Magna Manastir Hotel
Magna Manastir Hotel
A timeless boutique hotel offering tranquility and seclusion and yet it is just moments from the white-washed marina town of Bodrum
The Magna Manastir Hotel is timeless, elegant, charming, comfortable, peaceful and well placed. This stylish boutique hotel offers an interesting fusion of period character and contemporary touches which blend seamlessly.
Perfectly poised in the Kumbahce district, the Magna Manastir boutique hotel is a spiritual sanctuary, assembled on the site of an 18th Century monastery. Poised in an elevated hilltop location, the property was made for those who seek to sea-gaze. Arguably, some of the finest Bodrum seascapes and castle vistas can be admired from the hotels colourful tiered gardens and bay-facing infinity swimming pool.
There’s an inviting and laid back vibe imbibing the pool deck. Perhaps, the scent of bougainvillea coupled with the warm sea breeze and awe-inspiring bay views. The focal point and place to gather or enjoy some well-earned loafing time is next to the two sea-facing swimming pools, garden deck and terraces. Black chic day beds are lined symmetrically around the swimming pool while chanel-style parasols provide some respite from the intense summer glare. The ambience is utterly tranquil, spectacular surrounds, mesmerising views and crisp furnishings and fittings provide the backdrop and bling.
Rooms range from sea-facing standard options to spacious suites accommodating up to four guests, all are modern, unfussy and delightfully simple and each enjoys a balcony or terrace. Sleeping quarters look out over the glistening bay and white-sugar-cube sprawl that is Bodrum, some have rugged mountain views while others peer eagerly at Bodrum’s magnificent castle.
Despite it’s bubble like isolation it is conveniently located within an 8 minute drive or reasonable stroll from Bodrum town centre. From here a host of adventures await, a range of outdoor pursuits and sporting activities can be enjoyed, such as scuba diving or gulet cruising, while the avid shopper will enjoy perusing the glitzy boutiques lining the marina’s edge. The culture-vulture is not to be forgotten either, take the local dolmus service and explore less frequented villages along the rugged peninsula.
And when the blood orange sunsets dominate the skyline, raise your glass, with a signature cocktail, to the setting of the sun while listening to the lullaby sung by resident cicadas. On those evenings when you cannot bring yourself to be immersed into the colourful Bodrum spirit, your taste buds will be in for a treat at the hotel’s A’la Carte restaurant. An excellent choice of well executed dishes are on offer from tender fillet steaks to succulent lamb chops as well as a range of lighter salads, mezze and fish dishes.
** The Magna Manastir is a family-friendly boutique hotel