Six Senses Kaplankaya
What We Love
- Walk-in closets in all rooms
- Weekly wellness talks
- Complimentary water sports at Taslik Koyu, the property’s private beach
- A 107,500-square foot spa with 40 treatment rooms
What To Know
- A Program Adviser will contact you two weeks prior to your arrival to fine-tune the details of your stay (spa treatments, outdoor excursions, etc.)
- The hotel is a 10-minute helicopter ride from the Milas-Bodrum airport
- Cell phone usage is restricted to your private room
- Each restaurant menu here displays complete nutritional information for all of its dishes
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Therapeutic doesn’t begin to describe the restorative vibe at this seaside stunner, sleekly camouflaged into the rugged mountains of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. This idyllic all-inclusive selected an unvarnished backdrop for its initial international outpost: Muğla, which some now consider a hushed and more exclusive alternative to Amalfi. Whether you choose from an array of curated “focused stays,” ranging from weight-loss packages to a four-day program aimed at aspiring non-smokers, or simply want to unplug, you’ll emerge decidedly detoxed. Start with a dip in the electric blue waters of the Aegean, followed up with a pampering, centuries-old herbal body treatment at the gargantuan spa (the brand’s signature basalt stone massage is also a worthy option), then tuck into freshly caught seafood and mezze at the poolside café, Wild Thyme. For total privacy, opt for one of the 49 “rooms on the ridge,” spread out across a maze of slopes laden with olive trees, all set above the main resort building.
In the Area
History junkies can delight in the fact that this resort is within driving distance of two ancient world gems, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus—both claim Seven Wonders of the World status. Also close is the port city of Bodrum, a pretty mix of white stucco homes and bougainvillea vines and its star attraction, a 15th-century castle, which now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. For those who want to stay closer to the emerald coves of Kaplankaya, there are a variety of customized guided hikes designed to fit different fitness levels, as well as windsurfing excursions—after all, you’re in the birthplace of seafaring civilization.
How to Get There
If I were to explain this place in one word it would be heaven. Stunning sunsets, really good service with friendly employees, private beaches with crystal clear water, water sports, spa and more things I can't even list. We had a really good time with our kids here. Nature is unbelievable. Bodrum is definitely a gem of Turkey. They even took us to the beach with a Tesla car I mean wow I have never seen that.
Stayed here in June 2018 and my memories of this place are fond. There was definitely a few teething issues around it as it appeared to be re-opening but the quality was great.
A great gym really well equipped
Fantastic spa, it was amazing with what treatments we used.
Nice beaches and choice.
Food and various venues was of a high quality.
Initially when we turned up it was lovely and quiet but I imagine at capacity it is too busy as it felt towards us leaving.
We stayed in a sea view pool villa of which our first one had no sea view and had to move but this was well accommodated.
The rooms are mostly near the main route for the buggies which can be quite intrusive, we tended to walk most places but clearly some people see it as their right to be driven absolutely everywhere.
Also at the early days there was a lot of press staying and they were and understandably their main priority which they made a little bit too obvious at times.
However all in all it's a great venue close to the UK and I truly came back relaxed so I was very happy with it.
As I was saying there is a pipe on the beach nearby the one that you can see in the picture. This pipe is a dump and there were no streams or currents so if you went snorkeling you could find rubbish and algae. the water is probably polluted. A part from that the place is very nice and the service is ok. We had problems with the tv (not working) and the keys of the room (not working either). But the water was the worst
The hotel is very nice. The location is very nice. The sea is nice. BReakfast is outstanding.
BUT: obviously you cannot turn this place into an adult only hotel - it was tried and it did not work. So, you have to appreciate that this is a place where there will be families. THEREFORE, you have to arrange a bit more activities for the kids Although the people at the kids club were very nice and helpful, they only had very few resources and a very tiny kidsclub. And even more weirdly, the kids club ends all activities at around 1900 hours. This means that during the time you need the kids club the most (because this is when the beach time is over) you have no kids club. This, to us, was nonsense. Having a kids club or finding activities for the kids also helps to keep the atmosphere in the night (if the kids are in the kids club then you would not have all the bored kids at night time and walking around up and down because they are bored). We plan to come again but we will first check if the place has developed its kids club activities and facilities or not. If yes, we will visit again with other families as well. If not, we will probably stop by a few days or so and wont drag other families with us, because without a decent kidsclub life can be more difficult and the vacation is sometimes not a vacation for parents if they cannot even have a dinner on their own as the kids please themselves in the kids club. If this place had 1/3 of the kids clubfacilities MAxx ROyal has, we would visit this place much more frequently for sure.
2. I am happy to pay for the food as extra BUT in some places the food quality was not that good. YOu have to improve it. The breakfast,however, was the best ever.
3. We stayed in the family pool villas. I am not sure if I recommend it or not. The view is wonderful that is for sure. The ambiance was perfect as well. However, the shuttle system was extremely disappointing and slow (a couple of times we had to walk after waiting for 10-15 minutes under the sun) so if you will stay in the villas then you should either be prepared to walk or come at a not so busy time because in the peak periods the shuttles are not sufficient. So, I am not sure if it is worth the extra price or not.
4. The price they charge for alcohol was extremely expensive. I mean, I am not a heavy drinker but if my wife and I had drunk the things we drink at MaxxRoyal then we would have paid a huge amount of money in here. I think the alcohol prices need to be more reasonable. Otherwise,I think the prices for the extras were fine.
5. The staff was generally friendly and helpful.
DESPITE ALL OF THE ABOVE CRITICISMS; DO VISIT THIS PLACE BECAUSE THE AMBIENCE IS JUST PERFECT, THE BEACHES ARE PERFECT. ALSO MAKE SURE TO VISIT THE ITALIAN REST. IN THE NEXT BAY, THAT WAS ALSO WONDERFUL!
First things first we stayed at the hotel for a week at the end of October just before it was about to close for the winter - as such it is in this context that this review is written.
This was our first stay - but we have stayed many times at Zighy Bay in the same group (our favourite chill out family holiday location).
So on the plus side the food was great (at both restaurants), Spa is massive and great (a little lacking in character if I’m being critical - you could be anywhere in the world) and main hotel staff amazing (our waiter Yousaf was particularly helpful), the hotel is also in a great location.
We booked one excursion, a helicopter trip to Ephesus - which whilst as you would expect costly was brilliant - our pilot and guide could not have been better and made the day very special for us.
On the slightly disappointing side, the room we stayed in, a villa with private pool, was poorly designed. None of the outside pools are heated (so are pretty much unusable this time of year - fortunately the sea was a lot warmed and the 4 beaches to choose from great), so don’t bother getting a room with its own pool except in the height of summer - you wont use it. The room was meant to sleep three but the bed for the third person is upstairs in an awfully put together lounge area - my son hated it so much I ended up sleeping up there for most of the stay. The main bedroom was very cramped feeling and poorly laid out. The electronic keys kept on failing leading to many longish walks back to reception to get replacements.
On the extremely disappointing side was the water sports. The thing our 11 year old son was most looking forward to after many happy memories from Zighy Bay. These were a disaster -most of the experiences were not available. The person running them was always on her lunch break or about to go on her lunch break and we were made to feel utterly unwanted by her. On the three ocassions we traveled the not inconsiderable distance across to the water sport centre we twice found it unmanned (the lady had gone on her lunch break at 11.30am to return at 1pm) despite being told it would be available at reception. My son was very extremely disappointed - although I can only thank the staff from the nearby restaurant who helped sort out some equipment for him in the absence of the staff whose job it was. They actually phoned the lady who was meant to be there and she told them we would have to wait over an hour for her to finish her lunch break.
Overall not a bad hotel.
One massive warning - there is a very large amount of building work going on around the hotel as the resort is significantly expanded, which whilst not particularly intrusive may change the character of the place considerably in the future.