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What We Love

  • Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Chilling in the Jacuzzi while surveying Bodrum, glittering far below
  • Being a 15-minute stroll from town — far enough to avoid the summer noise yet close enough to enjoy all the city’s delights
  • Sipping traditional Turkish aniseed raki before dinner
  • Grazing at the copious breakfast buffet
  • Read more about what to see and do in Bodrum in our magazine section

What To Know

  • The Marmara is a 15-minute walk from the city center — grab a taxi or grab your trainers
  • Piped music in the bar can become a bit of a bore
  • WiFi is spotty
  • Mosquitoes can be a problem when the weather is humid
  • The hotel’s private beach is a short (and free) shuttle ride away
  • The hotel will be adults only from Jan 1 2014 and children under the age of 12 will not be permitted.

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at The Marmara Bodrum in Bodrum (Bodrum City Center), you’ll be convenient to Bodrum Farmers’ Market and Bodrum Castle. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Bodrum Beach and Bodrum Maritime Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 95 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a Select Comfort bed. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a pool view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Bodrum? This hotel has 1636 square feet (152 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Marmara Bodrum – Adult Only
Yokusbasi Mahallesi Suluhasan
Bodrum, 48400 Turkey

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 899 Reviews
Perfect Holiday
Reviewed 8 hours ago

Every time I come to this hotel, I feel as though I have come home. The welcome is amazing. The Front Desk staff are so helpful and always go that extra mile to help you, especially with changing flights.
The menu has vastly improved and offers more variety. Portion sizes are still big, so I tended to share. The breakfast is amazing. They will cook fresh whatever you want. I adored the Onion Bread. Yummy.
I really can’t recommend this hotel enough if you want to relax and chill out. Thankfully it is adult only, so no kids. Also the hotel is pet friendly and they have a beautiful Ginger cat.
All staff are attentive and friendly without being over the top!
The hotel is well maintained and spotlessly clean.
It’s easy to walk into the centre of Bodrum as it is all downhill. Taxi back from the centre is 15 lira. It is not on a bus route.
The gym and swimming pools are good.
The spa is excellent for a massage.
The restaurant at night is lovely as the food is great and you have an amazing view of Bodrum and the surrounding hills.
I can’t wait to return. Missing it already.

Very relaxing
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great location, came during quiet season but the weather was still hot.

The host/owner gave us a very friendly welcome and explained where everything was.

The pool is clean, there were always enough sun beds. Rooms were clean and we were upgraded for free as it was quiet with a room with a sea view.

The gym has everything I needed and more. It also has a great sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.

The massage spa is great as well. Quality massages from 9am till 8:30pm.

The food choice is small but good quality and cocktails by the pool were delicious.

First 5 Star Hotel with self service
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is very nice also the Hotel facilities (Rooms, Pool)
The service is the worst I ever saw in a 5 Star hotel.
No body of the reception stuff is speaking english, the treated my like I´m not welcome there, no explanation of the hotel facilities (Restaurant, pool, Gym.....).
There is no service at the hotel at all, instead of asking the guest at the breakfast about drinks, they stand in groups and talking to each other. This only is full of trainees, witch are very rude and unprofessional and also no word of english. I saw that a lot of guest are complaining about there service. I you book this hotel, don't expect any kind of service.
I don't know why this hotel got 5 Stars.
Never ever again for me.

Excellent hotel, that could be better!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in many respects a top Bodrum hotel. It is a deserved 5*, with an excellent location and friendly service, but could need some improvement. My main problem with The Marmara was, what they call "our concept", the fact that there was music everywhere, but no Turkish music! I've never heard so much Spanish and French music as in this hotel. I asked for Turkish music, but they said this is their concept. Very unfortunate, because you overlook the beautiful Bodrum, the Aegean Sea, you drink Raki and eat Lahmacun, but you can not hear Turkish music, that would fit so well with all the rest. It must be a concept of wanting to be international, but I think the management forgets, that visitors of Bodrum want to immerse in the Turkish culture. If they want Spanish culture they go to Barcelona! Please keep this in mind! There is excellent Turkish music and some places, like The Mimoza Restaurant play it too!

Just amazing ...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel on a hill overseeing Bodrum harbor and castle. It's part of the Small Luxury Hotels chain and this tells it all. Not a huge property, so really personal service, friendly staff (we stayed two weeks and we always saw them smiling), and just with the right amount of luxury and exclusivity for a relaxed vacation a bit away from the crowd. Choosing an adult only hotel made our stay also a bit more comfortable and relaxed.
The Turkish style breakfast buffet is extensive (really great choice of different olives for example), but not much variety and changes over the days (especially if you stay as long as we did). Good news is that you can order omelets, egg benedict or whatever comes to your mind and it’s served in a swift.
There is a daily shuttle service to Flamm Beach where the hotel has an agreement with and you can charge F&B to your room also from there. Transfer time is approx. 20 minutes, but it’s worth it (even you will love the hotel pool with the city view too).
The hotel is, as mentioned, a bit outside the center on a hill, but Taxis were always available and its just a very short and affordable ride to be at the harbor in the middle of high life.
Last but not least I want to thank the great staff of the hotel, and just to name one person, Ms. Fatma, representing all the friendly waiters and the reception staff (I remember just her name, but they were all great) for their exceptional, friendly and professional service.