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Pera Palace Hotel
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had lunch at the Pera Palace Hotel in the Orient Terrace Restaurant. The views from the hotel of Istanbul are just breathtaking! The service at the restaurant is great, and the staff are well informed about the property- while we were waiting for our food we found out that not only Jackie Kennedy, Agatha Christie, British royals and Alfred Hitchcock stayed at the property but also the great founder of the Turkish Republic- Atatürk (room 101!). If you have the chance, go for the tour of the property (10am-11am) and (15:00-16:00) where the staff tell you in great detail about the history of the hotel. The food is well priced and very very tasty- they put a spin on traditional Turkish food and its a great result. Definitely try the "nani limonata" (mint lemonade), it was fresh and very delicious!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed at the Pera Palace in Istanbul in June. A completely renovated old hotel known for being the place where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express and Hemingway and other celebrities enjoyed their beautiful bar, this is a perfect location in a magical city. Service was wonderful and the atmosphere unique. The room we stayed in had a balcony from which we could see city streets with locals hurrying to work in the morning and the beautiful Bophorus in the distance. Not a large room but very comfortable and with a upgraded bathroom. Walking around Istanbul is an unbeatable experience. Try to take the 6 hour walk/eat tour called Istanbul Eats. Very local places with wonderful tastes in each. The most beautiful dinner restaurants are nearby and on the rooftops with unbeatable views of the mosques lighting up in the dusk. Never had a bad meal.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing the Bosphorus. Have them show you Agatha's room, a shrine of sorts, but surprisingly small. Breakfast downstairs is delightful and generous.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

The best choice to make if you are going to stay at beyoglu and want to be near the commercial street Istiklal. Situated at the eastern side of Istanbul, this is a historical hotel the one that opened for the first time to welcome travellers of the time when the famous Orient express would arrive at Istanbul! More like a palace, than a simple hotel, it is by itself an attraction! Dont miss the roof garden for coffee and dont forget to try the "afternoon tea'' menu!Watch the preserved room of Agatha Cristie and many other's famous visitors of this hotel, check the 2nd oldest elevator in Europe, after the one of the Eiffel Tower adn enjoy a king's stay at this hotel. Its neghbourghood is very close to different cafes, restaurants, shops, and the tunel that leads to the galata tower and then the tram to pass towards the european side of the city.

Room Tip: Top floors view the Bosporus and the bridge!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

this hotel is worth a stay , an icon in instanbul , a lot of 'beautiful' people around , great restaurant , interesting area , recommended but a little expensive , the shops and restaurants around the hotel nice

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stayed for three nights at this historic location. Two nights before taking a cruise then one more night after the cruise. As you arrive they make you feel VIP right away. The location is great, the lobby is beautiful, the rooms are extremely clean and tastefully decorated. We really felt appreciated, welcome and special. The breakfast which is included was great. It had eggs to order, ten types of cheese, ten types of breads, all king of fruits and juices, great coffee. The concierge was always extremely helpful. The personnel would always give the extra mile for the guests. I highly recommend the Pera Palace Hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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