Best Hotels around Bodrum

The Turkish coast and its hinterland between Bodrum and Kusadasi is a superb sample of the best Turkey has to offer. Tourism has inevitably encroached, especially on the Turgutreis peninsula, which is why choosing the best Bodrum hotels can be such a challenge!

Ephesus, the region’s best known ancient wonder, can be very busy in high season, but go in early summer or autumn and discover quieter aspects: fishermen’s taverns beside medieval harbours, vast archaeological sites where the only other visitors are lizards and tortoises, or the pelican-haunted wetlands of the Menderes Delta National Park and the wooded Dilek Peninsula. This region, around Ephesus, is where you’ll find some of our Guru’s best Bordum hotels, including some charming, and very affordable, small hotels, and some luxury gems, in locations ranging from hill villages to harbour towns.

If immediate access to the seaside isn’t your top priority, you might discover some of the best Bordum hotels in the smaller village of Selcuk, about 24km inland.

The Best Bodrum Hotels

Best Bodrum Hotels for a Beach Break

The Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a one of the most gorgeous resort hotels around Bodrum, with chic, cabana-style suites with private balconies and exceptional views. Or you might consider

Best Bodrum Hotels for History Buffs

The Villa Konak is a friendly, great value hideaway, well located for all the main sights, and the bustling harbour of Kusadasi.

Best Bodrum Hotels for Peace and Quiet

Antik Zeytin is an eight room, low-rise resort at the foot of a forest and surrounded by olive groves,, but with spectacular views of the nearby Aegean. Or you might consider the 4Reasons Hotel & Bistro a small but charming, hillside resort in a lovely spot, or Naz Han a tiny, cosy, colourful guesthouse in the heart of Seljuk’s old quarter.

Best Bodrum Hotels for Families

The Su Hotel & Cottages is a quiet complex of rooms, suites and apartments offering style and comfort at great value rates, close to all the major local sites.

Best Bodrum Hotels for Romance

The Ada Hotel is a small, and very luxurious, boutique hotel packed with beautiful antiques and canopied beds in chic rooms. There’s also a hammam and three restaurants. The Muses House in Kusadasi is another great option for couples, a chicly converted village home converted into a stylish, five room boutique hotel.

Best Bodrum Hotels for Great Value

The Anzac Golden Bed Pansiyon is a friendly, nine room guesthouse in the maze of alleyways leading back from the harbour, and with room rates strategic from just over £20 per night! Or you can sty in the city of Izmir for as little as around £30 per night, at the Otel Antikhan.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best Bodrum Hotels on our Guru’s list of the best hotels around Bodrum you could:

The Best Bodrum Hotels:

  • Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay 173 rooms from €160

    Bodrum (Yaliciftlik)

    A luxurious resort hotel with private sandy beach and marina, and choice of seven restaurants and bars. Chic cabana-style suites with private balconies overlooking the sea and fantastic spa - all in glorious isolation. The most gorgeous beach resort hotel near Bodrum.

    Spa breaks  -  The Spa has an Asian approach to wellness and offers holistic detox programs as well as sauna, fitness centre and Turkish bath.
    Romantic Break  -  A unique stay with elegant suites overlooking the Aegean Sea, a private beach, romantic cruises, and fantastic dining options.
    Sailing  -  Take the hotel authentic Bodrum gullet boat out into the bay and discover top diving sites.
    Fishing  -  Take a fishing tour along the coast, the perfect opportunity to catch your dinner.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection
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  • Ada Hotel 14 rooms from €389

    Turbuku, NOT TO SHOW

    Luxurious boutique hotel, smartly decorated and furnished with antiques and canopied beds. Chic rooms, excellent hammam and three restaurants. A ten-minute stroll from the beach, its private beach cafe and private yacht for guest's use. A great choice for families and groups.

    Beach Life
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • 4Reasons Hotel & Bistro 20 rooms from €160

    Bodrum (Yalikavak)

    Trendy and charming hillside resort, highly professional in its approach but still small, stylish and friendly, with a lovely location. Large, white washed, rooms with contemporary art. Stunning and generously proportioned pool with pool-side bar, and candlelit dinners. A chic option.

    Hideaway  -  A trendy boutique hotel on the Bodrum peninsula boasting award winning bar, lovely pool, gardens and fantastic food.
    Sailing  -  Take a day cruise on a wooden gulet from Yalikavak harbour, pack a picnic and make a day of it.
    Great walks  -  Guests are provided with maps for hiking through the ghost village of Sandima.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
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  • Su Hotel & Cottages 25 rooms from €60


    Designer style and comfort at an affordable price. A small peaceful oasis in a quiet cul-de-sac. The bright white walls of the 'cubist' complex of rooms, suites with kitchenettes, and two-bedroom apartments surround a lovely swimming pool. A secluded choice for families and groups.

    Families  -  This reasonably priced and chic reosrt is ideal for families with lovely gardens and and close proximity to the beach.
    Sailing  -  Take a day trip round the Aegean on a wooden Gulet, perfect for a family activity or a romantic trip.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Antique Theatre and the Crusader Castle.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool.
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  • Antik Zeytin 8 rooms from €147

    Bodrum (Golturkbuku)

    Small, low-rise resort at the foot of the forest with great views of the nearby Aegean. Just eight stone cottages offer intimacy and panoramic views of the ocean, olive groves and the hotel's wooden sailing boat waiting in the harbour. Everything is natural - stone, wood, glass, and the cuisine too.

    Foodies  -  Stunning Mediterranean home cooked food with an emphasis placed on the importance of olive oil which is made on the property.
    Hideaway  -  Lovely cottages set in beautiful olive groves just a short distance from the sea.
    Sailing  -  Day sailing trips around the Aegean organised by the hotel.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the ancient ‘Antique Theater’ and Bodrum Castle.
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  • Villa Konak 17 rooms from €60

    Kusadasi (Kudasi)

    Friendly, peaceful hideaway, a few minutes from the bustling harbour and bazaar of Kusadasi. Large white washed rooms with traditional Turkish carpets. A lovely pool and shady spots for unwinding. An ideal base for local exploring.

    Value chic  -  A tranquil friendly hotel, with very reasonable prices, close to one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.
    Total relaxation  -  Take it easy with complimentary afternoon tea, strolls through the lush gardens and lounging by the pool.
    Great walks  -  Just a five minute walk from the town centre, head in for a wander and explore its hidden treasures.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby historical sites of Ephesus, Priene and Miletus.
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  • Anzac Golden Bed Pansiyon 9 rooms from €25

    Kusadasi (Cikmazi No. 4)

    Friendly, owner-run guesthouse with rooftop bar, hidden away in a maze of alleys above the harbour. Stunning views from the rooftop over the city. Simple, comfortable rooms with traditional furniture are light and airy. Indulgent local breakfasts. Well priced and located for local exploring.

    Value chic  -  A well priced small hotel with stunning city views within walking distance of the port and beaches.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a 20 minute drive from the ruins of Ephesus.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Naz Han 12 rooms from €70

    Selcuk (1044 Sokak)

    Quaint small hotel with roof terrace and leafy courtyard in the heart of Selcuk's old quarter. Traditional fabrics and artefacts bring colour to white washed rooms with exposed stone. Home cooked food served in the courtyard. A well priced property to explore the local area.

    Local exploring  -  Relaxed and well located, just steps away from St. John's Basilica in Selçuk with a shuttle service to the famed Ephesus.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Ephesus the trade centre of the ancient world.
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  • The Muses House 5 rooms from €95

    Kudasi, NOT TO SHOW

    Beautifully converted from an old village home to a fantastically stylish boutique hotel. A luxurious cocoon with a pool terrace courtyard and elegant cream rooms. A great base to explore the wooded hills of the Dilek peninsula, the fleshpots of Kusadasi and the beaches of the Aegean coast.

    Back to Nature  -  Kirazli at the base of the National Park is surrounded by cherry and almond orchards, vineyards and olive groves.
    Local exploring  -  A quaint boutique hotel just a 20 minute drive from Ephesus and the seaside, penty to be seen and done.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the famed archological site of Ephesus.
    Full of character
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  • Otel Antikhan 30 rooms from €34

    Izmir (MezarlikbasiIzmir)

    Characterful property in a central location. Pretty central courtyard filled with bougainvillea. Simple, traditional rooms - some with three beds makes this, along with the very reasonable rates, an ideal choice for families.

    Local exploring  -  Well placed in the city centre, perfect for exploring the rabbit warren streets of this ancient city.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Roman ruins of Ephesus, a must for any visitor to this area.
    Local markets  -  Haggle for goods at Kemeraltı Market, just steps from the hotel.
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Written by Robin Gauldie

posted Wednesday, 21st April 2010