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“Luxurious bargain in the heart of the Old City” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #70 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious bargain in the heart of the Old City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Gorgeous, huge, clean, and accommodating. Our room was bigger than my first studio apartment. Seriously. Huge bathroom with rainfall shower. Big living area and king size bed. Modern and clean. Lots of amenities. Friendly staff and delicious breakfast buffet in a charming breakfast room with a view of a lovely little park. Ask the front desk to arrange for a private, free taxi to Kumkapi, the restaurant row along the Sea of Marmara. The taxi will pick you up and deliver you to a wonderful seafood restaurant with the freshest fish imaginable. Sit outside if the weather's nice. When you're done, the waiter will call your taxi and you'll be whisked back to Recital. Just tip the driver. It's awesome. Oh, I almost forgot the rooftop deck!!!!! Take a bottle of wine and some snacks and enjoy the beautiful view of Istanbul and the sea. Priceless!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear Hillart 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 in your next trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Great location, staff and breakfast. Really enjoyed our drinks on the roof top bar also. There was some street noise when we had our window open but once closed we had a quiet and restful sleep. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Thanks to everyone working in Recital Hotel. Amazing, clean, comfortable and great staff. I really love it. We are family (2 adults and 3 kids) and we chose the corner suite based on staff advice. It is very nice and clean room. The hotel is located in the old city. Friendly staff and nice breakfast. I would like to thank everyone working in the hotel.

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny for families with small children.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear Meno_khalifa

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

The Recital Hotel is beautiful, calm, well-appointed, and perfectly located near the sites of Sultanahmet and the tram yet off the main, noisy tourist trail. I was upgraded to a superior room with a large terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. The room was large, modern, incredibly clean and comfortable. I couldn't have been happier. Great for business, romance, and, just relaxing.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Bosphorus.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 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 .As long as there is upgradable room ,we may do it for free whout your asking.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

After a rocky start to my stay in this hotel, when upon arrival at 11pm I was told the hotel was full and I would have to be re-located to a nearby hotel, my experience readily improved and I would definitely stay here again.I was given an upgrade to a superior room, and a welcoming bottle of wine. The hotel is spotlessly clean, has great wifi, breakfast was very generous and the staff always helpful. It's very well located, just a five minute walk in one direction down to the Blue Mosque, and five minutes in the other direction to the local trams ( very easy to use).

It was a true pleasure to return from a long day of sight seeing to my cool, spacious room. Sitting out on the balcony with a cool drink and a view of the sea just added to that pleasure. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for Room 406
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 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 There are esspresso machine facilities in room 406 & 405

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Having recently stayed at Recital Hotel in Istanbul, I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone travelling to Istanbul. I travelled with my cousin and found that it ticked all of the boxes. From affordability to a central location with easy access to all the main sights, this is one of the best hotels i have stayed at. It was clean, the breakfast that was included in our stay was fantastic with a wide selection and the hotel staff were nothing short of hospitable, polite and hospitable at all times. My sister and brother-in-law have already booked themselves a room for when they travel next month based on my recommendation so it's perfect for couples as well as friends travelling on a budget. Thanks to everyone who looked after us so well during our stay. Your service and hotel are head and shoulders above many of your competitors. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear StefanPop

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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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hotel was well located, close to major sites (i.e. comfortable walking distance) and also to many excellent restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. Unfortunately the room was really too small -- we booked triple, and could barely move -- it would have been fine as single.

Room Tip: When the third bed was added, the room was really too small to move at all. Double would be fine, bu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 416Traveller2013
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 6 December 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 .Unfortunatel third bed may not leave room for your comfort and thats why we do not recommend.

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Additional Information about Recital Hotel

Property: Recital Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 #70 of 1,121 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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