Stayed at Pera Palace with my boyfriend over the weekend when visiting for a friends wedding. This is my first stay at a Jumeirah Hotel and my high hopes were definitely met. The hotel is interesting due to the history and I was glad to see that they had retained the history and grandeur - it was not as bland and soulless as most of the luxury hotels are. It speaks highly of Jumeriah that they have let the hotel and it's history speak for itself and just put in the Jumeriah touches when it comes to attentive staff and nicely decorated rooms.
The room was a good size with fantastic view of the Golden Horn - try to get a room with a view but higher up in the building as otherwise the Istanbul traffic will cause many sleepless nights.
The breakfast was good with lots of choices but not comparable to getting yourself to a brunch restaurant by the sea.
Location was perfect for what we wanted - rooftop bars, restaurants. Apparently walking somewhere for dinner is Istanbul is unheard of but we were able to walk to the best restaurant in Istanbul - X (and this is saying something).
Only downside is the hotel does not have a rooftop bar itself and it is not by the bosphorus - having said this there is not much to do around the bosphorus apart from some nice hotels so we preferred staying as central as we did and then take a taxi to the bosphorus and bars like Angelique etc.
All in all I would definitely recommend the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gazing over the golden years of history, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah overlooks the magnificent view of the Golden Horn and is located in Tepebaşı district of Pera once known as the “Little Europe”. With its 115 rooms, including 16 suites, retaining the characteristics of the 19th century elegance through historical furniture, the hotel combines refined elegance with state-of the-art technology to fulfill the needs of 21st century travellers. Enjoy a range of revitalized restaurant and bar choices, including the Agatha Restaurant, The Kubbeli Saloon, the French style Patisserie de Pera and the legendary Orient Bar & Terrace and rejuvenate yourself in the soothing atmosphere of Pera Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pera Palas Hotel