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Recital Hotel

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was my first trip to Istanbul in November 2016. I visit Recital hotel with my friends and I was not mistaken when I had chosen it. It is clean and cozy hotel with amazing views from balcony. Delicious breakfast and friendly staff. Special thanks to Emrah- reception manager who explained us how to reach the best sightseeing in Istanbul...

Thank Natalia M
MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We hope to welcome you and your friends in a near future in our hotel. Istanbul, as being the capital city for different cultures i always worth to travel...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly And helpful Very Good location Hotel was clean Very good breakfast Many choices Turkish and continental food in the breakfast We will go again next time It is recommended It is very close main touristic attractions and grand bazaar

Thank Halis-London
MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review

1000 thanks for your review for Recital Hotel and our staff. You are encouraging us to provide the best service to our guests. We hope to see you again in our(your) hotel soon... Best Regards...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We booked the family room which include a sofa bed. However the staff was kind enough to provide extra bed instead of sofa bed without extra charge. Our room is also equipped with Lavazza capsule coffee machine and BOSE speaker with ipod connector. The staff is also very helpful and knowledgeable about surrounding area. We asked few advises about walking...

Thank Benny C
MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Please keep in mind Recital Hotel as your second home in Turkey. You are always welcome during your next visit to Istanbul. Greetings... Mesut/Hotel Manager

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our first visit to Istanbul on vacation was made easier with a good stay in this strategically located hotel with its pleasant and very helpful reception desk. Emre was the man at the desk when we arrived and he patiently walked us through the map of the area, pointing out key points of interest and providing us with information that...

Thank Startlinebob
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a great stay at the Recital Hotel back in June 2013. This is a modern hotel located in the heart of the old city near the Bazaars and the museums. The staff were courteous and very helpful, particularly with finding us a guided tour of the Black Sea. The room was nicely decorated and the bathroom was clean...

Thank DrBeeee
MesutInceoglu, General Manager at Recital Hotel, responded to this review

1000 thanks for your review. We hope to welcome you again in our hotel in a very near future. Greetings from the wonderful spring days of Istanbul...

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a charming boutique hotel perfectly located to visit the main attractions in sultanhamet . The staff are extremely helpful and took time out to give advice at the beginning of our stay. The rooms are decorated to a high standard and kept very clean. Lovely ensuite with a surprisingly great shower and a great range of toiletries provided....

Thank asydd2016
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This hotel has great location walk to many top sites, great breakfast even though There are hardly any tourist. Very attractive room, great price and friendly staff. Turkey is a lovely clean green country

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Odessa, Ukraine
Reviewed 6 October 2016

its very good location,very close to Sophia and Blue Mosque.Grand Baazar! location in very quate area! Room been very nice with balcony and sea view,not so clean at first day,but after all our 10 days everything been clean and woman been nice and help us if we need something else in room! bedset every second day been changing! BUT breakfast...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Recital Hotel is an excellent hotel in the heart of Istanbul and in a very reasonable price with friendly stuff and great rooms with nice furniture and big comfortable beds and very clean bathrooms! well done Recital Hotel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed 3 nights and the staff where fabulous, very helpful and informative. The hotel is in a quiet location close to everything you would wish to see in Sultanhamet. The Grand Bizarre, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia all within walking distance as is the main tram line. A terrible shame that the recent terrorist activity has put Tourist's off...

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Recital Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Piyer Loti Caddesi, No: 21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $50 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Recital Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#26 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#41 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#54 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“All rooms are great”
ursulachuber, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner suite room is the best”
776bennyc, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask the reception for anything, they will provide.”
DrBeeee, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No real view, very quiet street”
77maple123, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor with views and the roof terrace just above.”
BJB1956, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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