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Recital Hotel

Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#131 of 1,899 hotels in Istanbul
Travelers' Choice
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 minutes' walk or can be easily reached by various means of transportation. Some of the most famous ones in the environs of the 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 center and a terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
312Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
101Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Mira L wrote a review Oct 26
2 contributions
We enjoyed our stay in a lovely spotless room. They offer a great breakfast with wide and high quality choice. Drinking a coffee on a terrace with beautiful sea view was simply a pure bliss. Thank you for everything. Highly advised hotel in Istanbul.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
sobia j wrote a review Oct 21
2 contributions
Thank you for the beautiful experience we had in recital hotel. The staff was superb and very helpful, they went out of their way to help us. Staff of every department was extremely helpful. Hotel was clean food was good thank you for the beautiful time we had in Turkey. Can’t wait to come again, and also they let us check out late that was very help full and kind of them... Recital Hotel love you all
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Mesut Inceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sobia, we know that we are only as good as our guests think we are. Guest satisfaction is our top priority especially during these difficult times. It is so great to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with the entire hotel team. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again soon. Best regards,
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toneme007 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom213 contributions68 helpful votes
This is my Third visit at This Fabulous Hotel....RECITAL. Stayed for 4 nights, Hotel small but have a big Heart !it has a great Terrace looking over the Bosphore Best Location ever to visit Istanbul ,Grand Bazaar, Museums ,Hagia Sophia,Sultan Ahmet Mosque and the Square 3 minutes walk,Tramp is 2 minutes away and the Bus Shuttle From the new airport also 3 minutes away, Aksaray Shopping centers only 3 stops away from the trams,The hotel is a budget one but very clean and comfortable the staff are very welcoming and the owner are so sweet and extremely helpful, Breakfast is delicious lots of variety.I will stay there again without any hesitation.The Staff go the extra mile to make you welcomed.with smile Faces..Great Value Great location.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: 103 and 106 Great Rooms on First floor
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1 Helpful vote
Response from MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Dear Toneme007, please allow me to thank you for taking the time to share your positive comments after your stay at Recital Hotel. Your satisfaction is the best reward for all of us. I will have the pleasure to share your kind words of appreciation with all my team, as I am sure that it will help us to provide our guests always with the best service. Hoping to welcome you again soon in Istanbul. Yours sincerely,
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Neil W wrote a review Jan 2020
50 contributions19 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel on a couple of occasions. The hotel is very clean, the rooms spacious and well maintained. The food was basic but a great variety for breakfast. No other meals available. As in the past I found the staff to be more than helpful. No request was to much trouble for them. The cost of the accommodation was good and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a decent hotel in the centre of Old Istanbul. Whenever I go to Istanbul in the future I will again stay at this great hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear Neilw901, thank you for your review of our hotel. I am delighted to read that my team took such good care of you during your stay. We are very happy to read your comments as we do really go out of our way to make sure all our Guests have a wonderful time with us. Thank you also for your recommendation. I sincerely hope we will be able to welcome you back to Recital Hotel again soon. Kindest Regards...
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planandtravel wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions3 helpful votes
We tried RH for a change this time, we had stayed in other hotels in that street before. The price seemed reasonable. The limited size of our room stunned us. With the two of us and our suitcases there was not much free space left. And to catch a glimpse of the sea view booked we had to crane our necks. The staff did not give us the upgrade to a room with the full sea view we had paid for at home, I still don't know why. In our room there were the usual bottle of water, tea bags and instant coffee. The internet connection was slow and unstable The next surprise awaited us on the following morning in the form of breakfast. They offered around ten sorts of cheese, some sausages and pastry, a lot of veggies, hardly any fruit, and the bread was stale. As we knew the neighbourhood from former stays we decided to have breakfast somewhere else. RH is a house overrated by most reviews. It profits from its location. Overall, our stay there was not a lucky one.
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel
Responded Jan 11, 2020
Dear Istapaws, welcome in the TripAdvisor family!... Although you use the name "planandtravel" your hotel review is only one time!!! I doubt very much whether you have stayed with us as your description doesn't match what we offer. For example we have the largest rooms in the old city. On the other hand our guests always get the room what they have paid for. Even, if we have availability we always upgrade the room category. It is strange for us to hear that you didn't get the room what you have booked. This is impossible!... You should call me or your travel agency and had made a reclamation. Please be advised that you will find a very symphatic, nice hotel when you come again to Istanbul and to our hotel. But you gave us the chance to check again our service concept which we do actually regularly, specially with the feedbacks of our valuable guests who really stayed at our hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Istanbul in a very near future… Yours Faithfully
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Frequently Asked Questions about Recital Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Recital Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.3 miles), Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop (0.05 miles), and Alaaddin Gift Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Recital Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Recital Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Recital Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Recital Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Three Partners Cafe & Restaurant, Novas Hagiasophia, and Loti Cafe & Roof Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Recital Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Recital Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Recital Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Recital Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Istanbul.
Are any cleaning services offered at Recital Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Recital Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Museum (0.4 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.5 miles).
Is Recital Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.