Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum opens for the summer season on 1 April with an expanded offering for guests. New villas and suites overlooking idyllic Paradise Bay will be available, and more butlers will be on hand to maintain the resort’s reputation for excellent service. Guests can savour new menus at the resort’s award-winning restaurants and book its new Flavours of Bodrum accommodation package.
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is located on a 60-hectare waterfront site on the northern side of the Turkish peninsula at Cennet Koyu (Paradise Bay), offering panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. Built on a series of levels nestled in the resort’s landscaped hillside, surrounded by ancient olive groves and pine trees, the resort’s 129 Rooms, Apartments, Suites and Villas provide the largest accommodation in the area, all with stunning sun-decks, terraces or balconies, and many with private gardens and infinity edged pools. Eight restaurants and bars showcase innovative and gastronomic cuisine, while the 2.700 sq m Spa introduces the Group’s awarding-winning spa concepts together with holistic signature treatments and a range of wellness programs. In addition, the diverse event spaces, two sandy beaches and extensive leisure facilities will bring a level of sophistication and elegance, making this the perfect luxurious hideaway retreat for discerning travellers.
Guests staying at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum now have three new villas and the Bougainvillea and Royal Suites to choose from in addition to the existing selection of guest rooms, apartments, suites and villas. The Bougainvillea Suite, also known as the honeymoon suite, is in a secluded spot at the far end of resort. The 95-square metre retreat features a single bedroom and private swimming pool overlooking the Aegean Sea.
The sea-view Royal Suite, with seven rooms, private garden and swimming pool is the largest on the Bodrum Peninsula with 533 square metres of space. Including its existing seven-room villa, the resort now offers unrivalled large-scale family accommodation on the Peninsula.
All suites and villas at the resort have infinity pools and private terraces overlooking the sea. Many rooms have private terraces too.
Authentic gourmet cuisine
One of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum’s eight restaurants and bars, Italian eatery Assaggio will host guest chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier head of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Le Normandie, from 14 – 18 August. Using his 15-years of experience he will present a special seven course dinner menu to Assaggio diners. Live music will be performed at the restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings during the summer.
New dishes will be served at fish and seafood restaurant Bodrum Balıkçısı, which is rated three pearls by Incili Gastronomi Rehberi (Incili Gastronomy Guide). In addition to presenting traditional Turkish cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients, Chef Murat Taşdemir will introduce diners to tantalizing new flavours at the restaurant this summer. The resort’s internationally acclaimed Japanese restaurant Kurochan by IOKI will also have an updated menu.
Headed by Mediterranean cuisine specialist, Executive Chef Dario Abbate from Palermo, Italy, the resort’s dining options also include Blue Beach Club & Bar, which serves a variety of snacks, Pool Bar & Restaurant, which offers poolside dining, and The Mandarin Cake Shop, where guests can reward themselves with delicious desserts and cakes. Guests can enjoy creatively made cocktails and live music at Mandarin Bar.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, winner of the Spa category at The 2016 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards, offers the Bodrum Peninsula’s most extensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments. From within this luxurious setting, therapists use natural ingredients, including sage, lavender and olive oil grown in the resort’s own garden. Internationally acclaimed podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez and his team will be available at The Spa from June to the end of August to provide treatments for feet, hands and nails. Centuries-old Turkish bath rituals and Moroccan-style Hammam therapies can be experienced at The Spa.
For younger guests, exciting educational activities that encourage confidence building and creativity are offered in partnership with Gymboree Play & Music, a world leader in childhood development in more than 50 countries since 1976. At the resort’s Beach Kids Club and Indoor Kids Club, the experienced Gymboree team will present programmes tailored to different age groups that help improve children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills through play. Other Gymboree services will include organising birthday parties and giving private lessons in swimming, fitness and English.
From Blue Beach, the resort’s private white sand beach leading to the warm blue waters of the Aegean, a variety of water sports, from scuba diving to snorkeling, can be enjoyed. Alternatively, tennis and basketball can be played there. The Sands Beach Club, extending from the resort’s olive groves across green grass to another private beach, provides guests with a luxurious setting in which to enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding natural world.
Flavours of Bodrum accommodation package:
Guests who book the new Flavours of Bodrum package enjoy several fine dining options and sumptuous accommodation.
The new Flavours of Bodrum package is priced from €396 for two adults, and includes:
Accommodation in luxury room, suite or apartment
Three-course dinner daily at Assaggio or Bodrum Balıkçısı, including non-alcoholic beverages, or Barbeque dinner at Blue Beach on Tuesday nights
Daily breakfast at Sofra restaurant
Access to the resort’s fitness and wellness centre
The package is available from 1 April – 31 October 2018. For children aged 7-12 staying in the same room as their parents, €80 extra will be charged.
For booking and information, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum/. Prices include 8 per cent tax and fees.