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“Excellent hotel & service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

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Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Yaliciftlik
Certificate of Excellence
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The hotel is very big but set out laterally so it doesn't feel soulless. It's very comparable with 5* hotels in Dubai but a fraction of the price - the bedrooms are smaller but that's the only downside. The pool, beach and sun deck all fab and lots of choice for a change of scenery during the day. The gym outstanding with plenty of equipment and a wonderful sea view.

A lot of reviews rave about the breakfasts. I found it a pretty basic 5* offering - pastries, fruit, cereals and an egg bar but no other cooked options. Saigon restaurant brilliant food but very expensive.

All in all, I felt the food let such a great hotel down but I would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank luckychick
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 3 June 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your valuable review about your recent stay with us, which has already been shared with the entire team. Your constructive comments on food have already been shared with the related department and necessary actions have been taken.

We hope to welcome you once more in the near future.
Regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This was a wonderful trip, the location is a bit far from bodrum center but a great place to relax. We really enjoyed the spa and the included breakfast! The rooms are pretty standard, we got a room with a balcony overlooking the pools. This hotel is nicely spread out so there was always something to do. I highly reccomend this place if you need a place to getaway and relax, if youre statying in Bodrum town center it is a bit far out and kind of a hike but the bus takes you door to door.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Christine L
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you very much for taking your time, and sharing your nice experience. We are happy to read that you had a pleasant stay, and we will be looking forward to welcoming you again, for another relaxing getaway.

Kind regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We were there beginning of May 2013 for a babymoon, and loved the setting and the facilities. The only drawback were the restaurants - which were fine, but not as great as you would expect in a five star hotel. The breakfast buffet however, was the best I have seen - excellent selection of really fresh fruits, pastries, an egg station, and even a salad bar (which I didn't try, not a fan of salad for breakfast) with cheese and everything... Again, the views were really good, so was the pool. Service could be better - nor rude or anything, just not as good as it could be for the kind of facilities they have. The spa was wonderful: I got a pregnancy massage, a head massage, a food massage, and a facial - all were great. We left the hotel only once (seven night stay) to see a little of Bodrum town and went to a restaurant recommended by the hotel, and it was fantastic. What we got for the price was impressive, we would go back. Perfect for relaxing by the pool and taking in the spectacular views.

Room Tip: All rooms are sea view, I think, we stayed at a Deluxe room, which was nice with a big terrace and a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WTaw71
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

We are happy to read that your overall babymoon week was satisfactory, and we have very well noted the flaws you have mentioned, and shared with the related departments. We will definitely be working to exceed ourselves, and once you come back with your baby next time, we will be aiming at an even more pleasant stay for your family :)

Kind regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

best hotel in bodrum without any doubt. i have been to many places in bodrum but kempinski was an experience that i dont think you can find it in anywhere else.. the service was superb, rooms and utilities were perfect. i highly recommend this hotel for couples.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank klavye
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your nice words, which has placed a huge smile on our faces :)

We will always looking forward to welcoming you back again,

Kind regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

This amazing location offers you anything you could wish for: spectacular view, a great restaurant selection, nice and helpful staff, swimming pool, and you can also choose from a variety of beaches. The Six Sense Spa that’s part of the hotel is the cherry on top of the cake! I highly recommend this place to anybody who prefers staying away from the crowded holiday destinations.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Diana H
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your nice words and taking your time to share your nice experience.

We will be looking forward to welcoming you again,

Kind regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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berlin
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Located outside Bodrum town at the end of a very rural road and perched atop a hill overlooking its own private bay, this hotel offers top service, peace and the perfect ambience for relaxation. Beautiful and well maintained garden, enormous outdoor swimming pool landscape, private beach and a quiet, adults-only sun deck directly on the sea. Should the weather falter, there is also a large indoor pool, saunas, hamam and wellness spa, and a well-equipped gym. Breakfast buffet and restaurant service are top notch. The staff are attentive and very friendly - the only possible criticism could be the poolside food and beverage service, which at times seemed a bit overwhelmed. We enjoyed our 10 days here and were most definitely well-rested and relaxed at the end of our stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rch69berlin
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, and we are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay overall. Your point regarding the Pool Side service is well noted and shared with the related departments for further actions to be taken.

We will be looking forward to welcoming you, and offer you an even more flawless service.

Kind regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

My sister and I had a fantastic experience in this beautiful hotel in Bodrum. Upon our arrival we were greeted by their super friendly staff who showed us our room with superb views of the Aegean Sea. Having stayed in some of the best hotels in the world, the hospitality in this Kempinski is unrivalled and a special thumbs up goes to the General Manager, Aykud, who ensured our stay was very enjoyable and did everything to accommodate us. The spa was also excellent and left us feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated. We look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sharon D
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Gizem O, Public Relations Manager at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking your time in sharing your nice experience with us. Your comments have been shared with the whole team, which has been very motivating.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your sister back in our Hotel, soon.

Warm regards,
Gizem Oflazoglu
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Property: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay
Address: Kizilagac Koyu Gerenkuyu Mevki Bodrum Merkez, Yaliciftlik 48400, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Yaliciftlik
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Yaliciftlik
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Yaliciftlik
#2 Spa Hotel in Yaliciftlik
#2 Luxury Hotel in Yaliciftlik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 173
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