Pera Rose Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pera Rose Hotel Istanbul
I stayed at this hotel for one night with my husband - we booked it through ebookers for approx £55 (including breakfast).
The hotel itself is just around the corner from the British Consulate and a 15 minute, reasonably brisk, walk to Taksim square.
The hotel claims 4 star status but I was surprised to discover that there was no-one on the front door and, when pulling suitcases, a push door immediately followed by a pull door can be tricky!
The check in was fairly straight forward and the reception is quite pleasant.
A trip in the world's smallest lift took us to our room - it does just fit 2 people and 2 cases so it's ok!!
The room was TINY...with only an internal window. This looked out onto what I can only describe as what looked like a decorated lift shaft. It allowed for no fresh air to circulate into the room and when we reported that the air conditioning was noisy we were told "that's normal".
On the upside, the room and bathroom were both clean and the shower was excellent!
The tv showed a large number of channels - including BBC World (for anyone english speaking).
The breakfast was a very good, turkish style buffet breakfast. It catered for everyone by also including breakfast cereals, fruit and hot food.We were delighted with the quality.
I would be in two minds about recommending this hotel - the cleanliness, breakfast and location are all good but the room size and standard of service you should expect from a 4 star were questionable.
I have stayed in a few hotels in Istanbul and doubt I will return to this one.
Hôtel et service supers à Pera, Istanbul
Je suis venu dans cet hôtel au cours d'un voyage à travers l'Europe... Après d'horribles hôtels à Paris et à Londres, je m'attendais au même scénario à Istanbul. Je fus agréablement surpris. C'est un bel hôtel de charme avec un très bon service. Le personnel était très serviable. L'hôtel a un super centre de fitness avec un sauna et un bain turc. A mon départ, ils étaient en train d'ouvrir un espace lounge où étaient servis du café, du vin et des cigares... Je le recommande chaudement... Le site Internet était bien fait (perarose.com)
Perfect Pera Hotel is great value too
An elegant, small hotel focussed on the business traveller, but equally welcoming to tourist visitors. It is well located for Beyoglu and Istiklal Caddesi. The lobby is smart and smoking is not permitted in that area (a change from other Istanbul hotels in which I've stayed). The staff are friendly and speak English. My room was average size, without unnecessary frills, very clean, and had the bonus of a jumbled view out to the Golden Horn. The shower was powerful with consistent temperature. My only complaint might be that the bedroom walls were pretty thin.
The buffet-style mediterranean breakfast is large and fresh with sticky sweets, exotic cheeses, hams and salads, but also has more conventiental fried eggs and cereal. The service was fast and most definitely with a smile.
The stylish spa and hammam in the basement is fun to try, especially after a hard day pounding the streets of Istanbul.
There is a well-equipped business centre on the 2nd floor.
The hotel was tremendously good value, costing less than half the price of the larger chain hotels nearby.
Tripadvisor: please remove the photos you use for the hotel - they are for another place altogether!
Can't wait to stay again!
I recently visited this property in March 2007. I was pleasantly surprised.
Firstly it is one of the few hotels without going through airport security style each time you enter reception. This can or cannot be a good thing, depends on the individual.
The receptionists were always friendly and spoke good English. The breakfast wasn't anything major, but was enough and was always fresh.
Everywhere was very clean and tidy. As I travelled alone I opted for a double room, which I am glad I did. I passed a single room which was also nice, but a smaller. For a small extra fee, go for the double. The room was made everyday, with new towels. There was a shower and no bath, which was fine for me. I was on the 7th floor and had a great view of the city!
The wireless internet was free and was a great connection all the time. I am so thankful for this service!!
I would not purchase a map of Istanbul from the hotel, as they don't offer free ones. They charged me 10 TRY and I saw it for 3 TRY outside!
The hotel is in a quiet street in a good location. It is about 20 minutes to Taksim Square by walking depending on your route.
I suggest to take the old tram line which links the shopping street which is behind the hotel directly to Taksim Square for 1 TRY. Its quick and fun. Otherwise you can walk it taking in the shops, bars, restaurants on the way. It is always busy and generally quite safe at all times.
Definately try out this hotel!
Great Hotel and Service in Pera, Istanbul
I went to this hotel on an European tour.... After horrible hotels in Paris and London, I was expecting a similar scenario in Istanbul as well.
I was pleasently suprised. It is a beautiful boutique hotel w/ great service. The staff was very helpful. The hotel has a great fitness center w/ sauna and Turkish bath. When I was leaving they were opening a lounge where they served coffee, wine and cigars....
I highly recommend it...
The website was helpfull (perarose.com)
Ottimo albergo e servizio in Pera, Istanbul
Ho alloggiato in quest'albergo durante un viaggio turistico in Europa. Dopo gli alberghi orribili di Parigi e di Londra, mi aspettavo uno scenario simile anche ad Istanbul. Sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso. È un albergo boutique molto bello e con ottimo servizio. Il personale era molto disponibile. L'albergo ha un ottimo centro benessere con sauna e bagno turco. Alla mia partenza, stavano per aprire una sala lounge dove si servono caffè, vino e sigari...
Lo consiglio vivamente!
Il sito web è stato utile (perarose.com)
Photos shown on the travel websites (Orbitz, etc.) do not match this hotel at all !! If you want to see what this hotel really looks like, see their website at ---. We were dissappointed when we arrived to find something totally different from what we expected! The hotel was doing some renovating while we were there so we had to deal with some noise and we were asked to move to another room in the middle of our stay because of construction. The rooms are small. The baths were nice and the hotel is clean. Service was good.
Modern and Clean, Great location
My family stayed at the Rose Pera Hotel in Istanbul recently. The hotel was pleasantly modern with free wired internet and a beautiful rooftop restaurant for breakfast. The location is an ideal base for exploring the modern side of Istanbul but only a 5-6 lira cab ride away from Old Istanbul. The staff speaks some English and try their best to be helpful. Although we did not pay directly as our stay was arranged through an agent, I believe that it is a real bargain.
I loved it
I loved staying at Hotel Pera Rose. For 50 euros/night it was an excellent deal. The room was very nice. It had a TV, a minibar, a big mirror, two comfortable beds and a writing desk. Breakfast buffet was splendid and the view from the top floor restaurant was breathtaking. Location couldn't have been any better. It is located one block from Istiklal Caddesi. As a female traveller I found it nice and safe to walk along Istiklal during the evenings. (Istiklal has got many good price restaurants and shops.)
This hotel is in the perfect location for dinner, sights and people watching. It has a wonderful hamam(baths) and updated rooms with inernet and airconditioning. The staff is polite and speaks English. I stayed at 2 other hotels in the past week here and this one is the BEST.
TripAdvisor Reviews Pera Rose Hotel Istanbul
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