Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah is located in the dynamic heart of Istanbul,only 20 kilometers, separates you from the Ataturk Airport and few minutes separates you from Istiklal street and taksim square.
"Superb atmosphere, some issues with finishing touches"
Location In the heart of the Pera/Beyoglu district just under a mile from Taksim Square and a reasonable taxi/tram ride or walk if you are fit to sites such as the archaeological museum. Accessibility No ground floor rooms. Lift available to all floors. Noise Rooms are well soundproofed - no noise from within hotel. Rooms facing the Golden Horn suffer from 24 hour traffic noise - windows are well glazed but can't shut out the sound entirely. Rooms Rooms are a reasonable size and make up for any lack of space by beautiful furnishings and presentation. The miniature chaise longue was a particularly nice touch. Bathrooms are small but extremely luxurious. The hotel The hotel has been sensitively refurbished. Decor in the public rooms, particularly the tea lounge is fantastic and the museum cases scattered throughout with reminders of the hotel's history are a nice touch. The only area in which the Pera Palace falls down is on the finishing touches which one might expect in a luxury hotel. Toiletries and tea/coffee are not first rate and the latter are not generously supplied. Minor issues but easy to attend to. Food Breakfast in the Agatha Restaurant is expensive but a worthwhile treat. A lavish buffet whose manager has made huge efforts to showcase Turkish cheese, olives and other specialties. Egg dishes cooked to order and excellent service.
"Royalty at its best!"
When you enter the hotel you end up at a traditional style lobby overlooking a cult european coffee shop. After your check-in, the guest manager will take you to your room by 100+ years old elevator. The rooms are spacious and very well maintained. Also the service is very prompt and good. The location is also very good wherein you can be close to the Sultanahmet area as well as the modern part to enjoy night life at Istanbul's Istiklal street. Well surely a big recommendation for all!
"World class service housed in a beautiful historical building"
Staying at the Pera Palace hotel for 7 nights, and with 2 nights left, I figured it was best to write a review before I forgot. The hotel is amazing! 100% the most attentive staff I've experienced from a 5 star hotel. Greeted by every staff, they are professional, very well presented in a suit and bow tie but always smiling making it comfortable and warming. The interiors of the hotel is historical and is museum like. They have the first elevator in Turkey and is the second oldest in Europe. Special credit to the very professional Tayfun who made sure I was always satisfied. It's hard to come by a young person who is genuinely energetic, caring and efficient. Thank you for your top class service! Will definitely stay here on my next trip to Istanbul.
"Enjoy the afternoon tea"
Treat yourself to the afternoon tea at this historic property. Time yourself right, and you can visit Ataturk's room. The tea is absolutely wonderful, and you'll enjoy the delicious buffet in an absolutely beautifully appointed salon. Everything about this hotel is special, but the staff are just a cut above. Everyone is personable and happy to see you. Take an afternoon and sit where Agatha Christie sat, soak up the ambiance, enjoy being here.
Beautiful hotel, classic. Excellent service. I have been in Istanbul several times and always stayed in excellent hotels. This is the classical one. Library is something apart, even if you are not a guest at the hotel is a place to visit in the city.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM