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Hotel was very clean, walking distance to all of sights, staff was the best! very helpful, friendly, made our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was good but, could have more verities

Very nice hotel and clean good service friendly staff

Great location in old city. Looks like further butvreally a few minutes from Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Burger King , a few small groceries and tram stop. Very nice, kind and helpful front desk staff.

we were expecting more from this hotel. The room was too basic (not up to the 4 stars). The staff wasn't polite, up to the point of not even saying hello when we came in the hotel. the breakfast was the worse I've had in years. We wouldn't recommend this hotel at all. The only positive point is the location.

A great hotel where I would recommend to anyone. Clean room and nice staffs they are very helpful. Location also quite good as just 5mins walking distance to tram station and Turkish bath.

We had a 24-hr layover in Istanbul, so we decided to stay at recital hotel for the night. I'm so glad we did! The location is excellent. It is within a very short walking distance (5-10 min) of many things to see in Sultanahmut, so it was perfect for our short trip. On top of being an amazing location, the staff was also excellent! During our whole 2-week trip, the staff at this hotel was by far the best and most pleasant. They were VERY polite, very kind, and offered to help us find our way around the city, and also gave us some good restaurant recommendations. Besides all this, the room was very nice. We had a fantastic view from the balcony, the bathroom was nice and big and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The only thing that could have been better was the wifi. The wifi service was spotty at times. But this did NOT impact my positive experience. After all, who needs wifi when you're in an amazing city like Istanbul?? All in all, this hotel was excellent, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a great value hotel in a great location.

Air condition did not work right on our first 2nights. Frig never worked, even when we complained about not having a cold water. No ice machine is at the hotel and no access to any cold beverages either. Internet was very poor too.

We checked in late due to delayed flight. We were tired and stressed out from our trip. When we got to the hotel past 7pm the staff was very accomodating. I failed to request for a double bed during my booking but it was tsken cared of with no fuss. We were even given a room (503) with a balcony and view of the bosphorous. the room was very clean, with all amenities i needed and walking distance to major tourist spots. I have nothing but praise for this hotel. The only thing i didnt appreciate is they have only 3 channels in english. All news channels. I didnt mind this at all.

Comfortable, clean, efficient,great shower and bed. Helpful and knowledgeable receptionist. Historical sites and all important tram are within walking distant.

Location was great. On quiet side street in old city, 2 mins walk to main street, and within 12 mins of blue mosque, HagiaSofia, Sultanahmet station, grand bazaar, etc The staff was friendly, effective, and helpful. The lobby was nice, clean, simple, with free water and juice all day. The breakfast was buffet style,decent # of options but quality and taste was just average. The rooftop, although basic, was a refreshing and relaxing place to hangout. We got a superior room with a balcony over looking the sea. The room was great. Spacious, clean, modern. The bathroom was also fully renovated with a rainshower. We had a very pleasant stay here. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a simple clean quiet spacious hotel close to all the main sites.

What a lovely little hotel. The staff and accommodation are gracious and warm. Breakfast is wonderful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms are far superior many I've encountered in other similarly-priced hotels. The staff is particularly noteworthy. I was working for part of my trip, and they were absolutely wonderful in calling me cabs and helping me plan travel routes to ensure I arrived at my destinations on time. They were equally helpful when I was looking for site-seeing assistance, and always up for chatting about local attractions, food, and experiences. Can't recommend them enough. The location is excellent for seeing the Old City; I will say that it's a bit of a distance from some of the city's newer attractions, and that cab drivers can have some trouble finding the hotel--carry one of the hotel's business cards with a map on the back of it to deal with that potential challenge, if you don't speak Turkish.

Their was a slight mix-up with our room size, but the staff quickly accommodated us with an extra room. Staff was helpful whenever there were any issues and met our special needs. The hotel is pretty much close to all the tourist attractions (Sultan Ahmet district, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar, etc). Terrace had a very nice view and we spent time there almost every day. Would definitely come back if we return to Istanbul.

The Recital is a great hotel and is very central to downtown Istanbul. The room was spacious and the staff was very hospitable. The issue I had was the lack of a gym. I reserved a room at this hotel specifically because it said it had a gym, but when I got there they said the gym would not be opened until the summer. Other than that, a great hotel.

Binbirdirek Mah., Piyerloti Caddesi 21 Istanbul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Sultanahmet, Recital Hotel is adjacent to Cemberlitas Bath and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque. This 31-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Recital Hotel's 31 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. 26-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, Recital Hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for TRY 250 per vehicle, as well as a cruise ship terminal shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room with Shower

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room with Bathtub or Shower

3 Twin Beds | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Sea View with Shower

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Corner Suite Room with Bathtub

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Recital Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (5) Family (3) Other (1) Friends (1)
5

excellent hotel,

Everyone

Hotel was very clean, walking distance to all of sights, staff was the best! very helpful, friendly, made our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was good but, could have more verities

By on Aug 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2018

Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing Recital Hotel and for taking the time to share a detailed review of your experience. We are glad that the hotel facilities were able to make your stay an enjoyable one. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Istanbul... Kind regards,

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel and clean good service friendly staff

By on Jul 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2018

Dear Guest, thank you so much for sharing your experience and sending this comment! It is a reward for the whole Recital Hotel's staff. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again in Recital Hotel…

5
Everyone

Great location in old city. Looks like further butvreally a few minutes from Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, Burger King , a few small groceries and tram stop. Very nice, kind and helpful front desk staff.

By on Apr 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2018

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your wonderful rating. We wish that our Guests feel themselves like in their second home. And we are very happy to hear if this is succeded. Hope to see you in a very near future...

2

trip

Couples

we were expecting more from this hotel. The room was too basic (not up to the 4 stars). The staff wasn't polite, up to the point of not even saying hello when we came in the hotel. the breakfast was the worse I've had in years. We wouldn't recommend this hotel at all. The only positive point is the location.

By on Apr 19, 2016

5

great stay ever

Other

A great hotel where I would recommend to anyone. Clean room and nice staffs they are very helpful. Location also quite good as just 5mins walking distance to tram station and Turkish bath.

By on Dec 12, 2015

5

quick layover

Couples

We had a 24-hr layover in Istanbul, so we decided to stay at recital hotel for the night. I'm so glad we did! The location is excellent. It is within a very short walking distance (5-10 min) of many things to see in Sultanahmut, so it was perfect for our short trip. On top of being an amazing location, the staff was also excellent! During our whole 2-week trip, the staff at this hotel was by far the best and most pleasant. They were VERY polite, very kind, and offered to help us find our way around the city, and also gave us some good restaurant recommendations. Besides all this, the room was very nice. We had a fantastic view from the balcony, the bathroom was nice and big and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The only thing that could have been better was the wifi. The wifi service was spotty at times. But this did NOT impact my positive experience. After all, who needs wifi when you're in an amazing city like Istanbul?? All in all, this hotel was excellent, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a great value hotel in a great location.

By on Oct 7, 2015

4

receptionist is an awesome person. very polite and nice

Family

Air condition did not work right on our first 2nights. Frig never worked, even when we complained about not having a cold water. No ice machine is at the hotel and no access to any cold beverages either. Internet was very poor too.

By on Aug 4, 2015

5

great experience in istanbul

Couples

We checked in late due to delayed flight. We were tired and stressed out from our trip. When we got to the hotel past 7pm the staff was very accomodating. I failed to request for a double bed during my booking but it was tsken cared of with no fuss. We were even given a room (503) with a balcony and view of the bosphorous. the room was very clean, with all amenities i needed and walking distance to major tourist spots. I have nothing but praise for this hotel. The only thing i didnt appreciate is they have only 3 channels in english. All news channels. I didnt mind this at all.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

cozy little hotel

Couples

Comfortable, clean, efficient,great shower and bed. Helpful and knowledgeable receptionist. Historical sites and all important tram are within walking distant.

By on Mar 3, 2015

4

nice, clean, quiet hotel. great location!

Couples

Location was great. On quiet side street in old city, 2 mins walk to main street, and within 12 mins of blue mosque, HagiaSofia, Sultanahmet station, grand bazaar, etc The staff was friendly, effective, and helpful. The lobby was nice, clean, simple, with free water and juice all day. The breakfast was buffet style,decent # of options but quality and taste was just average. The rooftop, although basic, was a refreshing and relaxing place to hangout. We got a superior room with a balcony over looking the sea. The room was great. Spacious, clean, modern. The bathroom was also fully renovated with a rainshower. We had a very pleasant stay here. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a simple clean quiet spacious hotel close to all the main sites.

By on Sep 15, 2014

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