'In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sonsâ€- the words are by Herotodus, an ancient Greek historian, also known as 'the father of historyâ€. He was born in Bodrum which was then known as Halicarnassus.
A Few Words about Bodrum
The famous port city of Mulga province, Bodrum is located in southwestern Aegean of Turkey. Once known as 'Halicarnassus of Cariaâ€, Bodrum is set in southern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula. The ancient city houses the esteemed Mausoleum of Mausolus, which was one among the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle is another notable architecture in the city. Bodrum is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in the country with its ancient ruins, vibrant nightlife and series of beach towns & resorts.
Economic Stays in Bodrum
If you are on the lookout of cheap hotels in Bodrum, Club Hotel Flora would be a great option. Located closer to the city hotel, it's a decent hotel with unfussy rooms furnished with private bathrooms and TVs. The on-site amenities include restaurant, free Wi-Fi, poolside snack-bar, terrace, air lobby equipped with fireplace & table tennis court.Â
Azka Hotel is another most recommended name when you are looking for cheap hotels in the city. There are 180 rooms to choose from and all units come up with all standard amenities like LCD satellite TVs, minibars, furnished balconies, free newspapers & free Wi-Fi. It's one of the best rated Bodrum hotels for budget accommodation and also features sauna & fitness center.
Plush Accommodations in Bodrum
Grand YazÄ±cÄ± Hotel Bodrum is a top choice for plush hotels in Bodrum. This modern hotel features elegant rooms with wooden flooring, flat TV, free Wi-Fi & balconies. The suites come up with separate dining/living rooms & upgraded two-bedroom quarters hosts fireplaces as well. The 3-story villa encompasses outdoor & indoor pools. There are 2 restaurants, infinity pool & spa. Breakfast is complimentary.
Caresse a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is another great pick for luxe hotels in Bodrum. Airy rooms & suites welcome you here and all of them are equipped with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, terraces, balconies, kitchenettes- while upgraded suites assure direct access to the beach. Villa stay is available as well. Onsite amenities include open-air Jacuzzi, two restaurants/bars, lounge, sushi eatery, outdoor pool, terrace, spa, indoor pool & gym. The hotel offers sailboat & bike rentals. If you are looking for best Bodrum hotels with 24/7 room service, Caresse is a wonderful option.
Must See/Do Activities in Bodrum
Apart from the lovely beaches, travelers in Bodrum also speak highly of Castle of St. Peter. Built by St. John's Knights Hospitalliers, the castle boasts several towers & there is also a mosque inside. Don't miss out on the Unique Museum of underwater Archeology which is too inside the castle with dazzling artifacts & exhibits. Your Bodrum would stay incomplete without a hit to Mausoleum of Mausolus which was the resting place of the great King Mausolus. Decked up in majestic friezes by famous Greek sculptors, the towering structure was 46 meter high in its heydays. Though a massive portion of the Mausoleum was ruined by earthquake yet its stones were used in building the historic St. Peter Castle. Other must visits are Bodrum Theatre and Myndos Gate.