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
Lovely new hotel with fabulous views but with a few disappointments. We booked 9 nights in a family villa with private room.
1-Rooms: despite being modern with amazing views of the sea, it didn’t provide storage for a family of 4. Two floors with one double bed and 2 single beds but only two small drawers available in the cloakroom and 5 hangers. We had to keep most of the clothes folded under the hanging space. After calling reception at least twice, we managed to get more hangers. But still was a struggle. They didn’t automatically check shampoo and shower gel, so we kept having to call and chase replenishment
2- service: just a disaster! Always waiting and chasing buggies and shuttles to the beach. They told us shuttles take maximum of 15 minutes. Often we waited for half hour or more.
We had a (concierge) person we can contact to book restaurants and beach transfers. Often unresponsive or took too long to get back. We asked him to book us a shuttle ferry to take us to Gundogan, but after confirming, he came back hours before travel to say he didn’t book it and was fully booked!
At the hotel restaurants, never anyone greeting us and always never enough tables to sit us down. Eventually we always had to find our own. Forever chasing coffees, drinks and cutlery. I complained to the manager one night because we waited for an hour for water! The manager was very nice and tentative. But the staff had clearly very little training.
Beach at Anhinga is stunning, but beach service was pretty much zero. Keep chasing bed towels and drinks. We had to physically go to the bar to order a few times
3- Breakfast: amazing especially if you like Turkish cuisine. Dinners: we could never get a table at mezzo grill restaurant. The buffet was ok but limited choice.
4- Spa: fantastic with great pools. No shellac though
5- Pools: great but small with no service. Had to go to restaurant to get drinks
6- Beach: main hotel beach is nice but small and again poor service. Anhinga beach is super nice but again service fails it. The owner has two dogs who often poop on the beach and no one picks it up! I had to complain as my daughter nearly stepped on it
7- location: beautiful but remote. 40 minute sea shuttle to nearest town and doesn’t run often enough
Overall this could be a fabulous resort. They need to hire more staff, train them better in customer service and get better management
We are could not hesitate to extend our stay, The architecture, area, nature were amazing, also kadir from gem service made our vacation exceptional with his smile and profession and above our expectations, all staff in the hotel were perfect. We will come back next month.
please be aware if you are using the hotel complimentary car from the hotel to the airport, make sure you bring your own cold towel. it is going to be like you are in a sauna all the way to the airport and furthermore, it seems the driver never has been instructed where he should drop us off. He left us in the internal airport departure and ended us up to walk on a hot boiling sunny day with our two big bags.
Room services - ordered an icebox and a champaign to enjoy the sunset drink in our room. waited for the icebox for an hour. same happen almost every day whenever we use the room service.
Breakfast and food menu - if you are planning to stay longer and enjoys eating food a lot. please think again of staying this hotel. Breakfast has 3sections of a different cousin menu but we got bored of eating the same thing after the fifth day of staying. its same thing for lunch and dinner. only one restaurant available for lunch and they never change lunch menu so we actually managed to eat all of the food in the menu during our stays.hahaha