Pera palace hotel Istanbul

Feb 5th, 2016, 12:35 PM
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Pera palace hotel Istanbul

Thinking of booking the Pera Palace hotel offering a very good rate
For our dates in March but not sure
About the location has anyone stayed recently?
I am open to other suggestions but
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Feb 6th, 2016, 09:26 AM
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The Man in Seat 61 says: "Istanbul's famous Pera Palas hotel is a classic, one of my favourite hotels anywhere - admittedly much pricier after its refurbishment, but now a true 5 star hotel with helpful & friendly staff. It's a special place for my wife and I, it just happens to be where I told my wife she was pregnant with our first child, after the hotel's duty manager translated a certain Turkish word..."
"Easily the most famous and historic hotel in Istanbul is the Pera Palas, built in 1892 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits to accommodate the passengers arriving by train on the Orient Express from London and Paris. It was closed for refurbishment for several years, but reopened in 2010 with its delightfully faded grandeur fully restored. If your budget will stretch (prices after refurbishment will start at around €200 a night for a double room, up from around €100 in its previously faded form), it's a wonderful and historic place to stay. The hotel's own website is One of it's rooms has been kept as a museum to Turkish leader Ataturk, another room (411) was regularly used by Agatha Christie, and can actually be booked by guests. Book the Pera Palace online...
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Feb 6th, 2016, 11:55 PM
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Thanks for that I had read that and it certainly sounds
Wonderful however it the location that I was wondering about
Anybody stayed have any comments

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Feb 7th, 2016, 12:17 AM
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Pera Palas is in an area that many people recommend. Do you have a specific concern about it?
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Feb 7th, 2016, 03:36 AM
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It's decades since I stayed there - when calling it "faded" would have been to flatter the place.

But I can't begin to imagine what aspects of its location - unless it's Istanbul you're worried about - could give reasons for concern. If the proprietors have been happy to chuck tens of millions into upgrading the place over the past few years, why would anyone worry?
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Feb 7th, 2016, 07:24 AM
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If you don't like to stay in this part of the city which was once the commercial heart of Istanbul and where most people from Western Europe lived in the 19th century, but would like to be closer to the Serail, the big museums and the Byzantine buildings you are free to choose another hotel.
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Feb 7th, 2016, 08:08 AM
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I would prefer It's location to others over in tourist filled Sultanamet.
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