Let me start by saying that we will probably not be going back to Icmeler or the Ida Hotel. After 16 years of going to Turkey and staying in the smaller resorts dotted around the coastline, we as senior citizens found Icmeler to big and brash overall.
That said Icmeler is very well laid out and kept spotlessly clean, with the very pretty little Venice canal area.
The front men (Lizards) at each of the large restaurants are a pain in the butt each time you try and pass their restaurant without going into them.
Now the hotel itself, excellent, about 200 meters from the sea in a pretty square, with fountains and a small green area in front of the hotel. The hotel is faultlessly managed, with attention to detail at the highest level. Upon arrival our shower head would not stay in the upright position, which I overcame with an elastic band. At breakfast the first morning we were approached by Jill, customer relations, who enquired if everything was Ok with our room. My wife told Jill of the shower head issue, she responded by saying she would report it, I said to my wife, forget it, that will not be fixed. How wrong can you be, two days later a complete new shower assembly had been fitted while we were sunning ourselves around the pool.
The cleaning regime in the hotel has to be seen to be believed, two maids go into the bedrooms, one lifts up the bed while the other mops under the bed each day. The bedside cabinets are pulled away from the wall and dusted front and back each day, even the plastic chairs on the balcony are washed and wiped over daily. Towels were changed every day without fail, and my wife feels it was the same for the bedding.
The hotel appears to have undergone a complete refit, excellent bathroom, and colour coordinated bedding and curtains, with excellent air conditioning, which has obviously been factored into the room cost. The same applies to the choice of breakfast, waiter service, about ten choices to choose from, I had an English cooked breakfast everyday which was truly excellent, fried egg on fried bread, baked beans, tomato, fresh mushrooms, back bacon and a sausage, all presented immaculately, not just thrown on the plate.
For a small hotel it is professionally managed, with attention to detail in all aspects of the running of the hotel, it is a pleasure to give such a glowing review, it is well deserved
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