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"Located at the core of the historical peninsula."

Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah Popular Places

Pera Palace was built to accommodate the disembarking passengers of the famed Orient Express train, linking Paris and Constantinople. A grandiose testament to its prestigious status with an air of antiquity stands the tall green Pera Palace Hotel, overlooking the bountiful Golden Horn. Emanating Victorian style typical of the period, it was erected in 1892 by Georges Nackelmackers. For a dip into its Oriental flavored past, be sure to step inside for a quick walk around. The raw presence of luxurious past residing here is striking. Richly carpeted and high ceilinged, decked in antique furniture, original and antique accessories are preserved on display as they were, contributing to the nostalgia and rendering it comparable to a museum rather than a hotel. Throughout its dynamic history it has played host to many esteemed and affluent guests encompassing the glamorous, the Royal, the politically-minded, the famous, and even the questionable - from kings and queens to prime ministers, ambassadors, international spies, artists, actors, novelists and poets. Agatha Christie, the famous murder mystery novelist notable for her bestseller Murder on the Orient Express, is said to have stayed here and wrote much in the hotels own café, now a Patisserie. Other esteemed guests over the years, to name but a few, include Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, Julio Iglesias, Greta Garbo, Edward VIII (former King of England)…. Just beside the hotel is the US Embassy occupying an attractive marble palace since 1882. Originally they had rented the building but purchased it 2 decades later along with the neighboring building for a library and cultural center. Standing at the front entrance of Pera Palace, cross the road and take the first turn off left onto Asmali Mescit Sokak, follow it straight ahead and take the second right turn off and you will find yourself in the midst of a really magnificent and picturesque little winding narrow cobbled street, criss-crossed in dangling green vines and ivies dashing against colorfully washed walls of delightful old residences. A small courtyard on its way with wooden tables offer teas and coffees. Follow it to the end and you will step in through the entrance gates of Kahve, a wonderful stop-off for a coffee, or indeed lunch, in cool and artistic outdoor environment, having wandered all this way through the jumbled layers of Beyoglu's past on tender feet. It is an arty little street arcade in the impressive turn of the century style just opposite the Tunel building. Access is via a large gate; step down into its shaded laneway, which houses some fashionably trendy little coffeehouses set against a backdrop of wall paintings and much leafy greenery sprouting from their pots. There is also a sprinkling of antique and art shops here. 

Address: Mesrutiyet Cad. No:52 Tepebasi, Beyoğlu, 34430 İstanbul, Türkiye 

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United Kingdom Consulate Consulates 0.21 km
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"I spend one week in this hotel, visiting Istanbul. The hotel has great, cental location and see view is wonderful. The staff is very kind and helpful. I will forsure stay in this hotel during my next visit in Istanbul."

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