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Avicenna Hotel
Ranked #209 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Avicenna is ideally located, friendly, clean. Can't ask for anything more.
Don't go to the Akbiyik Fish House round the corner - unless you like being ripped off.
There's a really good one further along the street, the Babylonia..

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest,

We are very glad to hear that you liked our hotel. We would like to thank you for sharing your opinions through the Trip Advisor..For us the most important thing is to give you the best experience of Istanbul.
We will be happy to host you again in our Hotel.

Best regards
Zeynep Koyalan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed on the ground floor and we were given 3 single beds joined which is not at all comfortable , ac close down every 2-3 hours and they had to restart again from the main which takes 30 mins to start and with kids its difficult to manage in summer , breakfast was ok..no lift also
Overall stay was good , staff was good and heloful and great.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear guest,

We would lıke to thank you for sharing your sincere opinions through the Trip Advisor.We had a lıttle problem about a A.C ın your room on that dates but now everythıng ıs ok. Our staff are very honored by your nıce comment.You will always be welcomed here whenever you come to Istanbul.

Best and Warm Regards,
Zeynep Köyalan
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

During my visit to Istanbul, Avicenna provided a very good location to see the Sultan Ahmet District. The staff were very cordial and helpful. Breakfast was quite nice, too. Recommend for travellers who want a reasonably priced good value hotel in a prime location.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your nice comment.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope to be your host again in your future trips to Istanbul.


Best and Warm Regards
Zeynep Koyalan
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

booked through british airways as a package and we were not disappointed we had a room on the upper level with a balcony overlooking the water it was very quiet and spacious however the bathroom is small but has all the amenities.the one problem we had was closing the door/large window onto the balcony...think it was warped as my husband could not shut it properly,but actually we didn't feel unsafe I must say.
the staff were helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
the breakfast was satisfactory just cereal.bread,cheese,meat,salad,but fine as we eat far too much whilst out and about.
the locations is superb for exploring the old city we walked to all the sights and down to the water each day.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your nice comments.Our goal, as the Avicenna Hotel staff, is to make you comfortable and give you the best experience of Istanbul. We are happy to hear from you that we achieved our goal.Our staff are very honored by your comment.

We will be happy to host you again in our Hotel.

Best regards
Zeynep Koyalan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

After a hairy journey through the (very narrow) streets of Sultanahmet, we arrived at the hotel, which is located in a very pleasant, quiet district of the city. Whilst our room was small, it was well designed for the size, and we had our own small terrace area. The hotel is very near to the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, as well as a fantastic upmarket bazaar. It is also moments away from lots of good and friendly restaurants and boutiques.
The hotel staff were very attentive and keen to converse with us. Breakfast was great, served in a lovely room with a garden for when the weather is warmer. The hotel also has a fantastic terrace bar with beautiful views of the Marmara sea. I would commend this hotel to young couples who are planning to spend most of their time out and about, as the size of the room might be a little confining. We loved this hotel as a base for long days of walking in the city - it was a very calm and peaceful place to relax.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest,

We are very glad to hear that you liked our hotel. We would like to thank you for sharing your opinions through the Trip Advisor..For us the most important thing is to give you the best experience of Istanbul.We want to tell you that our staff get very encouraged with your comment.

We are so close to everywhere ıt ıs true Aya Sofıa ıs just 5 mınutes Blue mosque ıs 3 mınutes far from here

We will be happy to host you again in our Hotel.Hope to see you soon

Best regards
Zeynep Koyalan
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Did a BA package to Istanbul in May and stayed at this quiet, welcoming, old-town hotel. 3-star in fittings, décor etc, but with an excellent-value restaurant overlooking the Golden Horn e.g. huge fresh salad as a starter + grilled kofta, rice, chips, salad + glass of wine for about £20. It also has a 5-star location: 5 minutes to Agia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (nip through the small, local bazaar for a shortcut to the forecourt of the Mosque). Topkapi Palace, trips on the Bosphorus, Galata Bridge all within easy striking distance. Has a lovely exterior with almost old-world Louisiana charm and helpful, attentive staff with a great sense of humour. For the money we paid, excellent - but it doesn't purport to be the Savoy!

Room Tip: Think rooms at the back overlook the Golden Horn, which would be good. If it's hot and your wan...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to express our greetings for your comment on Trip Advisor.
It was a pleasure for us to host you in our Hotel. We are very happy to hear that our service was appreciated by you.Our locatıon ıs perfect so close to everywhere

We would like to say that you will always be welcomed here whenever you come to Istanbul.

Best regards,
Zeynep Köyalan
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

For our first visit to Istanbul, the Avicenna proved to be an excellent choice- though this had been made for us as part of a package by BA.. As all other guests have pointed out, the location of this hotel is ideally situated close to some of the most important sites and convenient transport links. Zeynap and her staff made us very welcome on our arrival, and all the staff we encountered during our all too short 4 day stay, could not have been more hospitable and obliging. The hotel had thoughtfully organised 3 rooms together on the 2nd floor, looking out on to the street, for our family party of six. Though quite small, the rooms were big enough for our needs and very clean-serviced each morning by very friendly cleaning staff. There was a good choice of buffet food for breakfast- our only criticism being the disappointing coffee. The quiet roof bar/ restaurant overlooking the Bosphorus proved to be a welcome location after a long day of sight-seeing. We would happily recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We found the 2nd floor rooms to be good. I noticed 202-206 have balconies, but the ones we stayed in...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Avicenna, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Avicenna Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear guest,

We would lıke to thank you for sharing your sincere opinions through the Trip Advisor.Our locatıon is perfect so close everywhere. .Our staff are very honored by your nıce comment.You will always be welcomed here whenever you come to Istanbul.

Best and Warm Regards,
Zeynep Köyalan
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Property: Avicenna Hotel
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. D:31-33, 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#154 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#224 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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