Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
What We Love
- A choice of 10 wining and dining options
- Breezy waterfront setting on a private bay
- Bodrum is one of Turkey's most desirable vacation destinations
What To Know
- The resort is both sophisticated and super-family-friendly
- It's a 20-minute drive to the center of Bodrum
- The superb spa features a traditional Turkish hammam
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Overlooking a private bay on Turkey’s white-hot Bodrum Peninsula, this luxe resort aims to please all its well-heeled guests with a choice of 12 different suite categories and lavish apartments with up to four bedrooms. The vibe blends a high-end Asian feel with exotic Turkish accents, and most rooms take full advantage of the resort’s waterfront setting with floor-to-ceiling windows. The wining and dining options feel endless, from casual Mediterranean to haute Japanese. Got a sweet tooth? You’ll love the Terrace Lounge and the Mandarin Cake Shop, which both offer homemade treats along with sea views. The sublime spa is spread over three levels and offers a range of signature Mandarin therapies, as well as locally influenced treatments, like the Olive Branch Journey, which involves olive leaves picked from the garden, and a hammam experience, inspired by the centuries-old Turkish steam room tradition.
In the Area
If you can drag yourself away from the hotel’s two private beaches on the Aegean Sea, it’s worth exploring this stunning coastline further, preferably from a gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden boat. Blue Cruise Bodrum specializes in tours on these romantic vessels, either private charters or day cruises. Head into the town of Bodrum and party the night away onboard a different kind of vessel, the tacky-but-fabulous Club Catamaran, which claims to be Turkey’s only floating nightclub, or boogie down at the popular open-air Halikarnas club. If culture is more your thing, explore the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, which incorporates the Bodrum Castle of the Knights of St. John and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
How to Get There
Another visit to the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum,
We booked the hotel limo for airport transport which come with complimentary meet and greet. It is expensive but if you have the cash spare it is nice tonot have to queue at the border control. As it happens the person in the seat behind on the plane was 99% likely to get arrested in the airport so would have paid to just avoid all that.
We visited 3 years ago and everything still seems as new. The water sports area is now completed which was underconstruction last time. It is still in pristine condition.
Nice welcome from staff with a refreshing drink while doing th informal check in. Was offered a suite upgrade up on the hill but declined for a room in the main builiding. The complex is on hill side, there are loads of golf carts on call to whisk you around at a moments notice but I like to walk rather than wait.
The sea view room we had had stunning views and was very very comfortable. The usual Aqua Di Parma soaps and a lovely big bath.
Tried to book a massage for the next day but the slots were gone, so if you want a treatment make sure you book in advance.
The only downside was we got stuck in the lift and the intercom was not working. I was not a happy bunny but they were very apologetic and had a cheese and wine feast delivered to the room as an apology, thank you Bekir Temur
Also new from our last stay was complimetary water sport tasters, my partner got to try out paddle boarding which she loved, there is a different one every morning.
The beach is sandy but the shore is pebbles, If you want to just go out for a wade and not swim, swim shoes would be advisable.
Great hotel to unwind and relax in, thank you
Dont hope the birds to wake you up. Construction machines drilling the rocks and cutting the trees in the forest will be an award in the morning. Everyday including sunday from 0900 till 1800 you will witness the destroy of such beautiful piece of nature. Mandarin Group is converting Paradise Bay to Hell..
The crystal waters started to have remedies as the bay is used as a berth for yachts. The group will make huge money in 25 years and probably sell the hotel moving to destroy another piece of nature just the same done in Barbaros bay by Kempinsky.. All the nature killers final house to be hell
I have stayed at many luxury hotels in the world but this is perhaps the most beautiful and perfect one of all. Beautiful, large and modern rooms, outstanding service throughout the resort, excellent food and drinks, attention to detail everywhere, and a beautiful location, pool area and beach. It is well outside Bodrum city. Would love to go back anytime.
We had a lovely stay. The mandarin oriental properties are 2nd to none and Bodrum is no exception. The hotel and grounds are extensive and the residences cover a large area. The gardens are immaculate. The resort was quiet this time of year and therefore not all the restaurants are open. The food in the ones that were open were of a good standard. Spa area and gym in door pool was great. Beach and outdoor pool really nice. Would definitely go back. Special thanks to Silan our butler for meeting our every need.
I stayed in this hotel during the 1st week of October. Its absolutely superb. You are immediately blown away with the architecture.
We had a sea view room with a large balcony. It was spacious and just glorious. We actually did not want to leave the hotel.
The Spa is also amazing. The staff were extremely professional.
I would definitely visit Bodrum and mainly this hotel again. Location and exceptional service.
Perfect for a short getaway from London.