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Diamond of Bodrum
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kumbahce Mah. Ataturk Cad. No:116, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #35 of 113 hotels in Bodrum City
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“good all rounder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The position of the Diamond is excellent, a pleasant fifteen minute walk along the seafront, to the right, brings you to the town and harbour, in the middle of the town is the bus station with plenty of buses to take you travelling to your hearts’ content, no need to hire a car here. A five minute walk to the left of the hotel takes you to the ferry for Kos and Rhodes.
I would have liked a sea view room, but because we had changed our holiday last minute we had already paid £750 each, for a week, an upgrade was an extra 10 euros each a night, if your lucky enough to get a seaview room, you can watch the sun set from your balcony every night. As the main bar overlooks the sea, we could still enjoy the sunset from the bar with a few free spirits.
The hotel was kept very clean, however, if we chose to eat late in the evening, we couldn’t find a table with a clean tablecloth. The food consisted of a lot of stews and casseroles, which is typical Turkish cuisine, chicken was available everyday, but there was a lack of fresh cooked joints of meat. There was plenty of fresh salads, fruits and sticky Turkish cakes. Sadly ice cream was only available between 2 to 3 pm, when a long queue would form, so I gave up and walked into town to try the local Turkish ice cream which was delicious.
The all inclusive spirits were very good, the brandy was as good as Courvoisier or Martell, my husband, who only drinks 12 year malt whiskey, was very impressed with the hotel brand, and the vodka was as good as Smirnoff. However, the beer/lager was very gassy and the cocktails were sweet and syrupy with very little alcoholic content.
On the whole the staff were very pleasant, but there were one or two sullen waiters who seemed as if they didn’t want to be there. There is a lovely spa with a range of beauty treatment, however, the prices seemed to vary depending on what they thought they could squeeze out of you. I was quoted double what I eventually agreed to pay for a massage, I paid approximately £40 for an hour, which I thought was overpriced, it was a lot cheaper in the town.
It is not a family orientated hotel, as there are not many facilities for children other than a toddler room. The entertainment consisted mainly of disco music, with live music a few times a week. There are three bars each on a different level, but each bar was designed to seat very few people. The top level had a fabulous view, but as the viewing area was furnished with low couches and coffee tables, very few people could sit and watch the sun go down and if you could sit down, the seats were too low to enjoy the view, it seemed such a waste of an excellent view.
It is the type of hotel that older people return to year after year, as it is a safe, pleasant place to holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Didim, Turkey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This Hotel was very clean and tidy,rooms were of a good size and tastefully decorated.Choice at breakfast was very good. The Hotel is situated towards the end of the sea front,the views from Balcony were stunning,over looking the sea. It is in a quiet area,but is in easy reach of bars,restaurants and Bodrum centre,i would reccomend this location.Staff were very pleasant and really helpful, the only negative was the fitness areas and indoor swimming pool was closed without any prior notice!!

Room Tip: The higher the better,for amazing views across the sea.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akyaka, Turkey
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is situated in a great location. Astonishing view over the bay and the castle and underwater museum. BUT the reception was not just very friendly and also we've had really noisy neighbors. There is no insulation between the rooms so you can hear the neighbor to the left the right above and also the one below you. Sometimes not easy to get sleep.

Room Tip: Room with sea view and in the upper floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wells, Somerset
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have stayed at the Diamond Hotel twice in the last three years. Love the location on the beach and so close to shops,, bars and restaurants. The hotel is a real mix of nationalities and to be honest not a long of English speaking visitors. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was good but what you would expect at an all inclusive, pretty much the same each day. We spent most of our time on the beach and swam in the sea as the pool area was always very busy and again we prefer the sea. Loads to do in Bodrum and a highly recommend a visit to Turkey and the Diamond Hotel is good value for money. We will I am sure be back again soon.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view, some rooms are awful, down at the bottom floors, almost dungeon like.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived welcomed by 40 degree heat at the Diamond of Bodrum resort. The food was excellent but, as with most all inclusive holidays, the alcohol was of a local variety (local beers, vodka and whisky) but tasted fine. If you wanted brand names, there was a substantial surcharge. In between the standard meal times there was also food was served throughout the day.

The rooms were clean and we had a balcony which overlooked the pool. We spent most of daytime in the resort relaxing and enjoyed the evening in the main town. We made the short trip to Kos island by a local boat which was a worthwhile trip and also spent time in the local markets.

To round it off, the staff were polite and helpful.

All this added up to a great relaxing break.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in May and returned again at end of October and have been disappointed. Having had a very dark interior room allocated the first time we booked a room with outside view whose outside view consisted of looking across an interior balcony to the rooms opposite obscured by a giant palm tree which was again very dark. It also appears that the all inclusive practically disappears on 31st October when the hotel closes access to the pool bar, stops putting out some of the chairs in the seated areas, limits its choices in the restaurant, drops its level of service to all inclusive guests in general and concentrates its efforts on its conference guests instead. Suffice to say I will not be returning to this hotel in the future even though it is ideally placed for walking into the centre of bodrum which for me on this occasion was the only redeeming feature as we found a great little restaurant called Nazilis where the food was reasonably priced, the service excellent and some of the best toilets I have come across in Bodrum

Room Tip: Book a sea view room to guarantee some natural daylight
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

just come back from a week at the diamond been there for the last 3 years and its still the same , fantastic food , lovely clean rooms ,staff very friendly and helpfull especially linda who runs the outside bar . you need to pay extra for a sea view room but its worth it .its alovely walk to the marina and we would highly reccomend goin on a gullet cruise we went on the agieatic blue for 25 lira each this included lunch which wasnt brilliant but it was ok . but for the price it was good dont forget to put your swimming cossie on .

Room Tip: just pay the extra for a sea view room
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Address: Kumbahce Mah. Ataturk Cad. No:116, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Bodrum City
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Diamond of Bodrum 5*
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