The Best Hotels to Book in Çeşme, Turkey

You can enjoy your own private sundeck at the Reges resort and spa, Çeşme
You can enjoy your own private sundeck at the Reges resort and spa, Çeşme | Courtesy of Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa / Expedia
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26 October 2021

With its Ottoman castle and crystal blue waters, Çeşme is a popular tourist destination on the coast of the Aegean Sea. As the capital of the Izmir peninsula – the westernmost province of Turkey – Çeşme town is rich in history and popular with locals and international tourists. It’s a prime spot for beach days, surfing and enjoying thermal baths, whose waters are known for their elemental healing properties. As a result, there are fantastic spa hotels in the area, as well as some charming period places to stay – bookable now with Culture Trip.

Boyalik Beach Hotel and Spa in Boyalik, for coastal luxury

Boyalik Beach Hotel and Spa
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An impressively huge, wonderfully welcoming resort on the north coast of Çeşme, Boyalik Beach Hotel and Spa offers everything you could possibly need to switch off from the world and focus on relaxing. With both a huge outdoor pool and smaller but rather luxurious indoor pool – alongside its own private stretch of beach – the opportunities for spending your days chilling in the sun are numerous. There’s also the in-house hydrotherapy-focused Shine Spa, which guarantees to melt away your earthly concerns – and afterwards, you’ll want to head to the Blue Opal bar for a delectable cocktail.

Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Çiftlikköy, for delectable cuisine

Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
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This slice of serenity by the Marriott group is a real gem of a resort – chic and stylish, with a dedication to offering guests the most restful, rejuvenating experience possible. The private beach and outdoor swimming pools are the ideal location for relaxing the days away and come the evening, you’ll want to check out one of the three dining experiences on offer here. Safran Restaurant, with its Italian twist; Hemera Restaurant on the beachfront, serving Turkish favourites and an international menu; and the Azure Lounge sushi bar, for a quick bite. The spa here is one of the finest in town.

Atrium Apart Hotel in Altin Yunus, for budget-friendly opulence

Atrium Apart Hotel
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A great value option for those looking for elegance on a budget, Atrium Apart Hotel is located on the north side of the Çeşme Peninsula, on a peaceful residential road. The rooms and suites are awash with pastel colours and include kitchenettes of varying sizes. Many rooms offer a sea view from the balcony that’s truly splendid to wake up to. If the white sands of nearby Ilica Beach can’t tempt you, there’s an aquamarine swimming pool to enjoy on those sun-drenched afternoons.

Piril Hotel Thermal and Beauty Spa in Çeşme, for central convenience

Piril Hotel Thermal and Beauty Spa
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In the very centre of Çeşme – amid the vibrancy of the city – Piril Hotel offers an oasis of calm. A large hotel that is home to a wide range of soothing spa and beauty treatments, the Piril is built around the truly healing thermal waters of Çeşme’s spring – using these elemental treatments in its impressive indoor spa that houses thermal pools, steam rooms, a sauna and of course, a hammam Turkish bath. The accommodation matches the wellness theme of the place, with a range of nurturing spaces for you to enjoy, including apartments, rooms and suites.

Eski Tas Otel in Çeşme old town, for rustic charm

Eski Tas Otel
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This charming guesthouse is perfect for those aiming to stay in the heart of Çeşme’s old town – surrounded by the best nightlife and gastronomic offers – just minutes from the marina. Eski Tas Otel is a delightfully rustic, recently renovated stone house, with exposed brickwork and an authentic Aegean vibe. A stay in one of the homely, individually designed rooms comes with a delicious Turkish-style breakfast included – and there’s a fantastically well-equipped kitchen for you to use, should a bit of self-catering take your fancy.

Boyalik Demirel Residence in Alaçatı, for family fun

Boyalik Demirel Residence
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A great budget option just a block away from the north face of the Çeşme coastline, Boyalik Demirel Residence offers apartments to suit the needs of every group or family size, with modern, well-presented rooms and kitchenette spaces. There’s a smashing outdoor swimming pool in the garden and a rooftop restaurant with incredible sea views, serving pide, lahmacun and all your Turkish favourites.

Aras Marina Hotel in central Çeşme, for authentic Turkish delight

Aras Marina Hotel
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This excellently located property in the centre of Cesme’s hubbub is another great budget option for those who like to be near the nightlife. It’s a no-frills spot but has lovely owners whose mission is to make you feel right at home. Breakfast is served at the rooftop terrace restaurant or can be ordered to your room.

La Bien Alaçatı in Alaçatı, for adults-only privacy

La Bien Alacati
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A fabulous period property with oodles of character, La Bien Alaçatı is a boutique hotel that offers 10 wonderfully decadent, individually designed rooms, housed inside or in the grounds of an enchanting stone mansion. Kids are not guests at this adult-only stay, where serenity and rest are a priority. The swimming pool and gardens are the perfect places to relax, as are the private jacuzzis that are offered in many of the rooms.

Ciftlik Butik Hotel in Fahrettinpaşa, for tranquil views

Ciftlik Butik Hotel
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Guests at this sweet stay can enjoy peace in the countryside, just south of Çeşme old town, with nothing but rolling hillsides framing the modern swimming pool and loungers. The pool and gardens are the perfect places to relax at sunset, with unbeatable views. It’s a fantastic option for those on a budget, with crisp, simple rooms that have everything you need for a comfy stay.

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