5* Hotels of Kusadasi

After the first part of the hotel reviews, where I discussed 3 and 4-star hotels of Kusadasi, I will be criticizing 12+1 luxurious 5-star hotels of the Turkish city. It’s hard to stay objective when everything is so fancy, but I will try to show you both the good and bad side, and give them a grade like last time from 1 to 5. So here we go:

1. AQUA FANTASY – Grade 4.7

Not only a hotel, but also a renown spa center and an aquapark, Aqua Fantasy impresses with it’s huge complex. Guests who stay here get free entrance to the aquapark with a large number of slides, and with the shops, restaurants, cafes, theaters, water sports centers and beach, it seemed to me that it’s like a mini-city, where you can find everything you want from a hairdresser to a great massage. Maybe the beach are could be a little wider, considering the hotel can accommodate up to 5000 guests /day, but other than that, I didn’t really find any downside to it.

Aqua Fantasy Hotel Kusadasi

Aqua Fantasy Hotel Kusadasi

2. CHARISMA HOTEL – Grade 4.2

A hotel pretty close to the center of the city with Bed & Breakfast and Half Board regime. All the rooms looked simple, but clean and okay. The thing I really didn’t like was the private beach area which was on a wooden pathway and was very small..

Charisma Hotel Kusadasi

Charisma Hotel Kusadasi

3. EPHESUS PRINCESS – Grade 4.3

When we first got there and went into the reception hall I realized that the reception was actually at the top floor and all the rooms were “downstairs”. It was pretty weird at first, but it wasn’t really a problem. One could only reach the beach by stairs, so it’s not exactly for people with disabilities or families with small children. And the other negative thing was the view from the room – you only got to see a part of the sea because the rooftop of the room under you was partially blocking the view.

Ephesus Princess Hotel Kusadasi

Ephesus Princess Hotel Kusadasi

4. FANTASIA – Grade 4.3

We spent two nights in the Fantasia and even ate there. The food was great, there was a great variety and one could choose from many hot meals and salads (for dinner), or fresh pancakes, cold buffet and fruits. The rooms were also very nice, the downside here is once again the private beach, which was very small.

Fantasia Hotel Kusadasi

Fantasia Hotel Kusadasi

5. GRAND BELISH – Grade 4.7

Beautiful hotel with long and wide sandy beach. The rooms and apartments were pretty and clean and it has a large swimming pool in the garden area. We ate lunch here, and it was one of the best I’ve had in Kusadasi.

Grand Belish Hotel Kusadasi

Grand Belish Hotel Kusadasi

6. GRAND BLUE SKY – Grade 4.7

The garden and pool area of this hotel is absolutely amazing. Very green, very natural, I absolutely loved it! It has a beautiful beach with crystal-clear water, and the rooms were nice as well. Downside would have to be the stairs that lead to the beach. The hotel also has a 24-hour All Inclusive system.

Grand Blue Sky Kusadasi

Grand Blue Sky Kusadasi

7. KORUMAR – Grade 4.6

The view from this hotel is breathtaking at least! Hotel rooms were pretty and clean. The negative part for some would be that the beach is not sandy, but rocky and filled with boulders. But this wouldn’t bother me. The more rocks, the more there is to see when snorkeling! Also, there is only one elevator down to the beach what I imagine is a real problem in high-season. Hospitality? A+, see the photo in the middle below:

Korumar Hotel Kusadasi

Korumar Hotel Kusadasi

8. KUSTUR CLUB – Grade 4.7

I just LOVE small bungalow-like accommodation! I get that a majestic hotel is great too, but this is more my style, especially if there are a lot of green areas surrounding the place, like in this case. Rooms were absolutely beautiful. Downside? You had to cross a road to get to the beach (may be problematic for families with small children).

Kustur Club Village Kusadasi

Kustur Club Village Kusadasi

9. RICHMOND EPHESUS – Grade 4.7

Lovely garden, renovated hotel rooms, okay pool and nice food! Although not so varied as it was in Grand Belish, but still delicious! Wide sandy beach with hammocks, all in all a great hotel and a very friendly and helpful manager.

Richmond Ephesus Hotel Kusadasi

Richmond Ephesus Hotel Kusadasi

10. SEALIGHT – Grade 4.9

This hotel impressed me very much. It has so many facilities and services, it is like a mini-city (much like Aqua Fantasy) and veeery family and child-friendly. The decoration was absolutely stunning and very detailed everywhere. It has three different beaches, one pebbly, one sandy and one rocky, dining areas with separate space for children to eat and blenders for parents to use when prepping food for their toddlers. They really thought of everything. No negative observations on my part.

Sealight Hotel Kusadasi

Sealight Hotel Kusadasi

11. SURMELI – Grade 4.5

Lovely hotel with freshly renovated rooms, and although from outside Surmeli looks like a cruise-ship, it’s pretty friendly inside. Huge pool and beautifully arranged garden area await the guests. The only problem is that it’s 20 kms from the city center.

Surmeli Hotel Kusadasi

Surmeli Hotel Kusadasi

12. VISTA HILL – Grade 4.5

This hotel had an official vibe to it, with leather seats in the restaurant, so it might not be perfect for families with small kids. The rooms were nice with spacious baths, it has 2 outdoor and 1 indoor pool. The beach is a sandy one, a bit small and arranged with sunbeds and umbrellas. All rooms are standard rooms with either sea view or land view.

Vista Hill Hotel Kusadasi

Vista Hill Hotel Kusadasi

+1. EUPHORIA AEGEAN – Grade 4.7

Okay, so this hotel isn’t exactly in Kusadasi. It’s 80 kms from the city, but we still made a visit here in our Kusadasi – infotrip. Rooms were beautiful and the view from it towards the sea is stunning. It even had its’ own mini-Pamukkale! There is a 24-hour All Inclusive system working in the hotel, so you can eat yourself to death 24/7. I understand why this hotel is in the middle of nowhere – there are so many things – shops, restaurants, cafes – that you don’t ever have to leave.

Euphoria Aegean Hotel

Euphoria Aegean Hotel

So tell me: which one is your favorite? 🙂

Note: this is not a publicity post, but an article based on personal opinion, not influenced in any way by either of the listed hotels. 

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