Welcome to the TravelPod forums
This is the place where TravelPod bloggers exchange travel tips with each other. Have a question? Ask one of our Local Experts by clicking "new topic" in any category.

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> istanbul to bodrum, place to stay
vickianne
post Sep 29 2009, 03:16 PM
Post #1


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 29-September 09
Member No.: 390301




Hello
We are travelling by car from Istanbul to Bodrum and want to make an overnight stop on the way. We think that somewhere between Bursa and Balikesir City would be convenient. We are driving the long way round instead of using the Bandirma ferry because our hire car company does not allow us to travel on the ferry.
Can anyone recommend a reasonable place, the nearer to Balikesir City the better.

Thanks in advance

Vickianne
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
manzara
post Oct 2 2009, 02:17 AM
Post #2


Sightseer
*****

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 914
Joined: 30-November 08
From: Çeşme, Western Turkey. One of Turkey's best-kept secrets
Member No.: 262135




Hello Vickianne. This is just a suggestion passing on my own personal preferences. Balıkesir is a transport hub but not really a tourist destination so the choice of decent hotels is very limited.
If I were travelling from İstanbul to Bodrum, I would drive another 80 kms and stay in the coastal town of Ayvalık, where there is an excellent choice of accommodation options Trip Advisor, Ayvalik

I would then continue on what I consider the more interesting route via Bergama, Meneman and İzmir, taking the excellent city ring road if you're pushed for time and joining the 0.32 Motorway in the direction of Aydın but leaving it at the clearly marked Bodrum junction. You then travel to your final destination via Söke and Milas.

This is just my personal choice of route. Please let me know if you require any more information - and I wish you pleasant and safe journeys.



--------------------
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
Lao-tzy, Chinese Philosopher (604 - 531 BC)
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
vickianne
post Oct 2 2009, 03:07 AM
Post #3


Newbie


Group: Members
Posts: 2
Joined: 29-September 09
Member No.: 390301




Hi Manzara
Thank you so much for your helpful suggestion, it's a little bit daunting when we are in England and just looking at a map. We were thinking that we would just drive until we were tired and then look for a bed and breakfast/guest house as we would do in England but I don't think there are such things in Turkey. 80 klics is not such a distance to go so I will look to see what is available.
Thanks again
Vickianne
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
manzara
post Oct 2 2009, 05:14 AM
Post #4


Sightseer
*****

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 914
Joined: 30-November 08
From: Çeşme, Western Turkey. One of Turkey's best-kept secrets
Member No.: 262135




No, it's not quite the same as the UK where it's fairly easy to find good B & B accommodation even in smallish towns and even villages. So, I would really recommend heading for a tourist area and Ayvalık is well worth a visit.

If you have a bIt of time to spare there, Sarımsaklı, just 7kms south of the town has a lovely beach and it's also well worth a trip up to Şeytan Sofrası (Devil's Dinner Table) for absolutely stunning views across the bays and islands of the Aegean. The turning is just before Sarımsaklı and then a 3km drive up to the rocky outcrop.

Enjoy your trip!


--------------------
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
Lao-tzy, Chinese Philosopher (604 - 531 BC)
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 


- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th July 2014 - 03:41 PM
Top Hotel Destinations

Acapulco Hotels
Atlanta Hotels
Austin Hotels
Beijing Hotels
Cancun Hotels
Charlotte Hotels
Chicago Hotels
Dallas Hotels
Denver Hotels
Honolulu Hotels
Houston Hotels
Indianapolis Hotels
Kissimmee Hotels
Las Vegas Hotels
London Hotels
Los Angeles Hotels
Mexico City Hotels
Miami Hotels
Miami Beach Hotels
Montreal Hotels
Myrtle Beach Hotels
Nashville Hotels
Negril Hotels
New Orleans Hotels
New York City Hotels
Orlando Hotels
Paris Hotels
Phoenix Hotels
Playa del Carmen Hotels
Puerto Plata Hotels
Puerto Vallarta Hotels
Punta Cana Hotels
Rome Hotels
San Antonio Hotels
San Diego Hotels
San Francisco Hotels
Seattle Hotels
Tampa Hotels
Toronto Hotels
Washington DC Hotels



Copyright © 1997 - 2011 TravelPod.com, a proud founder of travel blogs on the web. All Rights Reserved.