Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
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per person for 7 nights based on family of 4 sharing a Mandarin Junior Suite with private pool on a bed and breakfast basis with private transfers.
At a Glance
A luxury hotel in lush gardens a sandy beach
Wonderfully spacious designer rooms and suites
Ideal destination for Spring and Autumn
Explore nearby Roman ruins and the stunning Aegean coastline
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Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).
To start planning your holiday to Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a cosmopolitan and luxurious resort set around a private Aegean beach in Paradise Bay. Combining traditional Turkish elements with eastern touches, it offers fabulous service and exceptional comfort.
This five star resort offers total luxury and style, synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental brand. On the sheltered northern shores of the Bodrum peninsula, where the waters remain warm long into October, it's the perfect place to relax and be surrounded in total comfort. This beautiful stretch of coastline is lush and green, with pine covered hills and turquoise, sandy coves.
Set amongst olive groves and pine trees, the resort's contemporary and sophisticated architecture blends into the landscape as if it had been there for longer. The first thing that strikes you on arrival is the sense of space and the exceptional quality and attention to detail, with Turkish elements combined with Oriental-inspired touches.
The rooms and suites are grand and more than spacious. With floor to ceiling windows and doors opening out towards the Aegean, or the lush gardens, they really are luxurious. They are beautifully designed and furnished, with large bathrooms having a view of the sky above the bath. Many have their own terraces and lawn, whilst some feature a private pool. Private apartments offer families more independence and are elegantly designed and furnished, with a balcony or terrace and views over the pine forests or the Aegean. All have butler service, ensuring all of your needs are catered to, from dining options to arranging activities to ensuring you have everything you need in your room.
The choice of restaurants and bars is equally impressive with a range of international styles on offer. Turkish food is famous for its flavours, and you won't be disappointed at the Olive Garden, which offers traditional cuisine. Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese can also be found, and the pool bars serve snacks and cocktails throughout the day. And there's even a cake shop. The in-room dining service is to be recommended, especially for breakfast when you can sit out on your own terrace in the sun.
The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is all about relaxing and unwinding, so the exotic Spa should be visited at least once. With its treatment rooms overlooking Paradise Bay, and its own gardens, you'll definitely find a treatment or two to suit you. There are regular Pilates and Yoga sessions, and there are even gentle running trails around the resort. Watersports enthusiasts can water ski, wake board or for a gentler form of exercise, take out a paddle board into the bay.
The overwhelming impression of the rooms, suites and apartments at the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is one of space. They are all exceptionally well designed and furnished with large bathrooms, free standing baths, and skylights over the bath so you can see the blue sky above you as you soak. All rooms have a butler service – one butler to one villa, one butler to two suites, one butler to 3 – 4 other room types. This unique service helps tailor your stay and make each experience your own. The butler can help you decide where to eat each day and evening and help arrange activities , its all part of the service. They can even take into account dietary requirements or what the kids eat, brief the chefs and also the waiters so you won’t be offered a seafood special if you’re allergic to it.
|Sea View Room||
At 72sqm, these rooms are enormous. They have stunning views over the Aegean sea and many feature balconies or outside terraces complete with dining area and sunbeds. Decorated in a chic, contemporary style with wood floors, hand-crafted Turkish rugs and the choice of king or twin beds with handwoven leather headboards, these rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the rooms with light. Bathrooms are really luxurious with oversized bathtubs, large walk-in showers, and a skylight over the bath. These rooms feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and have fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
|Three Bedroom Garden View Apartment||
Garden View Apartments Three Bedroom overlook the surrounding pine trees. These large three-bedroom apartments are ideal for families or friends and feature a small kitchenette with cooking facilities. Adjacent to this lies an elegant living area complete with dining table. Featuring wood floors and light coloured walls, the 3 bedrooms are furnished with a choice of king or twin beds. There is one large master bathroom with separate bath or walk-in shower and a private balcony or terrace. 147sqm
|Garden View Room||
At 72sqm, these rooms are exceptionally spacious. They are contemporary in design and soothing in nature, enjoying a peaceful setting in the heart of the resort. Decorated in a neutral colour palette with wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, the custom-designed furnishings include a choice of king or twin beds, a comfortable sofa and a large working desk. Separated from the bedroom, the luxurious bathrooms have an equally modern feel with oversized bathtubs, twin vanity units with handmade porcelain bowls and powerful walk-in showers. Each room enjoys the benefit of an outdoor terrace complete with sunbeds and a dining area. The rooms feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
|Mandarin Junior Suite||
The Junior Suites are a spacious 94sqm in size and feature an open floor plan which accommodates a large working desk, seating, and sleeping area. These suites all have outdoor plunge pools and showers located on their private terraces. The interiors are equally attractive featuring king beds swathed in luxurious linens, beautiful Turkish rugs and handy valet closets, allowing guests to use our laundry and delivery services without being disrupted. Flooded with light, the luxurious bathrooms all feature deep soaking baths, walk-in showers and twin vanity units. They feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system with fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
|Sea View Suite with Private Pool||
Sized between 92-115sqm, these suites overlook the calm waters of Paradise Bay. Cleverly designed with an emphasis on style and space, suites feature a large master bedroom with king bed, living room and separate guest toilet. With wood floors, a hand-crafted Turkish rug and a selection of carefully chosen furnishings including a large sofa and a dining table, these suites are ideal for guests looking for a little more space. Featuring a steam shower, oversized bathtub and twin vanity area, bathrooms are true havens of calm. They all feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system with fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
At 145sqm this spacious one bedroom suite not only enjoys breathtaking views over the sea, but also benefits from its large outdoor terrace featuring a private pool and outdoor shower. Inside, soft grey rugs, wood floors and dark wood furnishings help create a feel of low-key luxury enhanced by the carefully designed layout and relaxed mood lighting. Providing ample space, these suites feature a master bedroom with king bed, kitchenette, living area, powder room and a spectacular bathroom and can sleep up to four people. Flooded with light, bathrooms have an oversized bathtub, a powerful steam shower and twin vanity unit. They also feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
|Two Bedroom Apartment||
With views overlooking the surrounding pine trees or the Aegean, these spacious 124sqm apartments are ideal for families. They enjoy a practical, yet stylish layout with a large living room, small kitchenette and light-filled bathroom complete with oversized bath or walk-in shower and twin vanity area. The bedrooms (one king and one twin) are elegantly designed with wood floors, light coloured floors and a selection of dark wood furnishings. In addition, guests will enjoy the use of a private balcony or terrace. Each apartment features Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
|Three Bedroom Sea View Apartment||
At 147sqm and with three spacious bedrooms, these apartments offer the perfect combination of space and style. Views stretch out over the resort and Aegean Sea providing a wonderful sense of place. Furnished with a king bed, the master bedroom enjoys a peaceful and private feel, while the other bedrooms are equally inviting, featuring light walls, wood floors and an array of dark wood furnishings. As well as a small kitchenette complete with cooking facilities, apartments also feature a large living room with dining table, beautiful master bathroom and either a large balcony or terrace. They also feature Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
The Mandarin Villa is 540sqm, sleeps up to nine people and enjoys a prime position in the resort. A stunning two storey villa, it offers the height of luxury with breathtaking views stretching over the sea. Beautifully designed, the layout of the villa includes four bedrooms featuring a choice of king or twin beds, all with hand-woven leather headboards and five bathrooms. Decorated in a chic neutral colour palette, the custom-made teak wood and dark wood furnishings include an elegant desk, indoor and outdoor dining tables and an array of occasional seating. In addition, the villa boasts a beautiful inner courtyard, which brings a natural light and garden-inspired atmosphere to the accommodation. The spectacular outdoor terrace features a private pool, shower, sun beds and a hammock. Guests also have use of a fully equipped kitchen, steam room, sauna and private fitness room. The villa features Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
A vast 640sqm and sleeping up to nine people, the Oriental Villa features four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Enjoying a wonderfully private location with views stretching out over the sea, the design incorporates subtle elements of both Turkish and Oriental culture with furnishings including beautiful hand-crafted Turkish rugs, elegant sofas and a choice of king or twin beds with handwoven leather headboards in the bedrooms. Ideal for entertaining, the two-storey villa has a fully equipped kitchen and two dining tables, one inside and the other located outside on the spectacular terrace, which also features a private pool, shower, sunbeds and hammock. In addition, guests have use of a fitness room, sauna and steam room. It also features Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system and fast high speed internet access both wired and wireless.
The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is very welcoming towards families, and many of the rooms are ideal. The resort can proivde cots, baby baths, high chairs, baby and children car seats, bathroom amenities and Ipads, Xboxes, board games and beach toys on request. Babysitting services can be arranged through the Concierge (please allow 24 hours advanced notice to avoid disappointment). There are two kid's clubs, one catering to children aged 4 - 12 years and one to children aged 13 - 17 years.
The hotel's Panda Club is open daily from 9.00am to 7.00 pm and is free of charge. It has a weekly activity programme including arts and crafts, and is very much geared towards younger children. Older children have a separate playroom with interactive games.
There is a specially designed and designated children’s pool and menus have been created for younger guests in some of the restaurants and for the in-room dining service.
The resort has first class facilities and the concierge can organise any number of excursions and activities. The resort sits on a sandy beach with private cabanas and a beach bar serving food and refreshments all day. There is also a Beach Club open from May until the end of August, which has its own music, bar and comfy loungers. Ideal if you want a day away from the main pool.
There is a great choice of places to eat, including some private dining spots all around the resort. Your room Butler can help you arrange something truly special.
Around the resort there are four outdoor pools, a designated children's pool and an indoor pool in the Spa.
The comprehensive Water Sports centre is located next to Juju Beach overlooking Paradise Bay, where activities on offer include scuba diving, sailing, fishing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and jet ski rental.
On land, there are two tennis and basketball courts available to use as well as a jogging path circling Paradise Bay. The hotel offers tennis lessons, yoga classes, Pilates sessions, and rounds of golf at nearby Championship golf courses.
The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is exceptionally well placed to explore many of the ancient sites of the region, as well as the beautiful coastline and surrounding waters of the Aegean. Guests can visit Bodrum for the day, with its wealth of history, restaurants and shops; go scuba diving off the pristine coast; play golf or go horse riding.
There is a luxury boutique in the lobby for those who'd like some retail therapy, and it's possible to organise trips into nearby Bodrum or the glamorous Yalikavak Marina for shopping.
|Bodrum Castle Tour||
A three hour tour taking in the Bodrum Underwater Archaeological Museum in the castle built by The Knights of Rhodes in honour of St Peter. Countless items discovered on different shipwrecks are on display.
|Turkish cookery class||
This takes an entire day and involves a tour of the famous ruins at Ephesus, followed by a trip to Sirince village with its Greco-Turkish history. The cookery class is held in a typical Turkish house, and here you'll learn about the rich heritage of Turkish food and cook traditional recipes with many of it countless and flavourful ingredients.
Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, dating from the third millenium BC and at one point was the capital of the Roman province of Asia. It's a scenic two hour drive from the Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum and you can see the remains of this important Ionian city standing miraculously today, with the most remarkable being the theatre, the Hadrian Gate, the Celsius Library, the Street of the Curetes, the Fountain of Trojan and the Odeon.
Guests board the Gulet in Bodrum Marina and have a whole day to relax on the water. The gulet stoops for a couple of two swimming breaks at Tavsan and Green bay’s, when lunch will be served on board. Then it's on to Karaada, Yildirim, Goktasi bays, with a final stop at Camel beach before returning to the pier in Bodrum late in the afternoon.
Tristan Williams (Staff)
Families in search of facilities to suit all, a beautiful beachside location with true five-star luxury may find the Mandarin hard to beat. The hotel benefits from seven restaurants and bars, five of which occupy amazing locations stretched along the beachfront. Two pristine sandy beaches and a small marina are just a small part of a resort which feels much larger than it actually is, ensuring that no matter how high the occupancy you never feel the clamber that its often unavoidable when holidaying in the height of the summer. The hotel rooms are undoubtedly memorable, but for families looking for a more cost affective and practical setup then the apartments are ideal and whilst they dont possess the same wow factor they wont disappoint. If you are looking for an immersive cultural experience then the resort naturally wont be right for you, but there is no denying the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is the ultimate when it comes to five-star luxury family resorts.
Sarah Matthews (Staff)
Being familiar with the Mandarin Oriental in London, this resort was exactly as I expected. The look and feel was very distinctive, with its use of dark timbers throughout and uber glamourous decor and lighting features. This works really well with the expansive, lush, green setting which the resort occupies on the northern coast of the Bodrum peninsula. The property is large but really well laid out so even at 100% occupancy the hotel never feels crowded. There are two sandy beaches, several pools and places with sun loungers to relax dotted around so you can retreat from the crowd if you want to. If your room is quite remote from the main hub of the hotel and facilities, this is easily overcome by using the golf buggies to get around. Even though I didnt have my children with me when I visited, I could see how it would have worked so well for a family holiday, being genuinely child-friendly without compromising on style and luxury. The childrens area with little tables and chairs in the buffet restaurant was a lovely touch but the best thing is the sheer choice of room categories here. Even the entry level rooms are huge but my personal favourites were the fully equipped apartments and villas (washing machines included!)
Hannah Scott (Staff)
From the start of my journey to MO Bodrum I knew it was going to be good. With a flight of just 4 hours I think Bodrum is overlooked for a great destination close to home. As soon as we touched down in Bodrum airport the amazing MO service started by being met air side by our VIP airport greeters. This service allowed us to breeze through the border control que. straight into the luxury transfer that was spacious and even had charging points for your phone. The transfer was a quick 40 minutes, that allowed us to see straight away how green and mountainous the area was on one side with the blue Aegean Sea the other.
On arrival I was blown away by the view and how beautiful the hotel was. The check in process was one of the easiest I have encountered and was met by my personal room butler. They showed me to my room and gave the grand tour. From the moment I was inside I knew my entry level room was not a normal room. At a vast 72sqm, including a walk in wardrobe, bathroom with separate shower to bath (which had its own tv)! The rest of my stay was just as great. The food was wonderful and the buffet breakfast was one of the best I have come across with a fresh juice and coffee bar to a paleo and gluten free area. They have thought of everything from those who would want to be healthy and those who wish to indulge. The rest of the food is so fresh and authentic to the local area. They really enjoy serving the food family style which is great as you get to try a little bit of everything.
The facilities are everything that you would expect from a Mandarin Oriental. The spa and gym area is second to none and the indoor pool allow children in the shoulder season if the main pool temperature isnt warm enough (it is heated though!). The gym had a separate reformer Pilates area where you can join classes or have a private session.
Getting around the resort couldnt be easier either, a quick call and a buggy comes to the door to get you around and take you home from the beach!
The only thing I could fault was myself for not going for long enough! I am now defiantly a Fan of the Mandarin Oriental!
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
My favourite thing about the Mandarin Oriental is the feeling of utter tranquillity that the hotel offers. Set in a wonderful bay utterly surrounded by pine forest and with incredibly mature gardens overflowing with flowers and olive trees covering most of the property you really get the feeling that you are part of nature.
The rooms are beautiful, huge and epitomise wow factor. Mine had a giant egg shaped bath, B&O entertainment systems and incredibly high ceilings. The terrace, overlooking the bay was large enough to fit loungers and a table to enjoy breakfast at, others have their own pools or grassy lawns perfect for toddlers to play on.
I stayed at the hotel late in the year but even in mid October temperatures were warm, the beach was busy and although the sea was bracing it was still enjoyable. For those who prefer a warmer swim the main pool is fully heated and there are loads of water sports to keep you busy as well.
At night the hotel comes to life with a clubby feel to the main restaurant and a cocktail bar that feels straight of Manhattan. Its all very cool and all done perfectly but without being pretentious or overly exclusive. Thats down to the staff who are incredibly warm and friendly and my butler was a real star being on hand to help with anything I needed from morning through to evening.
The Mandarin is a stunner of a hotel and really works as both a beach resort and a luxury weekend retreat. The spa is excellent with its own Turkish hammam and the massage I had with Iulia was one of the best I have had anywhere in the world. I cant wait to return!
Poppy Whitbread (Staff)
Nestled in its own private bay on the northern shores of Turkeys stunning Aegean coast the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers breath-taking views, an exciting array of restaurants, stylish bars and a luxurious spa. Spread across almost 15,000 acres it genuinely feels like you are in your own private world. There is an army of golf buggies to get you from A to B so whether you want to head down to Blue Beach and soak up the sun on the pristine beach, or test out the long list of water sport activities on offer, there will be someone on hand to ensure your every need is taken care of.
Be sure to eat at the hotel's three main restaurants; Assaggio serves wonderful Italian-style cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, Bodrum Balikisi for traditional Turkish fish and seafood dishes that Bodrum is famous for, and my personal favourite Kurochan, which serves the most deliciously addictive Japanese style tapas plates.
The spa is also a must. Beautifully tranquil, you'll be sure to leave wonderfully relaxed after you've enjoyed one of the many signature treatments, followed by a lounge by the outdoor pool and hot tub, it's also a great spot to curl up with the new best seller.
With something for everyone, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers the perfect retreat to enjoy everything that continues to make Turkey so wonderful.
Bee Haywood (Staff)
The resort blends into a hill that descends down into a bay (Blue Beach) - this slope cleverly lends itself to ensuring that villas and rooms can be built one behind the other without anyone losing their view. The rooms are vast with their own garden (most with a private plunge pool), bathrooms with freestanding oval baths and all the mod cons. There are also some huge villas for families and larger groups, with 4-6 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, private pool and even their own fitness room, sauna and steam room. It is possible to have a private chef come to the villas too. Around the resort, every member of staff is extremely attentive and friendly.
The spa and gym really stand out - the enormous space is spread over three floors and is accessed by a lift from the main lobby. Once inside, there's an indoor pool, extensive gym with every state-of-the-art machine you can think of, endless beauty/treatment rooms, the traditional Hammams take place in a dome shaped room, on a large heated marble slab, and there are separate serene gardens. There is also a Fitness Specialist who is able to give you an In-Body Analysis. The beach is another highlight, with staff bringing you iced coffees and chilled fruit juices throughout the day. Despite the high temperatures during the summer months, the sea breeze is constant so you can easily spend your whole day comfortably reading books, snoozing and dipping in and out of the sea.
Activities wise there is an extensive selection of water sports available. The Aquatic Centre offers water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving and fishing to name a few, and the nearby bays are well worth a visit either by car or boat. You can also do a mixology lesson at the Mandarin Bar, where you are taught to make a number of cocktails on the list.
There are four main restaurants in the evening: Sofra serves Mediterranean fare (this is also where guests have breakfast), Assaggio right on the sea offers Italian cuisine, Balikcisi the fish restaurant where the chef visits local markets each day to select the freshest seafood, and Kurochan for Japanese dishes (this is only open in high season). During the day, Blue Beach is perfectly placed, as you can hop off your sun lounger and go straight into the restaurant, and for those lazing round the pool, the Pool Bar and Restaurant serves salads and snacks, ideal for a light lunch.
The hotel's Panda Club is open daily and has a weekly activity programme for smaller children. Older children have a separate games room.
Anna Crowther (Staff)
This is a truly stunning resort and will exceed all your expectations. All of the extremely spacious rooms have been perfectly decorated in a natural and discreet way. The friendly service combined with a brilliant selection of restaurants offering different cuisine from across the globe and picturesque setting make this resort a fantastic choice for an unforgettable holiday.
This resort is also perfectly located less than half an hour from Yalikavak, a new and pristine marine offering a range of chic shops, bars and restaurants. Forty minutes in the opposite direction is the large town of Bodrum, which like Yalikavak also offers fantastic shopping with many of the designer brands. However, it's worth exploring the narrow cobbled streets where you can experience the real Turkey and haggle for leather goods. Whilst in Bodrum why not take a guided tour around the Bodrum castle which stands majestically above the town, dominating the centre of the bay and when illuminated in the evenings creates a dramatic and magical backdrop.
Ancient Wonder of Ephesus
Spend the day exploring the city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. Also enjoy a visit to the House of Virgin Mary and the Selcuk Museum.
Private tour of Bodrum Castle
Enjoy a private tour of the Roman and Byzantine shipwrecks at the medieval Bodrum Castle with the director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.
Location & directions
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is 45-minutes from Bodrum Milas International Airport.
How to get there
Flying time is approximately 3-hours 55 -minutes. The transfer time from Bodrum Milas Airport to Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is around 45-minutes.
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