"Great hotel but a little bit corporate"
Me and a friend went to Kempinski for a total relaxation holiday and we certainly got that!!! The room was very nice and the service was good (not outstanding though). Note that the hotel is about 30 mins from the town centre and taxis are extremely expensive. There is nothing in the surrounding area apart from other hotels. But at the same time we […] felt it was very private and away from any hustle and bustle. There was not really a little town nearby unfortunately. So as we stayed for 8 nights this got a bit inconvenient. However it was a very good hotel - the furnishing of the hotel was a bit corporate and maybe a bit stiff....? We loved the little hotel golf buggy that took us from the reception to the beach which was only 10 minutes walk away! The gym facility was excellent although I would have loved some kettlebells but I thought it was very good. The spa services looked very fancy but were very expensive. I would definitely recommend the hotel but maybe not for quite so many nights.... Better to try another hotel in another part of Bodrum as well I think. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The sea good not too windy and rocky"
A wonderful experience .A good clean beach and good serviceGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great as used to be"
This was our second time at Kempinski, hotel has the best view of Mediterranean. The service was improved compared to last year. The only thing is the empty glasses and plates were staying long time at the beach side giving annoyance to the guests.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"just excellent. We'll be going back."
Like you are doing, I read the reviews and had concerns. The reality? AWESOME! On check-in, ask to see other rooms & upgrades. We did, paid a little more, although the first room & view would have been sufficient. Don't go here you're a person who moans about prices, or when eating out only pay for what you ate/drunk rather than split the bill, because […] you save £3. Tight people DO NOT go here. Pools/grounds/gardens are great – explore! Local restaurants were great (most had a free taxi pickup/drop-off service too) and great value (£30 per head including alcohol). Pricing in hotel is borderline insane. Do one of 2 things: 1. moan 2. on day 1 take the £2.50 bus into Bodrum & stock up! We did #2, came back with a suitcase full of snacks, food, soft drinks & alcohol that lasted the whole trip. Beach is AWESOME & we would have gone every day if we'd known. Sand, sunbeds and service (including complimentary water mist spray and frozen flannels to cool down with) all superb. Sea is lovely. We ordered food every day around the pool/beach and okay, it was fairly expensive.. but it was really good quality & convenient. Room was well-appointed w/ great water pressure, they didn't mind that we emptied the fridge to put our own stuff in. Bus service to Bodrum takes 20-25min. Bodrum is very touristy and we were glad we weren't closer! Go to Kocadon restuarant in Bodrum every single night. IT IS AMAZING. A great trip and we'll be going back in 2015. Well done Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The resort was nice and the service was friendly but not efficient for example the bill took ages to arrive and it was the wrong bill when it eventually arrived also the food is expensive for what it is and the basic order of service needs working on. It is cheaper to eat at the town centre which is only 20 minutes away by bus which come every 30 minutes […] outside the resort and us much cheaper then a taxi. The spa is nice with friendly staff but again very expensive. The beach is secluded which is nice and there is call button on every sun lounger if you need anything which is a nice touch. Also avoid buying anything from the hotel shop as it cost me £8 for a bar of chocolate and packet of crisps! Overall friendly staff but expensive food and spa treatments. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing experience, best place to relax..great food as well. Very definitely go again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel however ............."
This is a great hotel. The negatives are few but need to be mentioned. The hotel is isolated and there is nothing near it.It costs TL 75 each way into town ( GBP 24.00 ) Hotel would benefit from its own shuttle bus. It also means no choice but to eat at hotel. No kettles in room, so it is a call to room service. I needed hot water for medicine and they […] were great but wish I had brought my kettle. Food and drinks by pool is a 30 - 45 min wait. There is no pool bar or something closer and faster. When most meals are £20, one expects reasonable speed. Ideas would be to have somewhere poolside for drinks,crisps,ice cream. On plus side , the rooms are great with a high level of extra's. The staff are amazing and friendly. Hotel food is very good standard. Hotel breakfasts are one of the best I have had. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best Hotel around"
My husband and I had a week at the Kemplinski. We could not fault the hotel in any way, however, there are two things to mention: The hotel is 15 to 20 minutes from Bodrum, there is nothing else around, its in a very rural position, but in a lovely little bay. Good and regular bus service from the hotel to Bodrum. The food and drinks are very expensive […] ( around £10, for glass of wine). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for a retreat"
Amazingly high quality hotel - sense of exclusivity. Super friendly / helpful staff. Great food. April is very early season in Bodrum and only 1 of the hotels restaurants was open - but we didn't mind that.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice views, pool area was good"
Not enough restaurants open during off peak, staff very friendly, Resturant service very slow and breakfast just average.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great getaway in Bodrum"
Awesome place to just relax and get away from it all - you can stay in the hotel the whole time but you will be limited by food options available at hotel and depending on how long you are there food can get "samey". Other than that, amenities, swimming pool, beach, etc. were all fantastic and truly relaxing and a memorable holidayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Luxury by pool & sea"
A superbly designed and built hotel on the bay provided us with a week's relaxation, sun and exercise.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Superb. Top quality"
Splendid, modern hotel with own beach and superbly trained staff who speak good English and could not be more helpful. 5 star in every way from infinity pools to 3 excellent restaurants in addition to the help-yourself one. Where else does someone come up to you as you lie on your sun lounger and say, "Excuse me, Sir, may I clean your sunglasses"?! […] Lots of space due to modern design so that even when full it feels half empty. Excellent spa and fitness centre. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"quality hotel with expensive restaurants"
This rather corporate hotel is trying, but finding it difficult, to provide top quality, reasonably priced food in any of its restaurants. The amazingly prompt bus service into Bodrum is cheap and runs every half hour, so would recommend eating there. Try Kocadon if you want top quality - still pricey but worth it. The sand beach is man -made but still […] stoney at shore edge & difficult to get into sea. The sea temperature for swimming is what you might call 'refreshing' and this was in September. The beautiful swimming pool was no warmer. Staff are excellent and cannot do enough for you. Overall we enjoyed our stay but feel but that if you are looking for five star, this hotel still has areas which could be improved. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"All round good 5* hotel"
The second time we have visited this hotel in 3 years. Pleased to confirm very few changes have occurred. A true beach resort with The Kempinski Group quality. Room of the best standard well serviced everyday. Food in all restaurants was of the highest quality, being served by well trained staff in a very professional manner. Private beach well maintained […] by waiters & attendants. Generally busy with visitors from all over, however because of it's size it does appear quiet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for everyone"
Gorgeous hotel in a lovely setting. Perfect for a relaxing holiday.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best spa experience"
The location of this hotel (about 30 minutes drive from town) was absolutely perfect for a much needed week of relaxation and rejuvenation, and the Six Senses spa, which was the draw for this trip, did not disappoint. All staff from reception to restaurant to beach attendants were helpful. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful, would highly recommend it for a quiet break. Not for ravers!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and holiday destination...."
AWESOME hotel! All the staff are very friendly and could not be anymore helpful. Only downside is that food in the restaurants probably isnt quite up to standard but the mega breakfast offsets this. Would stay at the hotel again in a heartbeat...Genuine Expedia guest review
"excellent spa facilities"
Excellent staff and facilities.Recommended for a self contained relaxation break.Limited activities for very young childrenGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful, luxury hotel for a family"
We had a wonderful week long stay at the end of October with our two young children. The hotel's stunning location on Barbaros Bay is incredible, there are no neighbouring hotels, and a lovely private beach. Staff are incredibly accommodating to young children, in particular Fatma in the restaurant, Kadir on the beach, Mesut on the front desk and the […] delightful towel porter on the beach. We booked the bed + breakfast option however the restaurant prices for lunch and dinner are sky high which took some of the sheen off our stay. Also, the price for the motorized boat pods at 100€ for 30mins is unreasonable, we hired kayaks instead. All in all, a great hotel that we would highly recommend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is an exceptional hotel. The staff were wonderful, spa treatments amazing - and the fusion restaurant was the best we have been to anywhere in the world. Will definately go back to the Kempinski when we visit TurkeyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cripplingly expensive restaurants!!"
the big problem with this hotel is that it is in the middle of nowhere, it is a long, bumpy drive to Bodrum to access restaurants etc., The restaurants in the hotel are cripplingly expensive. a simple meal of grilled fish, 2 beers and a bottle of wine cost us £300!!! as we were there for 14 nights it would have been eye wateringly expensive!! many of […] our fellow guests felt the same. I guess we were a captive audience!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Luxury in a fabulous location"
Lovely position. Lots if interesting uncrowded areas - the beach, pool, chill out lounge and lots of good restaurantsGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is truly exceptional! We stayed for 7 nights in a Junior Suite. The room was lovely with a large balcony facing the sea. The staff at the hotel always went out of their way to be helpful. The breakfast was amazing! Totally relaxing experience. The hotel never felt busy. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Turkish gem."
When we booked the Kempinski Barbaros Bay we wanted a hotel where we could get some late summer sun, a flight time of less than four hours, good service, above average food, quality rooms and the possibility of fishing. The Kempinski did not let us down on any level. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. Every member of staff speaks […] English, a real bonus as none of our party speaks Turkish. The staff are extremely friendly and particularly welcoming. The words 'buffet breakfast' normally strike fear in my heart. Not so at the Kempinski - an amazing breakfast. I can particularly recommend the flatbreads, made to order, delicious. The main focus of the holiday was relaxation and this was not difficult - the swimming pools are enormous and the pool service second-to-none, unobtrusive yet efficient. There is a sundeck with direct access into the azure sea and a private beach with watersports and the same superb service as the rest of the hotel, did I mention that there is wifi access everywhere? Beach & sundeck included. We ate at all of the restaurants except La Luce. They were all excellent, particularly Saigon. We had a day of sightseeing to Ephesus, organised by the hotel with an English speaking guide, which was extremely interesting. Then there was the gulet trip on the Blue Romance, again organised by the hotel - one word, wow! We cannot recommend the Kempinski highly enough and will definitely seek out other hotels in the group. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Outstandin!!! By very far the best hotel in Bodrum"
We were there for 9 nights which was not enough to enjoy all the facilities . The food is incredible (grill restaurant at the beach is the best! ) , there's nothing too much trouble for them . It was our 2nd anniversary so my hubby made special requests : dinner on the beach with candles , flowers for me , we even had a guitarist from the grill restaurant […] coming and and playing for us. It was unforgettable !!! Highly recommend this place . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We had a fantastic time at the Kempinski. Our 2 children very much enjoyed their stay as well, thanks to a extremely nice and efficient kids club. We are looking forward to our next family holiday there !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Phantastic place to escape to and be pampered!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Brilliant hotel to truly switch your mobile phone off, indulge in luxury/great views and enjoy some fantastic food and service. Thoroughly recommended!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay We thank you for your review, your satisfaction is extremely important and we are happy to read that you have enjoyed the time here. We hope to see you again soon at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum. Sincerely,
"Perfect resort for couples"
If you are looking for a romantic getaway then this is the perfect hotel. Away from the town centre so it's nice and discreet. The hotel has the most amazing pool, sandy private beach and an excellent spa. Ideal place for couples to relax and enjoy the luxurious offerings from the hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay We are grateful for your comments regarding to your recent stay at our hotel. We are very pleased that you have spent relaxing time here in Bodrum. Also we have taken note of your negative comment, which we regard as very serious. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience. We hope to see you again soon at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum. Sincerely,
Food was delicious, rooms r very clean and good serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from home"
You leave with great regrets but looking forward to your next visit...complete comfort and great hospitality.Genuine Expedia guest review
It is nice hotel and it has very good service but is far from the city and everything else so it is recommended to have a car.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A relaxing getaway but not set up for fun"
The hotel is beautiful. For the price, the room was a bit small. In comparison to other Kempinski hotels, I was dissatisfied. There were no complimentary water bottles in the room. Everything in the hotel was overly priced. There are no nearby stores or cafes to go to, so we were stuck spending an absurd amount of money for lunch and dinner. Thankfully […] the breakfast was included. The service was great in some areas, and not so much in other areas. The concierge was excellent. When we first registered, we were not informed of the cocktail hour. When we headed out to the beach area, we were instructed where to go, but ended up walking in the heat for half an hour trying to find the beach. There are no signs leading you to which path to take. When we called the club car, they never came. We had to call them again after 10 minutes, and still had to wait another 15 minutes before one showed up to take us to the beach area. Once we were at the beach, we realized there was no music. So it's definitely not a place to go for fun. The spa facilities looked wonderful though I only got my nails done. And that was nice. During the cocktail hour, the executive chef came to talk to us for a while. So it added a personal touch to it. Overall, the place is beautiful, but way too far from the city. And not enough to do for one who wants to go to have fun. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Incredible property, simply incredible. Staff, rooms, everything. I would recommend any Kempinski property, but especially this oneGenuine Expedia guest review
"Peaceful and family oriented"
Great hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Barely open in the "winter""
Didn't think that April was winter, but only 1 (expensive) restaurant was open, and all other facilities / activities were either closed or extremely limited (no boats into Bodrum). Only benefit was a nice suite upgrade, since the hotel was nearly empty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Over the TOP"
AwesomeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Phenomenal view and great hospitality!"
The hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating our every request. Unlike the majority of hotels in Turkey, the staff at Kempinski are fluent in English and go the extra step to make sure your every need is attended to. The only drawback is the hotel has "thin" walls so you can sometimes hear your neighbors if they're loud. Other than that, the […] hotel and facilties are amazing. Its a great resort to relax, wine and dine Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great expectations but some frustrutaion"
Kempinsky has the best sea in Bodrum, and wonderful view. The Hotel itself beautiful, but they are failing to provide excellent service to their guests. I've been told they have the best breakfast but to be honest I'm not impressed by the quality and the variety of the items, I also heard that some people were complaining about the drastic drop in the […] quality of foods. Same as Olive restaurant open buffet was offering limited and not that much tasty dishes which I found weird Turkish kitchen is such a rich Kitchen but the options were limited. The worst part was the servie at the Beach it was complete disaster. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Internet service in all areas of hotel not good."
View and facilities very good. Overall good experience. Just a bit far from center of BodrumGenuine Expedia guest review
"Luxurious, but the staff needs to be trained"
The hotel is gorgeous and posh. The public bus makes stops between the town center and the hotel and costs about $3. The included breakfast buffet is lovely. The major complaint I have is that the staff really lacks the ability of communicating in English and the service is quite slow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely weekend get a way"
This hotel was very nice and the service was excellent. We arrived late and they allowed us to go to dinner before showing us around the hotel and getting us checked in. The breakfast buffet which was included was great and the best I've seen in Turkey. Spending the whole day at the beach included towel service and lunch could be ordered and brought […] right to your beach chair. They came around twice with cold towel service, and a gentlemen came around to clean off everyone's sunglasses; a nice level of service. If you want the Italian restraunt for dinner make the reservations early in the day. We had dinner at the Asian place because we couldn't get in the Italian place. It was still very good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Kempinski Bodrum is Paradise"
We loved the Kempinski - Bodrum, it was paradise. The food was delicious, the rooms were comfortable with great views. The pool and beach were beautiful. Very comfortable and relaxing after a week of touring around Turkey. A perfect end to our vacation.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
superb stay, no one can complain from a 5 star service... from the booking to the last details during the stay they were just great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"By far the best choice in the Bodrum Peninsula."
I would say that location wise it's in the best place. O the southern side of the Bodrum Peninsula, it gets much less annoying wind as compared to the northern bays. It has a lovely beach. Service is top-notch, and the friendliness of the staff is extraordinary. Food is great, but I should admit that the prices are Kempinski prices, nearly 50% more […] than what you would pay in a decent touristic establishment and double what you would pay downtown. Room is fantastic and there is a view to die for. The spa, hamam and the pools (indoor and outdoor) are all great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"4 nights stay in September 2012"
The hotel offers superb services but for a considerable price. You are expected to fully depend on the hotel services, so they do not expect you to even make coffee and tea in the room or do any ironing in the room, you are expected to use the hotel services for that, which will cost you, this is a luxury hotel and every thing is very expensive, so […] if you stay with that in mind, you will not be disappointed. Also, given the hotel location, it will cost you about 115 Turkish liras to get there from the airport in a Taxi and about 70 liras to downtown Bodrum. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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