A friend and I stayed here the week leading up to March 14th of 2013.
Here's the short version of all that you need to know: It's close to everything you want to see in Istanbul. The staff is super friendly and they DO speak English. Breakfast is 7-11am, then get out and see the city, come back and sleep. Repeat.
The slightly longer version:
This is a boutique hotel. Whatever they lack in amenities like swimming pools, they make up for in friendly, smiling and genuine family-like service. Murat was especially helpful in booking a taxi, printing some papers for us, giving us directions, and recommending food and attractions to us. The rest of the staff was exactly the same, I just lack all of their names. It's quiet, except for prayer-call of course. I read some other reviews and the issues are insignificant. If the small things like those in other reviews bother you, it's not the hotel you have to worry about, it's traveling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recital Hotel, located in the central part of the historical peninsula Sultanahmet, offers its luxury and hospitality to our guests. Most of the historical attractions of Istanbul are either within a few minute walk or can be easily reached by various means of transportation.Some of the most famous ones in the environs of Recital Hotel are St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Underground Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Ancient Hippodrome and Obelisk.Recital Hotel has 31 spacious and individually decorated guest rooms, including 3 Corner Suites, 2 Superior Sea View Rooms, 9 Superior Rooms, 3 Deluxe Rooms partial sea view and 14 Standard Rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with bathtub or shower, free high-speed and wireless internet connection, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, flat screen HD Lcd TV, satellite system, minibar, self control heating/air-conditioning, and a safe box,tea/Coffe facilities and espresso facilities in the Superior Sea view,deluxe and corner suite rooms. The stylish rooms and luxurious amenities at the Recital Hotel make it an elegant sanctuary that shimmers with sophistication.The hotel has a fitness,a bussiness center and a terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea. ... more less
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