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Last updated: 27 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jeremy Seal

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.

Surrounding area

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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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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