A vibrant resort area with the buzzy town of Bodrum at its heart, and picturesque smaller resorts and villages strung out along the adjoining peninsula.
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Bodrum, Aegean Region, Turkey|www.4reasonshotel.com|
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An outstanding individual small hotel, set amid orange groves in a rare quiet corner of the Bodrum Peninsula’s hectic north shore. The hotel is cool but not swanky, with a uniquely convivial atmosphere thanks to the attentive stewardship of owners Ali and Esra.
The location is quiet, but still within easy reach of Bodrum and classical sites like Didyma. Whether it’s pool lounging you’re after, or a base for cultural forays further afield, the 4reasons effortlessly hosts young and old, couples and families alike. All this, and an excellent bistro too.
Winding lanes lead through residential areas to a hilltop location overlooking orange groves and the sea.
Yalkikavak has seen huge changes in recent years; a massive marina, with international shops and restaurants, dwarfs the original small village, although once it’s still as charming, once you’re among the pretty, white-washed streets.
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