Modern Wonder: Gardens of Babylon

Modern Wonder: Gardens of Babylon Relaxing at Gardens of Babylon

Renovated in 2010, Gardens of Babylon is located in the Kadıkale region of Bodrum, just three kilometres from the town of Turgutreis, and offers views over the islands of Kos and Kalimnos.

Built on approximately 100 acres of lush green grassland, the gentle slopes of the hotel ensure all rooms overlook the sea, or nearby lakes.

Guests are welcomed by gushing waterfalls, a private marina and, of course, the 300 metre long beach - the most famous in this area of Turkey. Seven swimming pools delight visitors or all ages, while the cuisine on offer is considered among the best in the region.

Some 83 individually styled suites and villas are on offer, each featuring modern decor and brightly coloured furnishings, as well as either a marble or laminate floor.

All come with a private bathroom with a shower/spa bathtub and a hairdryer and offer a double bed.

They are equipped with a direct dial telephone, an LCD TV, internet access and a safe. A minibar, centrally regulated air conditioning and either a balcony or a terrace are also provided in all accommodation as standard.

The star attraction is, however, the Babylon Health Club. With a wide selection of options available, the health conscience can take an invigorating walk through the grounds; play a whole host of sports; nip into the fitness centre, where the latest Technogym equipment is waiting; or take a class in everything from Pilates to Kinesis. Golf fans can also take advantage of the links course at Ortakent, a few minutes away near Bodrum.

But once the hard work is done, why not indulge at one of the many Gardens of Babylon restaurants? Here legendary concepts are bought to life; Piazza offers its take on Italian cuisine, while Eiffel brings holidaymakers the best of France.

Nunu brings the freshest fish from nearby oceans; Elani presents a modern twist on Greek delicacies; Sagu Sushi Bar brings the finest Japanese dining to the table, while Shish goes for a traditional Ottoman angle. Restaurants serve a la carte concepts, taking humdrum cuisine into the artistic realm.

Gardens of Babylon also hosts wedding parties, welcoming happy couples to a specially designated area named after the capital city of the Babylonian civilization, Babylonia. Seating up to 1,500, every wedding can be catered for, offering open air services guests will never forget.

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Gardens of Babylon is located on the Bodrum peninsula between Turgutreis and Gumusluk, and enjoys spectacular views over the Aegean Sea.

Local public transport passes in front of the hotel and offers guests links to nearby towns, including the cosmopolitan resort of Bodrum, which is just a few kilometres away. The town of Turgutreis, where guests will find restaurants, a weekly market, bars and shops, is just five minutes away by car.

The resort is 49 kilometres to Bodrum Airport.

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