Review: Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum


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Overlooking its own private bay, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is a peaceful oasis with a golden sand private beach caressed by the gentle sea breeze.


Set on the cliffs of pristine Barbaros Bay, this Kempinski resort is a sprawling property gathered around a picture-perfect bay. It has an excellent location on the Bodrum peninsula, close to the mouth of one of the world’s most beautiful inlets, the Gulf of Gökova.

The resort, located 43 km from Milas-Bodrum Airport and 20 minutes to the vibrant city center, offers a wide range of fun activities, culinary delights, and a unique spa experience blended with the renowned dynamism of Bodrum.

While you may never feel the need to leave this resort, Bodrum is not far away and is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering through cobbled streets and past whitewashed houses and colorful flower displays.

Bodrum is said to have a history stretching back over 3000 years. Historian Herodotos from Bodrum (484 BC) wrote that the city was founded by the Dorians in 1.000 BC, where the castle is located today. His writing says that back then, this place was an island.

Style & Character

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum is located on an untouched part of the peninsula, on the shores of Gökova Bay, sprawling over 62,0000 m² of picturesque land.

Nestled among olive and pine trees and surrounded by diverse flora, this resort offers spacious modern hotel rooms, wonderful pools and unlimited access to their gorgeous beach.


Rooms at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay mix Mediterranean architecture with contemporary European design. The highlight is the view from your windows across the walk-out balcony or terrace to the turquoise blue Aegean.

Service & Facilities

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay offers a private blue-flagged sandy beach, an infinity pool, and a splendid 5500 m² spa. At Barbaros Spa, guests can enjoy a spa experience that is holistic, tailor-made, and designed to rejuvenate and energize, and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools, and support required to create a better quality of life.

The spa offers an unrivaled range of treatments in 14 indoor and 2 outdoor treatment rooms. Spa professionals can advise and guide you as you select options for body and beauty care, all designed to enhance your well-being through mind and body balancing.

Food & Drink

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum features various dining areas and bars across the resort to offer diverse culinary experiences. This season, Barbarossa Beach Restaurant will serve authentic flavors from Aegean cuisine during the day and delicious mezes accompanied by live local music in the evenings.

Olives Restaurant will take the guests on a culinary journey with modern interpretations of Turkish cuisine. Meanwhile, Saigon Restaurant will serve exotic Asia-Pacific dishes with creative twists and turn into a club with DJ sets after dinner. The resort also introduces Mammadrau Restaurant by Ciccio Sultano, the chef and owner of the two Michelin star restaurant Duomo in Ragusa, Sicily. Good food enthusiasts visiting the restaurant will delight in the authentic Southern Italian flavors in a fantastic setting.


This extensive international resort offers every facility you could wish for all served up under the Turkish sun.

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