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The Divan Bodrum hotel; a jewel set in the heart of the bay of Türkbükü

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It is in the prestigious village of Türkbükü, beside the Aegean Sea, that the Divan group has placed its jewel. The site alone is worth the journey, but you will marvel even more when you step through the hotel entrance. The planting has been superbly managed, with blocks of bougainvillea that highlight low walls and facades; and the staff are impeccably dressed in white, in the style of the Turkish…

Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach; an incredible window on the finest sunsets in the region

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You will find the Swissôtel Resort Bodrum Beach at the heart of the delightful seaside resort of Türgütreis, on the edge of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Here all is refinement and peace. In the reception area, where white is the dominant shade, an immense bay window frames palm trees and the sea, at the end of the avenue to the beach. In the large rooms filled with…

The Maçakizi, a heavenly hotel on the bay of Türkbükü

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Türkbükü, a village on the Turkish Riviera, is legendary for its glamour and is certainly the most fashionable destination on Turkey’s Aegean coast. The idyllic setting and authenticity of the Maçakizi hotel have made it, for some years, an outstanding destination. The jet-set know what they’re doing! Suspended between earth and sky, on a hill bordered by pine groves, magnolias and oleanders, the Maçakizi is an oasis of freshness sheltered…

The Marmara Bodrum, a 5-star boutique hotel situated in the heart of Bodrum town

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Atop the hill on which it is perched in the very centre of Bodrum, the irresistible outline of the hotel The Marmara Bodrum catches the eye. This establishment undeniably has a certain magic. Between its walls, you will find a stylish dialogue between vivid colours and neutral tones, between the bohemian spirit of the Aegean and a discreet luxury underlined by iconic design elements. Throughout your stay here you will…

Six Senses Kaplankaya, a confidential and exclusive hotel where luxury, ecology and well-being go hand in hand

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Some stays you don’t forget. My stay at the Six Senses Kaplankaya is definitely one of them. This luxury hotel located on the edge of the Aegean, one hour from Bodrum, is a haven of peace and relaxation between inlets of turquoise water, beaches of white sand, olive orchards, cypresses and bougainvillea. The hotel is part of a complex which also has privately-owned residences, a marina and beaches. It has…

Luxury getaway at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul

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Some time ago I told you about the institution of afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. But there’s something even better! An enchanted stay in one of its rooms, with a panoramic view over the Bosphorus and the Beşiktaş Vodafone stadium, considered to be one of the finest in the world. The rooms and suites offer incomparable comfort, and their aesthetic is characteristic of luxury hospitality. But here in particular,…

The Divan Istanbul; a hotel for today, in a setting from yesterday

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Ideally situated in the heart of the city, and near its liveliest districts of Beşiktaş, Nişantaşı and Taksim, the Divan Istanbul Hotel is the jewel in the crown of the Divan Hotels Group, one of the most important and prestigious names in Turkish hospitality. The people of Istanbul are very familiar with the white silhouette of this hotel, which was established more than fifty years ago but which owes its…

Aza Cave Hotel, an exclusive Eden in fairyland

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  Surrounded by the incredible rock formations of the Göreme Valley, the Aza Cave Hotel is the latest jewel-case from the Keleb hotel group. Its architecture echoes the lunar landscapes around it, but luxury and refinement enter the mix as soon as you cross the threshold. It feels great to unwind in this haven of well-being, and to immerse yourself in a mystical atmosphere while enjoying fabulous Turkish hospitality. The…

The Ortaköy Hotel, where refinement and charm converge

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The city of a thousand lights does not lack hotels at the leading edge of elegance. The Ortaköy Hotel has added its name to the list, with a refined and intimate establishment in the heart of the lively district of Ortaköy. I had the opportunity to stay there and to appreciate its charm. Make sure you remember the name, because it is fast becoming one of the legendary hotels of…

Swissôtel The Bosphorus: An exclusive location in the heart of Istanbul

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Ideally situated, in the centre of the lively Maçka district, surrounded by luxuriant gardens, this is one of the most prestigious locations in Istanbul. Behind a discreet facade, the incredible refinement of the lobby, with its glass atrium giving a magnificent view of the Bosphorus, is delightful. The visitor is greeted, on arriving, in a way that is fully consistent with the standing of the hotel and the legendary hospitality…