With sweeping panoramic views over the blue Aegean Sea, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers the ultimate in luxurious Mediterranean style on the Turkish Riviera. Overlooking the aptly named Paradise Bay (Cennet Koyu), the 60-hectare resort on the Bodrum peninsula nestles within landscaped hillside gardens surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine trees.
A luxurious hideaway
Conceived by acclaimed international designer, Antonio Citterio, the resort’s 136 rooms, suites, apartments and villas exemplify the ultimate in elegant, contemporary style, taking advantage of the resort’s outstanding vistas to inspire a feeling of being at one with nature. Interior designs successfully combine Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s oriental heritage and attention to detail with the traditional local Turkish aesthetic. Incorporating the hotel group’s guest-centred technology and entertainment systems, each type of accommodation has a sun-deck, terrace or balcony, and some have private gardens and infinity pools.
Filled with daylight, the Sea View Rooms and Mediterranean Suites are the most spacious on the Bodrum Peninsula, ranging in size from 72 sq m to 147 sq m. Most Sea View Rooms feature outside terraces with dining area and sunbeds, while each Mediterranean Suite has a garden style private outdoor terrace with plunge pool and shower, and spectacular views over the Aegean Sea.
Each guest who opts for the Butler service will enjoy a stay tailored to their individual preferences, starting from the very beginning of the booking stage to ensure the ultimate experience in Paradise Bay. Personalising an itinerary that includes your favourite hobbies and where you would like to dine, to enjoying the seclusion of a hidden beach on the Mediterranean coast, organising one-off celebrations in exclusive venues or cultural excursions to the region’s historical landmarks. The Butler service is the ultimate way to enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s blissful location and services whilst having every aspect of your stay taken care of down to the finest detail making you wish you could take your Butler home with you.
Cutting-edge dining facilities
With nine bars and restaurants, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers a broad range of innovative cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs and served in stylish and sophisticated surroundings overlooking the sea. Contributing to the vibrancy of the local dining scene the resort’s Trattoria style Italian restaurant, Assaggio, serves authentic, heart-warming regional fare in a relaxed setting, while Japanese restaurant, Kurochan by IOKI, offers contemporary Japanese cuisine.
All-day dining restaurant, Sofra, serves local and international specialties, including the region’s best Turkish breakfast. Mouthwatering artisan breads, chocolates, pastries and macaroons can be found at The Mandarin Cake Shop, while the stylish Blue Beach Club & Bar and Pool Bar & Restaurant provide tasty snacks, tapas, mezzes and cocktails.
The resort’s flagship restaurant, the casual Bodrum Balıkçısı, offers traditional Turkish fish and seafood dishes with a modern twist, while Mandarin Bar serves enticing cocktails in a chic, contemporary environment.
Centering on its private white sand beach and long shoreline, the resort’s many leisure pursuits range from diving and snorkeling to tennis and basketball. Managed jointly with GymBoree, the resort’s children’s recreational groups include the Kids Club for 3 to 12-year olds, which features a fun and educational range of arts and crafts, nature and sports activities that are sure to introduce little ones to new discoveries and friendships.
Spa and leisure facilities
Winner of the spa category at the International Hotel Awards 2018, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum offers the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes in the region, including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s award winning holistic signature spa treatments. The Spa uses olive oil, sage and lavender from the resort’s gardens as ingredients in its own natural, handmade remedies. Centuries-old Turkish water therapies can be experienced in The Spa’s stunningly designed hammams.
Benefitting from its secluded location on a hillside ridge overlooking a verdant green valley and the azure Aegean Sea, the spacious 2,700 sq m spa is spread over two floors. In addition to 8 treatment rooms, including five individual cabins, 3 beauty rooms and 4 outdoor cabanas with expansive terraces, The Spa’s other amenities include hammams with private scrub rooms, an indoor swimming pool and vitality pool. A Pilates and yoga studio form part of its fitness facilities.
Skincare products used in the resort’s spa treatments are made from the highest quality organically grown plants, known for their purity, potency and therapeutic qualities. These include Mandarin Oriental’s signature product line developed specifically for the Group by London-based award-wining company, Aromatherapy Associates.
The resort’s abundant leisure amenities centre on its expansive stretch of shoreline and a private beach. The Resort Lifestyle Lounge offers activities ranging from scuba diving and snorkelling to sailing and fishing and has wooden jetties for zodiac boat transfers. Sports facilities include two tennis courts and a basketball court, a jogging path along Paradise Bay, and multiple swimming pools. Guests can embark on a range of lifestyle experiences, such as tours by helicopter or aboard a traditional Turkish sailboat called a gullet.
Exclusive meetings and events
The resort’s flexible indoor events space caters to a diverse range of gatherings from intimate beach weddings and cocktail parties to business conferences and executive retreats. Easily accessible ground floor function rooms in the resort’s main building are filled with daylight. Featuring the latest public-address technology, The Oriental Ballroom can accommodate up to
210 guests. The resort’s meetings and banqueting team will customize any occasion according to the client’s preferences.
Lauded as the ‘Land of the Eternal Blue’ by Homer, the Bodrum Peninsula has become one of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive leisure destinations. In addition to its rich cultural heritage and temperate climate, the Turkish Riviera offers visitors a stunning combination of pine covered mountains, private beaches and charming coastal villages adorned with bougainvillea. Located on the northern side of the Bodrum Peninsula the resort is close to the charming waterfront village of Göltürkbükü, which has picturesque narrow streets, waterside restaurants and peaceful bay, and is a popular stopover destination for super yachts. The resort is a 45- minute drive from Milas-Bodrum International Airport and 30 minutes from the centre of Bodrum, and can be reached by yacht and private helicopter.
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