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.
"Beautiful, amazing hotel in the heart of Istanbul"
I have traveled to Istanbul a few times in the past and usually stay near Taksim, but had the opportunity on this trip to try something different - so I opted for Pera Palace! When I checked in, the Receptionist and the Porter were both exceptionally helpful and made sure everything was right with my reservation, gave me an excellent top-floor corner room, and helped me with my bag - they even helped log me in to the internet when I had trouble and guided me to the Orient Bar for a late-night drink and snack after my arrival. I had been to afternoon tea at Pera Palace once before with a good friend of mine (which was opulent, delicious, and altogether wonderful); however, my stay was short on this trip (only one night), so I didn't have the opportunity to have the high tea, but I did have the chance to stop by the Orient Bar for a cocktail. I loved the decor, which was very refined and well-suited to the history of the hotel with deep colors, rich fabrics, and perfect lighting to set the atmosphere. I could have easily spent the evening talking with friends for hours, it was very comfortable and the waitstaff were outstanding - very professional. The hotel itself has many historic pieces from the hotel's past on display through the hotel itself - like a museum - and included items from Agatha Christie's stay and her related story. The room was very spacious - king bed, chaise lounge, desk and chair, a club chair, I believe, and a well-equipped bathroom. I had a North-facing view, unobstructed from the top level. Great night sleep on a very comfortable bed. Check-out was a breeze and they helped me get a taxi to the airport with no delay. Really, an overall excellent experience on multiple fronts: service, hotel quality, history, everything.
"Perfect stay in Istanbul"
Amazing historical hotel which manages to preserve beautiful ambiance of the past while maintaining comfort of 21 century. Add to that very good location and extremely helpful staff - special thanks to Ms Ebru from guest relations (all your 5 recommendations for dinners were TOP!) and Husseiyn who helped us several times with taxis and restaurants bookings. Next time I come to Istanbul there would not be other place for me to stay than Pera Palace!
We have been in Istanbul staying at the Pera many times. I really reccommend this hotel. It is beautiful with its fascinating history. It was the first International hotel in Istanbul and it has seen many famous people among its guests, such as agatha christie and many others. The rooms are finely furnished, the staff is used to serve at the highest standards. Furthermore the hotel location is very well connected to all attraction in Istanbul. Try it!
"Beautiful hotel and fantastic service "
My husband and I spent 5 days at the Pera Palace Hotel Istanbul in mid December 2017. What a fabulous time was has. We booked theGreta Garbo room and it was spacious, comfortable and airy. Hotel breakfast was like any other but service was great. I have to mention one person in particular who made our stay in Istanbul memorable. Ebru the lady at guest relations Her recommendations at every level were impeccable. From the restaurants to Hamam she recommended were all top class. Pera Palace should be proud to have Ebru as a member of their staff. Thank you Pera Palace. We will be back
"Boutique, small, pictorial hotel"
Pera Palace was the first hotel in Istanbul with hot running water, air con and the first elevator. It is also where Agatha Christie may have written Murder in the Orient Express and certainly where Ataturk planned his secret meetings to overthrow the Ottoman Empire. Today, the hotel may well have been overtaken in creature comfort by many new 5 star hotels sprouting out in the city. Room even for a suite is not big. Notwithstanding this, it is still a fabulous stay for one - two days. Under the FHR program, I was upgraded from a Greta Garbo corner room to a Pierre Loti Suite. Many pictures were taken from the balcony of the suite in the hotel during my stay. I dined at the lobby Saloon restaurant. The food is pleasant and reasonably priced. The Saloon, unfortunately, is the only choice offered for dinner for now when Agatha Restaurant is closed for renovation for dinner. Dinner is from 7p.m onwards. There is a private museum within the hotel compound with some belongings of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey during the specific time in the day. It shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to complete the museum tour. Hotel is within walking distance to Thaksin Square and there's a huge variety of restaurants behind the hotel. Like other hotels in Istanbul, service is excellent. This is an excellent hotel for unique experience and picture taking. The hotel, however, will not suit the business travellers as the romantic lights are too dimmed for working and wifi is really weak at least on the higher floors where I stayed. The hotel is no longer with the Jumeirah Group as of Dec 17.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM