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“Can't wait till I can return to Bodrum” 5 of 5 stars
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The Marmara Bodrum
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yokusbasi Mahallesi, Suluhasan Cad. No:18, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #3 of 115 Hotels in Bodrum City
Sequim, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can't wait till I can return to Bodrum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marmara Bodrum the last few days during our visit to Turkey. We had a wonderful time throughout the journey and especially liked this hotel. We all appreciated the lovely buffet with very high quality offerings. The eggs were the best and freshest in the entire country. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The staff was incredibly helpful and hospitable. The pool and view to the city and bay are worth the visit just for this experience. We were a little late in the season, making the ambient temperatures comfortable. However, the unheated pool was a bit chilly. I'm sure when it's so hot outside, the pool is a welcomed refresher.

The only negative thing I can say about the Marmara is the music that is being played constantly around the pool. I have already wrote to the management and let them know that my opinion was the new-age-elevator-smooth jazz-style music is a true distraction from the beauty and tranquility of the hotel. The DJ is not really necessary either. Some people may enjoy it. I did not.

The Marmara is really a special place and I can't wait until I get a chance to return to the wonderful Turkish hospitality and the city of Bodrum.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pistoia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Hotels with terrace and wonderful views
spacious and comfortable bedroom
A buffet breakfast with high-quality ingredients.
friendly and helpful staff (nino is the best)
reach easily the center and the waterfront.
ideal for couples looking for atmosphere, class and elegance.

Room Tip: for those who have money problems suggest the view of bodrum
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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San Clemente, California, USA
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a lovely experience at this hotel. This hotel is doing a lot of things very well from the beautiful architecture and design of the hotel to the great service. Our room was nice and large, with its own outdoor area to sit and relax. Went to the spa a few times and the services were very pleasant. The hotel has a "beach" that they run a shuttle to about 40 minutes away; it's not really a "beach" in the conventional sense because the sun chairs are on a dock and you just jump into the water from the dock (not a beach with sand). This "beach" was awesome and well worth going out there; it appeared this is where all the well-off people who live in the area come to see and be seen on the weekend. It reminded me a little of a toned down Vegas pool scene. Very cool. The hotel's pool is awesome with views of the city and sea, and of course pool-side service (a must in my opinion).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Absolutely THE BEST view you could hope for in Bodrum, overlooking the city and the sea. The Sea View room is totally worth the upgrade, as it made the whole experience. The breakfast was fantastic, and the view from there was great too. It was too cool to go swimming but the view from the pool is also breathtaking. The hotel itself is beautiful with top-notch facilities.

Finally the staff will ensure that your stay is wonderful. They go out of your way to ensure that everything is perfect for you. From the time you arrive, they make sure that your stay in Bodrum is great, giving you as many tips as you want. They even call their taxi service to make sure you get appropriate rates.

And do I need to mention this hotel is extremely romantic? :) Best honeymoon ever!

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've stayed at the Marmara Bodrum before - actually for the last three consecutive years to be precise, and it just gets better and better. The incredible views of course, remain the same, yet somehow, each day seems like the first: Eye-popping. Most of the staff are the same too, but we fall in love with them more each year...Ozge, Tolga, Halil and all the others. Yes, the breakfasts are wonderful, the suites are splendid, the pool is elegant - everything you'd expect in a comfortable yet spectacular 5-star resort, but ultimately, it's the people who make it extra special, extra welcoming, extra memorable. We'll be back to see our lovely friends next year..."inshallah!"

Room Tip: Take a garden sea view suite if you can afford it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This hotel really exceeded our expectations. From the welcome we received on arriving to the moment we left, we found all the staff so wonderfully friendly and helpful. We had booked a sea view room, but were upgraded to a sea view suite courtesy of SLH, I would definitely recommend paying the extra for a sea view, it is just so lovely sitting on the balcony watching the sun going down over the castle. The hotel sits above Bodrum and is an oasis of peace, the grounds are quite extensive with 2 swimming pools and a tennis court. We chose to walk down into Bodrum, 20 minutes downhill, but taxis are cheap. We felt we needed the walk, to exercise off the superb breakfast; a mention here has to go to Nino who oversaw the breakfast arrangements and told us what was happening in the town each day. We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant, sitting on the edge of the balcony looking down over the twinkling lights to the sea.
So I can summarise this as really being a superb hotel and we will certainly be visiting again

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, November 10, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Marmara Bodrum is one of the best hotels I ever stayed in. It is located on a hill where a fortress of KIng Mausolos was located in ancient times. The view of the Bay of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos in the distance is breathtaking. The rooms are elegantly decorated with pieces of art. The Turkish interior designers deserve special recognition for their masterful blending of traditional and modern elements.
The staff is very friendly. A special tribute should be given to Nino, the guest relations director, who takes special care particularly of breakfast arrangements on the terrace, making sure that every guest feels at home. The staff at the reception were also very helpful and forthcoming.
To take dinner on the terrace overlooking the town and marina, with the ancient fortress of the Hospitallers in the old port, is indeed a unique experience.
The hotel has an elegant open air pool and spa plus an impressive Olympic pool and tennis area.
The Marmara Bodrum is the ideal combination of a city and resort hotel.

Room Tip: The quietest rooms are those with sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Onur I, Hotel Manager at The Marmara Bodrum, responded to this review, October 29, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your time and review about our property.

It is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With Warmest Regards,

Onur Islam
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Address: Yokusbasi Mahallesi, Suluhasan Cad. No:18, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Bodrum City
#1 Business Hotel in Bodrum City
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bodrum City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bodrum City
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bodrum City
#3 Family Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marmara Bodrum 5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The medieval castle, built by The Knights of St John, guards Bodrum's dazzling blue bay at the confluence of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. The city has a lively atmosphere that draws the socialites and, being the cultural centre of Turkish art, the connoisseurs, too. The Marmara Bodrum, stands high above the town from whose restaurant, Tuti, you can enjoy the panorama whilst savouring Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel's glamour blends with its natural surroundings whilst providing all the modern comforts and amenities of a world-class hotel with adult only concept. Each of its air-conditioned luxury bedrooms and suites are splendidly appointed. The fully equipped fitness centre includes a Jacuzzi, sauna and an authentic Turkish Bath. The new fully staffed spa, with a floatation tank, offers a Lastone therapy, herbal body wraps, aromatherapy and reflexology. There are also squash courts and a lap pool. ... more   less 
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