Overview: The Bodrum EDITION | Prince of Journey

Upon my arrival in Turkey, I spent 5 days at The Bodrum EDITION, a luxurious resort on the Mediterranean coast.

The property had been extremely really useful to me by my dearest Miles & Points friends. Within the spirit of “earn and burn”, I used to be very eager to test it out at good worth. In truth, it was the impetus and centrepiece for my month-long Eurasia journey.

Ricky, all the time a person of excellent style, additionally had The Bodrum EDITION on his radar, and booked a few nights overlapping my keep to affix me.

The Bodrum EDITION – Reserving

Josh
Josh

I booked my keep at The Bodrum EDITION within the dying days of Marriott Bonvoy’s award chart. This lodge was on their hit record of this yr’s most vital devaluations, going up in worth by 30,000 factors per evening.

Trying to find a candy spot of low season costs with shoulder season climate, I managed to snag a block of 5 nights in Might every priced at 50,000 factors – off-peak charges on the previous Class 7 tier.

In complete, I paid 200,000 factors for 5 nights utilizing Marriott Bonvoy’s “Keep 5, Pay 4” profit for award bookings.

For a seasonal property that may retail for $1,000 (CAD) per evening at occasions of the yr when demand is low, that’s phenomenal worth at 2.5 cents per Bonvoy level. Extra importantly, utilizing factors empowered me to get pleasure from an aspirational expertise that I wasn’t ready to pay money for.

Just like Josh, I had determined to lock in a keep at The Bodrum EDITION utilizing Bonvoy factors simply earlier than the value was about to extend as of March 2022.

I redeemed 50,000 factors per evening for a two-night keep, making a number of separate bookings all through the calendar in case my plans would evolve.

Later, when I discovered a beneficial transatlantic enterprise class fare on Delta and Virgin Atlantic, I made a decision to maintain my reserving in Might 2022 and be a part of Josh for a mini-team retreat out right here in Turkey’s southwestern coast.

E-book Marriott Accommodations with Prince of Journey

The Bodrum EDITION – Location

The Bodrum EDITION is on a peninsula on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast jutting into the Aegean Sea.

The lodge is on the north aspect of the peninsula, dealing with north within the centre of a sheltered bay inside a bay. It’s a 5–10-minute taxi (or 30–40-minute stroll) to the close by city of Yalikavak, or 30–45 minutes to the bigger metropolis of Bodrum throughout the peninsula.

The area options typical Aegean topography, with rolling hills, intricate coastlines, and charming houses exuding tan and olive tones to match the panorama.

Town of Bodrum, a brief ferry experience from the Greek island of Kos, was traditionally generally known as Halicarnassus. There are lots of Greek ruins within the space, together with the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of many seven wonders of the traditional world.

Layered on prime of the traditional Greek historical past and acquainted Mediterranean vistas, you’ll discover folks dwelling coastal life with a Turkish flavour, encompassing delicacies, manner, and tradition.

To get to the lodge, I hailed a taxi on the airport. The experience is 45 minutes, or longer with site visitors, and value round 400 lira.

The Bodrum EDITION – Aerial view

The Bodrum EDITION – Verify-in

The very first thing you’ll discover once you arrive at The Bodrum EDITION is the beautiful stage of service. This was a theme that endured in each side of my keep and completely set the property aside.

Arriving late within the night, I used to be greeted by no fewer than 5 employees: one to assist unload my bag from the taxi, the lady working on the entrance desk, the assistant entrance workplace supervisor, a runner to convey odds and ends to my suite, and the “way of life host” serving a visitor relations function.

By the point check-in was full, I used to be on a first-name foundation with a lot of them, and the extra senior employees offered me with their enterprise playing cards and direct traces in case I wanted something to enhance my keep.

As a Titanium Elite welcome present, I used to be supplied a alternative of two ice lotions, one coffee-based, the opposite raki-based (Turkish grappa). I went with the espresso flavour, embracing the wealthy Turkish espresso custom.

The Bodrum EDITION – Welcome present

I used to be fairly charmed by the picket key playing cards I used to be given.

The Bodrum EDITION – Picket key playing cards

I had requested a collection improve by way of chat days, and once more hours, earlier than my arrival. I used to be thrilled to examine the Marriott Bonvoy app noon on my check-in day to see that I had been assigned a Personal Pool Suite. I used to be a bit delayed getting in, so I used to be certain to maintain the lodge knowledgeable of my timing so I wouldn’t lose my room.

After an extended journey day, my first impressions of the smooth product have been so good, I barely seen the onerous product. Circling again by day, the foyer area was spectacular in its personal proper.

The driveway sits simply off the principle highway because it winds alongside the coastal cliff.

The Bodrum EDITION – Car entrance
The Bodrum EDITION – Driveway

Inside, there’s a sleek curtained doorway resulting in the foyer.

The Bodrum EDITION – Entrance

The modern design continues with shiny however minimalist Mediterranean tones and foliage featured all through – a vibe which might set the tone for different components of the property. The area is crammed with mild all through the day, with expansive shaded skylights.

The Bodrum EDITION – Foyer

The entrance desk is tucked away to the appropriate aspect.

The Bodrum EDITION – Entrance desk

To the left, there’s a bar which appeared to get little or no use – you’d be hard-pressed to search out an excuse to spend time within the foyer when the remainder of the ability is so compelling.

The Bodrum EDITION – Foyer bar

In between, there’s a cushty sitting space with furnishings much like what I might discover in my suite. I used to be invited to attend right here each time I ordered a taxi to city or the airport.

The Bodrum EDITION – Foyer seating

The Bodrum EDITION – Resort Structure

Like many lodges and trip rental complexes alongside the coast, The Bodrum EDITION is constructed right into a steep hill descending into the ocean.

The Bodrum EDITION – Sea view from the cliff
The Bodrum EDITION – Cliff view from the ocean

Exiting the foyer, you’ll end up perched atop a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. There’s a bit extra outside seating, and decorative clay pots scattered all through the yard.

The Bodrum EDITION – Outside foyer seating
The Bodrum EDITION – Outside foyer seating

Down in direction of the seashore, there are a selection of buildings on totally different terraces, housing the visitor rooms. Fundamental rooms are concentrated in direction of the highest of the cliff, with suites additional down nearer to the resort’s facilities. As greatest I may inform, each room has a shocking ocean view.

The Bodrum EDITION – Visitor room buildings

By means of the centre of the property, there’s a hall with a staircase between every stage. You can too name a buggy at any time, and the employees can shuttle you up or down the driveways flanking the sprawling campus.

The Bodrum EDITION – Outside staircase

There’s additionally a separate day-use entrance for company who aren’t staying on the lodge.

From right here, there’s an elevator down by the core of the services, with direct entry to the spa, eating places, pool, and seashore. Many of those linked services just like the restaurant kitchens and spa are buried within the cliff, maximizing the views for the visitor expertise.

The Bodrum EDITION – Day use entrance

The property warrants a complete orientation once you arrive. The whimsical maze of indoor and outside corridors weaving by the vertical panorama left me questioning if I’d left any services undiscovered.

The Bodrum EDITION – Map
The Bodrum EDITION – Aerial view

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite

Emine, the life-style host, led me down the central hall to my suite. To finish the check-in course of, she gave me a full tour of my suite.

I used to be in Suite 801, however you wouldn’t understand it had a room quantity. Once you’re staying in a collection at The Bodrum EDITION, you simply type of determine “the place” to go.

The Personal Pool Suites are on the bottom stage of their respective buildings. Extra, much less spectacular suites (such because the Loft Suite that Ricky acquired) are above, accessed from separate entrances on the again aspect up the hill.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite exterior

The Personal Pool Suite, nevertheless, has its personal personal entrance from the sea-facing entrance aspect, by a backyard gate unlocked by my key card.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite gated entrance

Coming into the suite, it was instantly obvious that the area was outfitted like a full-fledged luxurious condo.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite front room

To the left of the doorway, in the back of the suite, there’s a eating desk, with diverse snug seating together with benches and chairs for a crowd.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite eating room

I acquired a COVID-19 sanitary package in a slick picket field, together with my welcome be aware and a resort map.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite welcome package

To the left of the eating space, there’s a full kitchen with an induction range, a wine cooler, and a big fridge adorned with a COVID-19 sanitary sealing sticker.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite kitchen

Within the kitchen, there’s a espresso and tea station, and a mini-bar for buy.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite espresso and tea
The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite mini-bar

To the appropriate of the eating space, you’ll discover the powder room. It’s a full toilet with a bathe, and a design that might exceed that of the ensuite at many lodges.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite powder room sink
The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite powder room rest room & bathe

Again to the principle entrance, to the appropriate, on the entrance of the suite, is the lounge. There’s an expansive L-shaped couch with views of the TV and the terrace, plus a number of chairs to spherical out the seating.

The high-ceilinged area incorporates a minimalist aesthetic with marble, cream, and lightweight wooden tones, with out skimping on facilities or delicate design notes. All through the eating and dwelling rooms, there are numerous accoutrements, together with an empty decorative fruit bowl, a dominoes set, some espresso desk books, and old-school Mediterranean way of life images.

Persevering with previous the lounge, the bed room and ensuite toilet are across the nook. The bed room is on the entrance, with the ensuite on the again.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite bed room

Within the centre of the room, there’s a king mattress sitting low to the ground. The modern picket nightstands are constructed into the wall and have studying lights, electrical retailers, and panels for controlling the lighting and curtains.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite king mattress

Throughout from the mattress, there’s one other TV, above a desk with a complete energy financial institution that can prevent from rummaging in your plug adapters.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite bed room
The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite desk energy financial institution

Within the nook by the terrace, there’s a easy cloth armchair with an ottoman and a picket aspect desk.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite bed room seating

The grasp ensuite extends to the again of the constructing, with massive mirrors all through. On the appropriate, there’s an extended counter with two sinks, loaded with facilities, together with plentiful towels and complimentary EDITION-branded water.

To the left, there’s an alcove with two closets. Bathrobes and flip-flops can be utilized throughout your keep and bought to maintain, whereas the EDITION “O” bag is free to take, and fairly helpful as I toted issues to and from the seashore and pool.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite closet
The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite closet

In direction of the again, there’s a soaker tub, accented by a small succulent plant.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite soaker tub

Beside the bathtub, there’s a rest room with a frosted glass privateness door.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite rest room

Throughout, there’s a rain bathe, that includes signature EDITION toiletries by Le Labo.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite bathe
The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite toilet facilities

Beside the bathe, there’s one other mysterious area. After fidgeting with the touch-screen management panel exterior, I spotted it was a steam room.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite steam room

As soon as I received it working, I wasted no time placing my personal steam room to good use. It was undoubtedly an surprising spotlight of my suite and the property as an entire, accentuating the detoxifying ambiance of the seaside resort.

Oh, and let’s not neglect the terrace.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite outside terrace

You’ll be able to’t probably miss the pool as you enter the unit, however I arrived at evening, so I received the grand reveal by daylight from inside my suite, which I’d say was extra thrilling. The view is a stellar cherry on prime of what’s already a exceptional area.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite pool

Each the lounge and bed room have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doorways, which create a free-flowing area from indoors to outdoor.

In entrance of the lounge, you’ll discover a pair of recliner lounge chairs.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite pool lounge chairs

In entrance of the bed room, there’s a patio desk and furnishings extra conducive to group dialog.

The Bodrum EDITION – Personal Pool Suite outside desk

The entire seating faces the pool, which to be completely trustworthy, was a little bit of a novelty. It’s large enough to impress, however too small to be practical for something greater than a fast dip.

On the time of my go to, the water was nonetheless a bit chilly (though the air temperature and humidity have been excellent), and I most popular spending my aquatic time lounging within the lodge’s principal pool or swimming within the Aegean Sea.

Even so, I’d say the Personal Pool Suite is definitely well worth the suite-talk, for the additional area and decadence it affords.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite with Sea View

For my two-night keep at The Bodrum EDITION, I had seen on the Marriott app that I had been proactively upgraded to the Loft Suite with Sea View on the day of my arrival.

Whereas I used to be considerably tempted to attempt suite-talking my solution to a Personal Pool Suite just like the one Josh had, I ultimately made my peace with making an attempt out the Loft Suite as properly to assessment one other room sort and provides readers a broader sense of what to anticipate from the suites at this resort. 

Arriving at The Bodrum EDITION at 3am after a nightmarish journey day with a collection of cascading delays, I used to be relieved to lastly be welcomed into my Loft Suite.

I used to be assigned Room 1011, located on the bottom ground of one of many particular person blocks of visitor rooms on the mid-level of the hillside.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite exterior
The Bodrum EDITION – Room 1011

Strolling in, the area instantly feels akin to a non-public seashore home with a constant impartial color palette. The suite seems like an expensive hideaway, with smooth and ethereal furnishings, heat woods, and flooring manufactured from native stone.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite dwelling space
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite dwelling space

The ground-to-ceiling home windows are draped with massive gray curtains, and enormous wooden panelling is dotted throughout, including peak and depth to varied components of the room.

Within the centre of the lounge, there’s a cream sectional sofa with an identical armchair and a small picket espresso desk over a luxurious carpet.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite living area
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite dwelling space

Behind the sectional, the again wall options huge ornamental shelving with artifacts, video games and studying supplies nestled into every nook.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite dwelling space

On the left-hand aspect of the room is a big picket eating desk with two live-edge benches and 4 particular person chairs. Ready on the desk for our arrival was a welcome amenity, consisting of a bottle of Turkish rosé and a few breadsticks.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite dining table
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite eating desk
The Bodrum EDITION – Welcome amenities
The Bodrum EDITION – Welcome facilities

The Loft Suite incorporates a full kitchen, positioned instantly to the appropriate as you enter the room. There’s a range, fridge, sink, loads of cupboards and counter area for cooking, and a Nespresso.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite kitchen
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite pantry

The bed room is in a separate room, accessible by a door in the back of the dwelling area.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite bed room

A wood-panelled again wall makes up the headboard of the plush king mattress, flanked by two floating aspect tables.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite king mattress

To the appropriate of the mattress is an armchair and an ottoman, and on the foot of the mattress, a sizeable desk sits in opposition to the wall with a flat-screen TV mounted on the wall above.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite chaise longue
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite tv and desk

Moving into the toilet, your eyes are drawn to a shocking double vainness manufactured from white and gray marble and a big mirror spanning the again wall.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite main toilet
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite double sinks
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite bathe

The area options a big walk-in rain bathe, with flooring and partitions stone-clad. Each the bathe and bathroom are enclosed with frosted glass, whereas to the appropriate is a freestanding outsized bathtub.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite rest room
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite bathtub

Positioned close to the kitchen is a secondary full toilet. Though small, the toilet options the identical modern design, and even has its personal bathe, rest room and vainness with a single sink.

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite secondary toilet
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite secondary toilet

The ocean views from the Loft Suite are fairly spectacular, and you may get pleasure from them from the consolation of both the lounge chairs or the outside eating desk. 

The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite balcony
The Bodrum EDITION – Loft Suite balcony

I’d argue that the views are literally superior up right here in comparison with the ground-level personal pool deck over at Josh’s villa. 😉

The Bodrum EDITION – Views from Loft Suite

Certainly, whereas the higher-tier Personal Pool Suite has an even bigger sq. footage and the attraction of the plunge pool, the Loft Suite is definitely no slouch both, combining fashionable and opulent interiors with unbelievable views of the Aegean Sea. 

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast

First issues first: as per the foundations of the Marriott Bonvoy program, the EDITION model shouldn’t be obligated to supply free breakfast as an elite profit.

The Bodrum EDITION had lengthy been recognized for providing free breakfast. I’m a bit unclear whether or not this was a characteristic of the room price, or an unofficial elite profit.

Nevertheless, as of 2022, the lodge is not providing free breakfast on award bookings, whether or not or not you will have elite standing. Breakfast remains to be included for all company who pay money.

Visiting early within the season, I used to be in a position to politely however persistently sweet-talk the entrance desk into honouring the profit that I anticipated on the time I made the reserving. Going ahead, although, in case you have a keep booked on factors, I might not anticipate free breakfast.

That being mentioned, you completely don’t wish to skip breakfast simply because it isn’t included in your room price. It’d simply be the very best breakfast expertise 25 euros should purchase.

Breakfast begins along with your arrival up the terraced stairs to the outside restaurant.

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast restaurant

There’s a big indoor room, however travelling in off-season, there was ample area outdoor for everybody.

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast outside eating
The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast indoor eating

The patio is about into the slope, a number of ranges up from the ocean. There’s a mixture of sunny and shaded seating appropriate for big and small teams. The atmosphere is distinctly Mediterranean, with a clear, stylish aesthetic, and picture-perfect vistas of the bay.

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast views
The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast views

The meal begins with a 12-course conventional Turkish mezze unfold. Sure, you learn that proper – it begins with 12 programs.

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast menu

I sampled a number of appetizers each day, earlier than closing out my stick with the complete menu as soon as Ricky arrived to help my gluttony.

The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast
The Bodrum EDITION – Breakfast

On my first day, one in all my servers proactively prompt a number of protected choices: baked items, a cheese plate, contemporary fruit, and olives. He was additionally very cautious to examine for allergic reactions, and had the cheese plate ready for me with out walnuts.

As soon as I’d settled in, I continued to discover the complete menu. I received’t go into element on the entire smorgasbord, however suffice to say each dish was unbelievable. Among the many highlights, I notably loved kaymak (clotted cream) dipped in honeycomb, and lor cheese (curds) served each candy and savoury.

Then there are the mains. Because the appetizers are the place the breakfast expertise shines, the principle parts are on the small aspect. Fortunately you may order as a lot as you need – Ricky and I usually received two every.

Over the course of my keep I attempted just about the whole menu. I can’t consider any weak factors, save maybe the Egg Benedicts, which wasn’t unhealthy per se, simply uninteresting for a dish that’s usually thought to be a standout. However I’d say that’s extra a testomony to the energy of the remainder of the menu.

My favorite was with out query the menemen, a Turkish skillet primarily consisting of scrambled eggs and tomato. At my server’s suggestion on the primary day, I added cheese and sucuk (Turkish sausage), a modification with took a terrific dish to the subsequent stage.

The Bodrum EDITION – Menemen

The pistachio pancakes have been one other spotlight, delivered sitting in simply the correct amount of maple syrup.

The Bodrum EDITION – Pistachio pancakes

There’s a wide variety of drinks, together with Turkish and Western espresso types, Turkish and different tea, and contemporary juices. I attempted a very good combine earlier than settling right into a routine of tasty Turkish traditions.

The Bodrum EDITION – Turkish espresso
The Bodrum EDITION – Turkish tea

The menu additionally options 4 wholesome juice blends and 4 non-alcoholic wake-up pictures; branded with the fundamental Earth, Air, Fireplace, and Water names.

The Bodrum EDITION – Aspect juice & wake-up shot

I sampled all of them throughout my keep, with a desire for the melon-based Air juice and ginger-forward Earth shot. The kefir-based Air shot was additionally a refreshing shock.

Lastly, most days there’s a station within the nook for contemporary gözleme (stuffed flatbread). I didn’t even discover it till my final day, at which level I used to be past stuffed, however loved one remaining style of Turkish breakfast.

The Bodrum EDITION – Gözleme

Service was stellar, with the employees working as a staff to fulfill our each want. I received to know a number of of them over the course of my keep. There was a little bit of variance with their confidence (however not capability) to talk English, and a transparent A-team over the weekend, however the calibre of Turkish hospitality by no means wavered.

Breakfast is served from 8am to 12pm – lazy resort hours. I’d suggest displaying up by 11am, so that you’ll have time to leisurely benefit from the feast and wash it down with some Turkish drinks.

No doubt, The Bodrum EDITION serves the very best lodge breakfast I’ve ever had, to not point out one of many extra distinctive menus I’ve loved. Day-after-day I discovered it onerous to haul myself away from my perch overlooking the Mediterranean. I may fortunately eat this breakfast eternally.

The Bodrum EDITION – Eating

The lodge’s “principal” restaurant the place breakfast is served known as Kitchen. For dinner, the area switches to a Turkish menu.

You’ll be able to entry Kitchen by elevator, with a cool artwork gallery within the hallway.

The Bodrum EDITION – Artwork gallery

Slightly below, you’ll discover Brava, open for dinner with a Latin American menu. Brava was not but working for the season once I visited.

The Bodrum EDITION – Brava restaurant

Down a number of flights of cliffside stairs, you’ll come to Morena, the beach-level eats and drinks area unfold throughout three terraces, with diverse bar and restaurant seating.

The Bodrum EDITION – Morena restaurant
The Bodrum EDITION – Morena restaurant

Ricky and I attempted the lahmacun (Turkish pizza) and fish tacos for lunch, each stable decisions.

The Bodrum EDITION – Lunch

At evening, Morena transforms into Inari, an in depth pop-up Japanese menu. I used to be a giant fan of the toro truffle roll and the black tiger shrimp tempura, each really useful to me by my server.

Honest warning: meals and drinks on the resort should not low-cost. That being mentioned, for the dishes I ordered, the standard was unbelievable. I did a mixture of on-property fantastic eating and in-town Turkish fare, which I believe was an affordable solution to stability my price range, my culinary expertise, and my distribution of time on and off the property.

In-room eating can also be obtainable 24 hours a day.

The Bodrum EDITION – Pool & Seashore

Connected to the beachside bar stage of Morena, there’s a seashore membership. The area encompasses the sandy seashore, plus an adjoining picket deck partially encircling the bar, each crammed with lounge chairs.

The Bodrum EDITION – Seashore
The Bodrum EDITION – Beachside deck

By means of the late afternoon and night, a DJ was taking part in tasteful digital tunes, creating a nice vibe that was applicable for the scale and power stage of the skinny crowds.

The Bodrum EDITION – Bar & DJ

You’ll be able to lease tools for a number of motorized and non-motorized watersports, however these gave the impression to be a bit stripped-down with vacationer season not but in full swing.

The Bodrum EDITION – Seashore actions

The pool is on the deck simply above the seashore, overlooking the ocean. It’s appropriate for swimming or frolicking, and has a seamless “infinity” transition on its horizon.

The Bodrum EDITION – Infinity pool
The Bodrum EDITION – Infinity pool

The pool and seashore areas are neatly organized with the cream-coloured recliner chairs and umbrellas. Across the pool, there are additionally hammocks.

The Bodrum EDITION – Poolside seating

The poolside deck is serviced by Morena, do you have to want to bask in any meals or drinks.

There are personal cabanas across the pool, and personal overwater cabanas on the dock. Cabanas all through the property are by paid rental solely, whereas the opposite seating is free to make use of for lodge company.

The Bodrum EDITION – Poolside cabana
The Bodrum EDITION – Overwater cabana

The Bodrum EDITION – Different Amenities

At sea stage, constructed into the cliff behind the seashore and beneath the pool, you’ll discover the doorway to the health club. The power incorporates a very good mixture of free weights, energy machines, and cardio machines. There’s a private coach on responsibility always.

The health club additionally has a bouldering wall, a really distinctive characteristic.

The Bodrum EDITION – Gymnasium bouldering wall

A pair ranges up, you’ll discover the spa. There are entrances outdoor (by the breakfast restaurant) and indoors (by the elevator), each a bit hidden till you search them out.

The Bodrum EDITION – Spa outside entrance

This cavernous facility can also be tucked underground. The spa foyer is grand and serene, with mild music and a leisure area for earlier than or after your therapy.

The Bodrum EDITION – Spa foyer
The Bodrum EDITION – Spa leisure room

The spa presents an in depth menu of therapies, together with acquainted and conventional Turkish choices.

Lastly, the property options a few different odds and ends. On one of many grassy terraces, there’s a ping-pong desk.

The Bodrum EDITION – Ping-pong desk

Adjoining to Morena, there’s a buying space referred to as Caravana, showcasing native crafts and luxurious items.

You can too guide personal occasions at The Bodrum EDITION. There are massive banquet and assembly rooms on the excessive terrace on the foyer stage. As I used to be trying out, the employees have been reworking Morena right into a themed celebration for what I ascertained was a marriage reception.

Conclusion

The Bodrum EDITION is an outstanding property in an beautiful location, with top-notch services and unbeatable service.

I’m extremely grateful for the chance to guide this candy spot utilizing Marriott Bonvoy factors. Sooner or later, because the Bonvoy program shifts to dynamic pricing, I believe this somewhat-hidden gem might be ripe for an additional vital devaluation.

Particularly with the free breakfast profit being restricted to money bookings, I believe it could be price eyeing a money reserving right here, if the value is true. Even when the outsized worth dries up, the aspirational expertise at The Bodrum EDITION is right here to remain.

I might additionally encourage you to regulate shoulder season, when charges might be extra affordable, suite availability might be extra plentiful, and the climate and crowds might be completely appropriate with out getting out of hand.

I deeply loved indulging in a nook of the Turkish coast that’s maybe less-known and less-developed, however no much less divine, than its European counterparts, with an incognito popularity to match. Make no mistake, although – regardless of Turkey’s relative affordability total, the on-property costs at The Bodrum EDITION are consistent with the excessive normal supplied.

Nonetheless, there’s one thing that simply hits totally different in regards to the Mediterranean way of life, cleaning on a routine of lengthy sunny days, personal steam rooms, and extra varieties of olives and cheese than you knew existed. For the standard and worth level of the Turkish expertise, I may get used to this!

Image Source

Leave a Reply