Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum, Turkey

As we pulled into the Kempinski Hotel in the beautiful Turkish resort of Bodrum I knew we were going to have a great time. Set on a hillside overlooking its own private beach the hotel looked beautiful with it’s white Bodrum-style rooms covered in pink begonvillea and overlooking a massive swimming pool.

The staff welcomed us with cold water and a wet flannel which was very much appreciated as it was a very hot day in Bodrum. The hotel has 149 guest rooms and 24 suites, our room was a really good size with a nice double bed and a big balcony overlooking the azure Aegean sea.

My stay at Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye

Last week we drove down to Fethiye to stay at the Hillside Beach Club hotel for a couple of days. Their motto is ‘Heaven on Earth’ and it’s only now that i’ve been there that I can truly appreciate this sentiment. It really is like a little piece of heaven nestled inbetween the lush green mountains just a short drive away from the center of Fethiye. I love the fact that they have respected the nature around them and the hotel rooms and buildings just blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Our room (238) was really different than I was expecting with a lovely open plan layout. As you walked into it you immediately entered the outdoor balcony area which had amazing views over the turquoise sea and the hotel’s main beach.

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul

Last week we had to run to Istanbul for a meeting. Undecided about where to stay we opted for the 5 star Grand Hyatt at the last minute. That turned out to be a pretty good quick decision as we had such a nice couple of days. So nice infact that I could have quite easily just stayed in the hotel and not ventured outside at all!

We were warmly welcomed by the content manager Derya Mercan, who was the sweetest and really made our stay a great one. Our room was lovely with the comfiest of beds and a beautiful view over the Besiktas football club and Bosphorus strait…