The Big Six: Coastal hotels in Turkey

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Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye

Beneath the pine-clad hills of Fethiye, the family-oriented Hillside Beach Club opens on to the emerald-green arc of Kalemya Bay. Each of the 330 rooms boasts a bright, stylish interior and many have sea views, but the real appeal lies outside, whether it's waterskiing and parasailing or yoga and meditation classes on the beach. DJ classes cater to teens, while "Silent" and "Serenity" beaches are reserved for adults only.

Hillside Beach Club, Kalemya Koyu, Fethiye, Mugla (00 90 252 614 82 60; hillsidebeachclub.com.tr ). Doubles start at €236, full board.

Casa dell'Arte, Bodrum

The Casa dell'Arte was once – as the name suggests – the home of a leading family of art collectors. Art remains the focus of this sleek boutique hotel, with the Buyukkusoglu family's collection of Turkish art, spanning mid 19th-century to modern masters, adorning the walls. The hotel is on Torba Bay and comprises an adult-oriented residence and a family-focused hotel, both a short drive from yacht-peppered Bodrum port. A waterside fish restaurant, spa and kids club complete the stylish package.

Casa dell'Arte, Torba Mah, Bodrum, Mugla (00 90 252 367 1848; casadellartebodrum.com ). Double rooms start at €350, including breakfast.

Villa Mahal, Kalkan

This elegant boutique hotel overlooks Kalkan Bay from its elevated hillside location. The 13 unpretentious rooms are bright and sunny and feature clean, homely design; the crowning glory is the Pool Suite with its crescent-shaped infinity pool. Enjoy breakfast on the rooftop terrace, swim in the hillside infinity pool or enjoy fresh seafood at the beach restaurant. More curious, but nonetheless indulgent, is a massage in a cave, set to the soothing sounds of the sea.

Villa Mahal, Kalkan, Antalya (00 90 242 844 3268; villamahal.com ). Double rooms start at 432 lira (£194), including breakfast.

Bordubet, Marmaris

Bordubet offers an alternative beach break. The hotel is on a creek that is a haven for wildlife, including turtles and geese, and the rooms are decked out in contemporary rustic style. A walk or boat ride along the river takes you to the hotel's beach club.

Bordubet, Hisaronu Koyu, Marmaris, Mugla (00 90 252 436 92 30; bordubet.com.tr ). Double rooms start at €150, half board.

Mardan Palace, Antalya

Owned by Azerbaijani billionaire Telman Ismailov, the Palace takes opulence to a new level, from the snow room in the spa to a pool so big you can take a 30-minute gondola ride across it. Rooms have views of the Taurus mountains.

Mardan Palace, Kundu Koyu, Antalya (00 90 242 310 4100; mardanpalace.com ). Doubles start at €255, including breakfast.

Kempinski Hotel the Dome, Belek

This luxurious golf and spa resort features Seljuk-inspired architecture that frames a setting of pools, palm trees and prime Mediterranean coastline. There is a wide range of restaurants and a spa with a traditional hammam.

Kempinski Hotel the Dome, Uckumtepesi Mevkii, Belek, Serik, Antalya (00 90 242 710 1300; kempinski.com ). Double rooms start at €209, including breakfast.

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