Bodrum Turkey

Back in 1977, Ayla Emiroglu established a pension and a private beach in Bodrum. her original aim is to create an inspiring environment for writers, painters and other intellectuals.

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The seeds of the Macakizi concept, continues to flourish with the vision of Ayla’s son Sahir. Since 2000, Macakizi is located in the north of the peninsula, where it has transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel with a wooden deck with shaded private terrace that offers the most luxurious and elite venue for sunbathing, swimming and socialising.

Nestled in the hillside, Macakizi overlooks the sparkling waters of the Aegean. Adorned with vibrant bougainvilleas and luscious plants the hotel has 74 rooms including 21 suites with either a sea or garden view, all refurbished in 2013.

Apart from the fine dining restaurant, small plates and amazing summer cocktails are served on the sundeck, while the Mediterraneo Pavilion caters for intimate gourmet dinners, and other functions; The dramatic glass-enclosed area with pool backdrop overlooks the Saint Tropesque bay of Türkbükü.

Face and body treatments are available at unique Spa from Parisian cosmetics maison NUXE using all-natural formula oils, while the Turkish Bath offers traditional hammam sessions. Macakizi offers day cruises on its motor yacht, ideal to discover the Aegean on land and sea.



Distance from Airport

29 miles

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Child friendly

No structure for children. NB: children are not allowed at the beach club



Visa required

An E-Visa is required for British citizens

Food and Drink

Aret Sahakyan was born in Istanbul, Turkey into multi-cultural family where food and cooking was part passion and part profession.

In the beginning of his career, Aret has worked with Roberto Donna and Yannick Cam, some of the most respected chefs in Washington D.C. He then trained with Francesco Ricchi at I Ricchi and Jean Louis Palladian at Watergate before taking the reins at Cities Restaurant with Sahir Erozan.

In 2000, Aret joined Sahir Erozan at Maçakızı as the Executive Chef and he has been creating the famous Maçakızı gastronomy experience ever since…



Relax in our traditional turkish hamam, enjoy a private or couples massage in our luscious gardens by our team of specialists…

The Maçakizi Spa will invigorate your senses and awaken your soul.


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