Opened earlier this year, Jumeriah welcome the Bodrum Palace to its growing portfolio. The 135-guestroom-hotel includes, as the name suggests, a 2,000-square-metre palace. Hamish Kilburn writes…
Burrowed in the natural beauty of Zeytinlikahve Cove, Jumeirah Bodrum palace is set along the spectacular Bodrum coast with the Aegean Sea as its outlook. Opened early May, Jumeirah Bodrum palace is approximately 10 minutes from Bodrum city centre and with sea-facing views it boasts 135 rooms built up of spacious suites, villas and a six-bedroom palace.
Formally The Golden Savoy Hotel, Bodrum Palace is the latest Jumeirah hotel to open with the hotel group signing a management agreement with Targets Investment Turizm Isletmeleri AS to operate as the luxury hotel in March 2015. With eight accessible pools on offer, eight restaurants, three bars and a shisha lounge, the re-opening of the property is as grand as the brand that owns and manages it.
At the apex of the resort sits The Palace Suite, a deluxe 6,500sq ft suite made up of six luxurious rooms, three kitchens, six-marble bathrooms, a gym/sauna and a private-romantic terrace.
90 per cent of the extravagantly designed hotel’s materials used were sourced from Turkey. A staggering 100 pools cover a total area size of 9,387 square metres and 12,430 cubic metres.
All 135 rooms are generous in size and designed to ensure that guests can relax in the utmost comfort. The hotel uses the finest interiors and superior finishes, along with impressive terraces from which to appreciate the breath taking surroundings.
Each room features a smart room control system, including automated room lighting, temperature and curtain controls. As well as this, Apple TV and high-speed internet access is also offered within all rooms.
It’s a suite life
Among the 11 types of villas and suites on offer in the hotel is the magnificent triple-storey suite appropriately named The Palace. A masterpiece of extravagant design and sumptuous comfort, the palace covers 2,000 square metres and can accommodate 12 guests. The plush design includes six deluxe mast bedrooms, six marble bathrooms, two private heated outdoor pools, one of which is a seawater pool, Jacuzzis in all bedrooms, a private indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath with warm room, three fully equipped kitchens for guests, butlers and chefs. That’s not all, The Palace also boasts a terrace with unparalleled views of the Aegean Sea. This space is simply fit for royalty and brings the whole hotel into a class of its own.
Perched on top of a cliff, over looking the Aegean Sea is the palatial Tailse Spa. Featuring two floors, the exclusive 2,700-square-metre spa houses both outdoor and indoor thalassotherapy and hydrotherapy pools and rooms. It also features two saunas, a steam room, an adventure shower, ice fountain, ice bucket as well as two relaxation rooms and a beauty, hair and nail salon.
At the heart of the spa, built from marble and intricately decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals, is the almighty Turkish Hammam. The centuries-old tradition is based around a philosophy of community. As with the rest of the hotel, it welcomes guests to relax and unwind in a secure and secluded setting.