Rixos Premium Bodrum
What We Love
- Ultra-inclusive stay at a five-star Bodrum beach resort on Turkey
- Being just 10 miles from the heart of Bodrum, known as the St Tropez of Turkey
- Gourmet delights at the themed à la carte restaurants
- The state-of-the-art Rixos Royal SPA for blissful pampering
What To Know
- Family-friendly; there's a pool with water slides and kids' disco nights
- Located on 187,000 square meters (that's close to 2 million square feet!) of private land, just 10 miles from Bodrum
- Service could be more attentive and some staff members don't speak fluent English
Cherished by jet-setting celebs and the cool set for its unique bohemian vibe, on-trend bars and clubs, turquoise waters and sparkling sands, the celebrity-draped Aegean town of Bodrum is fabulously set on south-west Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.
Small wonder then, that this statement-making and supersized five-star sleep with its own private beach seals the deal for luxury-seekers. There are two outdoor pools, 10 bars, gourmet thrills by way of a buffet restaurant and several à la carte dining spots, a sublime state-of-the-art spa for indulgent treatments and beauty rituals, and a first-rate kids club with age-specific activities for tots, teens, and those in-between.
With many framing of the spacious guest rooms overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea, you can look forward to designer-led décor, stunning tiled headboards, sleek fixtures and fittings, sumptuous soft furnishings, and up-to-date gadgetry. Most fabulous, though, are the private balconies or terraces where you can while away the hours contemplating which of the many complimentary sporting activities you’ll get stuck into next.
Each of the 347 spacious rooms, suites and villas is finished to a high spec, with all assuring designer-led décor, stunning tiled headboards, sleek fixtures and fittings, and sumptuous soft furnishings. The well-sized Deluxe Sea View room frames the glittering sea perfectly and sleeps two, while the larger Family suite has two bedroom and two bathrooms, sleeping up to two adults and two children. Both room types have a minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, flatscreen TV with satellite channels and music stations, and a private balcony or terrace.
Delectable cuisine reveals itself at the all-day Sini buffet restaurant and at several à la carte dining spots. Savour modern Turkish fare and fresh seafood at Zeytin Restaurant, relish Lebanese cooking at Layali Restaurant, or enjoy Far East-inspired dishes at Aja Restaurant – a dinner-only spot with sushi and Teppanyaki tables. Please note that à la carte restaurants must be pre-booked. There are also 10 bars and pubs dotted throughout the resort, including the Dem Tea House for speciality teas and coffees, Su Bar for poolside refreshments, and Mojito Bar for made-to-order cocktails and live stage shows.
Open daily, the sprawling state-of-the-art Rixos Royal SPA will impress the most savvy of spa-goers with its indoor pool, Turkish bath, Finnish bath, steam room, relaxation area and Vitamin Bar. There’s a dedicated Massage Parlour for Bali, Thai or Indian massage, Turkish bath rubbing and foaming, seaweed therapy and other spa rituals, a Moss Room for skin-firming and anti-cellulite treatments, and a beauty centre for pedicures, manicures, skin care and hairdressing. The resort also has an on-site fitness centre. Please note that all treatments are chargeable.
Set on 187,000-square-metres of private land on Turkey’s south-west coast, you’ll be just 10 miles from the centre of Bodrum – the celebrity-draped Aegean town famed for its bohemian vibe, trendy nightlife, turquoise waters, and glittering sands. Highlights include gawping at multi-millionaires mooring their gleaming yachts in the marina, visiting the stylish village of Türkbükü on the north side of the Bodrum Peninsula, posing to perfection at Bitez Beach, and marvelling at the 15th century St Peter’s Castle that’s home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Further Bodrum thrills include stocking up on designer goodies at the Karada Marina Shopping Mall, hitting the drinking dens on Bar Street, and getting a cultural fix at the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rixos Premium Bodrum Turkey is 25 kilometres from Milas-Bodrum Airport.
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just back from this execellent hotel food was great and plenty of choice. nice friendly staff. the 2 sisters in the main bar are such an asset.they are so hard working and they always found time for everyone, even tried to teach me some basic turkish. the grounds are quite hilly but there is a small bus that goes round picks you and drops you off. the beach area is compact and can get crowed. there are plenty of grassed/lawn ares's a well. the little island is lovely,it's a shame the big private beach was only being used by a few people. overall we enjoyed our stay. once again a big thank you to the sister's and the rest of the hard working staff.
What an amazing experience! From the luxurious room, friendly staff, delectable food and abundance of fun things to do, would HIGHLY recommend to everyone!!!! Will definitely be staying here again soon! Absolutely love Turkey and especially Bodrum.
I visited here with my friend for a week. We have been coming to Turkey once, and more recently twice a year for the passed 5 years and have always gone to Xanadu Island. We thought we’d try somewhere different this year. We had a good holiday however, we were extremely disappointed with the Rixos.
For the first 2/3 days there was no WiFi, then when it was working it wasn’t great, when we asked about this at Guest Relations they were just not interested, the girl Fruiza (sorry if I’ve spelled this wrong) was more interested in looking at dresses on the internet, even her whole posture said “I have no interest in helping you!!” In total we spoke to Guest Relations about 3 times, all of which we were treated in this dismissive manner.
We’d paid for a deluxe room with sea view, we were put in block 4 which has a busy road behind it and as the room smelled really badly of damp, had shabby outdoor furniture, and the walk to the room was very shabby we asked to be moved, the reception chap was more pleasant and we moved to a room in block 2 which didn’t smell of damp but the walk to it wasn’t much more pleasant, dangerous stairs to get to it and the gardens and paths were not well maintained. The rooms are ok, however, compared to Xanadu, they are tired and in need of modernisation.
In comparison to the grand lobby and nice lounge, the seated area in the dining room is more like an old canteen. The food was absolutely lovely and once we tipped a few waiters, the service for drinks was good.
Night time entertainment was good, however, on the nights where it was the DJ you’d only enjoy it if you were Russian, Turkish or Eastern European. We asked for a couple of requests but the DJ had no intention of ever playing them.
We went to Yoga on our first morning, provided for free, this was supposed to be on every day except Saturday, however, this was a Friday and the teacher just hadn’t bothered to turn up!!
Overall, good food, however, be aware at this time of year there are no A la Carte restaurants open, entertainment was ok, however, perhaps if you are Russian or Eastern European you’ll be treated better than us Brits. The place if absolutely full of them and we found them to be very rude.
Finally, on our day of departure we asked to keep our room on as we had an evening flight. We were told we could keep it until 2 for free. If we wanted it later it would be 20 euros per hour, this would have cost is 80 euros! When we tried to challenge this as it was the end of the season and unlikely our room would be getting used, the chap said there maybe someone else booked into it, therefore, how come it was available if we paid, but not if we didn’t?? There are no complimentary rooms you have to use the Spa. This was one of the worst experiences I have had and would not expect this from a supposed 5 star resort. The spa had at least 15 people at a time trying to get ready, there were 2 showers so everyone was queuing in very hot dirty conditions. There were no towels, we had to go to the pool area to take some from there, it was an absolute disgrace, you should be ashamed of yourself Rixos!!
We will be returning to Xanadu Island next year as we are treated like we actually are important customers, and where staff are 100% more dedicated to making our holiday special!!