Bodrum Travel Guide

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Shhhh...Here's a Secret Kempinski Spa for Men

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  Site Where: Kizilagac Koyu Gerenkuyu Mevkii Yaliciftlik , Bodrum, Turkey, 48400
January 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

Okay, it won't be too much of a secret now but we just need to spread the word that Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay has released some perfect new spa treatments geared toward men. That's right, us guys finally get to experience the good stuff when it comes to a little pampering and rejuvenation while on vacation.

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking pristine Barbaros Bay, the hotel helps you forget all the dramas at home, regardless of gender. An idyllic spot for the utmost R&R can only be made better with a trip (or two) to the spa that sports the same views of the sun-bleached beaches and sparkling Mediterranean waters.

Men can choose from a three-hour, 40 minute series of treatments that are male-friendly and just "fussy ' enough. First things first, a typical Turkish treatment known as a Hammam cleansing with Kese scrub that is considered the heritage of the Ottoman Empire to open pores and exfoliate the body. From there, the boys will head off into a deep tissue massage, then facial, finishing off with a mani and pedi. (sans polish, of course)

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa To Open in Bodrum in 2014

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  Site Where: Bodrum, Turkey
March 6, 2013 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

A couple of things need to be said here: One, wow -- Turkey is on fire right now, and two – so is this Miami-based hotel brand. Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts likes a good beach party, and soon you’ll be able to join the revelry and then sleep over in not only Bodrum, Turkey, but in Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Thailand and Lebanon as well.

But back to Turkey, where this boutique hotelier, who also has a host of Beach Clubs that specialize in catering to swanky sophisticates who take their enjoyment of life very seriously, has announced that they’re opening the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum in early spring 2014.

Bodrum is about 500 miles south of Istanbul, and people can get downright poetic about the beautiful bays of Torba and Türkbükü and the whitewashed quaintness of the city’s buildings. But don’t be fooled; at night it sheds its innocent demeanor and becomes party-central. The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum will open on the shores of Torba, only about four miles from Bodrum’s city center if you should feel the need to ever leave the resort.

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Ultimate Turkish Art Collection at the Casa Dell'Arte

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  Site Where: Kilise Mevkii Mutlu Sok, Torba, Bodrum, Turkey
August 27, 2008 at 3:24 PM | by | Comments (0)

We first heard about the Casa Dell'Arte in Bodrum, Turkey from the Travel + Leisure list of this year's top 30 new hotels, and now we can see for certain it made this list for a good reason.

Casa Dell'Arte--"Hotel of Arts and Leisure", as the website says--is a genuine art hotel, run by a family who also have an art gallery in Istanbul.

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Just Opened: All White Ev On The Med

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  Site Where: Bodrum, Turkey
May 16, 2005 at 10:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

What is up with Turkey?  Did the tourism board decide on "Turkey is for virgins" as their new summer tourist season slogan?

First there was the all white Hillside Su in Konyaalt, and now, Ev, which means "home" in Turkish, has opened a pure white hotel in Bodrum, Turkey.

The new 48-room Turkish boutique is set atop the stunning Türkbükü Bay, comes equipped with Smeg kitchens in each unit, and boasts a total of eight pools.

This sounds like the perfect low-profile hotel, but how 'bout this recent Turkish run on pure white hotel decor? Is there a message in the palette? You decide.

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