ANTIQUE THEATRE HOTEL

GUEST COMMENTS

"Had a wonderful stay, beautiful room, view, food and wonderful staff. Thanks for making us feel like home."
Lois & Robert LaRoche, Halifax, NS, Canada

"Super hotel and a lovely place to end our tour of the turquoise coast."
Doreen Laver

"This is not a hotel. It is a dream."
Prof. J. E. Samouilidis, Athens, Greece

"This is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed. The rooms were bright and comfortable, with fantastic views to itself. The siting of the hotel is unparalleled - it is the best view of the Mediterranean/Aegean area! You watch the Bodrum castle and see the beautiful setting in all light - from sunrise to sunset and especially with moonlight. To match the setting, the hotel management and staff were flawlessly friendly and helpful. The food was superb. We will heartily recommend the Antik Tiyatro Oteli to everyone visiting Bodrum and will definitely come back again."
Carol and Cengiz Yetken, Illinois, USA

"This is the most beautiful hotel that I have ever visited. It was hard to leave the hotel's pool and spectacular view to go see the sites!"
Dana Atchison, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

"I which to express my deep gratitude for your service during our visit. Each member of our party thoroughly enjoyed his or her stay, the food and the service. This is my wife’s and my first stay at your hotel and it will not be our last. Again thank you for your hospitality"
John Boyd, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

"Your wonderful setting overlooking Bodrum, delicious gourmet cooking and hospitality made our stay memorable."
Donna and Pat, USA

"It is rare to stay in one hotel for 13 days and not become bored or irritated with the service. The Antique Theatre Hotel is the exception. The view, the staff, the food never paled. And the friendliness of the Turkish people all added up to a splendid 13 day stay. We look forward to seeing you again."
Douglas Ades and Elzbieta Dec, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"Superlative, exquisite. The sun, the view, the pool, the impeccable service. We have thoroughly enjoyed our all-too-brief stay at your magical hotel. We are already planning our next visit. Until then, we remain your very devoted fans."
Katie Laatikainen, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"Not a vacation, a dream! This is truly one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. We have spent out ten days in your hotel enjoying the view, the amazing food and the wonderful staff! We have decided to move in... we wish! We will however be back to visit, and our next visit we will bring along our soon to be daughter. Will never forget the people here or our stay in Bodrum. It's a treasure. Thank you!"
Dennis and Michelle Kaskovich, Oceanside, California, U.S.A.

"Our stay was memorable in every way: the food, the courteous service and friendly atmosphere. The rooms were lovely and a view unsurpassed. Thank you, thank you all!"
Barbara and Tom Blackman, Seal Beach, California, U.S.A.

"Beautiful hotel... Very friendly and professional people. Excellent restaurant. We will be back soon."
Ted Politis

"The room was charming, but the real prize was the dinner. The chef could stand up next to any we've experienced in the States."

"Heaven on earth! The staff of the hotel were wonderful. We'll be back."
Roy and Gilan Podell, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

"A wonderful second visit to the most beautiful hotel on the Turkish coast with the most exquisite food as well! We look forward to coming back again."
Jay & Katie Kerr, Bill & Kathy DeWitt, Jerome & Audrey Cramer, Fred and Kathy Hansen, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C. St. Louis, U.S.A.

"What a treasure - we thoroughly enjoyed your delightful hotel. Dinner was very special! Thank you."
Genevieve and Brooke Passlow, Warrnambool, Vic., Australia

"Your hotel is unique - our stay was too short! We will always remember our beautiful dinner overlooking the harbour and lights of Bodrum. We will come again I hope!"
Carmen Ford, Brisbane, Australia

"A beautiful property and wonderful friendly people in a gorgeous setting!"
Denise Rodg, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

"Delightful place - exquisite in every detail. great food and magical views."
Ron and Vicky Defelice, Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.

"An amazing place unparalleled in my humble experience. Thank you for making our honeymoon so wonderful."
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cetala

"A courteous and friendly staff and restful afternoons on our terrace - a very nice stay in pleasant surroundings enhanced by spring flowers and a nicely maintained hotel. Thank you. We enjoyed our stay."
Susan Jakubiak, Potomac, Maryland, U.S.A.

"Your hotel is an inviting, welcoming yet elegantly spare place to stay, where you feel a Turkish experience all around you, in the best possible way. The staff is charming and extremely courteous. Thanks for a lovely stay."
Sandy Thomas and Jim Bryant, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A.

"Thank you for the wonderful visit. The staff is so gracious, the hotel is beautiful and the view fabulous! Look forward to coming back soon."
Sam and Joyce Knott, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

"To the wonderful staff of the Antik Tiyatro Oteli, yours is the finest small hotel we have stayed anywhere in the world. Comfort and beauty aside - the graciousness and kindness of your staff is unmatched - anywhere. We arrived in pouring rain and feeling ill. We are departing in brilliant sunshine with our health and vacation pleasure well restored by the fine comforts of the Antik Tiyatro Oteli. Many many thanks!"

"What a place! What a view! We'll be back for a longer stay as soon as possible."
Steve, Maria and Darcey Bottner

"The hotel, the service, the staff were all wonderful. Thank you for helping make our trip to Turkey great! I will definitely return here to Bodrum on any next visit to Turkey. Thank you."
Francis Lee, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

"We so much enjoyed your beautiful hotel. The rooms and people are truly charming! We would definitely return. Thank you so much!"
Sara Milsten

"I have been to 14 countries and many hotels. Your hotel is beautiful, and placed nicely in the city of Bodrum. However, what makes the place really nice is the service you receive from the personnel that work here. I'm originally from Miami, Florida and have seen some really nice places. The Turkish personnel who work here makes the difference from an average hotel to outstanding. I can't wait to come back in the summer. Thanks again. Your personnel deserve a big pay raise!"
Michael Morton, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

"What a treat... Pleasant rooms, wonderful view, caring & helpful staff and food to die for... We'll especially remember the six course feast prepared for Laura's birthday. I have been traveling in Turkey since 1970... and your hotel is one of the most memorable."
John Humphrey & Laura McLeod, Calgary, Canada

"Lovely hotel - delicious food - nice people- a view to die for. Thank you."
Diane & Bill Burgess, Sydney, Australia

"What a spectacular hotel. The views from the pool and the rooms are fantastic. The service is very kind and helpful. We have not stayed in a better hotel in Turkey. We hope to return soon."
Bill & Mary Keating, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A

"Our dinner was one of the best we have ever had - anywhere. The setting is gorgeous and the pool a delight. We had a wonderful all too short a stay."
Tim & Kiyoko Woodhouse, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

"We very much enjoyed your warmth and hospitality in your beautiful hotel. It was one the highlights in our trip. Thank you so much."
Fiona Gibson & Ann Barbosa, Sydney, Australia

"Un hôtel de charme, c'est vrai. Une table remarquable, des sourires qui ensoleillent notre séjour."
G. Ortega, Paris, France

"After 3 weeks of grueling travel and mediocre accommodations, I felt my entire being relax upon arriving at the Antique Theatre Hotel. The ambiance is one of flowers, of sea, complemented by the cheerful smiles of the staff. I missed much of the infamous Bodrum night life sipping wine on my private garden terrace, admiring the lights of the city and the imposing majestic castle below. Thank you for 3 nights and (3 days) of respite."
Lynn Levine, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"Tonight is our last night at the Antik Tiyatro Hotel. It has truly been a remarkable experience in every sense. This is the place where we spent our honeymoon throughout the past week... This was an important and special time for us and our stay here made it even more wonderful.

The view was majestic and serene... and the experience was renewed every day and night be it while swimming or dining.... DINING! - the best presentation and culinary experience we have gone through in quite some time (we could not resist a single course - and we are both afraid to step on scale after this trip!) Absolutely one of the best dining experience one could imagine!

Now, what truly made our stay special was the staff. They made us feel as part a family and the service was very personalized. We never had to wish or hope for anything. We will never forget this charming place or its charming staff. We'll be back!"
Muhannad & Roulana Qubbaj, Jordan

"I have finally discovered paradise. Our room is comfortable, immaculate and very quaint. Our parting dinner delicious, so tastefully presented in elegant surroundings. The staff is quietly attentive to our every need. I will return."
R. McClughan, B.C., Canada

"The warmth and hospitality of our hosts, Selmin & Zafer has been extraordinary. We have really enjoyed our visit with the fine cuisine and conversations. Thank you very much."
Missy Levit, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A

"Selmin & Zafer are among the most gracious, cultivated, hospitable hosts I have met. They have come up with a truly wonderful concept - food, setting, decor and service are all first rate. I truly enjoyed my visit and hope to return soon & often."
Bill Levit, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

"What a wonderful two days - thanks to the warmth and hospitality of our hosts, and the memorable cuisine - the most wonderful food in Turkey."
Margo Wintersteen & Pat Dempsey, Chicago, U.S.A.

"Antik Tiyatro Oteli is truly a delightful getaway - quaint and charming, with a beautiful view, cozy accommodations, superb food and excellent service. Our stay, although too brief, was wonderful. Many thanks."
John & Glenda Timmons, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

"This hotel is restful and enjoyable. The food is comparable to any fine restaurant in San Fransisco, CA. Your hospitality is wonderful. Thanks again for everything."
Marion Malcolm, Oakland, CA, U.S.A.

"This is probably one of the nicest hotels I've seen so far. The rooms, the service and the food are truly representative of Turkey and Turkish hospitality."
Lillie Robinson Earls, Oakland, CA. U.S.A.

"We agreed that the hotel was the best we stayed in, during our 3 week visit to Turkey. Our view from the room was most spectacular. The restaurant excellent! Thank you for your hospitality."
Ren & Victoria Adam, CA, U.S.A.

"Un hôtel de charme, un personnel tres agréable. Un cuisinier digne d'être Français !!"
S. Rulland, France

"The most fantastic, romantic views from every part of our room. The food kept us full & happy for days! Thanks for making our honeymoon so special."
Sara & Claude Goetz, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"A very beautiful peaceful hotel. Probably the best hotel view we've ever encountered. Dinner was a delightful experience."
Mary Janorah & David Rubin, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

"We travel a lot so we stay in different hotels in different countries. Your hotel certainly is one of the most pleasant places we have ever spent some days at. your staff is friendly, attentive and alway ready to help. Location of the hotel is remarkable, so is the food. it certainly deserves best marks. The chef's way to prepare and present his art is just adorable. Thank you very much for both a pleasant stay at your hotel and an excellent culinary experience at your restaurant."
Kjatja Heusel, Bonn, Germany

"Our family has been traveling for ten days in Turkey, and the high point of our visit has been the two days at the Antique Theatre. It is authentic, it is truly something special in this era of hotels when designers seem to think 'the more marble the better'. The Antique Theatre has everything one needs, but it is understated and refined. The staff is highly professional and friendly. The food is the best we have had in Turkey. The setting, with its magnificent natural vista is unsurpassed. Many many thanks for your hospitality and having created such an oasis of charm."
Michael & Fiona Scharf, Andrew & Will, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"Nous avons beaucoup appréciée le charme, l'accueil et l'excellente cuisine de l'Hôtel. Les deux jours passés ici nous ont séduis. Nous remercions de tout coeur. L'équipe de la direction et le personnel. Nous espérons revenir..."
J & A Nicolau

"We thank you for an extraordinary experience: the exquisite food in the wonderful setting, and the service. We have traveled in many countries and visited many places and restaurants - but we don't think any one matches your place."
Brite & Ragnar Hult, Stockholm, Sweden

"We thoroughly enjoyed your fantastic place. It's the best in five weeks of traveling in Turkey. I would recommend it to anyone. You and all your staff should be commended for your service and hospitality. Thank you for having us as your guests.I will write a letter to the ministry of tourism in Turkey commanding you as having such an outstanding hotel."
Noel Bishop, Connecticut, U.S.A.

"We really enjoyed our stay: when you said you wanted this to be like your home - you have succeeded! The food was magnificent and your staff was attentive and treated everyone with care. This is truly a gem on the Turkish coast."
Kit Bishop, Connecticut, U.S.A.
2 August 1998

"We've had an absolutely wonderful time. It starts of course, with the views and the cool, elegant rooms with air conditioning that both works and isn't noisy. The very good food was a pleasant surprise - we are going to try to duplicate the raspberry creme brulee when we get home. Then there is the convivial fellow guests to create the feeling of a house party. And the kicker is the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff."
Pam, George & Simon Clements, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
31 July 1998

"It is not often that I can find in one environment what I'm looking for: relaxation, beautiful scenery, refined dining and excellent service. After having spent only a few days with my family I feel refreshed. I always loved Turkey but your hotel will leave a unique memory."
Dany Kornfeld, France
July 1998

"This was our 6th trip to Turkey, third time in Bodrum. We stayed five nights in your lovely Antik Tiyatro Hotel and it was a wonderful experience. We dined four nights by the pool, and the food & service was excellent with the view. Marvelous breakfast, wonderful swimming pool and hospitality. Who could ask for anything more? Hopefully we will see you soon."
David & Nancy Wilson, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
July 1998

"Enchanting, relaxing, food excellent with music by the pool. Everything is to be remembered."
Nicole Lemarchant, Quebec, Canada

"A most wonderful stay at your beautiful hotel by the Aegean sea. Our dinner was excellent - the view by the pool spectacular. We enjoyed our conversation with the owners - you made Turkey even more special. We have good memories to take back to U.S.A"
Mary Ann & Dale Matson, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A

"There are no words for me to describe the beauty of this small hotel. It was not only comfortable and relaxing, but also romantic. The meal was exquisite. My hope is to return - if not I take a very special warm memory with me always."
Ardyce & Herb Struss, Stillwater, MN 55082, U.S.A.

"Hôtel de charme, site et vue magnifique. Excellente nourriture. Merci de votre accueil chalereux. Bodrum et l'Hotel Antik Tiyatro: deux destinations a retenir. Au revoir."
M. Mordant et G. Discry, Liege, Belgium

"Thank you so much for a beautiful place, a wonderful stay. Your chef should open a restaurant in San Fransisco. Excellent food."
Laura Brown & Scott Satterfield, San Fransisco, CA, U.S.A.

"It is a traveller's delight - and a travel writer's dream! - to happen upon such a lovely place as this. You've heard such accolades already a thousand times, but Antik Tiyatro is uniquely charming with a fine staff. You can be certain that I will be praising your establishment as much as I can in my articles for the magazines. Much success, Peace"
Bill Strubbe, San Fransisco, CA, U.S.A.

"Merci pour cette petite merveille. Vacances superbes grâce à l'attention du personnel. Un merci tout spécial à Burhan pour sa gentillesse et un service hors pair. C'est le meilleur endroit d'un voyage de cinq semaines. Félicitations au chef, vraiement excellent."
Huguette et Jean Ray, Montreal, Quebec.

"Why did we have to come so far around the world to have our best meal ever? Your kind staff made us feel right at home. My blood pressure has never been lower. It is a shame that our time to go home has come. Please come to Boston some time- although the view won't be quite the same! Thank you."
Dan Breen and Jim Burnett, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

"Enjoyed our stay immensely. Dinner by the pool was one of the most romantic settings we've experienced."
Leslie & Todd Everett, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.

"Wonderful food, spectacular view, friendly service. Worthy of being ranked as one of the best small hotels in Turkey. Hope to return for a longer stay."
Charles & Trish Hicks, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

"Our second visit to the Antique Theatre Hotel and our 12th to Bodrum! We are never disappointed. Now that we are part Turkish, we will always return. With love from America,"
Cate and Sam McWilliams, Evergreen, Colorado, U.S.A.

"We have enjoyed our stay in your hotel immensely. The service and food have been outstanding. The views and hotel are something we will never forget. Thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable"
Neil Wertlieb, U.S.A

"Our stay was too short but we will return hopefully so we can spend longer admiring this delightful hotel and wonderful views."
Susan & Gary Hearst, Melbourne, Australia

"What a wonderful hotel, excellent food, excellent staff, excellent rooms. And very very special as this is where my boyfriend proposed to me this morning at sunrise by the pool."
Linda & Rod, Perth, Australia

"Nous sommes un groupe the 8 Canadiens. Arrêt à cet hôtel nous fut tres agréable. La vue est superbe. Les fleurs sont magnifiques. Les apartments tres propres. Le service irreprochable. Les repas sont excellentes et servit avec beaucoup de professionalism. Merci. Garderons de bons souvenirs."
Les gents de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

"Thank you for the warm welcome at this very special place. We have seen many "leading" hotels in the world, but your hotel is not only a hotel - but a home for friends: so unique, so individual. Congratulations for having such a good staff. For sure, we will be back - ASAP. Take good care and thanks."
Oliver & Beatrice Böhn, Essen, Germany

"One of the best recommendations made to us. We really don't want to leave. Everyone has been so nice The view and the whole place is great.... we still don't want to leave!!"
Warwick Hamilton, Sydney, Australia

"This place is magic. The setting is hard to match. The staff is incredibly attentive and friendly. The dinner by the pool will always stay in our memory. We wish we had chosen this place for our honeymoon."
Fred Klassen, Richmond, B.C., Canada

"We have found paradise. We loved this place. The dinner by the pool was great, the service was excellent. I will recommend your hotel to everyone."
Paul & Marie Penner, Toronto, ON, Canada

"It is a shame we must leave Bodrum and your lovely hotel tomorrow. It is far too soon. Everyone has helped make us comfortable and happy from the owner, manager and receptionist to the bar & restaurant personnel. You are all so great, oh! I forgot to mention your excellent chef. The beauty of the view and the ambiance of the hotel cannot be surpassed. Thanks."
Pat Prebb, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, U.S.A.

"The Antique Theatre Hotel has been the most memorable part of our vacation in Turkey. The ambiance, view, food and service could not be improved. If you are looking for a place for romance and intimacy, the Antique Theatre Hotel is the place. My husband & I travel often around the world and this place now is one of our favorites. We will highly recommend this magnificent place to all our friends."
Amanda & Steve Sill, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

"The Antik Tiyatro Oteli is a very special place. We would use the word charming, with the most perfect view. All the staff have been friendly, courteous and most helpful making our stay absolutely beautiful. We have been fortunate to stay here. We shall certainly tell our friends in Australia."
Graham & Barbara Crouch, Sydney, Australia

"How fortunate we were to be guests in your beautiful hotel. The appointments are well chosen, the view magnificent, the cuisine superb. The friendly atmosphere makes this an outstanding hotel, providing a wonderful experience. You are to be congratulated for your efforts to make this an outstanding hotel."
Lloyd Shields, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

"Have been to many countries and stayed at many places but I have found this hotel quite unique with a beautiful view and caring staff."
Ruth, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

"Mies Van Der Rohe said that in architecture "God is in the details". Selmin and Zafer certainly got that message. The Antik Theatre Hotel is a treasure: the palette so peaceful - beige, white, grey - all a foil to the azure pool and the Aegean Sea. Mies also wrote that "less is more" - and here it is subtly translated into a clarity, a crispness, a purity that is made sensuous by Selmin's vision. Only an artist aided by a loving and understanding husband would have made "The Marvel of Bodrum". We loved every minute, cherished every detail and felt welcomed and loved. We look forward to a return, to sending worthy friends and to a new friendship."
Mary Simons, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"Thank you very much for the wonderful hospitality. Excellent food, great view and excellent staff combine to make this one of the best places we have ever stayed. We look forward to seeing you during our future travels in Turkey."
Any & Michael, Lake Forest, CA, U.S.A.

"Without a doubt, this is the most charming hotel I have ever been to. Of course our visit was greatly enhanced by the pleasure of meeting both of you. We have enjoyed our conversations with you and are very grateful for your wonderful hospitality. Everything has been perfect. This trip is in fact a belated honeymoon and we could not have dreamed of a more romantic place to begin it."
Constance & Fielding Dupuy, New York, NY, U.S.A.

"La qualité de l'architecture au premier abord, sa situation dans la baie de Bodrum, le fleurissement, la petite fontaine - tout nous invite à demeurer longtemps dans ce lieu très paradisiaque. La qualité de l'accueil la cuisine raffinée -- mais pourquoi repartir?"
Michel et Jacqueline Petit, Thivars, France

"Grâce à la compétence et la prévenance de toute l'équipe, on se sent ici chez soi, tout en profitant de tous les agréments de la Turquie. Le cadre est admirable, l'accueil impeccable et la prévenance sans faille. Merci"
Pierre et Marina Benoît, Paris, France

"Truly an extraordinary place, charm mixed with luxury in a remarkable setting. The food, too has been one of the high points of the trip. All enhanced by most gracious hosts."
David Dorsen, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

"Thank you for a brilliant honeymoon. The hotel and view was excellent and the staff always helpful. Hope to see you again soon."
Nick & Julie Buxton, Ripley, England

"Thanks a lot to the staff for this very enjoyable stay. I must admit that this is one of the nicest hotels I've seen in Turkey, even the whole world. We will certainly come back. Thanks a lot."
Jan et Martin Peetrus, Antwerp, Belgium

"Thank you very much for hosting us in your beautiful hotel in Bodrum. You must be so proud to have created such a beautiful, peaceful place. Our stay there was one of the highlights of our trip, although we were only in Bodrum for two nights we enjoyed your hotel so much that we spent almost an entire day just lounging at the pool and enjoying the view of the fort. Jeff took so many pictures of the hotel and it's such an attractive building that people ask us more about the hotel than about the ruins we visited. We appreciated your warm welcome and all the help you gave us. We hope to return and visit again and would highly recommend your hotel to any visitors."
Karen & Jeff Jordan, Burbank, CA, U.S.A.

"After a thirteen hour journey, our honeymoon started with the hotel staff putting a smile on our faces and warmth of their welcome. We were shown to our room which we thought was a blend of Turkish style and French elegance. The splash of colour from the flowers perfected things. Our pleasure increased with the views from our room which must be the best in Bodrum, and the service has been excellent."
Mr. and Mrs. P. Browning, Bristol, England

"This is the most delightful hotel we've found anywhere. The sight and design are perfect. The pool and view are delights. We have found the staff to be warm, attentive, generous and friendly. The swordfish dinner was most memorable. Thank you and we hope to return."
Kathleen & Peter Sanders, Australia

"Thank you for making our honeymoon even more special. We love everything, the view, your hospitality, and especially the food - it's excellent. We would like to come back again soon!"
Phil & Rachel Josty, Wales, U.K.



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