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Recital Hotel

#69 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I stayed at Recital hotel for 3 nights. The hotel Arranged airport transportation for us and we were quickly greeted upon arrival. They drove us to the hotel in a spacious Mercedes van. The hotel is quant and we were greeted with pomegranate juice upon arrival. The gentleman at the front desk brought out a map to... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in a great location to see all the old city by foot & further afield with a tram stop just up the road (less than a 5 min walk). There are also plenty of good restaurants nearby. I had read reviews that Sultanahmet shuts down at night, but I certainly did not find this to be the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are just back from a trip to Turkey that included 5 nights at Recital Hotel. We chose this hotel based in large part on the very positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Some of the comments were right on. The location is amazing, with all the major historical sites practically at your doorstep, with numerous eating and shopping options mere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was very welcoming, friendly, helpful and clean. The breakfast was satisfactory (there were no lunch/dinner facilities but these were not needed). The only drawback was the inadequate room ac (in July when quite hot), not helped by occasional brief power cuts which turned the ac off.

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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recital Hotel is within walking distance to major historical attractions. Excellent location. The hotel had a nice view from terrace. We had great customer service. Emrah was very helpful! We would recommend this hotel. We will stay here again. Claudia and Laura

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was wonderful! The hotel manager was very understanding and accommodating with out special requests and flexible with arrangements, which isn't something we usually get in hotels. The front desk was great with recommendations for city tours and restaurants. The location is pretty convenient too - a short walk from the main sultanahmed/ cemberlitas main street. Staying at the... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am just back home after 3 nights in Istanbul with my better half :). The hotel is nice and very well placed. All the main touristy places are within walking distance. Staff very polite, room very clean... However they really need to follow up on the promises they make. After the first night I've asked the front desk to... More 

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Seyfettin C, Yönetici at Recital Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest We had a major problem with hotel aircondition during your stay,it took a little while to repair it as some parts of it had to be supplied from Belgium.Now its OK,Works perfect..i did apologize and i do againd for discomfor. Its being on/off was itself.Even though we explainded the problem with it ,it seems that some guests did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd spent two nights at another hotel before relocating to the Recital Hotel and we were very happy with the move. The staff at the Recital Hotel were very helpful and friendly with excellent recommendations for restaurants and other facilities. This is not a 5 star hotel, but the rooms are large, clean, quiet and well furnished with god wifi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights and felt like another home. The hotel staff dependably grin and exceptionally decent collaboration from.All administrators treated us like a friends and instant arrangements whatever we requested. The facilities are more than 4 star, peaceful and Bosporus view from terrace is just awesome.The breakfast in the morning is so good and different varieties. They don`t... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice, small and reasonably priced hotel centrally located close to all the sights of Sultanahment: Topkapi palace, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are all within ten minutes' walk. Room was clean, comfortable and stylishly furnished, and there was a cute terrace on the roof. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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