Mandarin Oriental Turkey, Europe
102 Rooms & Suites
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Istanbul is a hedonistic capital bursting at the seams from both a cultural and culinary standpoint.
Well known as the country in which East meets West, Turkey is a nation on kaleidoscopic proportions. Her capital, Istanbul, located in the north of the country, is a fusion of eastern civilisation embodied in the minarets and mosques that dominate the old town skyline. Side by side with her western cousin exhibited in the chic, boutique hotels and glamorous shopping opportunities in the leafy suburbs.
But Turkey’s lure does not just lie in her cities. In the south, seemingly a world away from the hustle and bustle of these metropolises, lie pristine beaches and romantic coves at the edge of the Aegean Sea, patiently awaiting visitors. More Mediterranean in appearance and nature, the southern coast is a fashionable oasis graced with top luxury hotels and the service to match. Bodrum, an ancient city on the Southern Aegean coast, draws sailors and boaters to this area like bees to nectar. Alive with yachts and sailing boats bobbing gently upon the turquoise, crystal clear waters, Turkey’s Riviera is brimming with restaurants and cafes side by side along the harbour front. During the day offering sophisticated dining options. By evening, a multitude of hip hangouts for a glass or two.
Turkey’s climate is in keeping with her Mediterranean counterparts; hot summers and mild winters. On the southern Aegean coast it is not out of character for July and August to experience above 40 degree temperatures. Thus this area is the perfect early season getaway with May and September offering far more comfortable temperatures. Being just a 4 hour flight from London, a trip to one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan nations is merely a hop, skip and a jump away.