Su Otel, Bodrum, Turkey

Last Updated on November 23, 2022

Su Otel: Hotel Review

Su Otel is my favorite place to stay in Bodrum. It was founded by an artist and a poet, and is now co-owned and operated by Mr. Zafer Küstü, who has managed the hotel for decades. Zafer Bey, and his faithful assistant Ali, are charming hosts, sometimes joined by Zafer’s Irish wife Christine and their two children. Su means ‘water’ in Turkish, and the hotel is beautiful and inviting. The hotel’s theme is bright and colorful, which makes you feel like you’re on vacation in Bodrum. It’s charming and comfortable with fast Wi-fi throughout the property.


The hotel is set well back from the busy streets of Bodrum (map), which can make it a bit difficult to find at first, but it’s worth the hunt! However, it’s close enough where you can walk to all of the nearby attractions such as Bodrum Castle and Old Town. Being away from all of the traffic means you’ll have a quiet and relaxing stay without all of the hustle and bustle of Bodrum’s city center.







Su Otel has a large swimming pool, a bar and café, and a poolside terrace. The outdoor dining area serves light suppers of Mediterranean Turkish mezes such as stuffed vegetables, calamari, small fish dishes, and salads. It’s the perfect way to end a busy day when you don’t want to go out and get a heavy meal. Their wine prices are also very reasonable and complement any dinner.





All guest rooms have quiet air conditioners, small refrigerators, and private bathrooms. Many of them have twin beds, and others have bougainvillea-cloaked balconies. The paintings you may notice on the walls are the work of Mr. Zafer himself. 



Su Otel is a wonderful property to stay at in Bodrum that offers a colorful ambiance, top-notch hospitality, and great amenities. The hotel is in great proximity to restaurants, nightlife, and landmarks while being away from the large crowds. Because of this, you’re guaranteed to have a relaxing and pleasant stay at Su Otel. Be sure to book your stay through Turkey Travel Planner for the best rates!


Here are directions for walking or driving to Su Otel, which is near the landmark Özel Bodrum Hastanesi (Private Bodrum Hospital).

- By Tom Brosnahan, updated by Sonia Anand

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