Ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from izmir
October HolidayPosted Oct 9, 2014
Pros: Breathtaking ocean views, helpful staff, great food
Location: Short drive to Bodrum
We are already planning our next trip back at the Kempinski!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
5 star hotelPosted Sep 21, 2014
Pros: Everything of a very high standard
Cons: Would benefit from a courtesy bus to Bodrum. Hotel dining is expensive.
Location: A taxi ride needed to Bodrum and the round trip is quite expensive.
Excellent hotel with fantastic pool and beach facilities
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York
Rest and relaxPosted Sep 20, 2014
This hotel is about 30 minutes driving from Bodrum city center. It is a great hotel to rest and relax. The rooms have a very nice view of the sea and they are clean and comfortable. The outdoor infinite-horizon pool is very big and nicely done. There is a bar and three different restaurants in the hotel. The food quality is very good but they are also very expensive. A glass of Grey Goose orange will set you back about $35! The taxi to the city center costs about $30 each way.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from new york city
Five star hotel on a beautiful private BayPosted Sep 17, 2014
Pros: The rooms were great, always kept clean food and drinks were abundant
Cons: The club sandwich
Location: The location may be difficult, its a very secluded spot. You can find everything you need but I suggest grabbing minor items in Bodrum before arrival
From check in till check out five star hotel staff Warm, friendly courteous, efficient. Great music on the chillout deck, Ahmet is a skilled bartender who will mix any cocktails you crave. We never made it to the main beach but it looked great, even trees to provide some shade in the sun offered all water sports Room Service does a great Manti, I ordered 2; the Hammam will steam and detox all your stresses away Will definitely return next year
by A verified traveler
Trying to Reach Premium Status with Amateur StaffPosted Sep 12, 2014
Pros: See is one of the best in region. Vale staff was very fast. Shisha guy prepared excellent tobacco mixes.
Being one of the most expensive hotels in region it's aspiration to reach premium status unfortunately fails miserably. You cannot simply charge high rates, you have to deliver. Sea and bay is one of the best in Bodrum, but service is ordinary. Staff is new and undertrained. They don't know how to share tables, and orders are delayed. Sundeck bar by the sea doesn't have basic ingredients to prepare even a basic cocktail. Everything comes to beach from the main bar unless you can live with a bottle of beer, but I am not a German. Every order takes half an hour. Saigon restaurant has nothing to do with Vietnamese cuisine, I don't know know why it is named that way. Food was very pricey and bad. There was so much cinnamon in meals that we couldn't taste anything else. Chef must be immediately replaced. AC broke in the room. Such things can happen. They told me that it would be fixed by the time I return from my dinner. Unfortunately when I was back around midnight it was still broken and I had to go to reception to complain (because they thought it was fixed). We switched rooms, but when you are tired in the middle of the night it wasn't really pleasant. The restaurant chief by the beach was quite cocky telling people about his tourism education in London. He better give proper training to the staff before that. Overall this hotel is just a wannabe of premium class but too far from that. I wouldn't recommend.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from switzerland
Home away from homePosted Aug 21, 2014
Pros: Every thing....
Cons: No need for the time being....
Location: Great location.....
You leave with great regrets but looking forward to your next visit...complete comfort and great hospitality.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Kuwait
Posted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: It is great hotel for families with children because they really take care of children and they have many activities for them.
Cons: The transportation from the hotel is not easy, so I think they should have at least some shuttle service for the city center.
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.
for Getaway With Friendsby Anita from Studio City
A relaxing getaway but not set up for funPosted Jul 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from anand india
The sea good not too windy and rockyPosted Jul 9, 2014
A wonderful experience .A good clean beach and good service
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 8, 2014 on Hotels.com