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.
A luxury hotel in lush gardens a sandy beach
Wonderfully spacious designer rooms and suites
Ideal destination for Spring and Fall
Explore nearby Roman ruins and the stunning Aegean coastline
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 flavors, 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.
When to visit
Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch in The Olive Garden with tables set amongst the olive trees. The traditional Turkish cuisine is fantastic and this wonderfully located restaurant serves a delicious range of mezes which all need to be sampled and washed down with a refreshing glass of local wine.
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is 45-minutes from Bodrum Milas International Airport.
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.