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Recital Hotel

#76 of 1,022 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boutique hotel in an awesome location, right in the heart of the Sultanahmet (Old Town) part of Istanbul. Staff were very friendly and the room we stayed in was reasonably large and very clean. Breakfast was good but repetitive, our only minor gripe. Other than that, would highly recommend!

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this hotel. It's located perfectly, near to most of the historic places. If i come to Istanbul again, which i hope i will, i would sure to stay in this one. And the staff.. They were so helpful and kind to us during our staying, especially Emrah. He helped us find our way in the city and enlightened... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked this hotel, this was my second time ı accomodate there,I liked their breakfast, rooms and staffs. Everything was nice. The terrace was nice, I had some caffe and drinks there with the sea view for free:) Thanks for your helpfull warm wellcomimng.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend going to this hotel. It is in a great location. We stayed in the superior room with seaside views. The views were amazing. Location is walking distance to major sites. Great air conditioning in the room. Staff was always there to help and spoke good English. Would stay again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great hotel, not too big. Friendly, helpful staff always available. Rooms light and airy and spotlessly clean Good selection at breakfast Right in the middle of all the major attractions, you can easily walk to them all Although in middle of Istanbul the hotel was quiet at night

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Langeskov, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extremely pleasant stay at the Recital Hotel earlier this summer. Super location in Sultanahmet (Old Istanbul), nice and cosy rooms, very friendly and helpful staff. We really enjoyed our stay and we look forward to coming Again!

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Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights in July at this hotel. It is in a great location in old town. It's very close to the classic sites and numerous good restaurants. The hotel is in walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, and Cistern. We ate at the following restaurants; Spectra, Mostra, Aras Turkish Kitchen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first moment I got into Recital Hotel I felt especial attention for myself. Starting with very helpful and polite bellboy who escort me to excellent flavourful room. While being there I felt like getting into mysterious oriental world - detals of interior such as stylish pillows, blankets and of course luxury furnitures create atmosphere that you're part of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, quiet, nice htel and room with large balcony altought room itself is small compared to the US standard (choose a corner suite if with kids). Staff is OK. Breakfsat is good. Great compromise to discover the city

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel with its great location, close to the city's main tourst attractions: Hagia Sophia, blue msoque, Topkapi palace(all at a walking distance), welcoming staff And cosy ambience. Will definitely stay there again when in Istanbul.

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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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