“Laid-back beach hotel with pool, jetty and large colourful rooms, 40 minutes from Bodrum”
The smart and modern suites are all very spacious and uniquely designed, with queensize bedrooms and lovely living areas.
Executive Suites are Cinnamon or Beluga in style. We stayed in a modern and bright Beluga-style room, with an aubergine sofa and bright kilims on the floor as well as modern art and angular furniture. Pick Cinnamon if you're looking for restful, natural colours; chic shades of brown, cream and white. Either way, you'll get a Jacuzzi tub in the modern white bathroom.
Junior Suites are split into Pepper - bright and vibrant with scarlet sofas, mustard cushions and modern photography - and Sapphire - a refined and elegant look with white textured vases and deep-pile sea green rugs alongside colourwash canvases. Bathrooms have a regular tub with an overhead shower.
Family Suites have 2 twin beds set up in their living rooms, but are otherwise the same as Junior Suites. The main bedroom can also be set up as a twin room if you prefer.
All suites have a sea view, balcony and WiFi, and we'd recommend asking for a centrally-located room on one of the upper floors, which will give you the best view.
The hotel has two restaurants which share a menu featuring international fare and fine Turkish wines (chosen to match the food, from award winning winery, Kavaklıdere).
The top-floor restaurant has fantastic views and is good dinner option for the cooler months. This is also where breakfast is served, a cold buffet of fruit, cheeses and salads, plus Turkish coffee and orange juice wash everything down.
The garden terrace restaurant is open for lunch all season and dinner in summer, when the weather is warm enough to eat by the beach. We dined on decadent steaks, juicy prawns and rich chocolate fondants, the sound of the sea and flickering candles in the background.
Afterwards, we strolled over the informal lounge bar for a nightcap overlooking the grounds. Snacks and drinks are available here throughout the day, and there are plenty of places to sit down by the sea.
If you want to eat out, you can drive/taxi/bus into Gulluk for dinner (4km), where you'll find small local cafes and eateries. Ask the team for the latest recommendations.
Med-Inn is great for kids and experienced in hosting families. It is a relaxing, peaceful hotel and while there isn't a kids club or ponies to ride (or any laid-on activities), if you're happy with sun, sand, space, a place to play and a 4km walk to the village, this would work for you. Teens seem to have particularly enjoyed it in the past.
Children under 6 go free; there is a small supplement for older children in an extra bed.
The ground-floor Family Suites work best, sleeping 2 adults in the bedroom and 2 children in the living area in twin beds. Instead of balconies, they open directly onto the terrace / bar / restaurant - perfect for parents wanting to enjoy dinner while their children sleep. Alternatively, the Junior Suites have a small sofabed in the living room to sleep 1 child aged 3-6, or the Executive Suites have a sofabed in the lounge that sleeps 2 children aged 3-12, or you can add an extra bed.
A kids' menu, and the Mediterranean food on the main menu, including fresh fish, isn't completely foreign for younger guests.
The pool isn't fenced and there's a deck and beach very close - you'll need to keep a close eye on toddlers.