Located at a hidden corner, Medis Hotel is away from downtown Bodrum’s noise and hustle and bustle. This is a hotel to chill out in Turkish style, which Turks call “kafa dinlemek.” (This may be translated either as “listen to your mind” or as “relax your mind”. I could do both at Medis! :-))
Medis is a small hotel with a lovely green garden between the hotel and its beach. It had an intimate feel as if I were visiting a friend’s beach house. This also stems from the friendly and responsive service. No wonder most of its guests come back to the Hotel every summer.
I went there from New York and I loved the quietness of Medis, where I could hear the nature. Once or twice a week in the evenings, there was live guitar and singing at the pool: Turkish music intermingled with all kinds of Mediterranean songs.
Its beach is secluded at the south end of a bay. The beachfront is narrow but sufficient for the hotel’s capacity. When I visited Medis, the neighboring beaches at the bay were quite empty, which made my experience even more enjoyable.
It is an all-inclusive hotel, with open buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
If you are interested in physical activities other than swimming at the turquoise waters of Bodrum, the best for me was that the hotel is one-minute drive from quite a serious windsurfing camp. One can rent a windsurf, and there are classes for children and adults. It’s a great spot for all levels of surfers. This camp also offers sailing.
I took public minibuses, which are very frequent in Bodrum, between Medis Hotel and the Surfing Camp.
As a small hotel, the on-premise activities are limited to a swimming pool (convenient for kids), ping-pong, beach volleyball, and a tennis court. The hotel provides racquets and tennis balls. Although the court needs resurfacing, it was OK to play.
Medis Hotel has in-house representative of a tour company offering various tours in and around Bodrum Peninsula. One can also use the public minibuses to explore the area.
To set the expectations right, Medis is not for people who are looking for a ritzy resort, but for people who prefer a down-to-earth, clean and small hotel with Turkish style warmth also referred as “missafirperverlik”, which is a term Turks use to describe hosting visitors with great care and love.
Looking forward to visit Medis again.
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