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“Bare Bones with a View”
Review of Hotel Mavi Kumsal

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Hotel Mavi Kumsal
Ranked #47 of 98 Hotels in Bodrum City
Escondido, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Bare Bones with a View”
Reviewed 21 September 2011

When you have to ask for napkins room towels water, a stocked minibar list schedule of events and all this for their highest priced room you begin to think something isn't right with the hotel. Parking is super limited for their "free parking" and even the supposed free dart board is mysteriously missing. Required payment up front on the part of the customer is met with no initiative on the part of the hotel staff to take care of the customers needs. I imagine that conditions could only be worse when the hotel is fully booked.

The view of course is beautiful but could be had at any of the neighboring hotels. There is also a water treatment plant right next door that causes some extra olfactory discomfort. Internet is not included (2 TL an hour) and the bandwidth is limited so no streaming media is downloadable. Not like most places in Turkey where you can expect free wireless as a minimum included benefit.

My wife and 1 1/2 year old son enjoyed the kiddy pool.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2011

I stayed with my friend at Mavi in August 2011 for one week.
Very nice hotel, clean, pleasant staff.
They cleaned our room everyday, always fresh towels. It was great
I think the downside of this hotel is that it didn`t had so much food as other hotels. The food was good, though. But for us girls was perfect!
You can take the taxi boat just from in front of the hotel and it leaves you at Bodrum center.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

I stayed at Hotel Mavi Kumsal between 26-31 August with a friend in two single rooms. Our reservation was for 2 rooms in the main building with sea view. The rooms and bathrooms were very spacious, carpet clean, bed very comfortable, and view was BREATHTAKING. Each room had its own a/c - self operable. The closets had more than enough hangers, safebox was free of charge, and beachtowel was available with a 20 Turkish Lira deposit to be refunded at end of stay.
Restaurant staff were friendly and very helpful. We stayed on halfboard basis and buffet had enough variety to choose from. Breakfast included cereal, pastries, omlets, boiled egg, variety of jam/jelly, at least three kind of cheeses, charcuterie, sausages, variety of breads, fresh fruits..... Dinner had grilled meat, fish, variety of salads,rice, Turkish vegetable dishes made with olive oil, fresh fruits, several desserts,... tastes for every palate. For lunch, the a la carte menu offers salads (delicious !!), pizzas, sandwiches, grilled items, toasts at reasonable prices for a 4 star hotel.

Other details to keep in mind :
- hotel has a large swimming pool, chaiselongs and umbrellas. For swimming in the sea, there are chaiselongs on small platforms as well as a Beach Club. The entrance to the Beach Club is 20 Turkish Lira per person however this amount is used against lunch items consumed.
- hotel has a small market and hair dresser
- travelling to the center is very easy. Either take the boat from the platform of the beach club which comes almost every 10 minutes or catch the minibus at the top of the hill. The one way fare from Bardakci (where the hotel is located) to the bus station is 2.75 Turkish Liras.
- The bus station where all the minibuses and intercity buses are is well located - just at the end of the Bodrum center, near the harbor. The organization is just great - you can take a minibus to almost all areas of Bodrum - Akyarlar, Turgutreis, Bardakci, Gumbet, Yalikavak, Golturkbuku, Yahsi, etc etc. The fares are very reasonable and the minibuses run well through the night - some until 05.00 in the a.m.

The hotel was worth the the amount we paid. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Just got back from 10 day break on the whole the Hotel is fine "BUT" a lot of little things let it down badly When we arrived there were no towels in room and that was after climbing 77 steps to get to it although the views were stunning once you had got your breath back. Staff ok but not very good with english the power in the rooms is a bit intermitent had to have that sorted a couple of times and the safe had a mind of it's own. If you go don't try walking into Bodrum its a very steep hill and a busy road BUT do use the water taxis which call at the Hotel about every 10mins a fantastic ride into the marina in Bodrum all for 10TLR.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

This "4 star" hotel is failing in many things including 'clean towels' 'on time service' 'smile' 'clean bathrooms' 'service in general'
Staff is so unhappy and unwillingly doing their job because they are expected to do more than they can handle. As a result they are very bitter and slow in service.
Nobody seems like they would like to listen your problems and try to help.
A lot of guests including us left the hotel earlier than planned.
No way I suggest the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Mavi Kumsal

Property: Hotel Mavi Kumsal
Address: Bardakci Koyu No: 29, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Bodrum City
#26 Luxury Hotel in Bodrum City
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,714 - ₹ 7,690
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mavi Kumsal 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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