With its lovely beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and wonderful historic attractions, Bodrum is a major travel destination in Turkey. These hotels in ancient Bodrum City and on the neighboring peninsula emphasize the area’s natural beauty with their lush grounds and Aegean Sea views. See the most romantic hotels in Bodrum City, Golturkbuku, Torba, Bitez, Yalikavak, Gumbet, and Turgutreis.
One of the area's top hotels, the Marmara Bodrum is an adult-only luxury option known for its extensive art collection and stunning views. Its 97 rooms are spacious and chic, with upscale amenities such as smart TVs, stocked minibars, bathrobes, and Molton Brown toiletries. Hotel features include two pools, a candlelit spa and hammam, and an excellent Mediterranean and Turkish rooftop restaurant overlooking the city and sea. The sophisticated boutique is not within walking distance of the beach or major attractions, but offers free shuttle service to a private beach area in Golturkbuku, located a 15-minute drive away.
Turkish and international jet-setters and celebrities flock to the trendy, luxurious Macakizi Hotel Bodrum for its beach club (one of Bodrum's most famous nightlife spots), outstanding Mediterranean restaurant, and top-notch spa that features outdoor massage huts overlooking the Aegean. The hotel has 74 rooms, all with king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, free Wi-Fi, Bose sound systems, and furnished balconies or terraces overlooking either the lush gardens or the sea. Bathrooms have travertine finishes and sleek glass rain showers. Travertine floors with underfloor heating, remote-controlled blackout curtains, and Aqua di Parma toiletries are luxe features that set the property apart from other luxury hotels in the area.
The 48-room Casa Dell’Arte is a seafront boutique located in central Torba, a picturesque fishing village known for its seafood restaurants and pretty beaches. The luxury property's intimate and elegant Residence section is adult-only, while the Village section is family-friendly and less luxurious. Residence rooms have been individually decorated with original paintings by renowned Turkish artists, and are equipped with free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, L’Occitane toiletries, electronic safes, and minibars. Residence Rooms also feature Tempur-Pedic mattresses and espresso machines. Bathrooms are large and upscale, with either large glass walk-in showers, or separate glass showers and deep soaking tubs. Some have double whirlpools in the bedroom. The hotel features an adult-only pool; a lovely beach club; a spa with a sauna, a steam room, and a hammam; and two private yachts for trips to other Turkish beaches and Greek islands.
Set high above Bodrum City, the stunning Grand Yazici is nestled in expansive gardens full of palm trees and colorful flowers. The 96-room luxury boutique has sleek interiors and a serene atmosphere -- but a highlight is the beautiful infinity pool, complete with wonderful cabanas and loungers and panoramic views of Bodrum City and the Aegean Sea. The 96 stylish rooms with balconies, free Wi-Fi, and minibars; most have sea and city views. The design-conscious hotel has Anatolian, Turkish, and Mediterranean restaurants, all with great views and good cuisine. Guests spending the day at the beach can order food at the hotel’s beach club, but meals there are not included in the full-board rate.
Hapimag Resort Sea Garden's grounds occupy a stretch of coast -- surrounded by a thick pine forest -- that curves around three sheltered bays. The 285-room luxury resort does everything it can to ensure guests never have to leave the property: it offers several pools; a pretty beach; numerous outdoor activities, lessons, and guided tours; alfresco Turkish, Italian, and international restaurants; and a full spa with sauna, hot tub, and Turkish bath. There's even a replica of a Bodrum City street, with restaurants, shops, bars, and a spice bazaar. All 285 rooms have small furnished balconies, with either garden or sea views. Free Wi-Fi comes standard, along with flat-screen TVs and minibars.
Tucked away in the hills west of Bodrum City (a 10-minute drive from the city center), this 129-room luxury property has a tranquil atmosphere that caters mostly to couples on a romantic getaway. The 129-room hotel capitalizes on its lovely surroundings, with serene outdoors that include a large pool with panoramic views, and several dining options with spacious decks. Along with tennis and squash courts, the hotel offers a fully equipped fitness center with spin and Pilates studios, and a wonderful spa complete with an indoor pool, massages, and a sauna. Although somewhat generic in style, rooms are clean and light, with large windows -- in most offering panoramic valley and sea views -- and great amenities such as free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, coffeemakers, and minibars. The hotel offers free shuttle service to a private beach club.
Hidden behind green hills that lead to a sheltered bay, Thor Luxury Hotel & SPA Bodrum is an adult-only sanctuary with a quiet beachfront. This upscale hotel doesn't quite live up to its luxury claims, despite the fact that some of its 187 rooms have extras like in-room saunas and private plunge pools. The gaudy style throughout the property is a bit too much to merit luxury status. With all-inclusive rates, varied dining is available at three restaurants, and there's a 24-hour cocktail bar. The main outdoor pool is as impressive in design as it is in size, and there's a posh indoor pool, along with a spa.
El Vino Hotel is a charming little upscale boutique nestled among serene gardens. Its 20 lovely rooms have been individually decorated and designed, with unique features such as exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, or hardwood floors. All are equipped with free Wi-Fi, minibars, air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs, and some have small patios with wooden furniture. Its rooftop restaurant is known among locals and visitors alike for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine, organic wines, and stunning panoramic sea and city views. There are two pools: one set in a gorgeous garden full of bougainvillea, and one rooftop one with views, two cabanas, and a hot tub.
The 4reasons is an intimate boutique with a laid-back atmosphere and Mediterranean charm. Cobblestone paths run through manicured lawns bursting with colorful flowers, shrubs, and cacti, while lovely shaded nooks with wrought-iron benches lend the property a romantic atmosphere. This is a tranquil spot, with a spacious pool, a wooden yoga deck, outdoor massage facilities, a restaurant serving excellent Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, and a lounge with books and a fireplace. The 20 rooms are simple, light, and airy, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, turndown service, organic Damana toiletries, and robes and slippers. Most rooms have balconies with expansive landscape views, but Passionate Rooms offer the best, with terraces overlooking the valley and the sea.
Built on the side of a steep hill overlooking the Aegean and Kos Island, the adult-only Bodrum Bay Resort has a serious wow factor. The all-inclusive’s two best selling points are the stunning panoramic views (seen from common spaces and many of the 252 rooms) and the lovely beach deck with loungers, wicker umbrellas, and a bar. Along with a spa and a fitness center, the hotel has a large pool overlooking the Aegean, and its entertainment team offers daily activities around the pool and by the beach. Food gets good reviews, but drinks at the a la carte restaurant are extra. Rooms have mini-fridges and small flat-screen TVs, though Wi-Fi doesn’t reach many units.
The 92-room Doria Hotel Bodrum is a chic, upscale property perched at the top of a hill overlooking Bitez Bay in the Bodrum Peninsula. The rooms have serene, blue-accented decor, iPod docks, and minibars, and most also offer superb sea views from balconies. The two spacious outdoor pools provide a peaceful setting to enjoy stunning panoramas, and a spa offers an indoor pool and Turkish bath. A shuttle service also ferries guests to a private beach club. All in all, it's a great choice for couples looking for quiet and stylish surrounds.
The 179-room Sentido Bellazure is upscale and stylish, with ample shaded decks overlooking the sea, smart decor in a soothing palette, and a tiny but lovely sandy beach. Manicured lawns are dotted with colorful pillows and hammocks, food is a notch better than the average all-inclusive, and adult-only areas guarantee some peace for those looking to get away from it all. To that end, one of the hotel’s biggest wow factors is its sea views. Built on a slight slope, the property offers panoramic water vistas from most of its common spaces, including its two restaurants and one of its two pools (the adult-only pool has an infinity edge, massage jets, and underwater loungers). The hotel also features several bars, including one by the main pool, a 24-hour lobby bar, and a rooftop lounge with lovely sea views. Spacious rooms have simple contemporary decor, free Wi-Fi, furnished balconies, and great bathrooms with large walk-in showers.