$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 11, 2015 Check-out: May 13, 2015

Avicenna Hotel

4 stars
View map of 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Avicenna Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2ndtwin
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Qalandars
Business
London
Dec 13, 2012

Spot-On !

Great location. Walking distance to main attractions - Trams - Ferry - Restaurants - Shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff. Prompt action on our room request by email. Even got our Bus tickets done in a jiffy. Excellent breakfast on the roof-top bar/restaurant with great view. Hope to return soon to this little gem, behind Blue Mosque. Much appreciated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Up the road, behind the Blue Mosque (market place) is a covered restaurant, with live Turkish Music after 7pm, everyday. The musicians sing with Joy and Soul. You also get to see a short version of Sema - Whirling Dervish movements. Good food and great atmosphere. The locals patronise this place, a good sign.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
UAE
Dec 24, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price!!!!

Wonderful location and staff!!! Hotel in walking distance to all the historical sites. Had a fabulous time and will definitely stay at the Avicenna Hotel again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G and A
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jdperlinghi
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Main Mosque and cultural institutions are in walking distance

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sparkling
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mat2
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cosmotraveller
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Blue Mosque, Bazaar

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