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Recital Hotel
Ranked #69 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Bucharest, Romania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Excellent location, being walking distance from the main attractions of Istanbul.

We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff. Overall a very good hotel and one which we would use again without question.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

I booked this hotel last minute, the price i got was pretty reasonable but the service I received was absolutely amazing!!!

I travelled with my husband and my three year old son in the first week of Dec. The hotel offered us free transfer (that was part of the package we booked). We were kindly upgraded to a corner room, which was bigger than the standard room. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated, immaculately clean. The room had a sofa bed which we used for my three year old son. The breakfast was of good quality. The best thing about this hotel is the hospitality and the service of the staff. My son fell very ill just before we left London. Upon arrival, the staff guided us to the nearest pharmacy and hospital. Also, on the first day when i went down for breakfast, i asked the staff if i could breakfast for my son who was unwell to come downstairs. The staff (a tall guy, he was at the reception too, i forgot his name), got me tray and told me to take it upstairs. I was amazed at his kindness!! Murat and Emraan at reception were great too. I always had so many questions but they always answered very patiently.

The location is fantastic too. Its a few minutes walk from the grand bazaar and the blue mosque. Tram (Cemberlitas is the nearest station) is less than a few minutes walk. Lots of great restaurants and fast foods are nearby, including Mcdonald's and burger king.

Overall, I'd say Recital Hotel is one of the best hotels ive stayed in. I would definately recommend this to everyone and would love to stay here again myself.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

The staff is very friendly, very helpful. We felt home after one day. The location is perfect, near to many of interresting places. No hazel to go there, do this (for a commission). The roof terrace is a wonderful place to rest and look over parts of the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.I am very glad to read you enjoyed your stay at recital hotel.Me and my team would be happy to see you back at Recital Hotel .

Kind regards
Seyfettin Cetincakmak
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Transiting through or holidaying - this is the place to stay. Very friendly staff, quite area, short walk to the main areas of interest. Location+++. Do not rely on street cowboy (!!!) taxis - ask reception to organise a METERED one.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear MikMag777

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.Me and my team always at our guest disposal to make their trip easy.We hope to see you back at recital hotel.

Best regards
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

We came to stay at the Recital Hotel as an upgrade due to travel agent error with original booking elsewhere. Lucky for us, as the Recital was closer to the main restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. The service at the hotel was excellent, and the breakfast staff were so accomodating, helpful and very friendly to our 10 month old child. Breakfast was tasty, with many options, hot or cold, to choose from.

A family friendly hotel, though I didn't see any other children and we did have to take a coffee table out of the room to make it child safe. The room was beautiful and spacious enough with a portacot, queen bed, pram, luggage and all the other furniture in the room. We were on the 1st floor corner room, near the lift, and we did get cars driving past below us but it wasn't noisy. Lots of light in the room, and very clean. The shower was over the bath and I think there was a glass sliding door , so it was tricky giving an infant a bath this way.

Would be happy to recommend this hotel and even stay here again next time we are in Istanbul.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Before we even arrived at the Recital Hotel, we had been corresponding with them regarding specific details for our trip. They were prompt in answering our e-mails and helping us with our pre-arrival requests. We ordered an airport transfer through the hotel and were glad we did. Our driver was at the arrivals area with a hotel sign, waiting for us. Hotel check in was fast and easy, the gentleman at the reception was informative and friendly (everyone at hotel was helpful, hard working and friendly). We had a beautiful corner suite and it was very clean, roomy and well decorated. The king sized bed was on the firm side. The hairdryer was just adequate (that is my only complaint about this hotel). The breakfast buffet was pretty much the same each day, cheeses, lunch meats, yogurt, scrambled eggs, breads, juices, coffee and tea, etc. The room service menu is basic and there is a wine list available, you just have to ask for it. The hotel staff is more than willing to accommodate you with whatever you want. We didn't have any problems with the wifi connection. The location was excellent! A block 1/2 to the main street and trolley; maybe a 10 - 15 minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace. There are several restaurants and shops within minutes of the hotel. We would definitely stay at the Recital Hotel again, we were sad to say goodbye to the staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ploiesti, Romania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

We found the perfect hotel just few minutes away from Blue Mosque or Grand Bazaar.Warm atmosphere created by the proffesional staff, comfortable rooms (heating system is excellent!)good breakfast. You must see the Bosphorus from the rooftop teracce! Perfect choice for everybody!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 #69 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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