After spending a week at the Aqua hotel we have come back very relaxed. The hotel offers a good choice of food throughout the day and in the evening. The people that find the food repetitive are the ones that usually pile a bit of everything on their plate, you would not do this in a restaurant so why do it here? The day time snack bar is exceptionally good with fresh large pizzas, pasta, kebabs, salad etc...served during the afternoon.
You literally step out of the hotel onto the beach where your sunbeds and sunshades are waiting for you, very padded and very comfortable and always plenty available. We went to the pool at 1.00 pm and had a choice of sunbeds - there are not many places this happens!!
The staff are very friendly and helpful, it was my husbands birthday and there was a bottle of wine waiting for us in our room with two glasses and a note to say "happy birthday Paul". When we had our meal in the evening the waiters brought out a birthday cake with candles and they sang happy birthday which was a really nice touch.
The market in Icemeler is fantastic with lots of bargains to be had, make sure you take minimal clothes with you as there will be lots to bring back, especially childrens clothes at £2.50 per t/shirt and only £6.00 for jeans, they may be fake but they wash brilliantly and last for ages. There are also some shops around the hotel that offer very good deals.
The bus runs from close by and takes you into Marmaris, but be ready to be hassled.
The boat stops close by to the hotel and is a very relaxed way of seeing the coast and getting to Marmaris.
There is also a path that runs along the coast from Icemeler to Marmaris, we walked it a couple of times, very relaxed, no hassle and nice to walk off all the excess food you tend to eat on an all inclusive holiday.
The only downfall I would say in the evening entertainment, well the lack of it. Most of it was done by the staff and not very professional. We sat to the back of the entertainment area which allows you to sit and overlook the beach and sea,which was very relaxing.
I asked for rum and coke and got vodka with a syrup in to kmake it sweet, so watch what you are getting served.
We heard storied of people eating out, having bad experiences and being ill. We ate in the hotel and were fine.
The rooms are very clean and the beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept on whilst on holiday.
The mini bar is stocked when you arrive with complimentary drinks and they refill the water every day free of charge, there is a kettle and the coffee, tea and sugar are also refilled each day.
We will be returning to Turkey in about 5 years time and if the reviews are still good will be definetly returning to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The five star Hotel Aqua is nicely situated on the South Western tip of Turkey, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. Hotel Aqua is located only 7 kilometers from Marmaris City Center and 110 kilometers from Dalaman Airport. This unbeatable beachfront location provides proximity to shopping, night life, restaurant and bars as well as fantastic excursions which Icmeler generously offers. Comfortable rooms, exquisite culinary experiences, luxurious Spa and Wellness centre, combined with spectacular views and unparalleled service, will guarantee a perfect stay and unforgettable memories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aqua Hotel Icmeler Turkey