Pera Palace Hotel has been beautifully renovated to its former glory and is just exquisite. The bed was super comfy, the room was quiet and tastefully decorated, the shower with its grey marble was elegant, and even the city view was enjoyable. We had a lovely big room with a great view over the Bosporus. It was too cold to sit on the little balcony, but it would be enjoyable in the spring or fall. The service was top-notch and very friendly and helpful. Felt perfectly safe, well taken care of and at home in the hotel. The location of the hotel in the Istiklal neighborhood means that there are plenty of small and reasonably priced restaurants and shops within a block or two, with plenty of great walking and shopping. I highly recommend this hotel to all travelers.