A true Istanbul gem - Pera Palace Hotel, integrating neo-classical, art nouveau and oriental style architecture, has experienced its 21st century renaissance in September 2010. Much like Botticelli Venus, once again it has stepped out of its shell that was temporarily closed while renovation works were under way.
Shining in the rekindled light of its historic splendor, the hotel is ready to welcome guests again and to conceive new legends, as in 1892 when freshly built and located in the very heart of Tepebaşı area it was receiving travelers of the famous Oriental Express. It was here that the queen of crime writing, Agatha Christie, wrote one of her most celebrated novels - Murder on the Orient Express. Today her 37 m2 room with a French balcony can be booked for 556.20 EUR per night.
There are also corners rooms named after the Swedish movie diva Greta Garbo. She stayed there in 1924, while being at the peak of her fame. Stopping at one of those 45-50 m2 rooms would cost you 448,20EUR per night.
A suite baring the name of Franz Joseph I, Emperor of the Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire and overlooking the Golden Horn costs 3240.00 EUR.
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:52 Tepebaşı Beyoğlu 34430
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