Need to know
Six suites and 30 pavilions.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Check-out can be extended to 4pm; check-outs between 4pm and 7pm will be charged half the daily room rate, and check-outs after 7pm will be charged for a full extra day.
Double rooms from $1010.26 (€900), excluding tax at 19.8 per cent.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast and free round-trip airport transfers between Bodrum Milas International airport and Amanruya.
Climb the spiral wood staircase to the third floor the library tower. This light-filled room has four walls of windows and is lined with cosy window seating; it’s a beautiful spot to read, relax and take in the 360-degree views.
Annually from 1 October to 15 April.
At the hotel
Beach, yoga studio, tennis court, fitness centre, free WiFi throughout, laundry. In rooms: TV, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, minibar with free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Nespresso coffee machine, and Aman bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All the pavilions have spacious gardens, shimmering private swimming pools, and bright white bedrooms. For the most privacy and striking sea views, go for an aptly named Deluxe Sea-View Cottage.
The day-bed-flanked 50m infinity pool runs alongside the spa. It’s lined with emerald-green marble from Turkey’s southern Antalya region, and if you swim to the overflowing edge you’ll be rewarded with views over the olive trees down to the bay. There’s also a smaller communal pool, and each pavilion has a private pool too.
Next to the inviting infinity pool, Aman Spa has two treatment rooms, one specifically for couples. Choose from a range of Amanruya rituals, classic massages (including Swedish and Thai), facials, mani-pedis. Book the spa’s signature treatment for a cardamom and bergamot essential oil-infused Swedish massage followed by reflexology and energy work, or revitalise weary feet with an herbal foot-bath, crystal salt scrub and reflexology combo.
Bring floaty boho coverups and impossibly white swimwear.
You can borrow bikes to explore your surrounding, meditatively stretch in the yoga studio, or work on your swing on the tennis court.
Small dogs can stay for free in your room, but they’re not allowed in any of the public areas, the restaurants or the beach club. Dog bowls are provided, but you’ll need to bring the kibble. See more pet-friendly hotels in Bodrum Peninsula.
Amanruya is more suited to adults, but children are welcome; the Garden Terrace Pavilions work best for families. The hotel can organise activities, such as tennis and swimming lessons, arrange babysitting for €11 an hour, and provide key baby kit.
Amanruya is more suited to adults, but children are welcome. The Garden Terrace Cottages work best for families, but extra beds can fit in all of the cottages (free baby cots and beds for under-12s and €180 a person a night for Smiths 12 and older).
The Garden Terrace Cottages are best for those travelling with little Smiths.
Young Smiths can borrow bikes (and helmets) for free; tennis and swimming lessons, and youth yoga sessions, can be arranged for an additional charge. Children's books, DVDs, colouring-in and painting accoutrements, and board games are also available.
Each cottage has its own private pool. Swimming lessons for littles can be arranged by the hotel.
There’s a children’s menu at the Poolside Dining Pavilion, and menu items can be adapted at the other eateries.
With 12 hours’ notice, babysitting can be arranged for €11 an hour. A surcharge applies after midnight plus extra cost for taxi after midnight.
No need to pack
Amanruya can provide baby cots and highchairs, bottle-sterilising equipment, baby baths and Johnson bath products. Nappies, baby wipes, formula and baby food are available for purchase.
Please note: prams must be carried up steps to hotel entrance and the restaurants.