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“Excellent staff, very nice accommodations”
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #67 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
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“Excellent staff, very nice accommodations”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Recital from 3/23/13 to 3/29/13, and can't recommend it enough. Very nice, clean accommodations, and a wonderful staff. Everyone was very helpful to this foreign traveler. Murat is particular was very helpful (and patient) in helping me get around the city. I was going to a basketball match in Istanbul, and he informed me of construction on the train line I was planning to take, and gave me alternate directions. The room was very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very good as well. For anyone staying in Sultanahmet, the Recital is a fantastic choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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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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Reviewed April 3, 2013

It is close to everywhere.I liked hotel and the service as well.I can exactly recommend that.It is really close to Sultan Ahmet and Haggia Sofia as well.Grand Bazaar about 10 min walking distance.The trams are less then 5 min walking distance to that hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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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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Herning, Denmark
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Nice hotel with super duper service. Very nice and helpfull staff. Clean comfortable rooms and the hotel is situated just in the middle of everything. Very easy to come to the Grand Bazar, Blue Mosque etc.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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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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Wien
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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 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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Denver, Colorado
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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 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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 .

P.S We have added esspresso machine to deluxe rooms

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 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 .

+ Coffe has been upgraded

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Property: Recital Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21 | Sultanahmet, 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 #67 of 1,156 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 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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