oct 14, 2011

Will never do it again

The location is fantastic and the design as well, I was on honeymoon trip we need a room a king size bed 1st we shocked once we saw 2 beds besides one another so easily you can fall on the ground!! but the most things which upset me before departure is when the reception guy ask me to pay for extra charges for soft drink from mini bar which we didn't touch or use!!! and then start to cry if we didn't pay for it he will pay I told him it not my mistakes we never touch or use it, anyway I was to hurry to catch my plan I pay but I promise to never back again, the stuff was miserable.

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