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Recital Hotel
Ranked #66 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Perfectly situated in old Sultanahmet between Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. Staff was helpful and friendly. Our room was on the second floor facing a street which can get a bit noisy from cars driving by at night. Room was large, clean with a modern bathroom. Strong wi-fi :) I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 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 .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was our first visit to Istanbul and we (2 couples from Australia) stopped off there on our way to Italy and a Greek Island cruise. You have to stay in the "Old City" and the Recital Hotel located in Sultanhamet close to the main historical attractions (Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia) was ideal. We arrived at the hotel early after our flight and while our rooms were not ready, they offered us breakfast and a place to store our luggage. Their service ethic was outstanding as they also assisted us in our internet flight check-in (as it was in Turkish) and dealing with a local tour operator when making arrangements for our trip to Gallipoli. The rooms were clean and spacious, the breakfast was good and one of the best secrets was the Terrace Bar on the top (5th floor) which overlooked the Marmara Sea and had sweeping panoranic views. This boutique hotel is highly recommended and very affordable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Beloved Guests

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our first trip to this wonderful city and the Recital Hotel lived up to expectations. We had a large, clean and comfortable room, modern bathroom facilities (wonderful shower!) and a good breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel perfectly situated to see all the major attractions. Good eateries were within a few minutes walk. The public transport systems are excellent (trams and ferry) - a token is required at a cost of 3 TL. An ideal hotel that I would certainly recommend!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I've been in Istanbul many times, but this was my first stay in Recital Hotel. This hotel is close to the major sites of Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, etc.), but in a quiet street, so you won't hear a lot of noises at night. The rooms are large, beautiful and clean. I especially loved the bathroom; a very pleasant rain shower, and different supplies are available. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. I already recommended this hotel to friends who will visit Istanbul later this year!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Siske 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 .The noise from the street a bit during the day traffic and would not at the evenings

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

This hotel has it all: Good location, clean rooms that are well decorated.
Walking distance to most of the major sites in Istanbul.
The breakfast is good without being over the top.
The staff will bend over backwards to help you. They arranged very good guided tours for us and other guests.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 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 .

Best regards
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to friends and family who want to visit Istanbul. The staff is very friendly, rooms are large and clean en the breakfast is fine. Besides that, the location is very convenient: on walking distance to the Aya Sophia, Blue Mosk and other 'must sees'.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Ross v

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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hotel was very reasonably priced, the room rather large and felt luxurious. The service at the front desk was impeccable. The location was also good, pretty quiet at night and a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque. This was way better than the value I usually find in the US anyway; not sure how this compares to the rest of Turkey. The view of the sea from the rooftop patio was pretty cool.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Annie A

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 1,129 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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