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“A delightful refuge in Istanbul”
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #61 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Welcoming, friendly and helpful staff, very close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia but in a quiet side street, lovely views from the roof terrace. The beds were comfortable, the rooms well equipped including tea and coffee makng facilities, showers excellent. Generous breakfast. We will be back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We chose this hotel as our first choice was unavailable. We checked in at 9.00am, got upgraded to a corner room and even offered breakfast on arrival! We were very impressed. Even though it was freezing cold outside - the hotel was very warm, welcoming and cozy. It's close proximity to most of the old city's attractions, the tremline and a bustling street lined with cozy restaurants (some with rooftop seating) and sweetshops (too much turkish delight!) was a real delight. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was adequate with enough cold meats, cheeses, juices, coffee and fresh fruits. The location is great in a quiet spot but easy to walk anywhere you need to be. On the roof top is a lovely seating area with a beautiful view - which would be lovey in summer! We were sad to check out, but will return.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

My collegs and me were booked Standart rooms, but we lived in Superior room and Deluxe room partial Sea view (Marmara sea). My room was spacious and light w[th very comfortable bed. Higher room category, kettle, coffee macine, bottle of water and tea accessories all provided free of charge. I had a wonderful weekend in Istambul thanks to this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

One of the best hotels in which I stayed was booked Standard Room, but I lived in a deluxe room and it was fine. The room is well equipped, comfortable king bed, a coffee maker and a kettle and everything you need for tea, slippers and a hairdryer. Breakfast also liked, boiled coffee, juices, and a large selection of vegetarian dishes. Friendly staff helped recommendations and advice that it is better to look at. Be sure to stay here again.

Room Tip: Сorner room on the 5th floor with a sea view!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

A bad hotel can really ruin a holiday. Recital Hotel was amazing and a lovely place to come back to after a long day of being cajoled by shopkeepers and walking up and down steep streets. The place is SPOTLESS and beautifully decorated. All the staff were helpful and friendly - not only did they help us find a sunday pharmacy hours before our flight they also helped make my sister's birthday special by arranging a delicious chocolate cake and bottle of red which we enjoyed on the roof terrace.

The location is great, off the main road - Divan Yolu - where the tramline runs and within 10 mins walking distance of the main sites of the historic old city. As you might imagine the old city back streets are kinda rundown so some rooms dont have a great view but if this is of principle concern to you then the staff will do their best to accommodate you. No problems with the free wi-fi. There was never an issue with noise from the outside although you could sometimes hear chairs scraping and heels from the rooms above/next door - a minor complaint though. Lastly, I wasnt expecting much from the free breakfast but it was tasty and there was so much variety that there is something for everyone, even those on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet.

All in all, we would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone, particularly those looking for value for money. We went to Istanbul for a birthday celebration so it was really important that the hotel was a good one and Recital did not disappoint.

Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor right near the lift and our room smelled slightly of mildew (or something s...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a very good hotel to stay in. It's biggest advantage is it's location to Sultanahmet, which has the Blue Mosques and many other historical sites. In addition to that it's located to a tram line and several restaurants, currency exchanges, and shops to complete your tourist experience.


The hotel itself is clean and modern. I really like the rooftop terrace. The service is great and the staff are nice. It comes with free high-speed Wifi which can help when upload your photos of Istanbul to your social media or to your loved ones via email.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a nice time in this hotel which is good located. Really close to the blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia..
Service of the hotel was good and staff helpful and polite.
good fare price/quality

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #61 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $59 - $106 (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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