A historic building with tremendous potential. But Jumeirah, which is a strange mish mash of hotels lacking any coherence, has done a pretty terrible job with the decoration and floor plans. Bath rooms are tiny (I had booked a premium room) and the decoration quality and esthetics are more appropriate for an uninteresting bland four star hotel than that of a supposed luxury hotel in a building which could potentially be full of character.
Service is average but not top notch luxury service. The breakfast delivered to our room was different every day even though I ordered the same things during the four days we stayed there!!
Conclusion. Its ok buy they should focus less on talking about the history and more on the decoration and service. The patisserie could be wonderful, the lounge areas as well, the rooms could have a classic epoque style and sophisticated decor.......But they are not.....
- 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