Accommodation rating: Luxury
Built in 1892 to accommodate passengers from the Orient Express rail service from Paris, the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah is considered one of the finest hotels in the city. In its illustrious history, it has played host to iconic figures including Kemal Atatürk, Ernest Hemingway, Mata Hari, Greta Garbo and Agatha Christie to name but a few. Christie is rumoured to have written Murder on the Orient Express while staying in room 411. The hotel has 115 guestrooms and suites, which have been extensively refurbished in a classical style while retaining original pieces from the pre-restoration period. There are two restaurants: Agatha is named in honour of the famous writer and offers a selection of regional Turkish cuisine, and 1892 has a summer terrace with views over the Bosphorus. There is also a cocktail bar and a tea lounge with patisserie. Health facilities can be located in the extensive spa, which has a traditional Turkish hammam, sauna, treatment rooms and fitness centre.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.