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.
"Excellent Historical Hotel. Incredible building and services."
A true experience of Istambul. Luxury but not cocky hotel. Hopefully you will be assisted by Onur Zerenli the Manager who can really help with different places to eat and fix any problem you might have.
"Unique Cocktail of Class & Comfort, with dashes of history & literature"
4 days of classy comfort in Room#411, the "Agatha Christie" room, moderately-sized, tastefully-decorated in period manner with Underwood typewriter, Photos of and articles about Agatha, book library, enormous complimentary selection of chocolates, very comfortable bed with our own pillow selection - why leave the room for the real Agatha fan' So we didn't on our first day, and felt so comfortable re-reading "Murder on the Orient Express" in the comfy armchair in the corner under her photo. The small balcony is nice and the city/highway view is fine (try rooms x01 - x09 for Golden Horn views), but you wouldn't book this room to look out the window. Hotel Service was exceptional, from check-in where they took control of rescuing luggage lost on our incoming flight, to giving us a short tour of the hotel, to hotel security which was present but not over zealous, to moving our dinner table to a more comfortable corner. High tea is delicious and irresistible, in the elegant Kubbeli Tea Lounge with an entertaining 90-year old pianist. The Orient Bar makes it easy to imagine late nights of heavy drinking by Ernest Hemingway or seductive encounters by Mata Hari. The Pera itself merits a good hour or 2 just wandering around, visiting the Ataturk Museum Room, the hamam, reading the displays, checking out the room names. Do read the entertaining "Midnight at the Pera Palace" by Charles King in advance, which will give you a much appreciated insight into modern Turkey, the Pera neighbourhood, and the Hotel itself. Once you get beyond the room and the hotel, the PP is a great base from which to explore Istanbul: 5 minute walk to the buzzing Istiqlal pedestrian way and walking up to Taksim or down to the Tunel and across the bridge.
"Luxury in Istanbul"
The rooms I was booked into was very spacious with fantastic bedding. The hotel itself has a rich history and there is the room where Agatha Christie wrote her book 'murder on the orient express' which is now as an exhibit. As I was there for a conference I could not venture much into the hotel. The interior is so rich and elegant. The staff are super helpful. I actually left a camera of mine in the safe at my room and discovered it was missing when I returned home to Colombo. I immediately rang the hotel and they were very helpful in sending it across to me through courier. The Breakfast buffet was wonderful with a wide variety to choose from. (My actual travel date was Jan 2015; I was not able to write a review till now)
"An amazing experience"
Amazing Hotel, amazing stuff, amazing food, amazing service, amazing room. It was like a time journey back to the days of Agatha Christie but with the comfort of today. The Hotel is completely refurbished without loosing it's DNA. I have to thank all the people working there for a wonderful experience.
"old world style with 21 st century service"
fabulously located old world style hotel with modern level of service. Think of the peninsula hotel in hong kong, the savoy in London and you have this in istanbul at the pera palace hotel. luxurious drinks lounge, fabulous breakfast spa facilities and rooms decorated to high luxurious standard all make this a must stay hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM