The team behind the Serafina Restaurant Group and Serafina Beach Hotel have opened the Serafina Mare Deluxe Residence, a contemporary boutique resort on the shores of the Bodrum Peninsula in Gundogan, Turkey. The newest member of the Serafina family comes just over a year after the launch of the Serafina Beach Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which opened in March 2018 in the stylish Condado District.
Building off the success of the San Juan hotel, Serafina Mare Deluxe Residence has 18 luxury residential-style suites, a beach club and a waterfront restaurant, Serafina Mare.
The suites are available in one-, two- or three-bedroom configurations, all complete with fully equipped kitchens, private balconies and water views. A sleek and minimalist design complements marble-like stone in the bathrooms and kitchens, with warm woods throughout. Local artisans in Bodrum crafted turquoise sinks for each of the bathrooms; each bathroom also has an oversized rain shower and toiletries by the Italian brand Aqua di Parma. Spa treatments are also offered in-room or in the private spa cabin on property.
Serafina Mare, the resort’s signature restaurant, focuses on modern Italian flavors, while taking inspiration from the destination, where East meets West. The menu gives guests a taste of Serafina favorites with new twists, such as Carpaccio Polpo, an octopus antipasti, Costeoletto D’Agnello, marinated grilled lamb chops with vegetables, and Branzino Con Pomodorini, sautéed sea bass with white wine, roasted potatoes and asparagus. The restaurant has a European beach club feel, with lounging furniture and daybeds overlooking the bay of Küçükbük in Gundogan and the Aegean Sea. Once the sun sets, Serafina Mare transforms into a stylish nighttime oasis complete with live DJ music and al fresco dining on the deck.
Located on the bay, Serafina Mare Deluxe Residence is just 45 minutes from Bodrum International Airport and 20 minutes from the city center. Guests may also arrive in style via boat from the Aegean Sea.
Serafina Mare Deluxe Residence is open from June 1 through September 30. Visit www.maredeluxeresidence.com.