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.
"Ataturk museum room 101"
It is not a hotel review. It is about room 101 where Ataturk used to stay while in Istanbul.The hotel kept the suite in its original appearance: the main room , the private room and the bathroom.Personal belongings are there to be sen. Let's give a LIKE to this fantastic visionary personality . The "museum" is open in the mornings between 10 to 11 and in the afternoon between 15 to16.Free entrance. There is no guide at the museum but two hotel personel to supervise the place.We asked a few questions and were answers very cordially. The day we visited the hotel was in preparation of a big event in the main lobby/banquet hall. I wander what is the effect of the noise on the guests! The guide book we used also mentioned other well known personalities who used to stay at the hotel.One of them was Agatha Christie who was inspired by this hotel to write her famous Orient express thriller.And this because originally the hotel was build to provide a stay for the pasangers of the famous Orient Express luxury train which departed from Istanbul and reached Paris. I hope guests staying at the hotel are aware of this museum (I did not see it as being mentioned in the reviews I read)
"What is all the fuss about'"
We are presently staying at the hotel. We are on the next to top floor and there is a wedding in the hotel 6 floors below us. Our room is vibrating from the music from the wedding at 11:30 pm. Calls to the front desk are met with dismissive "it is a wedding what can we do'" comments. I would expect this at a Motel 6, not a luxury hotel. The lobby is cramped, rooms are average with very small bathrooms and there is no business center in the hotel (Agatha Christie may not have needed one but I do). When we complained about our first room, we were "upgraded" to a Bosphorus view room - what they failed to mention is the room also overlooks a busy noisy major road. Other than a helpful female concierge person, the staff are indifferent and haughty. There are far better properties in Istanbul - I would encourage you to stay in one of them rather than here.
Place of history, art, comfort and delicious foods with high quality service! The hotel at the heart of Haliç Peninsula, you can reach everywhere easily on foot. Meanwhile you can see my tonights very delicious vegetarian meal :)
"Really fantastic experience"
Believe me this is a must try hotel in İstanbul. Very well located and good cared 100 + something years old building. At least go for its patisserie if you are in İstanbul. You can feel quality every moment of your stay.
"Great old hotel"
Stayed for 2 days in this beautiful hotel. It is old but well maintained and the rooms are updated to a point. King size bed and updated bath :) However, I did fry my hairdryer as it was my first night in Europe and I forgot all lessons learned from the past! The staff were amazing and bent over backwards to make sure our stay was what we expected, they were helpful & very pleasant. I could not ask for more with customer service. The outdoor bar and restaurant was a little spendy but also very enjoyable to sit and relax after a long day & evening of walking! For my first time in Istanbul, the Pera Palace made it very enjoyable!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM