Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast
- Both the traditional Turkish hamman and the spa are among the best and biggest in Turkey
- Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony or terrace for taking in the views
- Read more about what to see and do in Bodrum in our magazine section
What To Know
- While some of the ruins are only a 10-minute drive away, Bodrum itself is 30 minutes away by car
- The beach is gorgeous but a bit rocky
- Food at the restaurants can be pricey
- WiFi and valet parking are free
- Kid-friendly amenities include a kids club and pool
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked into a serene cove with its own private beach around 30 minutes from Bodrum, the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a sprawling spa resort in a postcard-perfect setting. Views of the Aegean take center stage and can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows in rooms and suites, from the six restaurants, or from the enormous infinity pool, one of the largest in Turkey. The exclusive blue-flagged beach and 60,000-square-foot spa (with a traditional Turkish hammam) make it a top spot for couples and families to destress and soak up the sun.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are done in a soothing palette of beige and olive, keeping all the emphasis on those spectacular views. Every room comes with floor-to-ceiling windows shaded by slatted blinds and a balcony or terrace, while Superior Rooms also have a sitting area with a sofa. Bathrooms come with granite-topped sinks, mosaic tiling and Molton Brown amenities (in the Grand Deluxe Room category and higher).
The outdoor infinity pool is one of the largest in Turkey. From here you can peer over the private beach to the sea below. The 60,000-square-foot spa really does engage all the senses and features a traditional Turkish hammam. The fitness area allows guests to get active or relax through yoga, Pilates or traditional fitness training — all with views of the crystal-blue Aegean. The six restaurants offer a choice of Mediterranean, Italian and Asian cuisine, while Bar Blue delivers live jazz and cocktails in the evening. For families there’s KempiKids Camp and kids pool, which frees the adults to enjoy a glass of vino poolside. Oh, and if you’re looking to arrive in style, there’s a helipad as well as a private marine docking facility for your yacht.
In the Area
Nearby Ephesus was once home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Charter a traditional Turkish gulet for a day and drop anchor anywhere along the coast to take a dip in the turquoise sea. Bodrum is the St.-Tropez of Turkey, so don’t miss the sizzling party scene, which doesn’t get started until very late. Our favorite club is the waterfront Bianca Beach. Set in a palm-shaded stone courtyard beside the Aegean, Kocadon is one of Bodrum’s most atmospheric restaurants. Book a table by the gurgling century-old fountain for fresh seafood and Turkish fare.
How to Get There
There is nothing to say else; perfect hospitality. Excellent beach. We preferred this hotel as it is the one of the pet friendly hotels but after the stay this wont be the major reason to visit again but hospitality and excellent beach will.
Wonderful hotel hidden in the beautiful hills of turkey.
Great staff and wonderful pool, beach and facilities
Highly recommend the spa and ham-am treatment. You will come out feeling like a princess/ princess
Recommend visits to the city for nightlife and local culture
The hotel is great building and top quality infrastructure, but maybe due to the new season opening , the staff isn’t the level of the building yet . The cost access is tough , though it’s wonderful , the pools are wonderful .
Fantastic views , amazing pools , magical beach , dont miss the sunrise 😻... the breakfast is simply the best with a big variety of food, they have whatever u would ask for, their bed is not 100% as it is a little not comfy.
I absolutely love this hotel - I am slightly biased as I got married here. They make everyone feel welcome & the staff could not do more for you.
This hotel is worth every penny & puts 5* hotels in England to shame.