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Hilton adds a luxury Bodrum beach resort – Susona Bodrum

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Hilton’s latest luxury brand, LXR, had added a new property – Susona Bodrum.

This is a rebranding of the old Nikki Beach Bodrum hotel.

LXR is intended for luxury hotels which want to have a high degree of operational independence but which still want to be part of a global sales and marketing operation.  This is yet another conversion to join this new brand, following the existing London (The Biltmore Mayfair) and Dubai properties.

Susona Bodrum Hilton LXR hotels

Susona is a boutique resort of just 76 rooms, suites and villas.  It is located five miles from Bodrum and enjoys its own private beach, spa and rooftop infinity pool.

All rooms are described as having ‘panoramic sea views’ which, looking at the image above, seems very possible as it is built on a pensinula.  That said, some room descriptions say ‘partial sea view’ when you come to book.

Rooms in August are around €400-€500 per night, which makes a Hilton Honors redemption excellent value at 95,000 points per night.  You also receive ‘5 for 4’ on Hilton Honors redemptions if you have Hilton elite status at Silver or above.

The hotel website is here if you want to find out more.

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Comments (37)

  • Matt says:

    Advanced Purchase tickets? What about Retreated Purchase ones? Maybe you mean Advance…🙄

  • Oliver says:

    I have spent around £1800 with LNER in the past 12 months, and I got the 1500 nectar points email.

    Nectar has never really excited me, so hopefully this paves the way for something better. Back in the good old days I earned more Flying Club miles from train travel than I ever did from actual flying.

  • Alex M says:

    FYI LXR Bodrum is NOT a new property! It is conversion from Nikki Beach …. poor research skills here!

    • Crafty says:

      TripAdvisor appear to be confused to and have wiped the review history, unlike which (for now) retains it, with an average score of 8.6. I stopped reading after seeing someone point out it’s not very child friendly.

      • Rob says:

        I did look into this – I thought it was a rebrand – but a Google search did not bring anything up. Hilton press releases also uses the phrase ‘brand new’.

  • John Dodd says:

    I read friends are not allowed in the terminal when dropping off. What about cab drivers meeting me at arrivals.?
    I travel BA to Malaga today returning 18th. Silver card holder, I will let you know our experience having been moved from Gatwick to Heathrow. First comment is the web site that says cancelled/how to get a refund? Then it leaves the cancelled flight all over the app. Very confusing. Now cannot check in my ticket but my wife can on the same booking. Something about they cannot find my e ticket number but do confirm flight and seat?

  • The other Kevin says:

    The most interesting thing in this article is the throwaway comment about when BA may move short-haul back to Gatwick. I’ve rebooked my September flights from Gatwick to Heathrow – now I need to see if they will get moved back again!

  • Frankie says:

    Why a three alcoholic drinks limit per person? That’s a bit miserable.

    • Rob says:

      Who has more than 3 alcoholic drinks before a flight?!

      • Rhys says:

        I think I sampled every gin on offer in the Qantas lounge before my trip to Sydney, Rob (plus a couple espresso martinis in Cathay!)

        • Lady London says:

          No wonder you thought your flight all the way to Australia in Economy was painless Rhys 🙂

        • Don says:

          You should listen to your employer. It’s an offence to be drunk onboard an aircraft under the Air Navigation Order. It sounds like you were over the limit.

          Drunkenness in aircraft
          242.—(1) A person must not enter any aircraft when drunk, or be drunk in any aircraft.
          (2) A person must not, when acting as a member of the crew of any aircraft or being carried in any aircraft for the purpose of acting as a member of the crew, be under the influence of drink or a drug to such an extent as to impair their capacity so to act.

      • Jonathan says:

        Exactly! I’m far from teetotal but who needs more than 3 servings of the cheap booze they serve before getting on what is essentially public transport?

        Lots of people can stomach more than 3 drinks & remain relatively civilised rather than turning into an annoying/obnoxious idiot but if you get vexed by a 3 drink limit then you’re much more likely to fall into the latter category in my experience!

        • SandraB says:


        • RWJ says:

          Some people seem to think aircraft are bars with wings rather than public transportation so I’m not surprised that attitude extends to lounges.

    • Blenz101 says:

      I think they have always had some limit on the number of alcoholic drinks they say you are allowed. I’ve never had a problem getting more than this limit but by having this very clear rule displayed they can easily prevent any loutish or rowdy behaviour from those who have the potential to behave in such a way.

  • Andy S says:

    LNER is not a franchise. Its owned by a subsidiary of the Department for Transport, like Northern Rail.

  • Optimus Prime says:

    Wouldn’t it have been better for LGW to keep South Terminal open instead of North? The train station is at South so people getting to LGW by train need to use the shuttle to get to North (more troubles to keep social distance, etc).

    • Rob says:

      Presumably a lot of work for easyJet. Number of South flights which had to move to North can probably be counted on your fingers.

      • Lady London says:

        Yes. Basically Britsh Airways seems to be being hosted by “the Easyjet terminal’ at Gatwick.

        I also prefer the South Terminal. Even though it’s the older one. I allow an extra 45 min to reach any flight going out of the North Terminal. 2 reasons : the pfaff having to get the monorail train from South to North Terminal if you arrive by rail, and also the very long distances to lots if the North Terminal gates from the central area (although very scenic views.onto the airport from the escalators on the route to the farthest gates).

        • Richard M says:

          Yes agreed. South Terminal much more convenient if travelling to/from Gatwick by train

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