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Situated in the heart of Istanbul in Turkey, Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is a grand 19th century hotel featuring an elegant mix of styles and offering stunning views across the city. This luxury hotel originally served the elite passengers of the Orient Express and has played host to an impressive list of guests from Alfred Hitchcock to Agatha Christie.
The hotel offers 115 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, most of which come with French balconies. Each room features traditional décor, king-size beds, sumptuous furnishings and stunning bathrooms. The Greta Garbo Corner Rooms are sublime.
Enjoy local and international cuisine in a setting inspired by Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at the hotel’s signature restaurant Agatha. The decadent afternoon tea in the Kubbeli Saloon Tea Lounge is a must.
Take a dip in the indoor pool, indulge in a treatment at the spa or sip a cocktail at sunset at the Orient Terrace. You can also take a tour of Room 101, which has been converted into the Atatürk Museum.
Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah Information
Location & Getting There
The Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah overlooks the Golden Horn and the historical old city. It is within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping streets of Istiklal. Pera Palace Hotel is located 20km from the Ataturk International Airport and 3km from the Sirkeci Train Station.
With a total of 115 rooms including 16 suites and french balconies, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is elegantly furnished with classical characteristics of the 19th century. The Deluxe Golden Horn room provides a spectacular view of the Golden Horn and features a private balcony while the Grand Pera Studio features a spacious yet exceptional view of the historical Petit de Champs. Some of the rooms are also known for the stay of famous people. The Agatha Christie King room is known for renowned Mystery writer Christie’s stay whereby she wrote the “Murder on the Orient Express, which also includes other famous people, the Greta Garbo Corner Room, Ernest Hemingway Suite, Pierre Loti Suite and the Senior Suits which takes the names of the second and third presidents of the Republic of Turkey, Ismet Inonu and Celal Bayar. The piano suits features a magnificent old piano while the presidential suite bears the names of King of Great Britain Edward VIII and Emperor of Austria-Hungary Franz Joseph.
Istanbul is teeming with superb historical and architectural wonders to visit such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the bustling Grand Bazaar to name a few things. One activitiy not to be missed is relaxing in one of the city's hammams and taking in a whirling dervishes show. A cruise on the Bosphorus Straits offers great views of the city.
Children are welcomed but no specific facilities are available.
“Pera Palace is perhaps the most iconic hotel of Istanbul. Built in the 19th century by the Eastern and Orient Express Railways, it's steeped in history and has hosted many famous guests including Agatha Christie who wrote Murder on Orient Express there. The hotel also has a fantastic location near to restaurants, bars and cafes. On warm days, enjoy breakfast on the Orient Terrace overlooking the Golden Horn.”
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