Need to know
A total of 141, including six suites
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $376.55 (€333), excluding tax at 8 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Ancient Greece extended across the Aegean to this coastal sweep of Turkey, and there are the crumbling relics to prove it: Ephesus in Selcuk, Izmir, once home to the Temple of Artemis, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus are both a short distance away.
Annually from the end of October to April or May.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gym, tennis court, free valet parking, beach. In rooms: free bottled water, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod dock, the Organic Pharmacy bath products, beach bag and flip-flops, yoga mat, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Bluetooth speaker, iPad and air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
The Ridge Villas (both with pool and without) are a great choice for families – each suite has its garden with an olive tree, outdoor shower, plunge pool or cabana. Most have a terrace, which can be used for alfresco meals, sunbathing or meditation. All rooms are pretty spacious, but it’s worth noting that the Seaview Deluxe category have adjoining balconies, so aren’t as private.
There are plenty of places for submerging yourself in water, including: an indoor therapy pool, a Watsu pool, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor lounge pool, a kid-friendly pool and an outdoor sports pool. The spa has a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the beach, perfect for post-massage lie-downs should standing be too much effort.
This is a Six Senses stay, so you can expect the spa to be impressive; various wellness programmes (ranging from boot camps to sleep health and holistic anti-ageing) are on offer if you want to get serious. There’s a sauna, steam room, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates, a mud chamber, hammam, salt grotto and some intriguingly named ‘experiential rain’, which sounds a lot more fun than your average downpour.
Based on the hotel’s water-baby appeal, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your bathing suit, so be sure to bring your best selection. Gladiator sandals for ruin rambling, optional.
The hotel has two adapted rooms for wheelchair users.
All ages welcome. There are family-friendly villas, which have more space and privacy, as well as a garden and private pool if you’re lucky. Babysitting can be organised with six hours’ notice for €30 an hour.
Babies and up
Any of the villas, which have more space and privacy, as well as a garden and private pool in some.
The Grow with Six Senses programme creates a fun-filled itinerary for children, taking in both indoor and outdoor activities. There’s also a playground, indoor playroom and family-friendly beach.
Cinema under the stars, swimming, tennis, recycling workshops, bowling, basketball, football, yoga, painting, cooking classes, crafts, cookie baking, cupcake decorating, pizza making and nail art.
The hotel has a children’s pool.
Children are welcome in all of the restaurants at all times; highchairs are available and staff will heat up baby food and milk. There are no dedicated children’s menus, but dishes can be modified for younger palates.
Babysitting can be organised with six hours’ notice for €30 an hour.
The hotel runs an Earth Lab, where it showcases its sustainability efforts to support local communities and ecosystems. There’s also an Eat with Six Senses concept, which sources local produce from the resort’s organic garden, the nearby fish market and surrounding villages.