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“Great location; hearty brkfst; helpful staff”
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #66 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Williston, Vermont
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3 reviews
“Great location; hearty brkfst; helpful staff”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a great location in Old Town. Extensive breakfast served extensive hrs. Room was roomy with effective, adjustable A/C. We had troubles getting out with the airline. Staff was very helpful in trying to resolve problem (not created by them).

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

I just finished my stay at The Recital hotel. It was my first visit to Istanbul and this location was very well located for most sites in Sultanahmet. The hotel is clean and small with a family feel to it. Breakfast is free and served turkish style with plenty of cheeses,meats, fruits, yogurt, breads, juice mushrooms, peppers etc.. The staff are friendly however, my only complaint is some don't speak English (mainly the women). So you may have to wait for the person to fetch another member of staff to answer your question.

Housekeeping was great but she comes around early, so be sure to switch on your "do not disturb" light if your not a morning person:) the roof is beautiful with a view of The Blue Mosque and The Sea. Staff is courteous and professional. The hotel is a nice charm here in Istanbul.

Room Tip: Pay out some extra and get the Deluxe room or Suite, Standard rooms have no view and small windows.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We visited Istanbul and stayed in Recital Hotel from Jan 12th to Jan 16th 2014. The place is literally in the heart of the city with walkable distance to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and train to Taksim Square, Galata Tower etc. The place felt safe to stay with the kid and walking in the neighborhood at night as well. The staff is the real jewel on the hotel, they extend warm hospitality to the guests and do every possible effort to make you feel home. They warmed food for our baby and provided warm milk even at late night. The breakfast is fresh and delicious with enough vegetarian options. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

The atmosphere was very friendly and the staff were so polite. the rooms were so beautiful and clean. Access to all needs and places was very good I will recommend this hotel to my friends.don't forget its simple but complete breakfast. if this hotel has a swimming pool it can be the best option for every trip to Istanbul...

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

I recently stayed here for 3 nights and it was perfect. The location of the hotel is great, 10 minute walk maximum to the blue Mosque. The room was spotlessly clean and perfect size. Shower was fantastic. Breakfast was great and I stuffed myself every day. The staff were very friendly and let me have a late check out.

Bed was comfy. There is a roof terrace but the weather did not permit it to open.

I have absoulutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel and I will be going back again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Position is perfect for visiting old city, very helpful and careful hotel staff. Next time for sure will come in same hotel. Breakfast is more than OK. We have some noisy neighbors, and we have some little problems with sleep at night. But we are sure that is a incidentally situation... :-)

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The hotel is great,the room was perfect(room 305)very big and comfortable,the location was even better,only 150 meter from Grand bazar,about 500 meter from Topkapi palace and Aya Sofia.I recomend this hotel too everybody.
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Room Tip: Room 305 very big,room 404 also very good but smaller
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Property: Recital Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Recital Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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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