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What is the best resort in Bodrum (Turkey)?

What is the best resort in Bodrum (Turkey)?

Old Sep 10, 20, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
The original owner's son created what you can see now at the end of the 1990s. They keep the place very up to date, which is probably why you thought it was new.
What a great job they’ve done. The place does not feel like it’s 20+ years old. Extremely well maintained. I might give them a try if I come back to the area (+ FS Bodrum per Scented’s comment above).
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Old Sep 13, 20, 2:02 pm
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We are wrapping up our stay at Amanruya now so just wanted to share a few thoughts and compare it to the Edition. I echo most of the comments here that the service is definitely not Aman-level, but the hardware and overall ambiance are spectacular. If I come back to Bodrum I will be happy to stay here again (would also try FS)

Positives:
- Absolutely wonderful hardware. Very well maintained room and common area. No significant wear and tear observed (vs Edition which has visible repairs needed). Rooms are very private as well.
- Pools are adequately heated, even the private pool in the pavilion is heated to a pleasant temperature
- Food is very good. Breakfast is a step up vs Edition and dinner ranged from good to great. Food pricing is also reasonable for a luxury resort (appetizers $10-15, mains $20-30)
- Very good spa treatments (though spa facility is lacking)
- Not really a resort positive but I did not see anyone smoke on property (vs Edition where many guests seem to be smoking a pack every hour)

Negatives:
- No beach. There is no sand and the beach club has lots of steps and various seating areas. It’s hard to get service if you’re seated faraway from the main area. But you get more privacy and better views from those secluded chairs...
- Seaview is obscured from most parts of the resort. Honestly didn’t bother me much as we had great views at the Edition and the landscaping here is pretty good but something to note
- Service is quite poor. I don’t get any of the “do whatever you’d like” Aman vibe here and most staff were quite reserved and lacked personality. It is also difficult to get service at the pool and parts of the beach club. The high occupancy could be to blame as the service improved notably today after many groups checked out. There were also a couple of mix-ups with pre arrival arrangements. My birthday cake was also delivered 1 hour after we finished dinner...
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Old Sep 13, 20, 2:12 pm
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Btw - sharing a couple pics of the under construction four seasons. We chartered a boat and the captain pointed it out to us. Feels like a pretty good location. Not far from Bodrum itself but the immediate area seems relatively quiet. The sea floor right in front of the hotel has sand so they’ll just need to bring in sand onshore to build out a beach club. The villas look a bit too close together and the hotel itself looks quite big, but I don’t know how many rooms are actually being planned here.


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