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Recital Hotel
Ranked #64 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2013

For our family visit to Istanbul we booked Hotel Recital only on the basis of the positive reviews on tripadvisor. The Hotel is small, but well equipped, very clean, really comfortable. It is situated very central in the old town so you may easily reach all the most famous sights as Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, cistern, Big Bazar etc by walking. Nevertheless the Hotel is remarkably quiet. The staff was without exception very professional, friendly and really helpfull. We can't imagine a better accommodation for a price which is quite moderate for a hotel in the historic center of a metropolis. Because of this nice hotel we could really enjoy our stay in Istanbul, indeed a great metropolis.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

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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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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Within walking distance of the main sights of Istanbul. The rooms werr immaculately cared for and more than adequately maintained. The staff was outstandingly helpful as well as warm and caring. Couldn;t have asked for a better experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mildred K
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The hotel is located in the old part of Istanbul, giving the area a really nice feel. It's close by to the tram station and main street. Walking distance to the blue mosque (10 minutes), harbour, Galta Bridge and Spice market takes about 20 minutes.
The staff at the hotel is very friendly and eager to assist you. There's free WiFi that is working really well. The standard room has an ok size for two people but if you require a bit more space the Deluxe room is to prefer. The hotel is clean.
I would definately recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank fiaeng
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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 .

P.S We have added esspresso machine to deluxe rooms

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The hotel was centrally located in the old town area where most of the mosques, cistern, and palaces are located. The hotel is walking distance (4blocks) to tram and buses and many restaurants. It is located in a busy area but clean and safe. The hotel staff is very accomodating and knowledgable of the area and services. The breakfast buffet is comprehensive and tasty. Coffee is only instant but through a machine so not too bad. The rooms are small but comfortable, clean and all necessities needed including a safe, cable, and itnernet. I would stay there again next time in Istanbul. Roy

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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 .

+ Coffe has been upgraded

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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located to major attractions in the SultanAhmet area. It is literally a couple minutes walk to the major attractions. Being our first trip to Istanbul, we were a bit apprehensive about touring the area. However, the staff at Recital, especially Derya, was very informative and helpful in guiding our way around the city. The complimentary breakfast was nice and simple. However, it was not the continental breakfast that my children were expecting. In regards to the rooms, I would suggest a bigger room on the upper floors that faces the sea. We had rooms on the 2nd floor that was facing another building. It was so uncomfortably close, that the times we were in our rooms, the curtains were always closed. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel to others. Looking forward for another stay at Recital.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank NS3312
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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 .
+Breakfast is upgrated

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

For our first visit to Istanbul we chose hotel Recital. We could not have made a better choice. The hotel is very, very comfortable, offer excellent, friendly service by all of the staff members, is quiet but just blocks away from the main street (Divan Yolu/Yeniceriler, tram connections) and all of the main attractions. The rooms are modern, well-equipped and well kept. The hotel in all is spotless. Breakfast is good with choice and quality (in Istanbul you have to watch your calories...) and there is a roof-top terrace with wonderful view over the Golden Horn. Around the hotel there is an endless choice of local and fine restaurants: our favorites were downhill and on the Kumkapi seaside (try the fishmongers´ small eateries, they are even better than the posh seaside restaurants). We enjoyed our six days at Recital to 110%.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timo L
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed March 29, 2013

people there are very kind, Deyra in the front desk is very poliite and efficient, the boys Kari y Bariz are very gentle and always ready to help. Several rooms have good size and good view.
The best is it location, you can go walking to a lot of turist places (Sofia,Blue Mesquite, Big Bazar, atc).I'll recomended to a friend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank miguel r
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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
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Ranked #64 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $59 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 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,a bussiness center and a terrace overlooking the Marmara Sea. ... more   less 
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