I went to Susona Bodrum for one evening on my current journey to Türkiye. After an incredible remain at The Bodrum version, I was expecting experimenting with one more among the tiny handful of resorts bookable on factors below in Bodrum and also seeing exactly how it would certainly contrast.
Susona belongs to Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts brand name, which is a collection of 9 independent deluxe hotels all over the world. This would certainly be my first-ever remain at an LXR residential or commercial property, so I got here on the residential or commercial property with high expect the brand name.
Susona Bodrum– Reservation
With cash money prices performing at over EUR600 ($ 780) for a one-night remain, I was greater than delighted to utilize my Hilton Free Evening Compensate for this reservation, which aided me conserve considerably on what would certainly have or else been an extremely pricey journey.
Making use of factors, I would certainly have paid 95,000 Hilton Formality factors, which additionally would certainly’ve been a high rate to pay. On the other hand, with the Hilton Free Evening Compensate, it was totally cost-free.
This is a fine example of exactly how beneficial these Hilton certifications can be– unlike, claim, Marriott’s Free Evening Honors, Hilton’s cost-free evening tools are uncapped in regards to exactly how glamorous of a residential or commercial property you can schedule.
Upon making the appointment, I connected to the resort using e-mail to inquire about an upgrade. However, there was no conversation feature on the Hilton application for me to get in touch with the resort and also see if I can turn an upgrade to a better area.
The resort reacted a couple of hrs later on and also verified an upgrade to the King Junior Collection with Porch as a Hilton Ruby participant. I did ask about a feasible additional upgrade to among the collections with a personal swimming pool, though fruitless.
Susona Bodrum– Place
Susona Bodrum is a seaside hotel along an unlimited stretch of coast on the Aegean Sea. The specific place remains in a peaceful location around 35 mins southern from the airport terminal and also 20 mins north from the city of Bodrum by car.
Susona is additionally a little bit additional far from the community of Yalıkavak, where several various other hotels in the area lie, consisting of The Bodrum version.
The surrounding location has every little thing you would certainly wish for out of a drowsy seaside peninsula, with captivating residences on rolling hillsides that assimilate effortlessly with the landscape.
The primary traveler destination in the location, and also among the 7 marvels of the old globe, is the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Various other tourist attractions consist of the old city wall surfaces and also various other Greek damages that can be discovered in the city of Bodrum, just 20 mins to the south.
From Bodrum, a brief 20-minute speedboat flight takes you to the Greek island of Kos, which would certainly produce an exceptional excursion if you had the moment.
Susona Bodrum– Check-in
My check-in experience got along and also smooth, as I was dealt with to some superb Turkish friendliness by the hotel’s extremely passionate personnel.
The employee proactively supplied me some cold orange juice as a welcome drink, and also after that, provided me a review of the hotel’s services and also centers.
As cozy of a welcome as I obtained, it was additionally rather harsh around the sides, in a manner that I have actually involved expect as component of Turkish friendliness.
For instance, among the bellboys claimed we would certainly be awaiting a buggy to take us to the area. After around 5 mins, there was no buggy to be seen, and also evidently every one of the buggies were active, so we wound up needing to stroll.
In spite of this instead tiny aggravation, the personnel were sympathetic and also pleasant, and also this really did not transform my point of view of the check-in experience overall.
Throughout check-in, the personnel additionally verified my King Junior Collection with Porch upgrade, along with my Hilton Ruby morning meal privilege for the complying with early morning.
While walking the hotel, I believed the insides of the resort were much less glamorous or over the top than I may have anticipated from the LXR brand name.
I actually didn’t recognize exactly what to anticipate from this brand name can be found in, however I had actually pictured LXR to be something along the lines of Hilton’s equal to Marriott’s Deluxe Collection brand name, and also I would certainly’ve maybe anticipated simply a bit much more class in all the surfaces.
Susona is located by itself little peninsula below on Bodrum’s coast. We strolled down a round course that copulates around the hotel, bring about the person obstructs that home the collections, areas, and also vacation homes.
Susona Bodrum– King Junior Collection with Porch
At the end of the stroll, I was revealed to my rental property block and also accompanied upstairs to Area 26, a King Junior Collection with Porch.
My impression was that the design of the area was somewhat strange.
When entrance, there was an entrance hall with a little resting location located a half-step down, forgeting the inside of the hotel premises.
Contrasted to the collection’s various other resting locations forgeting the water, there’s no reason that one would certainly hang around below, and also I really did not assume the room made way too much feeling.
As I entered the common room and also living location, I absorbed my environments of the trapezoid-shaped room bring about the porch.
I discovered the colour tones were light with a lotion, off-white, and also blue colour combination, looking like that of the Aegean Sea simple metres far from where I stood.
My focus was right away attracted to a significant mirror wall surface behind the bed. While this absolutely adds to a great deal of all-natural light jumping throughout the area, it still struck me as a rather strange setup.
There was a streamlined white all-in-one minibar, kitchen, and also tv closet that was absolutely an intriguing style, and also not one I have actually seen prior to.
The kitchen consisted of a Nespresso equipment and also sufficient mineral water for both alcohol consumption and also developing coffee.
Reverse from the wall surface system was a three-piece sectional sofa with pastel-hued cushions. In the center of the area is a two-tiered coffee table, where I additionally discovered my welcome present of strawberries, delicious chocolate, and also a selection of still or carbonated water.
A walk-through wardrobe uses up the whole area behind the bed, with sufficient room to unload.
I would certainly’ve absolutely made far better use the huge wardrobe, which additionally had a tiny vanity, if I were investing a longer time at the hotel, as it consists of a great deal of room to arrange and also clear up right into the collection.
The two-sink washroom was rather high end, with good glass and also marble surfaces.
The bathroom is housed in its very own glass room on the contrary end of the washroom.
The shower and also tub were housed in a solitary glass-enclosed damp area, which is a design of washroom style that I constantly value.
The emphasize of the collection was most definitely the porch, which supplied a stunning sundown sight. I invested a great deal of time taking in the sight and also delighting in the cozy wind.
The porch additionally had a sight of a tiny jetty distant, where you can swim in the sea, along with a jealousy-inducing sight of one more collection’s “exclusive” swimming pool downstairs.
General, I primarily suched as the King Junior Collection and also appreciated my time in below. As high as I believed it had an odd style, the awesome sundown sights from the porch absolutely offseted it.
Susona Bodrum– Morning Meal
Morning meal was the emphasize of my remain at Susona Bodrum, offered at the Ezi primary dining establishment from 7– 11am.
I was offered a complete Turkish morning meal mezze spread with all the trimmings: from smoked salmon to flatbread, right to simit ( Turkish bagels).
There was additionally an option of cheeses, butters, breads, and also veggies to peck away at, all dished out on a vibrant setup of tiny plates.
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If the whole spread isn’t sufficient, it’s additionally feasible to purchase even more meals on the side, such as menemen— Turkish eggs.
The morning meal spread out below quite remains real to its Turkish origins, and also I actually appreciated it– although it faded in contrast to the much more impressive morning meal over at the version.
Susona Bodrum– Eating
The hotel has 2 primary sit-down eating choices. Ezi is the much more informal poolside eating location where I invested among my dishes, delighting in some food and also landscapes.
I got a yummy hamburger with some scrumptious French french fries on the side, at what I really felt was a costly however not shocking rate factor of around $25 (CAD).
I really did not obtain an opportunity to attempt Malva, which offers neighborhood Aegean food, the breathtaking sights from this dining establishment looked amazing from the raised outside seats location. There’s additionally an alcoholic drink bar on the outside patio area, which would certainly be a terrific location to take pleasure in a beverage.
Susona Bodrum– Pools & Coastline
Near Ezi, there is a jacuzzi and also infinity swimming pool, which I intend supplies a real infinity side when seen at simply the best angle.
Alongside the swimming pool are a couple of cabanas, although the quantity of seating below is a lot less than down at the Frankie Coastline Club, the hotel’s various other poolside location.
The Frankie Coastline Club gets on the reduced degree of the hotel, as well as additionally runs individually from the resort.
Right here, you’ll discover a bigger swimming pool with several chairs populated around for you to unwind, sunbathe, and also take pleasure in some poolside food catering.
Susona Bodrum does not provide a “real” coastline. Rather, there is a collection of jetties protruding right into the sea, where folding chair are offered for unwinding.
From these jetties, ladders lead to the water for those that desire to swim, similar to an experience you may discover in the Maldives.
Having simply went to the Maldives myself previously this month, I had not been always really feeling eager to join this scaled-down variation of the “Maldives experience”, however I saw several various other visitors obtaining terrific usage out of the centers.
Susona Bodrum– Various Other Facilities
The hotel additionally holds a health facility and also a physical fitness centre, housed in a round structure with floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Like several various other points at this hotel, it’s absolutely an intriguing form!
The physical fitness centre was fully equipped with a variety of equipments. There was additionally an outstanding outside exercise location with pull-up bars, rings, and also a cardio room.
The interior room was bordered by high-reaching home windows, allowing a great deal of sunshine. The exercise choices abounded, with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and also strength-training tools.
There was an added, smaller sized exercise area which consisted of every sort of medicine ball and also foam roller you can potentially prefer.
It’s an embarassment that I really did not have time slip in an exercise below, as it would certainly’ve been a special location to do so.
I discovered Susona Bodrum to be a wonderful sufficient area for leisure and also delighting in the poolside feelings, however I would not claim it was an exceptional hotel experience that I may have anticipated from Hilton’s LXR brand name.
On one hand, the morning meal was extremely enjoyable, the sights of the bordering location were amazing, and also the personnel run with a lovely excitement. In spite of these positives, I discovered the turn to be a little harsh around the sides in regards to its physical functions, sufficient to interfere with the total experience.
I can not aid however make contrasts to my experience at The Bodrum version prior to this, a hotel that I discovered to be far more refined or innovative. Must I go back to Bodrum, I ‘d most definitely take another look at the version or attempt a brand-new residential or commercial property instead of returning below.
In spite of my instead detached remain at Susona, I’m still interested to check out even more LXR residential or commercial properties in the future, and also I do want to uncover a much better depiction of the brand name someplace amongst its 8 various other places.