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.
We spent seven nights at the Pera Palace to celebrate New Year and had a fantastic time. The building is gorgeous and is kept in great condition. Whilst our room was a bit small, the quality of everything (sheets, towels, furniture) was top notch. It was quiet too. The staff were charming and went out of their way to be helpful. Perhaps further training to the cafe and bar staff would drive some consistency - they were adorable, so that must stay! It's only that whenever you ordered a coffee and a pastry a different amount of stuff would appear (1, 2 and even 3 mini-croissants). The same with the drinks at the bar, the sizes of which were hard to predict. This is an establishment that we recommend wholeheartedly.
"Gorgeous! I would love to return."
Very nice building (one of the best and most historical hotels in the city centre) from the outside and even more from the inside. People who are interested in historical hotel buildings should stay there. Perfect location, walking distance to the main pedestrian (Istiklar). Friendly and very helpful staff. The bedroom wasn't especially big but extremely comfortable. Agatha's is definitely the best hotel bar i've ever been.
"Lovely place, highly recommended"
We stayed at the Pera Palace for a week around New Year's Eve. The hotel is gorgeous, and exactly as you would imagine from previous descriptions and pictures - very much an evocation of the turn of the twentieth century but with all modern luxury amenities. The bedroom wasn't especially big but extremely comfortable and the public areas of the hotel were very well-kept. This is obviously a difficult time for tourism in Istanbul and we were there during the Reina terrorist attack, which meant that the streets and restaurants across the city were especially quiet, and we avoided crowded public places at night. We therefore especially appreciated the hospitality displayed at the hotel - everyone from the concierge and housekeepers to the bar staff were cheerful and helpful, and had a definite impact on the quality of our stay. I would recommend the Pera Palace without reservation and would love to return.
"Famous well known place "
Very nice building from the outside and even more from the inside. People who are interested in historical hotel buildings def should stay there. Good location to the main pedestrian and shopping street. However smaller issues in the details of the hotel. We asked for a certain room three days before our arrival. Despite the fact that the hotel was not at all fully booked we didn't get what we expected. Reception was not informed. We also got a street view room despite the fact that there is an opportunity to care even more for the few customers that you have to impress them above their expectations. Missed chance.
"Oasis of comfort "
Great Hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. This is the second time we stay at this hotel, and when we go back to Istanbul, we will definitely stay there again. In addition to its history, the hotel is in an excellent location, walking distance to Istiklal/Taksim and Galata Tower, and easily accessible to all the city's sites, restaurants, cafes and transportation hubs to the Asian side. Yet, it still maintains its serenity, away from the crowds. Afternoon tea at the Kubbeli Saloon Tea Lounge is an experience unique to Pera Palace.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM