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Sandima 37 Hotel Bodrum
Ataturk Cad. No:37, Yalikavak 48400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Yalikavak
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantatsic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Just spent a fantastic few days in the Sandima 37 hotel, Yalikavak, Turkey. The staff especially Kenan & Murat were brilliant, Had such a great friendly welcome to the hotel. Nothing was a problem to them. The rooms were very spacious and beautifully decorated. There was a hot tub in our bedroom which was great for relaxing in after a days sun bathing. There is a beautiful private pool and bar area. The food also is lovely and you can get breakfast on your room balcony. Hotel perfect for a romantic few days away or for a family holiday. Just on the outskirts of Yalikavak a five minute walk from town centre. Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Room Tip: We had room number 1 an executive room but all the rooms are fabulous.
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  • Stayed November 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The moment we were welcomed at the property by manager Kenan, we knew we were in for a great stay. Between him and waiter Murat, we have never received more attentive service than we did at Sandima 37 - these guys simply cannot do enough for you. Let's get one thing out of the way, the property is situated next to a road and there is some traffic noise. However it never interrupted our sleep and when zoned-out on a sun-lounger reading a good book, I can't say it registered. That is the only negative of any kind and it certainly is not a deal-breaker. Although if you don't like a firm mattress, you may struggle. However we do, so no problem there!

We stayed in the honeymoon suite which is both spacious and beautifully appointed. Things to note are the large shower with separate jacuzzi bath, spacious seating area and lovely large balcony with both seating and dining areas. It was on the balcony that we ate breakfast every morning and wow what a breakfast it was!! All fresh cheeses, olives, fruit, breads, preserves, juice, coffee, tea and a choice of eggs (omelette highly recommended) - we ate so much we never needed lunch! All we did was call Kenan every morning whenever we surfaced and within 15-20 minutes a very cheery Murat was at the door to lay out the feast.

As already written, the service was just what other reviews had said - simply top-class. Kenan and Murat are at your disposal and will attend to your every need - always with a cheery disposition. Kenan will even chauffeur you to the bank for cash, the bus station for a trip to Bodrum and no-doubt anywhere else you want within reason. You get the feeling these guys genuinely want you to enjoy your experience and there is always help and advice on offer with regard to local excursions, sights and restaurants - and yes Kenan books it all for you, what did you expect? Yalikavak centre is a 2-minute drive or a 20-minute walk and there is plenty there - shops, bars, restaurants, weekly markets and a new marina. We found the local service to be excellent and food is available for all tastes and budgets. The locally-caught fish is certainly worth a mention - the same thing would cost you a small fortune in the UK, but certainly not here.

The hotel only has 6 rooms plus the stone house, so you'll never be overrun by guests! in fact some days were the only people there and felt like we were in our own idyllic villa. The pool is a good size for the property, is always clean and there are plenty of sun loungers, parasols, sofas, chairs and tables to suit your mood. If you're at the hotel during the day, the 4pm home-made afternoon tea is a nice little treat. There is also a full a la carte menu, which isn't the cheapest but is very high-quality. Once again, with any meal you can eat wherever you want - room, balcony or pool-side.

We left Sandima 37 truly sad to be leaving and would happily return for battery-recharge again. We wish Kenan, Murat and team all the success for the future as they absolutely deserve it. If you're thinking of going, stop thinking and get booking - you will not regret it...

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite mattress is firm. Air con in room is very effective.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ankara, Turkey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Staying at the Sandima 37 Hotel you´ll quickly get a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The hotel is located a good distance from Bordum town (cost about TL 80 to get there, though buses are only TL 5 one way), so if you´re interested in shopping, clubbing, etc, this is not the place for you. However, if you want bliss, relaxation and superb service, this is the place!

I went with a friend and for us it was a bit too quiet and a bit too far from Bodrum. Though had I gone solo or with a partner, the place would have been PERFECT!

The breakfast is to die for! Have enough time and indulge!

This is boutique - though not as expensive as some. Small place, only 6 hotel rooms makes it unique. Fabulous service (as already mentioned), incredible breakfasts and a good range of different meals available.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

What a place! My husband and I thought Sandima was just perfect. Suite was spotless and spacious-even though we had the smallest one. What can I say about the service? Nothing was too much trouble. We were there for a week and then moving on to another place, I was so sad to go and wish we had been there for the two weeks. Kenan and Murat both did over and above what we were expecting and made our holiday very special. The BBQ is not to be missed, wonderful food (it's all great). The sunset from the roof of the cottage was spectacular. A second stay is on our agenda for next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is the first time I have ever been inspired to leave a review on Tripadvisor but I felt compelled to write one in praise of Sandima 37. Every five star review you read about this gem of a place is true. My husband and I dreamt of a relaxing, laid back luxury holiday and we got that in spades here. From the moment we arrived we were utterly spoilt by Kenan and Murat, who both make Sandima the special place that it is. They are funny, kind and quality hosts who give you space to enjoy your surroundings but are always on hand to help. The pool is a delight, the rooms are gorgeous and the gardens are charming. The weather was perfect too! We hadn't planned on eating in every evening of our stay as Yalikavak village centre is so close, but we were just so happy and relaxed that we never made it out. The food is so delicious here so why bother leaving. It was my birthday during our stay and I was surprised with a beautiful birthday supper and cake! Behind the scenes airport transfers are organised in no time, as are any trips or reservations you may choose to make. All in all the perfect holiday and no doubt about it, we'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Getting tired of the usual downtown hotels, with normal continental breakfast in a busy restaurants, would like to feel like a local with your own suite and balcony  right in the heart of Yalicavak most beautiful place of Bodrum Peninsula, just steps from the beaches and restaurants, then give Sandima 37 Suites a try. 

I've recently returned from another wonderful stay and I miss it already.The executive suite is very comfortable and must have some of the biggest suites that I've seen available in Turkey.The rooms are always extremely clean .The location is perfect for exploration,I loved being able to go for a walk and find shopping and food so close by.I enjoyed spending time on my private terrace and enjoyed the good views of the Mountains and harbour.
I liked the small personal touches, including the tea and cake time each afternoon in the garden and pool area. 

Best of all is the friendly staff and management. Manager Kenan is the jewel.... you feel like a regular from the minute you walk in the door. If you want a real home away from home when visiting Yalikavac you can't beat Sandima 37 in a safe and welcoming neighbourhood. Are we getting back for third time? Definitely yes. 

  • 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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Eden Prairie, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Sandima is a peaceful, tranquil hotel located just a short walk outside of the small village of Yalicavak. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with fruit trees, an in-ground pool, and quaint seating areas. The rooms are more than spacious - very clean and very quiet. The staff is amazing. like magic, the grounds are set for the evening with candles and soft music. By morning, the grounds are ready for breakfast with the tables set and fresh towels out for a swim. The staff is incredible! Morat - the head waiter is absolutely charming. He ensures your every need is met in a charming and engaging way. The breakfasts were incredible! 6 different varieties of fresh jams, an assortment of olives, cheese, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The fresh eggs were fantastic! you can get them anyway you wish. My husband had an omelet one mornign and said it was the best he ever had. We also had a very romantic dinner at the hotel one evening. It was delicious and the setting was superb! The hotel manager had great recommendations for things to do in town. he set up a boat ride for us that included free pick up sercive at the hotel. his recommendation for the boat was great. as we saw other boats with tourists that day, we were more than grateful for his recommendation - a small 10 passenger boat with great captain and wife/chef tearm. we had a spectacular lunch and the captain and his wife were amazing! I would absolutely return to Yalicavak and the Sandima!

Room Tip: We stayed in the garden room which was very nice with a private outdoor seating area. while our roo...
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  • Stayed September 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: Ataturk Cad. No:37, Yalikavak 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Yalikavak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Yalikavak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandima 37 Suites is an exclusive development that offers spacious accommodation with wonderful views of Yalikavak and the surrounding area. Guests can select from different types of suites and 1 stone cottage. Each one includes an LCD TV and is individually designed and decorated to combine traditional styles with the ultra-modern. With ample living space and large terraces, Sandima 37 Suites offer comfort and elegance. There is an outdoor swimming pool that is surrounded by tranquil gardens. Guests can enjoy breakfast and local cuisine for lunch and dinner while taking in views of the Yalikavak Bay. Sandima's attentive staff can arrange for rental car, book excursions, or offer tips on what to see and do in the area. Nearby guests can enjoy activities such as horse riding, yacht cruises, scuba diving, sailing and surfing. ... more   less 
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