$68 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 21, 2015 Check-out: Apr 22, 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

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 26
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3.3
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Review of Avicenna Hotel

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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Review of Avicenna Hotel

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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Review of Avicenna Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
cat b
Business
FL
Sep 30, 2011

okay hotel

BE AWARE....that the reception desk does not know english very well at all!!! They put me in a room that has windows to the courtyard where there is breakfast in the morning and the hallway door right outside mine. At night people smoking in the courtyard penetrated through your windows. You could hear people talking and slamming the door and walking down the hall. I couldn't open the blinds to the windows because it would be face level to someone sitting in the courtyard. And forget it if you want to sleep in a little bit because like I said breakfast is in the courtyard and everyone eats out there. Breakfast is not all free. Juices you have to pay for. The airport shuttle that was suppose to pick you up at the front of the hotel was 30mins late and then you had to walk up the street and around to get to the shuttle. And the shuttle takes it's sweet time. My flight was at 12pm and I took the 835am shuttle and I barely made it in enough time to get to my gate. Remember you have to go through 3 different lines of security if you are flying internationally. The location was great though and the bed was comfy. There is a restuarant up stairs that the reception fails to tell you about and where it is. I went up there and no one was eating there. While I was waiting for the late shuttle. I over heard a British woman complaining that someone was drilling all night and she couldn't sleep because it sounded like it was right outside her room. She also complained that her sink constantly fills up with water. I feel bad for her because I saw the reception desk and they had no idea what she was saying because they couldn't understand. They just nodded their heads and smiled. A little ridiculous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Yes the Lira is cheap but I came to find out that nothing is cheap in Istanbul. They raised the prices so much that everything is really unaffordable or you know you could get cheaper in the states. I had a guy in the bazzar try to sell me 1 silk scarf for 350TL!!! That's about $250. He told me (because I was with a friend of his) that they do this because of the tourist. But realize they don't go down in price much when you do bargain. Also, cruise ship tour people...be aware that the tour guides are paid off by some of the bazzar stores to have them take you to their store. Also, be aware that a lot of the stuff is made in China...so be careful what you buy if you want authenic. As a single female....the turks are very insistant on asking you a question, wanting to walk with you, wanting to speak english with you...this is all a ploy...so be careful....it got so tiresome because they won't leave you alone...you basically have to ignore them or be rude.

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