I stayed here for 2 weeks, choosing this hotel after much research. My priorities in picking a hotel were location (15 mins or less walk to centre of Bodrum and Gumbet), modern rooms and great pool area. This hotel has all that and I didn't see many others that could say the same.
The only downside here was the size, there is not a lot of space but that said you are not squeezing round the bed either so they are big enough, but I guess it depends how much time you spend in the room as to how important this is. The bed was large and was very comfy with great pillows. The room was modern and the bathroom was clean with nice fittings and a good range of complimentary toilettries. Bathrobes and slippers were complimentary which was a nice touch. Not a massive amount of storage space but we took two large cases and had no problems. Free safe in the room. Aircon was very effective and could be left on while you were not in the room which was good since it was 36 degrees every day!
Just perfect. Plenty of room no real need to reserve beds and this did not go on that much. Sunbeds were great and there were plenty of large umberellas. You can be in the sun pretty much all day. Pool large enough for a swim.
We went bed and breakfast so can't comment on evening meal but the breakfast was good. Cereals, toast, salad, yoghurt, fruit, hot food, pancakes etc. The selection of pastries could have been better. You could eat inside or by the pool.
Very good location for both Bodrum and Gumbet although it did take us a while to get to grips with where to go. Gumbet is no more than a 5-10 min walk. Turn left out of the hotel (do ask for directions or email me if you book a trip as we are generally good with getting around but we did spend the first few nights walking the long way round!). Gumbet is more of a tourist resort than Bodrum. It has the usual souvenir shops and more tacky bars than Bodrum but in September we found that it was not too busy and the prices of eating out were reasonable.
Bodrum is a 15 minute walk in the opposite direction. We found it best to turn right out of the hotel and head to the main road then get on a dolmus. This cost about 3 lira (about £1.20) and took 5 mins to get to the main centre. I loved Bodrum, it has a great mix of authentic Turkish kebap places where you can eat for a few pounds and then the marina has some more up market restaurants. There is a good mix of souvenir/tourist shops and designer shops. It is a large town and even though we had 2 weeks we could have stayed for another two and still not seen it all.
As people have mentioned in other reviews, the prices of food and drink in the hotel are high. This is really the only negative I have to say. A 2L bottle of water cost 6 lira at the bar but at the shop down the road it was 1 lira. On the plus side the hotel did not stop anyone taking their own water in and we drank this round the pool so it was not a problem. 2 ice creams came to about £8! We had lunch a couple of times. It cost about £20 for 2 pizzas and 2 cokes but the rest of the time we went out of the hotel. There are cafes and mcdonalds etc nearby so something for everyone.
Overall I would say ths hotel is excellent as it ticked all of the boxes for me. I would go back to Bodrum and I would definately stay at this hotel again.
We booked with lowcostholidays and it was significantly cheaper than elsewhere.
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