Thank you in Turkish.
It was a wonderful visit – a good mix of relaxation and culture, the familiar and the new.

Istanbul Tile Museum
Topkapi Palace

I stayed for the first four nights at Six Senses Kaplankaya in the Bodrum peninsula. The hotel amenities are extensive and service was professional. There are four food outlets at the hotel serving International (Sage & Sea), Pan-Asian (Wild Thyme), Seafood Grill (Meze by the Sea), and modern Italian (Anhinga – which was the disappointment). There are also four beach areas that form part of the hotel complex.

Meze by the Sea

My last two nights were in Istanbul and I stayed at the Six Senses Kocatas Mansion. Facing the Bosphorous, the hotel is located in Sariyer, which is a littler farther from most of the tourist sights. I was upgraded to a Sky Loft, but later felt that I’ve been banished to the attic. There are only 43 rooms at the hotel, yet service was inconsistent. The hotel is architecturally graceful, being an Ottoman mansion in its previous life. There is a very good Turkish restaurant at the hotel, Chef Erdal.

Chef Erdal
Till the next time…