We just returned from ten days in Bodrum, Turkey – one of the hottest luxury destination to visit at the moment. This port city is considered to be the “St. Tropez of Eastern Europe”, and is best known for its luxury hotels and beach clubs, gourmet food scene and abundance of breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Andiamo has curated a list of the top Bodrum hotels for you to choose from based on your vacation preference – whether that’s location, luxury, or history, we have your covered!
Six Senses Kaplankaya
For those seeking wellness
This luxury resort is located off the beaten path in Milas, approximately 50 miles from Bodrum City. It is definitely worth the drive for those looking for a premier wellness resort, boasting some of the most opulent treatments and spa and fitness facilities in the world. The location of Six Senses Kaplankaya is unbeatable, with an abundance of nature, beauty, and history at all corners. Two of the ancient wonders of the world are located on the hotel’s doorstep – the ancient city of Ephesus where the Temple of Artemis once stood and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. You’ll need to take a car to get into the city of Bodrum, but the castles and market bazaars will make it worth your while. Allow Andiamo to set up these unforgettable daily excursions.
The hotel’s design is well thought out with an emphasis on its secluded and one-with-nature ambience. Each room is beautifully appointed, fitted with a balcony or terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views. Six Senses is known for their holistic, effective wellness programs that focus on healthy weight loss, de-stressing or fitness and toning. The Kaplankaya property offers tailored programs to help guests reach their individual goals. With three private beach areas, you’ll be engulfed in an unparalleled paradise of turquoise seas for the ultimate R&R. If you’re in the mood for adventure, the resort offers complimentary yoga & Pilates, hiking and meditation as well as helicopter tours and deep sea fishing.
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
For those seeking an ultra-luxe getaway
This opulent resort overlooking the Aegean Sea is one of Bodrum’s finest. With an in-house list of the Crème De La Crème of Europe, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is the place to see and be seen. The resort prides itself on offering a seductive blend of style, serenity, and five-star comfort. The world-class resort offers an array of luxury meets classic oriental guest rooms, spacious suites and sprawling beachside villas. The location is unbeatable, located on the Northern Coast of the Bodrum Peninsula and only twenty minutes from the Bodrum City Center where all of the action happens. Much to our surprise, we discovered a fully equipped Chanel boutique on property – directly across from the hotel pool *JAW DROP*. With eight award-winning gourmet eateries on property as well as an impressive assortment of chic bars, the dining and drinking choices are endless. The hotel has virtually the same number of friendly and efficient staff as they have guests, making your every wish their command.
For those looking to experience the glitzy culture of Bodrum
Macakizi, pronounced “magicizzy”, is the hotel that started the glitzy Bodrum scene. The hotel is surrounded by pine-clad hills on the Northern edge of the Bodrum Peninsula and offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea at every turn. Originally established in the 1970s as a retreat for artists and writers, the hotel has since become a hotspot frequented by celebs, such as Mick Jagger and Celine Dion. Prominently situated on the Aegean Sea, the hotel is roughly 45 minutes from the lively Bodrum downtown, offering exclusivity and privacy for its guests.
The wow factor of the resort is truly the discovery of something unique and new within each corner of the hotel, but guests are always most stunned when they descend the stone stairs, pass the open air restaurant pavilion and head through the magnolia-heavy gardens onto the private beach, occupied by expensively dressed guests reclining on sun loungers as the DJ plays the hottest tunes. Start your day with a yoga class by the crystal clear waters of the Aegean or relax your soul with a luxurious body treatment at the Spa. The hotel has its own private Superyacht for those who wish to experience the magic of the Bodrum Peninsula on the water, which can be rented for half day or full day.
Pro Tip: Allow Andiamo to book you a yacht day for your friends and family to enjoy. Here, the service is first class and the food is excellent. We recommend securing a complimentary day bed at the beach club, ordering a cocktail, and watching the world arrive from their super yachts.
The Bodrum EDITION
For those who wish to be immersed in the hip Bodrum social scene
The Bodrum EDITION is beautifully situated on Bodrum’s Paradise Bay, only a ten minute drive from the world-renowned Yalikavak Marina and the famous Bodrum Castle. The minimalist yet impressive design of each accommodation ranges from standard luxury guest rooms to presidential villas. The hotel decor is standard for the ultra-trendy and contemporary Edition accommodations we’ve all learned to love and expect from the brand. As always, the airy fabrics lend a beach house feel to the hotel and promise to serve as your home away from home during your time in Bodrum.
The hotel is most ideal for those who like to be in the midst of the social scene of the city. Every Friday and Saturday, world-renown DJ’s are flown into the hotel to spin at one of the most elite beach parties in Bodrum. With unique craft cocktails and pulsating music, it’s hard to not have a great time as sparkling bottles of Ace Of Spades Champagne glow at the beach club’s tables. The EDITION’s beach is home to some of the whitest sand we’ve ever seen. This is the hotel for those looking for experience that blends relaxation, delicious food, nearby landmarks and most importantly a great time.