A stay in the literary-inspired lap of luxury
- 115 rooms and suites
- Indoor swimming pool
- Turkish Hammam
- Fitness centre
While away in this delightfully whimsical hotel – originally built by Georges Nagelmackers, a Belgian entrepreneur, to house visitors arriving in Istanbul on his Orient Express train from Paris. Dating back to the 19th century, this seven-storied structure of perfectly preserved Neo-Classical architecture bewitches guests into a world of incomparable splendour.
Illuminated by palatial chandeliers, the sumptuous interior of marble-adorned walls, antique furnishings and rich fabrics set the tone for your experience. The individually decorated rooms and suites, named after some of the hotel’s famous guests, are just as lavish and tasteful, with high ceilings, vintage features and views of the city or sea through draped windows.
Every meal served within Pera Palace is a grand occasion – whether it’s fine dining at the refined Agatha Restaurant or taking traditional afternoon tea in the charming Kubbeli Saloon. The pastel-hued Patisserie De Pera serves freshly baked delights during the day, and evenings can be concluded at the low-lit Orient Bar, or on the extensive tiled terrace, dotted with plants.
The spa, with a menu of indulgent therapies, three treatment rooms and an expansive Turkish hammam, is sure to pamper you into a most relaxed state. An indoor jet-stream pool allows for a leisurely paddle, and for those who want to pick up the pace, a fully-equipped gym is available too.