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The iconic Pera Palace Hotel is the epitome of timeless elegance. This luxurious property was designed by the French-Ottoman architect Alexander Vallaury. The property opened its door in 1892 and has a unique heritage combined with a modern touch which symbolizes the cosmopolitan culture that Istanbul is renowned for. Overlooking the magnificient Golden Horn and the historical old city, within walking distance to the Bosphorus, Galata Tower and the famous shopping street of Istiklal, Pera Palace Hotel boasts the best location in Istanbul.

Having played host to famous faces throughout the years including Ernest Hemingway, Greta Garbo, Mata Hari, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Sarah Bernhardt. Pera Palace Hotel was also frequented by Ataturk; the founder of modern Turkey. In 1981, his original room was restored and nationally recognised as being a unique historical feature, resulting in the hotel gaining status as Istanbul’s only Museum Hotel.

Agatha Christie was also among regular guests of the hotel. She had stayed in the property between 1926 - 1932 and according to popular belief, the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ was written in Pera Palace Hotel.

   

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