"The Hotel Staff are fabulous, always at hand to help out. Our booking requests were fulfilled as requested. Hotel is very close to Sultanahmet Mosque ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the sightseeing around Avicenna Hotel - Special Class. During your stay, you'll be connected to a shopping centre and just a quick walk from Sultanahmet Square. You'll find features such as free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception. Built in 1990, this hotel has 48 rooms over 4 floors. Free WiFi and LCD TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, LCD TVs and minibars
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the local sightseeing and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Mosaic Museum and 6 minutes on foot from German Fountain
  • Airport, railway station and shopping centre shuttle service available for a fee

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£49 per night

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Avicenna Hotel - Special Class ratings based on 60 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Avicenna Hotel - Special Class

Everyone (5) Couples (30) Business (1) Family (7) Friends (10) Other (5)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5

A Very pleasant place

Pros: Very friendly and accommodating staff.
Location: Very close to Tourist attractions, lots of places nearby to eat in.
The Hotel Staff are fabulous, always at hand to help out. Our booking requests were fulfilled as requested. Hotel is very close to Sultanahmet Mosque and other tourist attractions, very safe place to stay. My elderly mother along with my kids had no problems getting out and about. The hotel has a nice unique touch to it. Breakfast was plentiful both hot and cold. Good service from the Breakfast team.

Posted by , from UK on 23 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Nov 2017 by Dilek Demirel

I'm happy to hear that our location, staff, and breakfast left a great impression on you. Thanks so much for leaving this kind review -- really appreciate it! Kind Regards,

4 out of 5

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?

Posted by on 29 Dec 2013

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4 out of 5


The staff are great - clean room. Great email communication. Made arrangement for our request. Very professional and reliable service.

Posted by on 2 Aug 2013

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3 out of 5

City break

Good clean hotel in a v good location but not a four star. Rooms are tiny and cramped. Service is average. Decent breakfast if you like Turkish breakfast. Only one iron in the whole hotel! Staff didnt know which room had it when we asked for it. Walls are too thin and you can hear things from other adjoining rooms.

Posted by on 27 May 2013

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4 out of 5

Great location, good room and helpful staff - highly recommended

Had a really nice 7 night stay at Avicenna Hotel in April. The location of the hotel is excellent - only 5 mins walk from the Blue Mosque and 10 mins to most of the other main attractions and bazars. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. We were originally given a room on the bottom floor of the annex that was a little dark. Reception staff were really helpful and were able to offer us another room and moved our bags over. The breakfast offers a great variety of food to suit all tastes and the dining room was a nice relaxed place to start the day. Without exception the staff were very helpful and friendly. Many thanks to Avicenna for a lovely stay - we would definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 7 May 2013

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4 out of 5

good location

The location of this hotel was perfect. We had a lovely view of The Blue Mosque from our window. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace and Grand Bazaar all in walking distance. Many cafes and places to eat just seconds away and the sea couple minutes walk away. It was lovely and warm in the hotel which was good as we went in December and it was snowing. Room decor was good. The only let down was the breakfast, not my cup of tea. We ordered omlet but you had to pay extra for it. There wasnt much variety. Overall we had a good stay at the hotel and i would recommend it.

Posted by on 15 Jan 2013

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5 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 13 Dec 2012

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 21 May 2012

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4 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 16 Feb 2012

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About the Avicenna Hotel - Special Class

Location Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad., Istanbul, Istanbul 34400

Property Features

A winery is on site. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1292 square feet (120 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Avicenna Hotel - Special Class. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours), a beach shuttle and a train station drop-off service are available for a fee. This Art Deco Istanbul hotel is smoke free.

  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 1292 sq ft of conference space
  • 120 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1990
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Winery on site
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free parking nearby , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Istanbul (IST) (43.6 km / 27.1 mi)
  • Train station: Istanbul Cankurtaran Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Sultanahmet Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, train station pick-up, ferry terminal shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping centre shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Avicenna Hotel - Special Class offers 48 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Istanbul hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2018.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

TERRACE – On-site rooftop bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 7 per day
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 50 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Avicenna Hotel Istanbul
  • Avicenna Hotel Special Class Istanbul
  • Avicenna Istanbul
  • Avicenna Hotel Special Class
  • Avicenna Special Class Istanbul
  • Avicenna Special Class

You should know

  • Avicenna Hotel - Special Class offers transfers from the ferry terminal, airport, and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

The Turkish Ministry of Tourism assigns an official classification for accommodation in Turkey. This Hotel property is awarded the following classification: Special Class.