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Recital Hotel
Ranked #66 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Ahtari, Finland
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

This hotel is well located and the service of the staff is excellent. They were friendly and
helped us and fulfilled our hopes. Nothing was impossible - so we got the tickets for
football with the help of Guven. It is rare to get service abroad with Finnish language -
hyvä Suomi :-)
Breakfast was ok and the rooms were in good shape when we arrived back in the evening.
Family from Finland

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tapio J
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Kazan, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 11, 2012

My family and me stayed this hotel.We had lived so nice suprise when arrived to hotel.Because we booked for a standard room but.They gave to us corner suite room.it was most luxury room in the this hotel.we got so nice welcoming and all of them knowledgeable.especially reception.I think chief of reception can speak ten languages and also one of them cheerful and kind wich is speak russian we liked him.by the way buffet breakfast must be more various but service was good in additional they have roof and its overlook to the sea and amazing view and you can drink something there.if you decide to go there pls ask to them corner suit and they can arrange shuttle service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We were really happy with our stay at the Recital hotel. The rooms were clean, large and comfortable. The staff were wonderfully attentive and friendly and on our return from days out the manager (Guven) often sat and had coffee with us whilst discussing politics, which we loved. The staff were also great at helping us find places for dinner and drinks that were good value for money. Also, the hotel itself was reasonably priced, and in a good location for the sights of Sultanhmet. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others visiting Istanbul.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room. For us, the staff did try but were unable to give us one, meaning that in...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jasmine2404
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Milford, Nj
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118 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Just returned from Istanbul where I led a group and stayed at this hotel. The title speaks for itself. The hotel provides spacious and clean modern rooms. The staff at the hotel is friendly and helpful. Great location within easy walking distance of all the major sites in the Sultanahmet district. Tram is also easy accessible.

Onlu possible drawback is the deep tub/shower which may become an issue for those with leg issues.

Again a wonderful place to stay in Istanbul.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank fossil1
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The hotel was amazing. The furnishing and the room was modern and clean. The quality that the hotel provided was definitely value for money. The staffs were able to converse in English and they were always willing to assist. I would definitely come back if I were to visit Istanbul again :):)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Lee T
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 27, 2012

From Ataturk Airport the hotel can be easily reached by metro & tram in less than 1 hour at a cost of 4 TL & then just a 5 minute walk downhill to the hotel. The hotel is in the Sultanahmet area & you can walk to all of the major attractions in 5-10 minutes. On arrival at the hotel I was greeted & made very welcome by a very kind & efficient young man on reception called Ersin. Nothing was too much trouble for Ersin & he made me feel very welcome offering me tea or coffee on arrival & providing me with as much information as I wanted. Ersin also helped me to print my boarding pass for my flight before leaving the hotel - (thank you Ersin)!

I had a very nice room on the 5th floor which was very comfortable & quiet & everything worked fine in the room. Comfortable bed, great shower, modern wall mounted TV, free wifi.. The room was cleaned & serviced everyday to a high standard. Breakfast was adequate with sufficient choice, although during the winter the breakfast room was a little cold. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and nothing was a trouble for them. I'm sure you will be very comfortable at this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Manchesterscouser_12
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed 5 nights at the Recital Hotel. The reception was welcoming and friendly. The reception staff speak English pretty well- and it can be quite fun to have misunderstandings- patience is rewarded-please remember fellow english speakers, that the rest of the world is not obligated to speak our language perfectly . The lobby is just fine with comfortable chairs for waiting or working. Nicely decorated.
We had a triple room on the first floor. The room was nice and clean(including the bathroom). The beds were clean and comfortable, the mattresses were on the firm side. Good sleep. The weather during our stay was exceptionately cold( 3C below at night, 2C in the day, snowy), but we were provided with a portable heater that was more than adequate to keep our room warm and comfortable. The shower was great and hot water plentiful. The TV was good with BBC News 24, Spanish TVE, NBC International, TV France 24 and Al Jazeera English among others. There is free WiFi in the lobby, and in the rooms. Just ask reception for the pass code for the WiFi service for your room.The buffet breakfast was fine, with a nice selection of food including cereal, cold meats, bread and rolls, boiled eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, yoghurt, coffee and tea. The fruit on offer, however, mostly looked past its best. All of the staff, cleaning ladies included, provided friendly service with a smile. There is also a terrace on the 5th floor. It does not give a view of the Sutanahmet district, but there is a decent view of the sea with all the ships passing by, or at anchor.
The hotel is right in the Sultanahmet district. All of the main sights of the district are no more than a few minutes walk, or a short ride on the excellent tram away. A single cash fare is 2TL. You buy tram tokens at the machines near the entrance to the tram stops. The tram stop at Çemberlitaş is 5 minutes from the hotel. From this stop you can get to Taksim Square in about 30 minutes (you also need to use the modern Funicular Train which is at the Kabataş end of the tram line). Also, one stop down from Çemberlitaş at the Sultanahmet stop, the Sultan Ahmet(Blue) Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern are all with easy walking distance. The Grand Bazaar, which has 4,000 or 5,000 stalls depending on who you are talking to, is 10 minutes from the hotel. There is also a post office in the Grand Bazaar from where you can post your post cards. Post offices are few and far between. But you can buy stamps in gift shops. International postage for a post card is 2TL(Turkish Lira)
The hotel offers a transfer service to Attaturk Airport. On Saturday February 18, 2012, it was 25 Euros one way for up to 3 people , and 5 Euros extra each, for additional passengers.
We booked the hotel through Expedia and the deal included return airfare from London, A triple room with breakfast for 5 nights. The cost was £775. A good hotel at a good price. We liked it.

Room Tip: Room 107 had street view but was quiet. It is a triple room. 1 large queen size bed and a full size...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank AndrewSkene
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 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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Property: Recital Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 1,135 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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