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icemeler or side

trying to book a holiday in turkey end of may/june. Want somewhere thats not heaving or too touristy, with a local feel and not british burger bars and all day breakfasts. have been to olu deniz, was wondering whether to try icemeler or side. any suggestions or other ideas, travelling with husband and 14yr old son.


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1. Re: icemeler or side

iv not been to side, but icmeler has a bit of everything, it can be as quiet or as boom boom as u want, all the music is turned down at midnight although u can sit in the bars and restaurants as long as u want, i would suggest if u try icmeler book somewhere in the village, then if u want quiet its there, and if u want a bit more upbeat its only a ten min walk to the main drag, hope this helps happy holidays

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two of my favorite Turkish resorts, been to both many times, i am sure you would enjoy either of them.

but side wins for me simply because it has a great beach, icmeler does not.

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I would think Side would be more to your likeing,great beaches,plenty of culture and historical sites.

I have stayed in the Old Town and thought it was great.

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Have been to both and would go back to Icemeler.

ICEMELER - Stayed at the Hotel Marti. The resort is surrounded by a very pretty, pine-clad and mountainous bay. Beach is shingle, but well looked after and the sea is glass-like, but gets deep quick. You can get taxi-boats (worth it for the ride) over to the more chaotic Marmaris, which is good for boat trips, (we did a day trip to Rhodes), and is good for shopping. There are more trips available from here than Side.

SIDE - Stayed at the Arum Hotel, which was excellent, but the beach is sandy

and very busy, but unfortunately there are a lot of rock formations just below the surface, which are dangerous and not visible from the beach.

The town is o.k. but not great, and there was a lot of building going on. Not many people spoke English, and I found them a little aggressive compared

to other parts of Turkey, but perhaps that was my bad luck.

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Thanks for your replies, still torn between icmeler and side. Will have to try them both out perhaps. Leaning more towards side after your comments and because of the sandy beach. Just need a good deal now!

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i have booked for icmeler as it seems no one has any bad comments about it. i honestly hav never heard of so many people rave abou a place & say how fab it is. i know someone who went to side & said it was lovely but got really harassed, supposedly you dont in icmeler. depends if this matters or not to you.

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booked icmeler in the end, just because of better flight times and dates. Hope its the right choice, we can usually make the most of anywhere we go, so should be fine.

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