Istanbul, like New York, London and Paris, is one of the world’s great cities. Straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, it, unlike any other city in the world, splits between two continents. With a population of more than 14 million, Istanbul is world’s 6th largest city and it’s skyline, in the business districts beyond Beyo?lu, has enough skyscrapers to resemble Manhattan.
The Old City with its mosques, churches, palaces and narrow streets is beautiful to wander around. To the north, the Golden Horn joins the Bosphorus strait and is surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the Sea of Marmara which stretches southwards. Across the Golden Horn lies the vibrant entertainment district of Beyo?lu.
In the summer the locals escape to seaside resorts like Bodrum due to the hot and humid climate. This means that the city becomes less crowded while the evening warmth allows you to drink at a roof-top bar or to relax alfresco outside a restaurant. In spring or early autumn, the weather remains warm but not too hot to explore the city on foot. Winters are cold with occasional snow, few crowds and lower prices.
The Luxury Avantgarde Taksim Square
The luxury Avantgarde Taksim Square Hotel, is located about 40 minutes away by road from Istanbul Atatürk International Airport and is in the heart of Istanbul city, within the entertainment district of Beyo?lu. It is only a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions and the centre of its nightlife, and is close to metro, bus, tram and ferry stations, restaurants, shops, malls and cinemas. It is also only a couple of blocks away from Taksim Square, yet far enough for you to sleep without being disturbed by the bustle.
This boutique Hotel has 61 elegant rooms which include Deluxe, Superior Deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms; they are furnished with stylish décor giving it a modern look. Standard across all the rooms are LCD HD TVs, Daybed Sofas, Study Desks and complimentary WiFi access. Some of the larger suites can easily accommodate up to four or five guests. The bathrooms are equipped with over-head rain showers and other high-quality amenities. All the guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows which offer fabulous view of either the Bosphorus or the Gezi Park, depending on which side of the hotel you choose stay. Room Tips – The rooms on the higher floors offer an unobstructed view, and are free of any noise which may come from the street downstairs. The Bosphorus suites grant a splendid, panoramic view of the Bosphorus.
Restaurant and Bar
The breakfast at Avantgarde Taksim Square is excellent. The hotel offers everything you could possibly want, from natural orange juice to many delicious breads and cookies. The small in-house restaurant, which offers all-day long service with a broad a la carte menu, includes Turkish as well as international cuisine. Expect to find Chef’s special sauces, grills, fresh fruits and salads for a light bite or a fine dining experience.
The Avantgarde Taksim Square also offers a gym which includes latest exercising equipment, weight machines, dumbbells, stretching mats and fitness balls; and is operational 24 hours a day. The hotel doesn’t have a pool or a spa in the premises but you can go to their other branches, Levent and Taksim, for that.
If you want to truly experience the nightlife of Istanbul, top-notch hospitality and the luxury of a five star hotel in an happening location, Avantgarde Taksim Square is a great choice.
Oh, and don’t miss to grab up to 15% discount on your stay by booking through the official website.
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