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Peradays Hotel review: A slice of paradise in Istanbul

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Where to stay in Istanbul? Now, that’s a broad question! Simply, it all boils down to your preference and travel plans. But, if you’re looking for a unique accommodation in Beyoğlu, then I highly recommend Peradays Hotel. So why should you stay at this boutique hotel? Read on for my review of Peradays Hotel in Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey.

After Sultanahmet and Cappadocia, it was now time for us to explore the other side of Istanbul, starting with Beyoglu. And where better to stay than near Taksim but still away from the hustle and bustle. Not only did we find the peace that we were looking for, but we also found a slice of paradise in Peradays Hotel.

Peradays: Getting there and checking-in

Peradays is actually just walking distance from the very famous Istiklal Street and Taksim Square. But as we were coming from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen airport from Cappadocia, we opted to take a cab from Taksim Square.

TIP: Take the Havatas bus (HAVABÜS) from the airport to Taksim Square from 15 TL.

Also, Istanbul’s cobblestone streets can be quite unforgiving on luggage that’s why we also took the taxi. However, instead of taking a taxi through the Bitaksi app, we just hailed one from the street which was a mistake since the driver scammed us into not turning on the meter and charging us the double.

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After getting down from the street, it was still a few feet’s walk to get to the entrance of Peradays. Since we arrived at night, we almost went passed the door of Peradays. It was a good thing they had a glass door and I already knew the interiors from Googling photos. However, I think there’s still room for improvement and they can maybe add a lighted signage outside.

Check-in was a breeze and we were immediately welcomed not just by one of the owners but also one of their resident cats. Tired from the flight, we headed to our room as soon as the check-in process was done.

Peradays: Where every room is unique

From the outside, Peradays may seem small. But what it lacks in size, it sure does makes up for in its personality and history. Unlike chain hotels and other accommodations, every room in Peradays is literally unique. No room is exactly alike and the owners planned it that way.

The building itself dates to around 19th century, lending not just a local feel to it, but historical as well. An Italian tailor to the Ottoman Palace and his family lived in the building and the three other buildings beside Peradays. Nowadays, the 6-storey building houses 9 individually decorated rooms, with the owners deciding on what layout works best depending on the size of the room.

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The idiosyncratic design of the rooms can be classified as modern industrial, having a common theme of raw and unfinished yet modern chic at the same time. The owners didn’t stop with the look though. Peradays also uses energy saving products as well as the greywater system in the hotel.

The ground floor is where you’ll find the reception and the sitting area. This is also where the guests have their breakfast. The rooftop terrace offers a nice view of the neighborhood especially for those rooms without a balcony.

Our room: Superior Double Room with Brick Wall + balcony

Thanks to the hotel’s elevator, we didn’t have to carry our luggage up the stairs. Pera was adamant though, to escort us up and clearly knows which room we’ll stay in. It was funny trying not to let her inside.

What stood out when we got to our room, was not just the industrial style, but the glass wall of the toilet/shower overlooking the room. I actually liked it but for the more conservative, don’t worry there is a provided shower curtain. We also loved making use of the couch and of course, opening up the glass doors to the balcony.

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Why you should stay at Peradays Hotel

Technically, with only 9 rooms, Peradays is only considered as a B&B/Inn. But if you don’t care for labels like me, then that shouldn’t deter you. And have I mentioned that it’s the number one rated B&B/Inn in Istanbul in Trip Advisor? Plus, they are a Travelers’ Choice 2017 Winner as well as a recipient of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

But enough about accolades. Peradays’ urban setting is a good choice for travelers who want to be centrally located. The train, tram, and Tünel stations are walking distances and Istanbul’s mode of transportations are easy enough to navigate to get to the tourist destinations. Plus, lots and lots of food choices and nightlife in the historic Beyoglu area. And of course, shopping at Istiklal Caddesi!

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If you’re an animal lover especially cats, then you’ll definitely feel right at home. Pera and Daisy will make you want to spend more time in the communal dining area. Their personalities are different from each other which makes it more fun trying to play with them.

Peradays also offers complimentary breakfast. And not just breakfast, but a big Turkish breakfast! We were so full by the end of it that it felt more like a brunch. The breakfast in our hotel in Sultanahmet paled in comparison. Loved that we get to eat eggs with sucuk again after our delightful food tour.

But what makes a stay memorable is how you feel right at home and the staff of Peradays certainly achieved that. The intimate atmosphere in Peradays is something you’ll miss once your vacation is over. The owners, who were workmates turned friends turned business partners, along with their team, will definitely make you feel like you’re staying with your Istanbul family.

Peradays Hotel information:

Address: Kamer Hatun, Hamalbaşı Cd. No: 32, 34435 Beyoglu, İstanbul

Email: info@peradays.com

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Disclosure: I was a guest at Peradays Hotel for a complimentary stay but that doesn’t mean what I wrote above is not my honest feedback. This hotel review details what I honestly experienced during our two days stay. 

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14 Comments

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    February 14, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    […] checking out from Peradays Hotel, we navigated the hilly cobblestone streets of Istanbul with the help of Google Maps. Dragging a […]

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    Kevin Wagar
    February 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Wow, this place just oozes character! And that rooftop view is spectacular. I love that they didn’t go for a cookie cutter look and instead took the time to make each part unique.

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    Christina
    February 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Istanbul is one of my favorite cities. Peradays looks like a comfortable homestyle hotel – a home away from home. A good friend is planning a trip to Istanbul later this year. I’ll pass it on!

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    Mike
    February 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    You had me at the rooftop view but then I saw that breakfast! Now I’m hungry haha. I love finding tips like the Havatas bus. Airport transfers are some of the most frustrating parts of travel. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sanne - Spend Life Traveling
    February 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I love hotels that take the effort to make every room unique! This looks and sounds like a very cute hotel and the fact that it’s centrally located makes it perfect. I love Istanbul and definitely plan to visit again so I will write down this hotel, thanks!

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    Medha Verma
    February 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I quite like the brick wall interiors of the hotel! Your story of being scammed by the taxi driver reminds me of our experience in Istanbul. We had the exactly same experience, the driver scammed us by not starting the meter and charged us double the amount, and did not even drop us at the right place! I guess Istanbul has several such stories about scamming taxi drivers. Your wonderful stay at Peradays Hotel seems to have made up for that experience though.

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    Susanna
    February 10, 2018 at 5:08 am

    This looks like a great place to stay! I really like that each and every room is unique. I always stay at hotels with that quality. it shows the take time and pay attention to detail. I would love to go back to Istanbul and stay here

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    Nisha
    February 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Peradays … paradise … It does not take much to figure it out 🙂 The raw finish does give it a different feel to the place. I also love your photos which seem to highlight the raw but modern concept. The filling breakfast is surely an understatement …

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    Amanda Kendle
    February 4, 2018 at 7:15 am

    You had me at “resident cat” 🙂 This is exactly the kind of place I like to stay, small and unique, so you actually feel like you’re in a foreign country not just some chain hotel. Also that breakfast looks amazing!

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      Darlene
      February 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Yeah, chain hotels can get sterile whereas these unique places to stay like Peradays are more personalized and intimate.

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    Punita Malhotra
    February 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    What a lovely place to stay! Looking at the first picture, I really thought it was someone’s cozy home! Its great that every room is differently done up, little things like these are so important. The food looks divine too.

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      Darlene
      February 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Yes, it’s like a home away from home in Peradays.

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    Catherine Sweeney
    February 2, 2018 at 5:13 am

    You really captured my attention with “every room is unique” at Peradays. I love to find places like that where the design has been so well and creatively thought out to make the stay special. I love the view from there, too. I’ve got Istanbul on the wish list, so keeping Peradays in mind, for sure. Also, thanks for the transportation tips.

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      Darlene
      February 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks! I find that I’m more drawn now to unique accommodations than chain hotels.

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