With a name that translates to sunrise, Gündoğan was once mainly residential and, despite the new hotel properties, remains a peaceful and laid-back escape. Still an active fishing village, Gündoğan is also known for sponge diving and its olive and citrus groves. The surrounding hills are covered in pine forests, which makes for good hiking and sightseeing when the allure of the beach begins to run thin.
Cape Bodrum Beach Resort
A resort with spacious sea-view guestrooms and suites, some of which offer waterfront private pools and gardens. The White Restaurant, lobby and pool bars offers seafront dining, while the luxurious spa with indoor pool and sport and watersport facilities provides for the guests entertainment and relaxation. Or just recline on the sundeck by the ocean and enjoy.
Asagı Mahallesi Kızılburun Caddesi No.72A/1
T: (0252) 387 06 00, www.capebodrum.com.tr
Hotel Baia Bodrum
Located on a beautiful private bay in Gündoğan, this hotel boasts a private beach 250 meters long, along with various water sports, indoor and outdoor pools, an aquapark and jetty with a sunbathing section. Spreading across 45,000 square meters of space, there is a total of 229 rooms and six suites (three standard, two senior & one king) and two rooms for the handicapped. In addition, it has several restaurants and bars, fitness center, Turkish bath, sauna, massage service, Jacuzzi, sundeck, private beach, all water sports, business center, one meeting room (up to 500 people) with state-of-the-art equipment and two small meeting rooms. There is also an amphitheater, mini club, disco, health facilities, bowling alley and a movie theater. The hotel operates on the all-inclusive system and is open from April to October. The hotel’s a la carte (Italian and seafood) restaurants are open to non-guests. Reservations necessary. Dinner is served from 7:30pm to 11:00pm.
Kızılburun Mevkii Gündoğan T: (0252) 387 92 93 , baiahotels.com/baiabodrum/en
Casa Costa Boutique Hotel
Offers 21 Deluxe Rooms, two Private Suites, and one Penthouse all with private balconies with a tranquil bay view. In addition to the 24 hour room service, you’ll also be treated to massages in beach cabanas, as well as delicious food and drinks are available.
Kızılburun Mevkii. T: (0252) 387 04 04, www.casacostahotel.com
Mivara Luxury Resort & Spa
Located in Gündoğan, a neighborhood on the north of the Bodrum peninsula, Mivara Luxury Resort & Spa features including of 92 rooms (74 hotel rooms and 2 villas), conference halls, meeting rooms, a library, a private pier, shops, a hairdresser, several onsite restaurants serving international cuisine, and a spa that comes with a Turkish bath, massage rooms, steam rooms, sauna, and fitness center. Gündoğan Mahallesi Farilya Küçükbük Caddesi No.9
T: (0252) 311 34 34, www.mivara.com
Located on the waterfront in the main part of town, has a total of 32 standard, deluxe and suite rooms (30-75 sqms), each tastefully decorated. Other amenities include waterfront bar and restaurant, a private beach, heated swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and steam room, children’s park, internet access and more.
Gündoğan Mahallesi Sahil Şeridi Küme Evleri No.66
T: (0252) 387 87 14, www.olirahotel.com
Villa Rustica Hotel
This small, boutique facility us located in the heart of Gündoğan, tucked away from the noise via lush gardens. At the restaurant, you’ll also find carefully composed international cuisine along with a lovely swimming pool and sun deck.
Şehit Uğur Öztop Caddesi No.85/13
T: (0252) 387 70 52, www.villarusticahotel.com