D-Hotel Maris: An Exceptional Destination
Cradled by the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, D-Hotel Maris sits atop a beautiful nature reserve, 36 kilometres away from civilisation. With breathtaking panoramic views, volcanic mountain ranges, and a glimpse of the Greek Islands on the horizon, D-Hotel Maris is a luxurious hideaway, perfectly carved into the coastline of the Datca Peninsula. A marvel of modern minimalist architecture, magnificent natural surroundings, gastronomic pleasures, and impeccable customer service.
“Whenever the Dogus group does anything, they always do it the best” is the philosophy behind the D-Hotel Maris, evident in every aspect of the hotel. From the fine materials that form its foundations to the smallest details in every room. Pine, walnut, and travertine marble make up the majority of the hotel’s exterior facade, which blends seamlessly into the stone cliffs of Bayir. These materials successfully fuse outdoor and indoor spaces, giving the hotel a sleek and refined aesthetic, punctuated with distinct Turkish touches. The acclaimed Turkish architect, Hazan Mingü along with his design team, took care to fine tune the smallest details, even offering up to 1000 books from his personal collection to the hotel’s library.
D-Hotel Maris has 193 rooms, ranging from the classic yet contemporary standard room to the
exquisite presidential suite that rests on the 8th floor. With a gratuitous wooden balcony, enveloping the presidential suite, stylish interiors, and a private butler service; the hotel gives presidential suite guests a luxury experience, completely unmatched by any of its peers. For those looking for a more private retreat, the hotel also features a beautiful luxury villa, with its own private hammam, two king sized bedrooms, spacious living and dining areas, a private pool, and the perfect spot to view the sunset being reflected off the waters of the Aegean sea.
Each room is meticulously designed with warm pine tones and elegant travertine marble. Additionally, almost every room is finished with a jacuzzi opening up to breathtaking views of the cove. VIP clientele are also treated to the exclusive executive club lounge, offering 24 hour personalised concierge service, champagne, and its own dedicated private beach. Need we say more?
The hotel boasts 5 private beaches that surround the cove. Each beach has sand imported annually from Egypt, that stay comfortably cool under the hot Turkish sun; yet another testament to the hotel’s dedication to providing its guests with the best possible hotel experience. The Silence Beach is the perfect sanctuary for those looking for repose, and has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag rating. Here, guests are advised to leave their cellphones and their worries at home and surrender themselves to complete relaxation. A personal favourite is the executive beach, with 5 luxury cabanas, each equipped with its own outdoor jacuzzi. Sunscreen, swimming goggles, and underwater cameras, are available for the guests to use completely free of charge; another excellent demonstration of D-Hotel Maris’ impeccable service.
After a lovely sit down with D-Hotel Maris’ executive chef, Chef Ahmet Kula, it comes as no surprise that each of their 5 in-house restaurants serve nothing but the best that Turkey has to offer. From the amazing freshly caught Mediterranean seafood in Il Riccio, where the tiger prawn carpaccio is absolutely divine, to the stylish contemporary Asian cuisine of Zuma, that has now become a permanent fixture on the hotel’s first floor terrace; each restaurant is tailor made to appeal to their guests’ discerning tastes. Their gastronomic offerings, never failing to exceed expectations.
The Clean and Lean Philosophy of the hotel’s wellness partner, James Duigan, founder of the Bodyism method, resonates throughout every aspect of the hotel. D-Hotel Maris is the first European Clean and Lean residency and is the official partner of Bodyism. Not only is the menu complemented with clean and lean options; guests are also invited to attend Bodyism sessions atop deck on a cliff, with a breathtaking view of the Datca Peninsula. With celebrity clientele like Elle McPherson, Lara Stone, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the hotel flies in James Duigan for exclusive Bodyism sessions for lucky guests.
The Espace Vitalité Chenot Wellness Spa, is another luxurious sanctuary where guests can immerse themselves in complete relaxation. Their targeted programs, and award-winning Chenot products, will help you restore your energy and detoxify your body; a perfect complement to a Yoga session on the cliff, or a Bodyism session with their certified trainers flown in directly from the UK.
Finally, as a member of the Leading Hotels in the World, as well as an awardee of the Six Star Diamond by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences; an honour presented to an exclusive 15 hotels globally, D-Hotel Maris shows us why they are one of the best hotels in the world. A dedication to excellent food, wonderful service, and the perfect fusion of modernist architecture and a preservation of the natural surroundings, make the D-Hotel Maris a cut above the rest, and in our opinion, a luxury retreat unparalleled by any other.
Words: Hannah Tan
Rooms at D-Hotel Maris begin from £420 for a deluxe sea view room. To book or for more information visit D-HotelMaris.com
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