Ortakent, the “Middle City” on the Bodrum peninsula(map), being inland from the beach, is not the place beach-lovers think of lodging when then come to Bodrum.
The Middle City (as its name translates) is a good place to buy things, have your car repaired, etc.—especially on Wednesday, when its weekly market brings crowds to town—but that’s about it.
You”l probably get to know Ortakent by driving through it on your way to a more interesting destination such asYalıkavak, Turgutreis or Yahşi. A bypass highway and tunnel through the mountain to Yalıkavak will soon ease the flow of traffic through the center of Ortakent.
Actually, the beach resorts of Yahşi are part of the same municipality as Ortakent, so check for Yahşi hotelsunder Ortakent:
—by Tom Brosnahan