Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:52, 34430 Tepebaşı Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (show on map)

Expert reviews

Frommers review:

“The Pera Palace speaks of the fin de siècle era when well-to-do Europeans “took the air” on the leafy Grand Rue de Pera (now the heaving Istiklal Caddesi). Stepping through the doors feels like stepping straight back in time to an altogether more glamorous era.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Istanbul.

Fodors review:

“Extensive restoration has brought this Istanbul landmark—founded in 1892 to provide upscale accommodations for travelers arriving on the Orient Express—back to its former glory, with beautifully outfitted rooms and plenty of period decorations and antique furniture.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Istanbul.

Telegraph review:

“They don’t come more history-filled or atmospheric than this, the hotel built by Belgian entrepreneur Georges Nagelmackers to accommodate travellers arriving on his Orient Express train from Paris. Guests here have included everyone from Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie to Atatürk and Greta Garbo.”

Guest rating

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4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 5th in Istanbul


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All you need to know

This fine hotel is located on 52 Mesrutiyet cad, in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul where it offers guests the best in hospitality services and facilities. The hotel rooms are well furnished and adorned with modern décor and feature the finest furniture available in the world. Pera Palace Hotel is rated five-stars for its high quality of hospitality services rendered which is seen in its superb cleanliness, comfort, perfect location, great value for money and finally, the extra friendly staff of the hotel.

The hotel was established in 1892 by the French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury whose visionary mind is seen in the grandiose and sleek design of the hotel. Pera Palace is a museum hotel designed in neoclassical, art nouveau and oriental styles.

The hotel offers its guests a stunning view of the famous Golden Horn which further makes it attractive to travelers, tourists, and visitors in Istanbul.

Pera Palace offers stylish room options such as Connecting Family Suite, Deluxe Pera Side Room Twin, Great Garbo Corner Room, Business Double Room, Presidential Suite, Deluxe Golden Horn Side Room King, Ernest Hemingway Suite and the Senior Suite.

Other rooms such as the Grand Pera Studio Room King, Deluxe Pera Side Room King, and Pierre Loti Suite are available in the five-star hotel.

The on-site hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines.

The hotel provides other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service.


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Recent guest reviews


3 May 2024

Nice stay in Historical Hotel

Staff speaks poor English Breakfast very good but expensive Dinner menu with limited options


1 May 2024


Perfect atmosphere, great staff and cozy rooms!


28 April 2024

Be immersed in history

Being granted the privilege to stay and sleep within a piece of history. The decor is wonderful and the amenities are also nice.


28 April 2024

The staff was incredibly kind

Location and staff

The pool was cold


27 April 2024

A privilege to have stayed at this hotel. It even has its own museum.

Location is safe excellent and calm compared to other parts of Istanbul and within walking distance of a metro which connects easily to airport with one interchange. Attractions of Istiklal street and Galata Tower all within a 10 to 15 minute walking distance. Hotel is in an upmarket district of Istanbul with good restaurants and cafes nearby. Pera Palace hotel itself is a beautiful historical hotel with service to match. The whole area of Pera is truly charismatic with its vistas and hills and beautiful old buildings reflecting its old world charm.

Very little hotel is beautiful. Breakfast option is pricey but given calibre of hotel understandable but plenty of external options in the area where you can experience kahvalti ( Turkish breakfast spreads)


25 April 2024


Room was charming, staff were courteous. Atmosphere overall great. Nice little birthday cake delivered for free - much appreciated.

Breakfast was mediocre. Cocktails in the bar had minimal alcohol. The swimming pool was said to be closed then when I asked again on the last day I was told - oh no it is open. surly and poor staffing at the pool spa


18 April 2024

Very historical and entourage hotel.

The bed is too soft. When we arrived there was a leak in the bathroom. It was fixed quickly next day. But still there was a specific unpleasant smell in the bathroom.


10 April 2024

Clean and Cossy place to stay

It’s very historical place to stay .Comfortable and good atmosphere.

Location and entrance I would not like it .🚩it’s so narrow basically no space


8 April 2024

We had a very comfortable stay in your hotel

Location was good, easy access to all the places we visited

All fine


8 April 2024

Exceptional Service and Luxurious comfort of a 19th Century Hotel room

The font desk and bellmen were extremely helpful when I arrived. I enjoyed the ride to my room in the oldest elevator in Istanbul with the bellman and was brought up to a beautiful & large 19th century room overlooking the city with a balcony. The bed and bedding was extremely comfortable, and I enjoyed the deep antique soaker tub along with the shower in the bathroom.

The tap on the bathtub needs to be fixed as it was difficult to turn the hot water nob and took alot of strength to turn it on.


7 April 2024


The most beautifully appointed, turn of the C20 building, renovated to its original state quite recently.


7 April 2024


The word exceptional was created for the Pera palace. Being there went beyond staying in a high-class place. As you enter, history envelops and transports you to an era of relaxation and of opulence while making you feel part of a warm and nostalgic family. It is a totally rare experience that will stay with this writer. Every part felt so unique and nostalgic. From taking the ancient elevator on the first trip to one's room, visiting the suites of Agatha Christie's, Alfred Hitchcock, Mustafa Ataturk and staying in Ernest hemingway's suite. The dining experience, along with time in the Orient Express bar, are must-dos. Their breakfasts were extremely good. Above all, I feel that every single staff member deserves high praise for their genuine desire to be there for their visitors. A true feeling of being totally welcome.

Having to leave.


3 April 2024


Attention to detail and museum like experience! Spotlessly clean and excellent service from everyone! Breakfast was wonderful and that "midnight at the para palace" cocktail one of the best I have had!


1 April 2024

A treat for anyone with an interest in history

Lovely historical hotel at a good location with loads of restaurants, metro and places of interest at walking distance.



31 March 2024


Beautiful hotel, gorgeous decor, old world style meets new comfort. Lobby, spa, pool all lovely, great Hamam experience.

Rude, 20 yo bartender (he told us his age), didnt know how to make several popular drinks, including a martini. We observed several guests complain about their drinks. Expected much more from a hotel of this caliber. Training!? !


30 March 2024

Unique experience

This was a unique experience the hotel is like a museum takes you back to the Orient Express times. Room was spacious and comfortable view was magnificent and service was excellent. Hope to visit again.


28 March 2024

Will come back💖

hotel, location, food, staff


27 March 2024

Must try to stay at least for a couple of nights

Great location a few minutes of walk from Istiklal street. Lots of great restaurants nearby, including with a Michelin star. Great view from window. The experience of being in such a legendary place is exceptional.

Breakfast was not so great, and i didn't like that water in the room was in a cheap plastic bottle, and we had to constantly ask for refill.


25 March 2024

The Pera Palace will will always be my preferred hotel in Istanbul.

I love the ambience, history and gorgeous decor of this hotel and have stayed here before. Concierge are extremely helpful and friendly, it is well placed within the city and I always feel special when I walk in the door of the Pera Palace!

We were initially given a room with the view of a wall and the room smelled of cigarettes. Luckily the front desk were able to give us another room with a much better view and no smells, even though the hotel was almost full.


20 March 2024

Beautiful hotel

Beautiful hotel in an excellent location

Free standing bath was awkward to use as a shower . The view was somewhat diminished by the cranes on nearby construction sites


19 March 2024

Pera Palace for Galata

Wonderful room with great shower. Loved evening drinks in Orient Bar with good cocktails. Visited the Atatürk Museum Room and rode the historic elevator. Wonderful atmosphere. Great central location for Galata and Istiklal walking.

Pillows were too thick and hurt my neck to sleep on.


19 March 2024

Lived up to my expectations of staying in a historic hotel

Room was amazing with great views. All staff very friendly and breakfast a very good start to the day with a good selection of whatever you might enjoy

Lighting, but understand the ambience


18 March 2024

Great experience to stay in such an historic hotel in a wonderful location.

Beautiful grand hotel in terrific location. The history regarding this hotel makes it a very special place to stay. The staff are friendly and helpful. Lovely areas to sit and have a drink and eat. The pool is lovely for a swim.

Wi-fi can be a bit hit and miss and a better selection of options on the television would be good. For example being able to access movies.


16 March 2024

An absolute pleasure to stay!

It was exceptional and absolute pleasure to stay at Pera Palace. It is not only a hotel, it is also a greatly designed museum. Can’t recomment enough!


16 March 2024

A decent experience.

I liked the luxurious experience overall. Very nice and tasty breakfast. Room was quite spacious with high-end amenities. Service was good. The hotel is well-staffed, and everyone was polite and helpful. It’s nice to spend one night and walk around the hotel to see some older artifacts.

Room was very hot and dry. I called twice about the problem, and the reception told me that they checked. However, the room still felt too warm even after I set the AC at 12 degrees Celsius. The room card readers are old and not sensitive enough. We struggled every time we enter the elevator or to open the room door.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Pet basket
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Private check-in/check-out
  • - Lockers
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Sauna
  • - Fitness centre
  • - Spa and wellness centre (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Hammam
  • - Indoor pool
  • - Indoor pool (all year)
  • - Spa facilities
  • - Steam room
  • - Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • - Spa/wellness packages
  • - Back massage
  • - Neck massage
  • - Foot massage
  • - Couples massage
  • - Head massage
  • - Hand massage
  • - Full body massage
  • - Fitness
  • - Personal trainer
  • - Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • - Walking tours (additional charge)
  • - Tour or class about local culture (additional charge)
  • - Live music/performance (additional charge)


  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Trouser press (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Electric vehicle charging station
  • - Accessible parking


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails
  • - Lower bathroom sink
  • - Emergency cord in bathroom

Pool and wellness

  • - Heated pool
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • - Face masks for guests available
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