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This legendary hotel inspired a famous novel and is easy to visit

This hotel is one of the most legendary in the world. He inspired numerous works including one of the masterpieces of the detective novel.

It's a hotel whereù each wall seems to hide a secret and a place that inspired one of the most famous detective novels of all time. Upon entry, places it  marvels with its luxury and opulence. The oversized chandeliers, the upholstered armchairs, the marble, the Murano vases and the famous old elevator, one of the first in Europe, set the tone for an unforgettable stay.

Designed to welcome the illustrious travelers of the Orient-Express, this establishment is a true time capsule and embodies what it is all about. alone the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Istanbul, this bridge between the West and the East. If you like Netflix series, perhaps you have already watched them. discovered this establishment in 2023 in the series Midnight at Pera Palace, based on the book by historian Charles King. It allows a striking immersion into the atmosphere of the 1920s and the creation of modern Turkey from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire.

But what makes this hotel even more special is its connection to the famous author Agatha Christie. In the late 1920s, the British author stayed in room 411, where she stayed. she is said to have written her masterpiece, "The Crime on the Orient-Express" published finally in 1934. Agatha Christie had actually taken the Orient Express towards Istanbul in 1928 before stopping at Pera Palace. Today, this room is a sort of sanctuary dedicated to the &agrav; the author, with a replica of her machine. write. Fans of Agatha Christie can immerse themselves in the atmosphere and almost see the author imagining the theatrical moves of this famous actress. ;egrave;bre closed railway session. Perhaps they will even have the impression of meeting the iconic Hercule Poirot.

Pera Palace is not only famous for its association with Agatha Christie. Other illustrious figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Hitchcock also stayed there, each leaving their mark on the history of history# 39;hotel. The hotel bar, with its speakeasy atmosphere, harkens back to the days when the hotel' Hemingway sipped his cocktails there.

If you don't have the opportunity to stay there, the experience is relatively Although expensive, Pera Palace offers other unique experiences. The Agatha restaurant, namedé in honor of Agatha Christie, offers inventive gastronomy influenced by several cultures. Tea time is also a time to watch. not to be missed in the large living room. If you have the opportunity to visit this famous place in Istanbul, don't miss one of the most special rooms in the city. hotels of the hotel, the suite of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic. She has been preserved as she was during her lifetime.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116