Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a gorgeous hotel. The view is amazing. The beach is rocky but the water is perfect (warm and clear). With our stay, we had the breakfast buffet included and it was worth it. YOu could eat there until 11 am and practically skip lunch. I wasn't impressed with dinner there but the pool/beach menu was good and on the expensive side. You can take the local bus to Bodrum shops with 5 Lira or 1 Euro. It is convenient and goes until late at night. This hotel is more targeted for adults and couples. We saw kids but there are areas where you can't go with young kids.
We have been in Kempinski Bodrum with couple of friends and the hotel really exceed our expectations. The pool area is simply amazing and we were treated like royalty. There is 5 min walk to the beach which is simply amazing with nice sand and clear blue water. Breakfast was one of our favourite things. The buffet is simply incredible. The choice is enormous. I would also recommend the dinner buffet with typical Turkish dishes. Great thank you to all the staff for making our vacations unforgettable.
We come every year and every year this hotel gets better and better if that is possible. The staff are incredibly attentive and helpful, always there to serve. Special thanks to Saleh and Delam who always look after us with a smile. Turkey is suffering from a recession but you would not notice it at this hotel. They have not cut back on anything, unlike most hotels in the area. The conciege and reception staff are exceptional and will recommend any restaurant in the area. Thanks to Salmed (the conciege) we discovered Turkbuku, probably the most picturesque seaside town in the area with all its seafood restaurants and amazing music. The people who stay at this hotel are very refined and polite and keep to themselves. As I have mentioned before the standards kept here are faultless. We look forward to returning next year. As far as the facilities are concerned there is nothing better, the infinity pool is the largest and most beautiful I have ever used and the beach area stunning. The rooms are impeccably clean and the cleaning service excellent. Thank you to everyone at the Kempinski Hotel.
Firstly I thank all the team of kempiniski for outstanding effort in making their guests feel special. This was definitely the highlight of the team which did everything possible to ensure all details are noted. Right from the entrance you are warmly welcomed as you are a part of kempiniski family. Secondly the Italian restaurant in this hotel is the best experience in entire Mugla region. The star of the place is a true Kempinski brand ambassador chef himself, who lifts a dinning experience to a new level. The experience starts with his welcome followed by his food creation, a true Italian palette and followed by the service staff which ensures the wine you select would go with your meal. The evening can be ended with amazing vanilla ice cream topped with espresso. We had 3 meals and all were out of the menu, created by the celebrity chef. The Lobster, the seafood spaghetti and Penne was cooked to perfection. The Rooms: Well appointed, very clean, well stocked minibar and daily turndown service. The room had an unblocked sea view which was lovely to wake up with every morning. My only suggestion would be to redo the balconies as they show aging due to weather and time. The breakfast: International like any other hotel although turkish coffee was still a struggle and Eva from the restaurant had to make it herself everyday to get it right. Would strongly recommend to get rid of the norm and introduce a famous turkish breakfast experience. As everyone can get usual breakfast in their home country too. The beach: Amazing bay with clear and clean waters and plenty of sunshine as well as shade of the trees. The beach staff was young guys with limited hospitality experience so the service at the beach was slow and unconsistent to a 5 star property. Though the restraunt by the beach had decent food and decent service. Overall the F&B manager should make a note that food quality and presentation must be worth the price. Additionally Gazebo bar was unmanned during happy hours so we had to walk around to find someone for a drink. The lemonade at the beach was served in plastic glasses etc. Finally there is Mrs. Arzu, she is a person that would make you come back to this property. She warmly welcomes all guests and makes notes of everyones requests, to ensure they are met by her team.
We checked in 8/18 for two nights in rooms 3712 and 3714. The rooms were very clean and very big. They had gorgeous views as well. Our cleaning lady was Mariam who was excellent. Mert Bey at the front desk had bought our concert tickets a month in advance before we came which was very nice of him. My only criticism would be for the employees working at the beach. Service was very bad there. They dont even clean the tables before serving something which is not acceptable. They all would huddle around somewhere and talk. Very unattentive. The breakfast servers were excellent in what they do. The younger guys in the front door were very good too.
The hotel's location, beach and facilities are exceptionally well, a true lavish luxury. Staffs are professional and you get excellent service when the occupancy rate is not high, HOWEVER we had a very scary experience on our last day: My 5 yrs old son was swimming in the main pool where he started to scream that something is bitting him. Fortunately he managed to get off the pool quickly. There was a electricity on the pool, I am not sure if it was from the pool's lamps. wires or what.... The staff turned the whole electricity off, however no one from the management approached us to check on our son or to talk to us. One day after my son got a sore mouth because of that shock. I am Marriott's Platinum member and always stay in 5 star luxury hotels/resorts around the world, so I know the standard. Anyhow this issue was not even a matter of being in a luxury property or not, it could have been easily a life-threatening situation if the voltage was a bit higher!!!
Kempenski Barbados is the best hotel in Bodrum. It has best beach, very good quality breakfasts, rooms are clean and tidy. One tip, we used to go for dinners outside due to its variety. Best restaurants are at Palmarina, Yali kavak, Nusret for meat, Sait for fish and Zuma for Japanese and fusion. Also we went to Bodrum Marina, the best restaurants are Sait and Yacht club.
This was my first stay at Kempinski Barbaros with the family. It was really good. The breakfast was perfect with a lot of varieties. The staff are really helpful and they are always smiling to their guests. The beach is more than amazing. The staff go around the guests to give them cold spray to spray it on body and they will go around to offer free watermelon. But there are certain things they need to improve: 1. Room service is really slow 2. Rooms are not luxurious as the rest of the hotel. 3. Since the hotel is far away, then they should have more than one restaurants operating at night. One restaurant only operating at night for a la carte, so the capacity on this restaurant will be high so you won't find reservation. Thus, the guest will be either forced for two options either they go for open buffet or order room service. 4. you might wait for the golf car to come pick you from the beach to the hotel. 5. The hotel should offer transportation to the new marina and to the mall.
I keep looking for those hotels that give you the impression that Comfort is easy, Beauty is around you all the time and Relaxation is not a choice. Here is an example of all of these combined. We (group of CEOs for many companies) had the best time. We did not have a single comment on the hotel. We enjoyed our daily exercise in the hotel gym overlooking the Barbaros bay while running on the trademil. We enjoyed the Moroccan bath (should not be missed) and the hotel spa which was one of the best I have seen. It is a bit far from down town but the concierge and limo service were excellent.
The resort is located in the serene quiet Barbaros bay. It's very private and beautiful. We stayed in one of the residence apartments, which are fully equipped with everything one would need. Cleanliness is superb. The food and drinks are pricey but of good quality. Service and personnel are wonderful. It was a true getaway for us: we disconnected from the real world, literally.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Yaliciftlik, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from Bodrum Castle and 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from Museum of Underwater Archaeology. This 173-room, 5-star hotel has a marina, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Bodrum Windmills is also 10 mi (16.1 km) from this Bodrum hotel.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Get your fill of international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Olives, one of 3 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the ocean views at La Luce. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay's 173 rooms are air-conditioned and provide furnished balconies or patios, sofa beds, and minibars. LED TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also standard.
Guests of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 480 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 722 reviews