Located just off the main Istiklal street in the more modern of the two main tourist areas, the other being the historical area which is not too far away via Metro or a little jaunt across the Golden Horn bay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast delivered to the room and WiFi. Nightlife can be loud in the evening. Take shuttle from/to airport to the Havatas Square. Excellent stay for the money.
We had the two bed room apartment for two nights. It is spacious and tastefully decorated with
Quality bedding and towels. Breakfast buffet was very good in local standard.
The location is very convenient too if you don't mind hills. We think the narrow and hilly streets had its charm.
we enjoyed by staying in this Hotel and it's very close to Taskim square and all estiklal street whcih contain a lot of shops. Transportation from the hotel to other hestorical area is prefect and cleared.
"Delightful Art Nouveau boutique close to Taksim Sq"
Villa Pera Suite was our third hotel in Istanbul over a 10 day visit. We had previously been in the Sultanahmet and Kadikoy and were ready for the bustle and nightlife in Taksim. We had a bit of a hard time finding it because Google Maps was confused by all the winding alleys and chaotic layout of the area. But it was really only a 5 minute walk to Taksim Square. The street it's on is a bit shabby--lots of trash in the road each night and some shuttered, abandoned shops. But safe and so conveniently located! Villa Pera itself is delightful, well-appointed, comfortable and pleasant (at least the building we were in. There was another building across the street that was also part of the hotel that seemed like it was being renovated). We were able to walk back and forth to Taksim Square and Istiklal Cad. at all times of night and day, as well as walk down to Dolmabahce Palace (25 minutes walk) and across the bridge to Eminonu (more like 35-40 minutes walk, though you could take the tramway or ferry over/under the water).
I cannot say enough nice things about the day manager, whose name I unfortunately forget. He was incredibly nice and helpful. He asked us what we were planning to do in the area and recommended how to get there, restaurants to try nearby, and other attractions and sights we might want to see.
Staff were very polite and helpful, the room was new and clean with a view on the park. The location was great two minute walk to Taksim Square from which you could take the metro and a walking distance from most of the bars/clubs in Taksim so you don't have to worry about transportation if you're out late at night.
The hotel is in an excellent location in the middle of istiklal street, midway between Taksim square and Galata tower.
The hotel staff is very friendly and would help you with all they can do.
The WIFI is a bit weak in the rooms but its still accessible.
Very spacious rooms and aesthetically pleasing. Some issues with sound proofing though, in that you can hear people walking around in the hallway and outside on the street. Also there is a rather steep climb to get up to the main street. Nice view from the restaurant during morning breakfast, which is included. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Overall would recommend despite some shortcomings.
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We spent 3 days in Istanbul and were very impressed with the hotel and its staff. The night we arrived we were dumped on the street by the transport service driver that was unable to find the hotel after and hour ahd a half of driving around in circles. We later discovered it really isn't THAT difficult to locate. Since the driver spoke NO ENGLISH, we had no idea what was going on except that we were not at the hotel. However, we eventually discovered that the hotel had instructed the driver to stop searching and sent a person to our location and walked with us to the hotel--4 blocks away. Upon arrival to the hotel, the staff were very sympathetic and expedited our check in and offered to send up refreshments. This was such a relief after such a harrowing experience. The room was lovely and modern with very comfortable beds (2 twins) and pillows. The morning breakfast was served in the downstairs cafe and had buffet assortment sure to please most everybody's taste: juice, coffee, tea an assortment of breads, rolls, croissants, fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes as well as dry and hot cereals. The cafe serves delicious dinners and is very lively after hours. Many local residents enjoy the music in the cafe and you get a feel for the true Istanbul here. The cafe noise on weekends can be a problem if you are on the lower floor and a light sleeper and/or and early riser.