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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Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion
Datca, Aegean Region, Turkey|www.kocaev.com|
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Set amidst delightful walled gardens, this restored konak (mansion) – one-time home of an Ottoman lord – is about the only instance of a period building hotel anywhere on the Turkish Riviera.
A painstaking restoration – ceiling details carved in walnut, ancient wall frescoes – ensures that the mansion exudes period atmosphere but never at the expense of comfort.
A beautiful, and architecturally exceptional retreat, it also makes an outstanding base for exploring the largely undeveloped coves and classical ruins of the Datca Peninsula.
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