Avantgarde Hotel Yalikavak
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Private sandy beach features an umbrella-studded swimming pier and diving platform
- Light and roomy, most Suites offer sea views
- Free use of the Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, pool and Jacuzzi
What To Know
- Opened in summer 2012
- A 25-minute drive from Bodrum proper and a 10-minute minibus ride from the nearest nightlife and dining, Avantgarde can feel a little monastic
- Free WiFi
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- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Dressed down, not decked out, the Avantgarde Yalikavak was made for beach bumming. The sandy beach includes a swimming pier and diving platform for easy access to the pristine Aegean Sea, while a grassy lawn scattered with cozy, oversize pillows is perfect for lazing in the sun. Pearl-white four-poster beach beds (think a pool lounger for two, with sun-dappled curtains blowing in the breeze) offer a touch of romantic whimsy for sunbathing couples. Rows of bougainvillea-shaded lounging sofas, an open-air restaurant and a pool round out the hotel’s private slice of seaside. With cool stone floors and no carpets in sight, the hotel begs guests to go barefoot all day long.
Bed and Bath
The Avantgarde’s 30 light-flodded rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a beach house color scheme of sun-dappled baby blues and creamy whites. All have their own sundecks, often putting guests steps from the beach. Beds are topped with 400-thread-count linens, and bathrooms feature rainfall showers and a range of organic soaps and shampoos.
Sunset over the yacht-strewn Aegean provides an elegant backdrop for drinks at the hotel’s chic seaside bar and restaurant. At night, candle lanterns circle the bar, pool and alfresco dining area, where traditional Turkish food is served until midnight. The sparkling sea is best viewed with a cocktail in hand from the bubbling outdoor Jacuzzi. Guests have free access to the sauna, steam room and Turkish bath.
In the Area
A 10-minute minibus ride away, the town of Yalikavak brims with seafood joints, lively harborside bars and streets full of knickknack vendors. During the day a fleet of wooden tour boats depart from Yalikavak for day trips to the peninsula’s best swimming sites. Bodrum proper, an additional half-hour bus ride away, offers a wider array of eateries and nightlife. In a courtyard of historic stone houses, Kocadon restaurant is among Bodrum’s best-loved, while the cheeky club Ships Ahoy in nearby Turkbuku is one of the port’s most famous nightspots.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Avantgarde for two nights. The rooms are very nicely decorated, great bathroom/shower, and the king suite can fit 4 people. From the moment I called to make a reservation, the front dest staff, especially Ogun Bey, were extremely helpful. It is a pricey hotel, and you should reserve your shade and sunbed a day ahead. They have great service by the beach with a full menu, drinks, refreshments etc and although the prices are steep the variety and taste is awesome. Good also for families with small kids since it has a sandy beach.
this is very small very well decorated cozy hotel. has its own beach area and pool.
hotel has very attentive and very friendly staff. we are very pleased with people who working there especially people who work beach area and restaurants are amazing. must try Tony Soprano pasta it is AMAZING
I stayed with a friend. Everything about the hotel felt really luxuries. There were little touches in the room that made it personal. Staying at this hotel you don't really need to bring much, it had a proper hair dryer, toiletries, towels for everything, bathrobe, magazines etc.
Breakfast was amazing, so fresh and tasty.
Staff were great. Considering it was the end of season they were all really helpful and smiley.
It has a private sandy beach.
10mins from Palmarina by taxi.
I will definitely stay here again. Loved it.
The hotel is very nicely decorated. We couldn't find a room with the sea view; but the room and amenities were OK. It might have been even better; because at the time of the year we went there were many small children in the hotel and the sea view rooms are adjacent to the pool area. The sea is good. The hotel has a private beach and jetty.
As almost anywhere in the Bodrum, what you eat and drink on the beach is overpriced. The staff is very helpful and quick; the beach staff is a little bit over attentive. But one night, there was a lot of noise by some late returning (5 am) guests and the staff was very slow and reluctant to act.
I stayed at this hotel on business in September of 2016. It is really nice. Small enough to make you feel the personal touch and staff are very nice. The restaurant has a really nice breakfast where you can choose your level of indulgence. Outside bar and beach have lots of areas where you can find seclusion or join with others should you want to mix.
Cost is reasonable also. I would come back here in a minute, well worth the visit.