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Aegean Gate Hotel
Ranked #10 of 99 Hotels in Bodrum City
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Huizen, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not that quite..”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The pictures of the hotel suggests peace and tranquillity. Not quite so. The back of the hotel, where the bedrooms are, face a narrow street with three story apartments with balconies only 10 metres away facing your bedroom. Quite noisy, if they are occupied and people decide to have a good time at night. Sleepness nights for me I mean.
Other than that, the bell on the entrance is only meters away from your bedroom, so guests coming/departing//arriving to the hotel in the night wake you up by ringing that bell, at least in my case.
Do I recomend? Sure, Gary and Rory and Mahmout are great entertaing people and the cats and dogs are a welcome treat. Would i come back? Don't really know, if they left the place. They make the difference between a ordinairy stay and a very good one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This was our third time at this fantastic hotel, we spent a lot of time and travel to get there after my sons wedding in
Italy and we were not dissapointed. Not that I thought we would be for one moment,Rory and Gary are the best
Mine host we have ever encountered and Mahmoud is just right to make your stay here excellent. We can guarantee that if you love animals, good company, peace and quiet, together with a holiday to remember this is the place for you. Will we go back, without a shadow of doubt, will we recommend to friends, you bet, there is no where better in Turkey. Once again guys many thanks. Brian & Mandy

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Thanks to the Trip Advisor community again for recommending this great hotel. The comments in the reviews below are as accurate as they are glowing! I don't have anything more to add - the service is well described as personal and friendly, the hosts are keen to make sure you have a great stay with some well chosen local advice, breakfasts are delicious and freshly prepared, situation is perfect - out of the bustle of Bodrum but easy to walk down and low cost taxi back up, if you don't feel like walking in the heat. Dogs and cats abound and are well looked after (also the tortoises in the scrub land beyond the garden come out to drink when Mahmut is watering the grounds). We liked our top floor room with amazing views, also liked that the aircon unit was in the lounge area of the suite, with a ceiling fan in the bedroom - the fan wafted the cool air over us in the night without the noise of the aircon. It's a professional operation, and you can see that in the attention to detail - decor, cleanliness, service. The boat trip of 35TL is amazing value (although the waters round Bodrum are crowded with these tour boats and I would have paid more for a less crowded itinerary - I am sure Gary would be able to recommend an option for this) and the 2 hour session in the Hamam (turkish bath) was superb and also value at 60TL each. Don't miss out on Bodrum castle - the exhibitions of ship wreck archaeology are fascinating and the castle itself is scenic and interesting. Strongly recommend this hotel for all the reasons everyone states!

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have the view, lower floor suites have shaded sitting areas - choose your own ideal!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Myself and my daughter spent a much needed break at the Aegean Gate at the end of June and we certainly picked the perfect place to totally relax. Gary, Rory and Mahmut were the perfect hosts and you felt as if you were staying in their home as they were so welcoming. It has such a friendly atmosphere and we met some wonderful people from all over the world. The location of the hotel is perfect as it is set up on the hill overlooking Bodrum (with views to die for) but close enough to walk into the main area of Bodrum. Gary and Rory are a wealth of information and recommend the best restaurants and boat trips. I would also recommend the private transfer that they can book for you. It was so lovely to be met at the airport with our name on a board and whisked away from the madness of all the other package tours!!!
Special mention must go to all the wonderfully behaved stray cats and dogs that Gary and Rory rescue. Admittedly if you don't like cats and dogs this is not the place for you but I can guarantee that I think these cats and dogs would convert anyone......they were all so adorable and we still miss them all....oh and of course Gary, Rory and Mahmut!!!!
If you are looking for a small, quiet B and B with perfect hosts in an idyllic location and no pretentiousness then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We recently spent 3 delightful weeks at the Aegean Gate Hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. It was our first time in Turkey so it was incredibly helpful to have Gary and Rory to provide their perspective on the area. Undoubtedly, our enjoyment of the area was aided by their helpful insights. It would be remiss of me not to also mention Mahmud who was unfailingly cheerful and helpful. Next time we are in Bodrum, we'll certainly stay at the Aegean Gate Hotel.

Room Tip: We went for a room on the top floor, the view is fabulous
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Don't think of the Aegean Gate as just a hotel with comfortable rooms and beautiful gardens and pool, think of it as a magical, transformational experience. Gary, Rory and Mahmoud's consistent charm, generosity, helpfulness and friendliness make this a very special place -a lovely environment to meet lots of interesting and lovely people - and, of course, the Aegean Gate's wonderfully behaved cats and dogs. I can't think of anything I would have liked to change other than the opportunity to stay longer.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed again in June for a week. This trip we stayed in room 1. Definitely a room to be highly recommended. Its on the ground floor and just away from the pool area. No it doesn't have the panoramic sea views of the top rooms but the fact that it is in a lovely quiet shady area more than compensates. Our room was always cool and a really private outside vine covered seating area was fantastic. No other room for us now guys ! As always Gary and Rory were the perfect hosts along with Mamout, cats, dogs et al. Paradise truly found ! See u in September.........

Room Tip: Room 1 on the ground floor is quiet, cool/shady and very peaceful
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aegean Gate Hotel
Address: Kumbahce Mah. Guvercin Sok. No:2 Bodrum Merkez, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bodrum City
#3 Family Hotel in Bodrum City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bodrum's smallest boutique hotel set in unique natural grounds. Wonderful balcony views across the Aegean sea to the Greek island of Kos. Within easy access to Bodrum centre but far enough away from the bustling nightlife of Bodrum for a peaceful night's sleep. Irish owners/English speaking ensure European standards. A 'chilled out' location for the discerning traveler seeking that holiday with a difference. ... more   less 
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