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3.9 out of 5

"beautiful beach. hotel needs a bit of renovation. not too much entertainment available. restaurants are excellent but not too many choices. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

The free breakfast at Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be close to Bodrum Beach. Features include free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free beach shuttle. Built in 2005, this 5-star hotel has 173 rooms over 8 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a deep-soaking bathtub in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies or patios, deep-soaking bathtubs and 24-hour room service
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine with ocean views at Olives, one of the property's 3 restaurants
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Indulge with facials, body scrubs or Ayurvedic treatments at Sanitas Spa
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, helicopter/aeroplane tours and kayaking
  • Guests like the breakfast and restaurant
  • 10.2 miles (16.5 km) from Bodrum Beach and 12.5 miles (20.1 km) from Bitez Beach
  • Free beach shuttle service
  • Cats and dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Grand)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay ratings based on 7 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Everyone (1) Couples (4) Family (2)
4 out of 5
beautiful beach. hotel needs a bit of renovation. not too much entertainment available. restaurants are excellent but not too many choices.

Posted by on 30 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug 2019 by Steffen Opitz

Dear Elena, Thank you for your five-star review. At Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay we pride ourselves on delivering the most memorable of experiences to all of our guests, and I am so pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay. I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. with regards from sunny Bodrum, Steffen Opitz General Manager

3 out of 5

Stunning hotel but too far from Bodrum center and hugely overpriced hotel food and drinks.

The hotel setting is amazing. Beautiful views for morning breakfast and the staff were extremely kind and offered impeccable service. Thats the good bit... Now here's the bad bit... You're a good 20km from Bodrum center and there are NO shops or restaurants within walking distance. Hence, you HAVE to buy food and drinks from the hotel menu or you're faced with a long hike into town via the public bus or an expensive taxi. Taxis in Bodrum are not cheap to say the least. It will cost you around £20 each way to get to town and back. The hotel knows this and therefore price their menus accordingly: 1 chicken salad and a small bottle of water = £20!!! The salad was nothing but a huge bowl of lettuce, a bit of dressing and half a chicken fillet. The most basic salad I've ever eaten for an extraordinary amount of money. Times that by 2 people... add a few evening drinks at £10 each and you've already spent a small fortune on basic necessities. The hotel restaurants are lovely... but again... hugely overpriced. If you want a beautiful hotel (probably the best in the Bodrum Peninsula) and can afford being ripped off then it's for you. Personally, I'd prefer to stay at the Marina Vista or somewhere right in town that has a high class, boutique style but is right in the heart of everything so you have much more of a choice of where to eat, shop and hang out (last night I checked and it was £100 a night but was fully booked for this weeks festival). When you consider the walk in room rate at the Kempinski is £200 a night and you'll need to spend at least £100 a day on food for 2 people you can soon end up spending a lot of money, unnecessarily. Bodrum center is beautiful and has some lovely restaurants and beach bars that are absolutely worth a few visits at least. You're not spoilt for choice for high calibre hotels in the center though... I spent a fair bit of time looking for a place for a friend who was joining us later. I ended up staying an extra week, checked out of the Kempinski and rented a lovely apartment in between Bodrum and Gumbet. It was brand new and only £40 a night (low season (October - Royal Palm Residence). I then rented a scooter for £10 a day and had decent enough transport to pop to the shops, gym and Bodrum center to visit friends etc. Also watch out for the 'all inclusive' hotels (diamond, World of Wonders etc)... there are a lot of, shall we say, 'characters' that enjoy sitting at the bar, being very loud, playing cards and getting as drunk as possible for free. Overall, the Kempinski is a stunning hotel and offers amazing service but unfortunately, and disappointingly, hugely overpriced and too far from Bodrum.

Posted by on 25 Oct 2012

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4 out of 5

Get a car, eat a big brunch, have a ball !

We went the first week in April and the place was virtually deserted, however the main attractions (superb spa and pool) were open and we had an absolutely blissful rest. Vis the review title, the hotel is pretty remote so hire a car (we paid approx £100.00 a week for a little fiat) to get about, breakfast is served until noon and has a great selection so missing lunch is`nt really a problem at all and take full advantage of the spa and pool .

Posted by on 11 Apr 2012

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5 out of 5
Sehr aufmerksames Personal, entspannte Atmosphäre, Essen sehr gut, sehr schönes und gepflegtes Ambiente (werthaltige Baumaterialien!)

Posted by on 3 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jun 2019 by Steffen Opitz

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay. I will be sure to share your kind words with the team who will be pleased to know they could make it a memorable visit for you. We hope it is not long before we welcome you back again. with sunny regards from Bodrum, Steffen Opitz General Manager

3 out of 5
Wunderschöne Lage, grosszügige Anlage. Zimmer sind für ein 5Stern Hotel nicht auf neuestem Standard (Superior Deluxe Zimmer: Dusche in der Badewanne, keine Iphonestation, keine Kaffeemaschine etc.) Im Oktober bereits ein Restaurant geschlossen, kein Yoga oder Fitnesslektionen mehr) Strand nicht unmittelbar beim Hotel, Lärmemissionen von Erweiterungsbau. Essen mittelmässig.

Posted by , from Zürich on 21 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct 2018 by Florian Wille

Sehr geehrte/r Hudelwuzz, Vielen Dank fuer die konstruktiven Kommentare! Wir hoffen Sie im kommenden Jahr wieder begruessen zu duerfen um Sie mit vielen Verbesserungen ueberzeugen zu koennen! Mit sonnigen Gruessen aus dem Land des unendlichen Blau!

4 out of 5

Super hotel mit teuren Zusatzleistungen

Super Hotel an fantastischer aber ruhingen Lage. Teure Nebenleistungen (Essen, Drinks, etc.)

Posted by on 3 Jun 2013

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4 out of 5

Luxus an herrlicher Lage

Wir erholten uns während 1-wöchigem Aufenthalt sehr gut, waren jederzeit von sehr zahlreichem und freundlichem Personal bestens umsorgt. Da wir Mitte Mai (Vorsaison) dort waren, war das kulinarische Angebot am Abend auf ein Restaurant mit immer ziemlich gleichem Buffet-Angebot und einem asiatischen Restaurant beschränkt. Dies veranlasste uns, nach dem 2. Tag abends die 25-minütige Autofahrt nach Bodrum in Kauf zu nehmen. Die Zimmer sind sehr schön und konfortabel eingerichtet, allerdings ist die Meersicht in Deluxe Zimmern des Hauptgebäudes nur auf der 7. und 8. Etage so wie man sich dies in dieser Peislage (360€) vorstellt und das Housekeeping dermassen überflüssig, dass im Badezimmer so ziemlich alles regelmässig an eine andere Stelle aufgeräumt wird. Alles in allem beurteilt ist dieses Hotel ein Ort in dem sich ein anspruchsvoller Gast mit prall gefülltem Geldbeutel hervorragend verwöhnen lassen kann, er sollte nur nicht in der Vorsaison anreisen. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.

Posted by on 19 May 2013

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About the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Location Yali Mahallesi, Bodrum, Mugla 48400

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 15 October 2019 until 15 April 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Children's club

Property Features

Unwind on the private sandy beach, located just 200 meters away. You'll be playing in the surf in no time with a free ride on the hotel's complimentary beach shuttle. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities, such as umbrellas and sunloungers. At Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities such as surfing/boogie boarding and snorkelling. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby corner/local shop. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A beach bar, A poolside bar, and A bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers a free kid's club, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. You'll have access to the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and health club at a partner property. Free valet parking is available. This 5-star Bodrum hotel is smoke free.

  • 173 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 2005
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free valet parking


  • Airport: Bodrum (BJV-Milas) (42.2 km / 26.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay offers 173 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. A pillow menu is available. LED televisions come with satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Deep-soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily.

Olives – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

La Luce – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open selected days.

Saigon – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Pan-Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Barbarossa – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant only serves lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Pool Restaurant – This restaurant only serves lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site

Spa Services

Sanitas Spa has 14 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 14
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: EUR 20 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Weight limit: 18 lb
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 120 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.