On my recent city break to Istanbul, I chose The Rixos Pera Istanbul because of its grandeur design, rich history, and amazing central location. Hotels are a big part of my holiday planning and I love staying and experiencing what different hotels have to offer. From the minute you step inside the hotel (and even from the entrance), you can see it’s old world charm combined with modern touches, which I absolutely loved and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a little luxury in Istanbul. Top tip: Booking.com has some great rates for this hotel.

Location, Location, Location 

Situated in Pera, The Rixos Pera Istanbul is amazingly located to so many attractions and we found it such a good central point. It is within walking distance of great restaurants and shops, as well as Taksim Square and the Beyoglu area. You can easily catch a taxi from just outside the hotel too, as there is a main road close by.

Just look at that entrance hall and the beautiful orchid display! The hotel was originally built in 1876, which makes it one of the oldest hotels in Istanbul.

Breakfast at Rixos Pera Istanbul

We tried the breakfast buffet on the first day of our trip, which is located in the rooftop restaurant – Samdan13 and has a stunning view of the Istanbul skyline. Highly recommend trying it out while staying at the hotel. You can expect some traditional Turkish breakfast selections and international ones too.

The Room – Premium King Golden Horn View

I absolutely loved our room, it was so elegant, luxurious and comfortable! Our room had a gorgeous painting on the ceiling and the design of the room felt so regal. Plus the view over the city was amazing. The room has a mini bar and complimentary tea, water, and kettle – which is always great when you come back from a long day of sightseeing. I also loved how the hotel housekeeping delivered little cakes to our room each night, which were perfect with tea.

The bathroom was lush, a little small but the marble rain shower was so relaxing (think Turkish hammam vibes) and the black and white floor tiles are so luxurious.

The Restaurants

The hotel has three different restaurants:

Samdan13 (the rooftop restaurant)

Which offers breakfast and dinner and of course delicious Turkish cuisine.

Cafe Royal 

Located in the hotel lobby is a great place to relax with a cup of tea or coffee.


A cafe/restaurant/bar that has a stunning terrace outside and offers lunch and dinner.

Rixos Pera Istanbul Info 

The Rixos Pera Istanbul, Turkey.

Telephone: +90 850 755 1 797

Email: [email protected]

Website: here