Tansy Kaschak

The Bodrum EDITION

  • Where:
  • Why:Attending the hotel opening weekend.
  • When:June 28th to July 3rd 2018.
  • Who:Me and a group of lucky travelers.
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The Bodrum EDITION Elegant lines, lush flora, and the Aegean Sea as a backdrop – welcome to Bodrum!

Elegant lines, lush flora, and the Aegean Sea as a backdrop – welcome to Bodrum!

The Bodrum EDITION It is hard to resist not spending the day in such massive, beautiful, and comfortable room. The bed is a real treat and the balcony perched over the bay hosted some picturesque meditation sessions.

It is hard to resist not spending the day in such massive, beautiful, and comfortable room. The bed is a real treat and the balcony perched over the bay hosted some picturesque meditation sessions.

The Bodrum EDITION Don’t fear the 239 steps that separate the lobby and the beach. They help in keeping up with all the tempting food intake, and are also a delightful way to discover the gardens and its balmy scents, especially at dusk. (But the hotel’s golf carts can whisk you up and down, just in case.)

Don’t fear the 239 steps that separate the lobby and the beach. They help in keeping up with all the tempting food intake, and are also a delightful way to discover the gardens and its balmy scents, especially at dusk. (But the hotel’s golf carts can whisk you up and down, just in case.)

The Bodrum EDITION The lobby’s understated grace makes you feel at home in a heartbeat.

The lobby’s understated grace makes you feel at home in a heartbeat.

The Bodrum EDITION The first pop-up store of ‘74 Escape, a creative collective of travelers brought together by the refined eye of Demet Muftuoglu Eseli, houses compelling offbeat artwork, menswear by Umit Benan, and colorful beach essentials by Robert Rabensteiner.

The first pop-up store of ‘74 Escape, a creative collective of travelers brought together by the refined eye of Demet Muftuoglu Eseli, houses compelling offbeat artwork, menswear by Umit Benan, and colorful beach essentials by Robert Rabensteiner.

The Bodrum EDITION Loving the 90’s vibes of the nightclub décor.

Loving the 90’s vibes of the nightclub décor.

The Bodrum EDITION The minimal interior design with some fun and quirky accents is relaxing yet interesting and entertaining. This is “Acid Vision”, by Turkish artist Ayse Gul Suter.

The minimal interior design with some fun and quirky accents is relaxing yet interesting and entertaining. This is “Acid Vision”, by Turkish artist Ayse Gul Suter.

The Bodrum EDITION The simple lines of the buildings are seamlessly integrated with the local surroundings, and the absolutely stunning landscape that mixes olive trees and other endemic flora is an attraction in itself.

The simple lines of the buildings are seamlessly integrated with the local surroundings, and the absolutely stunning landscape that mixes olive trees and other endemic flora is an attraction in itself.

The Bodrum EDITION Sunset by the infinity pool.

Sunset by the infinity pool.

The Bodrum EDITION All of the terraces overlook Yalikavak Bay, one of the most charming corners of the Turkish Turquoise Coast.

All of the terraces overlook Yalikavak Bay, one of the most charming corners of the Turkish Turquoise Coast.

The Bodrum EDITION Dream come true: breakfast served until 6pm. Here the traditional Turkish breakfast spread (among other international classics) at Kitchen.

Dream come true: breakfast served until 6pm. Here the traditional Turkish breakfast spread (among other international classics) at Kitchen.

The Bodrum EDITION Edi, the Princess. If you're lucky enough she'll join you for dinner.

Edi, the Princess. If you're lucky enough she'll join you for dinner.

The Bodrum EDITION The crescent of white sand is made of crushed marble – beauty for the eyes and much cooler on the feet.

The crescent of white sand is made of crushed marble – beauty for the eyes and much cooler on the feet.

The Bodrum EDITION A shortcut to plunge into the dense and crystalline salt water, the private cabanas are strategically located to watch the beach action or hop on a speed boat to that little extra dose of adventure.

A shortcut to plunge into the dense and crystalline salt water, the private cabanas are strategically located to watch the beach action or hop on a speed boat to that little extra dose of adventure.

Highs & Lows

  • The mind-blowing food by Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz. Using only the best local produce (that he personally selected at the local market as the sun was rising), he brings together refreshed versions of Turkish staples with quintessential ceviche and other el mundo flavors. The never-ending tasting menu at Brava restaurant is a journey not-to-be-missed!

  • The extraordinary selection of Turkish wines. We were dazzled bottle over bottle. Şerefe!

  • The combination of a multi-level vast property and a fairly small number of rooms results in an overall feeling of privacy and intimacy.

  • The staff. Friendly, attentive and professional, they were always open to cross any language barrier and go those extra miles to spoil us. True Turkish hospitality.

  • The short season. The hotel is only open from May to October.

The Barometer

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  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Elegant beach resort with world-class cuisine.

  • Vibe

    Sophisticated yet relaxed seaside leisure.

  • Location

    In one of the most beautiful areas of the Turkish Riviera.

  • Rooms

    102

  • Music

    Peachy and eclectic selection of tunes in the common areas. And some of the best DJs at Discetto, the nightclub.

  • Year Opened

    2018

  • Designed By

    Christophe Pillet and Ian Schrager Company.

  • Health & Wellness

    One large infinity swimming pool for common use and some private smaller ones. Spa and fitness center.

  • Restaurant

    Two culinary paradises: Brava and Kitchen.

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    Good sunscreen, some refreshing beverages, potato chips, chocolate and a pack of the most delicious all-natural Turkish delights.

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Reasonably expensive luxury that is worth the investment.

  • Website

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