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Top 10 Resorts & Hotels in Turkey

A trip to Turkey is a balancing act between the modern and ancient, the authentic and luxurious, and a place where East meets West. More and more travelers are now discovering how beautiful, diverse, and affordable Turkish travel really is. You can learn about thousands of years of history, sample delicious cuisine, meet friendly people and hike around some of the most interesting geological sites in the world.

Some of the most popular places to visit in Turkey are Istanbul, Cappadocia, the Turkish Riviera, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. The most comfortable and affordable times to visit are in late April to early May or late September to early October. If you’re considering a trip to Turkey in your future, check out these top hotels and resorts to stay at during your journey.

Barceló Istanbul - Beyoglu Barceló Istanbul
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Barceló Istanbul - Beyoglu

As a major transportation and cultural hub, most visitors to Turkey begin their journey in Istanbul. If you’re looking for elegant five-star accommodations, then look no further than Barcelo Istanbul, which is located next to the Taksim commercial and cultural district. This is a great place to stay to be in the center of the action, with nightlife options, entertainment venues, bazaars, and historic sites all nearby. Guests are also just a short drive away from the Bosphorus shores. There are chic guest rooms and suites in this hotel, as well as on-site restaurants, meeting rooms, and a spa on the 11th floor.

Hotel Les Ottomans – Istanbul Hotel Les Ottomans
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Hotel Les Ottomans – Istanbul

Another great option in Istanbul is the Hotel Les Ottomans, which is an 18th-century mansion on the Bosphorus Strait. The décor is reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire, and there’s a vinotherapy spa on site as well. Recommended spa treatments include aromatherapy, classic Swedish massage and the deep cleansing facial. Uniquely decorated, each suite reflects an exquisite combination of Ottoman tradition and modern luxury with Jacuzzis and Bosphorous or garden views.

D Maris Bay – Marmaris/Mugla D Maris Bay
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D Maris Bay – Marmaris/Mugla

D Maris Bay is located in the hills of the Datca Peninsula so guests enjoy lovely views of the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, beaches, forests, volcanic mountain ranges, and islands. The amenities here practically define the luxury resort lifestyle, including its five private beaches. There are sleek rooms here, as well as multiple onsite restaurants and bars, and conference/banquet facilities. Due to its location along the shore, watersports, such as kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, and diving, are popular. This is a good option for families traveling with children too.

Delphin Diva Premiere – Antalya Delphin Diva Premiere
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Delphin Diva Premiere – Antalya

Delphin Diva Premiere is a great resort for travelers who want to spend a lot of time relaxing in the resort they choose. Delphin has lots for guests to do during their stay, including lounging on the private beach, playing tennis, going bowling, and dining in international restaurants. There are stylish rooms and suites here that offer views of the sea and the countryside. Here you’ll also find a club for kids and teens with fun activities to keep them occupied, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, and sports tournaments.

Calista Luxury Resort – Belek Calista Luxury Resort
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Calista Luxury Resort – Belek

The Calista Luxury Resort was built in 2005, and there are villas, suites, and rooms available to guests. The on-site spa has a traditional Turkish bath, steam bath, ice room, massage, and beauty center with a variety of treatments. This is a popular area for football camps, golf holidays, and tennis matches. There are several restaurants onsite that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, specializing in Turkish, South American, Far East, and Italian cuisine.

Ela Quality Resort Belek, Antalya Ela Quality Resort & Hotel
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Ela Quality Resort Belek, Antalya

Located in Belek, the Ela Quality Resort & Hotel is a great choice for nature lovers because there are many bird species, plant species, and turtles native to this area. This is also a great place to stay for families with kids because there are several water slides at the outdoor pools, and Everland Q is the entertainment complex with programs designed for kids and teens. Like many of Turkey’s top resorts, there are a variety of restaurants and cuisines offered onsite, including Mexican, Aegean, French, and Ottoman Palace cuisine. Golf and football packages are available as well.

Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa – Antalya Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa
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Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa – Antalya

Head to Konyaaltı Beach, one of the longest shorelines in the Mediterranean to stay at the Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa. It’s also located near Beydagları Mountain, a popular tourist attraction. Rooms feature balconies with sea views, while suites add living and dining areas. Guests have access to a private beach and outdoor pool with a waterslide, and there’s also a spa and multiple restaurants. Nearby attractions include Aspendos, Perge, Side, Termessos, Phaselis, and Olympos.

Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa – Uchisar Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa
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Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa – Uchisar

Allow yourself to be captivated by Cappadocia’s landscape when you stay at the Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa in Uchisar. This unique resort is tucked into the hilltop and the rocks, inspired by nature and boasting of magical views of Pigeon Valley. You can see the volcanic cave rock cones from the hotel, which has a romantic atmosphere and Oriental accents. There are cozy rooms spread across three floors in this hotel, as well as a restaurant serving traditional Turkish food. There’s also a spa onsite that has a large indoor pool, saunas, and hammams. Some popular activities to do in the area include visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum, hot air balloon rides, and exploring the underground city of Kaymakli.

Barut Hotels Lara Resort & Spa – Lara Beach Barut Hotels Lara Resort & Spa
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Barut Hotels Lara Resort & Spa – Lara Beach

Lara Beach is a particularly popular spot to visit in Turkey, and the Barut Hotels Lara Resort & Spa is a great option here for both couples and families. Try to book a room with a view of the sea to enjoy your Mediterranean holiday. There are penthouse suites, junior suites, and presidential and king suites available, and there are several restaurants onsite that serve Mediterranean, seafood, Asian, Italian, barbecue, and traditional Turkish cuisine. Watersports are a big deal in this area, but you can also join in a game of beach volleyball or just lounge around the pool and gardens to relax.

Titanic Beach Lara – Antalya Titanic Beach Lara
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Titanic Beach Lara – Antalya

Another great place to stay at beach Lara is Titanic, which is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This is an ideal hotel for beach lovers and travelers looking to indulge in some spa treatments. There are unique rooms here that are designed to resemble a cruise ship. It’s located about seven miles from Antalya International Airport and about 10 miles from Antalya’s city center with lots of shops, restaurants, and historical sites to explore.

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