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“Recital's Recipe for Relaxed Touring- Calm deliberate assistance!”
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Recital Hotel
Ranked #64 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Recital's Recipe for Relaxed Touring- Calm deliberate assistance!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed here in August 14 and couldn't ask for a more pleasant and accommodating staff. Booked tours, baths, arranged cabs, accepted deliveries, offered choices for enjoying the old city and Grand Bazaar. Rooms for 3 nights comes with perks such as breakfast, tours by their parent company Neon and airport transfers. These are excellent value and you miss the lines! The guides are very knowledgeable. Over priced night Dinner cruise on Bosphorous is very pretty but disappointing. We didn't cruise as far as material suggested (hovered at bridge) and dinner was trite.The entertainment was energetic. Crew was nice but too many pushy people a& the.grouped dining tables have no views nor intimacy; Smoking is allowed on top deck during entertainment.
Recital welcomed us as established guests. We arrived at 7am and of course no room ready but they invited us to breakfast and sent us up to the roof terrace (with gorgeous views and rattan tables and chairs to sprawl out). Room 404 faces the side street and a carpet warehouse-some street noise from small park. Room was reasonable size, clean but need drawers. Robes and ample toweling and amenities. Excellent location once you figure out the old town streets and the modern tramways!
A truly wonderful mid range boutique hotel . Facade, Lobby and features looked better than most in the old city Sultanhamet. Fancier chain hotels are in Business district and Asia side. We will return.

Room Tip: High floors-not courtyard; some rooms have baths; some deluxe have view of Marmasa Sea if you lean o...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor regarding your recent stay.I was very glad to read you have enjoyed your stay and that we have met your expectations overal.Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Seyfettin Cetincakmak,Manager
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Bremgarten, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel. They picked us up from the airport in time.The rooms were very very nice and big. We were 6 and 1 of the rooms had a very nice balcony which was a must! In general it was very clean, and the bed very comfortable. The only negative point were the tours they organize, quite bad and expensive. The location is good, in the old part of Istanbul. Breakfast was ok. Staff was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I stayed there alone in Spring. The hotel is very clean, very good breakfast, lovely titbits to eat on the reception counter and very central in an interesting part of town. Remember to explore the Armenian area nearby. Exotic female visitors from Saudi provided interesting conversation over breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Gabrielle

Thank you for kind feedback,it has been long time since you left and thought you forgot us :) I hope everthing is going well by your side and i repeat again Recital hotel is home away home in istanbul please do come visit us again

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Seyfettin Cetincakmak
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The hotel is fantastic!!!
Location, friendliness of staff, cleanliness ....

The third time I was in Istanbul and from now on every time I staying in this hotel!

Unfortunately the name of the kindest receptionist does not know but I hope you will find the same :)

From my heart I recommend it to everyone!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Dear Irena

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.com regarding your recent stay.
I was very glad to read we met your expectations and found our hotel suitable to your likings.Recital hotel is your home away home ,I & my team would be more than happy to see you again soon.

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Seyfettin Cetincakmak,Manager
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed at the Recital for six days before continuing our travels. We liked the place so much that we chose the same hotel again for the return trip. From the moment you enter the cool lobby of Recital, you can see that staff and management really care about ensuring quality experience for their guests. Service was professional, friendly, and very helpful.

The recently renovated property was exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated, and had a number of nice touches for comfort (e.g. rainfall showers, good wifi, espresso machine in the room, aircon worked perfectly, and housekeeping was friendly, responsive, and went an extra mile).

The roof top terrace offered an amazing view of the Marmara sea and provided a beautiful setting to enjoy some rest after exploring this great city.

We stayed in different rooms during our two stays. The room on the top floor had slanted ceiling due to roof design, which provided some character to the space but some guests may find it a bit less comfortable due to the height. We loved our room on the second floor with a pull out couch - it was spacious an bright. So you may want to ask front desk about different room types to ensure you pick the one most suited to your preferences.

The breakfast buffet had a decent selection but can be repetitive if you are staying for a longer duration. Our only suggestion is that more variety could be added during a week.

You cannot beat the location. It's literally minutes away from the very heart of the old city and all of the major sites. No matter which street you choose to walk on, you will pass a number of nice restaurants, many of which cater to locals an tourists alike. At night, tables are set on the sidewalks creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere.

Overall, we had a great time in Istanbul and thank the Recital for making our stay comfortable and our experience positive. We happy we chose this hotel for our Istanbul adventure and hope we will return again to that great city.

Room Tip: The room on the top floor had slanted ceiling due to roof design, which provided some character to t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed at the top floor (5th), a room with a sea view. It was excellent!
In addition, the view from the terrace was superb.
The room size was ok, everything is nearby, staff were very helpful.
Breakfast room was a bit cold.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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chiusure
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This was my fifth trip to Istanbul, choose this hotel as it had a/c and during the summer months a little aircon is most welcomed. Hotel is well situated close to the major attractions and a short walk to the tram which is the way to get around, this sometimes traffic clogged city. We went for the a/port pick up, there was a little confusion to begin with, but that was soon sorted and we were on our way to the hotel.

Hotel is spotless thru out, very comfortable room with everything you could want including tea/coffee making arrangements, bottled,water which is replaced when requested. Breakfast was great with ( at this time of year wonderful stone fruit) some wonderful yogurt and honey your set. A small roof top terrace, you can ask for a bucket of ice and glasses to take to the terrace, nice to to watch the sunset over this amazing city.

Staff were great, it was with great pleasure to leave a nice tip in the 'tip box' for a job well done by all the staff from the manager on down.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Seyfettin C, Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Dear Gary T

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.com. Our hotel has the most sophisticated Air condition system in property.The hotel is located in the heart of old city.Walking distance to Blue mosque,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basslica cistern and grand bazaar.
I am sorry again for the little mix up at the airport .I was very glad to read you enjoed our hotel and hope to host you again.

Kind regards,
Seyfettin Cetincakmak
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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 #64 of 1,135 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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