Jumeirah Pera Palace

Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Culture buffs will revel in Jumeirah Pera Palace’s literary past, as this was once the hideaway of choice for Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway. Steeped in history, this is the oldest hotel in Istanbul and continues to astound guests with its Turkish charm and luxurious feel. Delicate, murano glass chandeliers hang from the domed Kubbeli ceilings of the tea saloon, just one of the many aesthetic gems dreamt up by the French-Turkish architect, Alexandre Vallaury, back in the late 19th century.
Perfect forThose after a whimsical city break with a large dose of cultural history.
In the knowThe oldest lift in Istanbul is right here in Jumeriah Pera Palace – and still scoots guests up to their rooms to this day!

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Food & Wine
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Where

In the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district.

Rooms at Jumeirah Pera Palace

There are 115 rooms and 16 suites, discreetly elegant, many with French balconies. You can stay in the Agatha Christie and Greta Garbo rooms, which are delightfully cosy and charming.

Food and facilities

Jumeirah Pera Palace has your gourmet needs covered: Agatha is the hotel’s lovely signature restaurant, inspired by Murder on the Orient Express; Kubbeli is the saloon for delectable afternoon tea in an opulent setting; the Orient Terrace is a lovely alfresco dining spot and the Patisserie de Pera is a sugar den of French sweets that Marie Antoinette would’ve swooned at– you must try the macaroons. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, together with a spa and a Turkish hammam.

Activities at Jumeirah Pera Palace

Have a nose around the Ataturk suite, the museum-room dedicated to the famous Turkish leader who stayed here on many occasions. Many of his possessions are on display, from clothes and glasses through to medals and reading material.

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