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“Ideal for a short break to Istanbul”
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #65 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Ideal for a short break to Istanbul”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed four nights at this centrally situated hotel in the Old City. The hotel arranged pick up and drop off to the airport which for first timers on a short break in Istanbul is very assuring as some ‘taxi’ drivers can be a bit ‘dodgy’. The bedroom was spacious, clean with an excellent bathroom/shower. The breakfast was very good with a wide selection including hot and cold choices, good choice of fruit and drinks. Roof terrace was not open but had great views over the Marmara Sea, Tourist sites are walkable although the tram stop were 5 minutes’ walk. Staff were helpful, smart and polite. Internet was free. For a three star hotel I was very pleased with all amenities, the location, service and food. I would recommend this hotel with no hesitation. A nice touch was a small gift at the conclusion of our stay. Thanks again Recital it was very enjoyable!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was a memorable stay for my wife and I and we enjoyed exploring old Istanbul attractions that were all at walking distance. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was very rich and tasty. The view from the the top terrace on the Marmara sea was splendid and the room was clean and confortable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

A friendly and comfortable hotel. We we pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a superior room, and the free wifi was welcome.

A few minor niggles prevented a higher rating - cramped breakfast room, and food taking a while to be replenished; noise of running water disturbing sleep; bedside lamp not working.

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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2014

My experience with the Recital Hotel and staff was perfect! The staff members were very friendly helpful and even went out of their way to make sure that I made my tour that I overslept. My room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Everything was a short walk away and taxi's were always close by. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The rooms were beautifully decorated and immaculate. The staff were friendly and helpful and the location was very convenient. Nothing more I could ask for and it exceeded my expectations. They even sent me home with a ceramic coaster!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Tonbridge, Kent
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed four nights at this most centrally situated hotel, the bedroom was large and well appointed and the breakfast was certainly one of the best I have come across serving either a hot or cold breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit. The main tram stop is just 250 yards away taking you to all the major attractions of this fine city. Despite the hotel website mentioning a restaurant it only has available a limited menu of snack type meals, there are however plenty of restaurants in walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1 review
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I am sophia Laurix from Plovdiv/Bulgaria and I stayed in the hotel for three nights. They picked me up from airport for free which I really appreciate.
The hotel was beyond my expextations, I felt my self in a aplace like the ones in plovdiv when ottamon sultans built:) So alike...
The rooms was clean and comfortable and the equipments all were provided in the room. No need to take any thing with myself;) The front desk staff gave me 405 room which was large and very good view.
I liked the breakfast very much. You can find everything from the open buffet. I really confused what to eat... So many things;)
It was very close to the histarical places, hagi sopgia, sultanaxmet square, grand bazaar.. Jus 5 min walk...
The wellcoming turkish cafee was very delious and kindness. Thanks alot:) missed there;)

Room Tip: 405 room is very well.... french bed:)
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Property: Recital Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, 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 #65 of 1,154 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 the Obelisk of Theodosius. 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, a safe box and tea/coffee facilities. 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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