We stayed 9 nights all inclusive at the Aqua Hotel in Icmeler 15th - 24th June 2010 and had a great holiday. Icmeler is a lovely beach resort with plenty of shops and restaurants and places to book day and boat trips. Sellers do try and vie for your attention but a polite no thank you works. The Turkish people we encountered were friendly and helpful. The trips we went on were: Dalyan with mud bath & turtle beach, Turkish bath & massage etc, Turkish night, and a boat trip, all of which were good. We also took a leisurely walk to Maramis, which is a livelier resort, & had a boat taxi back.
We were very pleased with the Aqua Hotel. The room was a good size with a balcony and lovely sea view. We arrived to a heat wave with temps in the 40s & were grateful for the air conditioning at night! You had to be down to the pool before 10am to get a sunbed but there were plenty on the hotel's own beach area. We really enjoyed the food, there was plenty of it and was well presented. There were buffets at each meal and although it was mostly the same food there was so much selection you could have something different each day. The sweets were outstanding and we loved the ice cream and Turkish pastries in the afternoon! Can't understand the complaints from others but then we are not fussy eaters........... We enjoyed the sauna, steam room, turkish bath & indoor pool which are in the fitness centre & paid for a lovely relaxing massage. The entertainments team organised several events & we particually liked the yoga/stretching each morning. There was entertainment in the evening for adults after 9.30pm & children before this. We did find it difficult to get a good seat after 9.30pm as the parents & children tended to stay all evening. I felt a separate entertainment area for adults with a dance floor would have been a good idea. We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary whilst at the hotel and they sent a bowl of fruit and bottle of wine to our room. The staff were all friendly & helpful & dealt with any requests quickly & efficiently. I did read reviews about the hotel before booking so I had an idea what to expect and would say it exceeded my expectations & made our holiday a lovely experience.
Useful tips: Drinks on trips are expensive. Toiletires provided in bathroom & refilled. Kettle in room but the tea bags etc not always refilled but can buy own in supermarkets. Free safe box in room ask for key at reception. Full mini bar provided on arrival free for AI but pay to refill but water free. Don't leave evening meal too late as less selection by then. To get sunbeds by pool go down before 10.00 am. Beach towels are provided. Cheapest clothes, bags etc in markets. Where no prices displayed you can haggle & start with half what they are asking. ENJOY!
- 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