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“Great Location, Great Staff, Good Price!”
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Avicenna Hotel
Ranked #226 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
London, United Kingdom
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“Great Location, Great Staff, Good Price!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

I stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights. I loved it!
The location is great, only 3mins walk from blue mosque and some of great attractions of Istanbul. It is not overly priced or rated like some of the hotels in the area. The staff was lovely and very helpful.
I definitely recommend this hotel to everyone! I sure will stay here again!
Loved it!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

With this hotel, location is everything, being literally a couple of minutes' walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace, while the Grand Bazaar is within easy walking distance. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room comfortable and clean, with a fridge/minibar, safe deposit and TV which received BBC World. We had a balcony but didn't use it as there was no view and it had snowed just before we arrived, so we weren't going to sit outside! Although centrally located, the hotel is in a back-street, so that it was quiet at night - although we were aware of the railway at the rear, it didn't disturb us at all. Breakfast in the basement was O.K. but not great. Others have mentioned the rather eccentric practice of charging for orange juice and for tea-bags in the room, so I shan't labour the point except to say that at the end of our stay these "extras" didn't add up to a huge amount. We didn't eat in the restaurant so can't comment on it, though others who ate there said it was fine. In any case, there are plenty of good restaurants nearby. For the independent traveller, finding one's way from the airport can be hair-raising, so it might be helpful if I mention that we found a company called Backpackers on the internet, which provides a vehicle and driver to the door of the hotel for 20 euros each way. We pre-booked with them, were met at the airport, and on the day of our return they were not just prompt but early to pick us up at the hotel. Altogether we were very satisfied, both with the hotel and this transport arrangement.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

great location and help ful staff
the room was small but clean,very close to sight like blue mosque,hagia sophia and ...
totally every thing was fine.
just don't get the room in basement!!!value for money!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

This is a great hotel for a 4 star accommodation, the team is friendly and helpful, always ready to give information. Great location, close to most points of interest - within walking distance of blue mosque, hagia sophia, grand bazaaar, public transport and restaurants. The hotel provided free internet and the room had a great view to the city lights and sea. I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Rooms extremely small, too much stairs; no elevator; not friendly for handicapped people. Morning breakfast below average and u get charged for omelette and juice!!!

Reception Manager does not understand proper English and end up checking visitors out on wrong dates at the end of the day without giving u notice early in the morning. We had to search for a hotel at 7pm on a new year eve!!!! All what this stupid manager cared for was to sell us very expensive tickets on cruises to make his commission!! He could speak English then!!!

Room Tip: Never ever go to this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avicenna Hotel
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. D:19-58, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#168 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#223 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price range (per night): $46 - $331
Hotel Class:4 star — Avicenna Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Throughout your stay you will discover the cultural riches of Istanbul while indulging in the wellknown Turkish hospitality. That's our aim: to include the perfect service touches in a wonderful setting that take and ordinary vacation to extraordinary memories. Avicenna Hotel Istanbul is a 19th century traditional ottoman style wooden house, converted and opened 1990 with charming 48 rooms, total beds 106. 3 single, 19 twin, 25 double, 1 triple. Avicenna Hotel is very convenient for business or tourist purposes accomodation due to the location and quality of service. ... more   less 
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