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Recital Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #41 of 944 Hotels in Istanbul
Pune, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Back in June, we (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed three nights at the Recital. I like the location, walking distance from the Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, but also the tram station. The room was not huge but the kids had a sofa bed they enjoyed. The breakfast is ok if you enjoy cheese and cold cuts in the morning. But there are so many affordable restaurants just next door. The staff was very nice and helpful. For the price, I think it is a decent hotel. Would not mind staying there again.

Room Tip: Would recommend a room on higher ground for a better view. We were on the second floor at the corner...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed for five nights and had an incredible time. We arrived very early on our first day at 645 after being in transit over 48 hours and the staff were awesome, they stored our bags, gave us breakfast and let us use the laptop with free wireless to get in touch with home. Also managed to get us in our room early for much needed hot showers.

There was plenty to choose from at the breakfast buffet, the room was of a very high standard, the staff were more than willing to help if required.

But most important and perhaps the best feature of this wonderful hotel, is the location. We loved that we were a ten min easy walk to the Hippodrome, The Grand Bazaar, 15 mins to Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern, and only about 20 mins from Galata Bridge and the Spice Bazaar. Everything was easily reached by foot, and the atmosphere during Ramazan was fantastic, the neighbourhood felt safe and we were not worried walking home late at night.

I can't recommend this Hotel enough, in fact we have nothing bad to say about it!

Room Tip: We stayed in 106, free wireless worked in our room which may not on higher levels?, sunny, nice view...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear My Guest,

Thank you so much for you kind feedback,we would like to see you here again in the future.

Kind regards,

Recital Hotel Family
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Spent three nights here courtesy of BA air miles - great location, quiet and sufficiently central, but not right in the hubbub of the tourist area. Good breakfast, nice rooms, helpful and pleasant staff.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very good hotel in a wonderful city. Excellent location and value. Service was great and staff was friendly. Enjoyable and fantastic stay. I can only recommend this very nice hotel and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Dear Steve H

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel for 3 days. Hotel located in a quite location and so close to main tourist attractions and restaurants. You only need to use public transport if you wish to go to places outside of old city. (Tram is located about 5 min walk from the hotel)
Staffs are friendly & happy to help. Next time will book same hotel again. My 12 years old daughter was so happy to stay in the hotel; she even written Thank you letter to Management and Staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

Best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Best hotel ever,very clean and neat. The front desk, the kitchen staff, the cleaning staff was very, very courteous, friendly, and efficient. The location of the hotel is just perfect, very close to the main attractions of this wonderful city. If you want to have a perfect vacation just stay at Recital; they made our stay delightful and smooth. What a beautiful city, what an amazing hotel, and how friendly and pleasant Turkish people are. I would love to visit Istanbul again and of course I would stay at Recital.

Room Tip: My room was perfect and spotless, the Ac was working efficiently, the bed sheets had a wonderful sme...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Jorgesalome

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

Best regards
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

First I would like to say that my stay in Turkey was very nice and my stay in Recital hotel was more than perfect. The hotel is very clean and neat and the staff is very nice and friendly. Our room size was very good and clean all the time and if it happened that we ask for anything from the front desk this will be done in a second. I really want to express my deep appreciation to Mr. Murad and the whole staff in the kitchen they were more than nice. I would definitely will stay in the same hotel again which I am planning soon. The location of the hotel was very convinion to the metro tho the attraction area, like the blue mosque, Aya Sofia, Top Kapi, Grand Bazar. I did recommend the hotel to all my friends her in the US and hopefully we are all planning to arrange a trip in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Sahar N

Thank you for takind the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Recital Hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

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Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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
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Ranked #41 of 944 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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