Kadikale Resort & Spa
This hotel is sutuiated in Kadikalesi a small community on the Aegean coast about 3km (40mins walk along the coast) to Turgutreis and 30mins drive from Bodrum. It is just over an hour from Bodrum Milas airport.
The hotel is built oevr a large area as two storey blocks up the side of a hill rather than one big hotel block as a result there are no lifts and lots of steps to rooms (we had over 120 steps from reception to our room) so it would not be good for the less mobile.
There are two pool areas, one with a jacuzzi area and another water slide pool. there is sun terrace around the pool with free towels and mattresses a small private beach area as well as decking out into the sea for sun-bathing with bean bags to lie on! There are also spacious beach huts on the front which can be rented for 30 euros a day - well worth it if you want guaranteed sun and shade all day and some privacy.
The hotel also has a gym with a couple of machines and there are watersports on the beach - the pedalos are free but others incur a charge. The hotel also has tennis courts, giant chess, snooker, table tennis and mini-golf. There is an entertainments team, but I wasn't convinced about the entertainments programme and felt the evening shows were not of a high standard. The hotel also has a hairdresser and spa with steam room and suna and turkish bath. The turkish bath is advertised as free but this is only if you don't wnat someone to give you a turkish bath.
The food is very good. It's an all inclusive hotel. Breakfast is served 7.30-10am, late breakfast from 10-11am. Lunch from 12.30-2pm, snacks (barbecue and chips and tortillas) by the pool from 2-6pm, coffee and biscuits from 5-6pm, dinner from 7.30-9.30pm and soup from 11.30-12.30. The all inclusive package also lets you ahve one dinner in the a la carte restaurant which is open in the summer only and has a perfect setting in the open air next to the sea. Breakfast has hot and cold options with bread, cereals, eggs, fruit, pancakes and omelettes; late breakfast is very limited though. Lunch and dinner offered a wide range of cold buffet items and salds, two soups and bread, several hot meat and fish dishes, a pasta dish, potatoes/rice and vegetables with a huge variety of cakes and puddings. There were also soft drinks, and locally produced beer, wine and spirits available.
The rooms were very spacious with plenty of storage space They had a drying rail on the balcony, fridge, TV and hairdryer and air con. They also offered a free bottle of water every day. I would advise protecting against mosquitoes at dusk though and keeping doors shut and using insect repellant. the rooms have a safe available for a small charge.
There were several shops in the hotel one was a mini market and others selling jewellery, perfumr and clothes. The reception area has wireless internet access for free but there were no public PCs to use so bring your own laptop/smartphone if you want internet access.
the hotel does offer everyhting you need but if you fancy going into town it is a fair walk or there is a shutle bus which is about 4 euros return (the hotel takes euros and lira). It departs three times a day, (around 9am, 2pm and 8.30pm). It goes to both Turgutreis and then onto Bodrum.