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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This hotel is really 5 stars and premium
Food is really nice i recommend to everyone. All staff is is good. Especially Fulya from guest relations very kind of everything which we need. Beach is spectacular sea is so clean. Thank you so much to everyone to nice hospitality. We will definitely come back.
Good overall. Food is great, premium for sure. Drinks could be improved. Staff is amazing, especially at the restaurant and Fulya who was very kind to accommodate our needs. Very clean common areas. Gym is cool and staff is good. Beautiful views from the rooms. A la carte restaurants charge 15$ per person, which is ridiculous, so it doesn’t encourage people to try. Besides the main lobby which looks grand, the rest of the premises are a little bit more disappointing. The spa is very relaxing but there’s a strange smell in the Turkish bath. So overall, premium-ish, would expect more.
Some people might be offended buy this re am being totally honest about our trip.
My wife and I stayed at Rixos Premium Bodrum from the 5th of July to the 19th July as a couples holiday. We have been coming to Turkey for the last 26 years so have seen many places. We booked Rixos because we wanted to push the boat out and from the the reviews on tripadvisor we thought this was the place but how very disappointing it was.
The choice of food in the main restaurant was virtually the same everyday it got very boring hence we had room service 5 times during our stay. Lots of children running about in the food area picking food and then putting it back again not the best, The dining area when we sat down was very crowded again children running about there wasn’t an adults only section for us to sit in peace. The waiters and waitress are the best we have ever had in Turkey so polite couldn’t do enough for you top class. The bar upstairs is open 24hrs was top class again the staff were superb drinks again brilliant. The beach bar next to the 16+ pier and lady’s pier was top class the staff the best we had on our holiday.
We tried our best to mix it up during the day so on the 3rd day for lunch we went to the Zeytinalti for lunch, we waited 10 mins before getting served finally a waiter came and took our order the drinks came flat 10 mins later so asked for them to be changed, the table was dirty I cleaned the table with a wipe that was left as no one came to us. My wife’s food came and mine followed 15 mins later it was cold so we left.
The 16+ pier was the only place we got a bit of piece in the first week but you need to be up early to get your towels down with only 26 seats towels down for latest 6:45am or your day is finished before it starts, We started off the second week very similar to the first in a routine as we all do, then on the 16+ we got bombarded with a load of loud mouth people, they took over the place just took sun beds that old couples were gone for dinner proper chavs, playing loud music and shouting in what is supposed to be a quiet area, acting as if they owned the place the. The Rixos staff didn’t do anything about it and just let them stay.
We never once saw a Thomas Cook rep we tried to find them but the hotel didn’t know if there was one!!! The Rixos Premium isn’t geared up for English people and it shouldn’t be on Thomas Cooks website.
As part of our holiday we planned on booking a cabana on the island that belongs to the hotel, very over priced at about about 400 euro’s. When we arrived we were told that the island and cabanas are closed to the public, it had been hired out privately. Gutted to say the least.
Never will i book with Thomas cook or ever go to a Rixos hotel.