YokusbasI Mah. Suluhasan Cad. No 18, Bodrum, Mugla, 48400, Turkey
Excellent Hotel, Staff not Trained
We couldn't fault the physical hotel. The views are great; the hotel is clean, very interesting architecture, nice decor; rooms are very well fitted out, large and reasonably sound-proofed. The food was delicious, if a little overpriced.
The staff is a little lacking. They were all eager and well-intentioned, but they just didn't seem to realise what was "normal" or required at a hotel of this potential stature. The doorman wasn't at the door, ever, to greet, open the door, offer to take your baggage, or show you where to park the car. The front desk struggled to perform concierge duties and were not excellent guides of the city. We would get three sets of towels one day (as requested) and then two the next. They were friendly and they weren't being lazy. I think the hotel could do wonders under a different manager.
Directions: The web site location map is a fairly deceiving. The hotel is on top of the hill overlooking Bodrum, so you generally need a taxi into the town, but that shouldn't detract from this hotel. It might take 20 minutes to walk down to the waterfront.
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Glorious food, glorious view!
The Marmara hotel is a magnificent night out! The hotel is positioned high above Bodrum and a such has a superb view of the bay and the mountains on the way towards Yalikavak.
Ideally you need to book to eat here and casual dress just wouldn't do...Super service, super ambience, views to die for, toilets that are beautiful - clean and a piece of art on their own.
The menu is easy to understand and is classical Turkish food with a 5 star twist. Excellently presented, cooked to perfection and served by well trained staff who are knowledgeable about the food and wine.
A must try restaurant for anyone who loves quality food served in special surroundings...
5 Days Based in Bodrum
We drove in from Pammukale and checked into the very nice Marmara Bodrum hotel (see tip). This was by far the best hotel we stayed at in Turkey, and after many days of mediocre or awful hotels, we liked it so much we decided to base ourselves here for a while. We stayed two nights, spent one night away as we travelled around the Reşadiye Peninsula, and returned for another two nights.
We visited the Castle of St. Peter (AD 1402 - 1919) and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology within, and those are pretty much the only tourist things we did there. The rest of the time was spent walking around the town (after taxi rides down the hill from the hotel), along its waterfront or along its beach. Bodrum seems to be geared entirely for British ex-pats. All the real estate offices present their properties with prices in Pounds Sterling. All the restaurant menus also have English, and for the first time since İstanbul we had some choice of non-Turkish food.
On the third day we checked out, took the ferry across to the Reşadiye Peninsula and spent the night in Datça. The next day we drove to the tip of the Peninsula and then went around the long way back to Bodrum. We had been driving a lot so we decided to end that phase of the trip and returned the car early to a depot at the Bodrum airport, and checked back into the hotel for another two nights.
We spent all of the next day on the island of Kos, Greece. We took the ferry there and back the same day. The day after that we flew out to Cappadocia.
top pubs and clubs please -any locals only bars and restaurants.
any gay or gay friendly venues best must sees anyone stayed at konak studios?
Re: BODRUM TIPS
For the best clubs go for Turkbuku.
Go for Divan,Changa,Ship Ahoy for food.
For beach clubs.Havana is the best,
then Dodo,xuma,The Cream..
For nights the choices are incredibly much. tantra is very in at the moment. Golturkbuku is full of choices. But watch out. Golturkbuku has two bays. First one is nothing special. just calmed down village. if you follow the signs of Divan Palmira and maki hotels. You will find it.
Dont miss a drink on the jetty right after the sunset.
The Marmara Hotel Bodrum,Close to city center,over looking the city, has a Restaurant called Tuti. So many famous people ate there. From madonna to mick Jagger,Eros Ramazotti to Bo derek.
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Address: YokusbasI Mah. Suluhasan Cad. No 18, Bodrum, Mugla, 48400, Turkey