Returned to Icemeler after 15 years to find the place much more commercialised but still just as beautiful and full of beautiful friendly people. The Munamar Hotel ... well what can I say ... it's fabulous! This is the only hotel where I've gone all inclusive (been to many in many places) and I did not feel the desire to eat out because the food was really good and lottsa choice. (Tip ... the first night we thought it was just cold food cos nobody told us how extensive the restaurant is and that the hot food is outside, as well as a bar). Tip No. 2 ... you are expected to serve yourself to drinks or go to the bar if the waiters do not come around.
Tip No 3 ... fridge in room ... nothing was cold until we had the fridge taken out of the housing unit and put on the carpet next to it ... hey presto, everything chilled perfectly :-)
The Thomsons rep (Esra) is the best ... nothing is a bother to her and in my god know how many years of travelling, she is the first to call and ask how our holiday is going and do we need anything.
The Spa .... fabulous! Twas so hot,we felt the need to have some pampering treatments in the heat of the day in order to get out of the sun and relax! Wasn't disappointed... fabulous professional staff and VERY RELAXING! Recommend the turkish bath package and the hot stone massage! We had several but these were the best and way cheaper than ou'd pay at home.
Hairdressers/Barber/Manicurist .... also fab! Every gentleman should go for the turkish shave (booked my hubby one much to his protest but he loved it and had he known how good it awas previously, likely would have hada few more). The guy who is the ladies hairdresser is a hoot as well as a good hairdresser and the manicurist is very gentile.
All the staff at this hotel are friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible and ensure any requests are fulfilled.
Minor niggles ..... all inclusive ends at midnight (this includes water wich you help yourself to out of a fridge but at 12.01 you must pay for it). The bar ends at 12 when they ring a bell and that's it! If you're sitting with friends in conversation and don't realise the time then you've had it. Would suggest that they ring a "last orders bell" say 20 minutes before closing time to make folks aware that they neeed to get their last drinks/water whatever and then ring again at 12 to say "we're shut".
Entertainment .... not enough around the pool. There is a quiz everyday at 4pm but at the front of the hotel. In the current climate (HOT), folks don't want to leave the poolside as that is the most comfortable time of day. Evening entertainment was NAFF and repetitive apart from the turkish night with the belly dancers etc...
Last of all ... the pool! So deep! If you're not 5' 9" you can't stand up so for non-swimmers you've had it! I saw many non-swimmers who were afraid to go in the pool and had to resort to the "baby pool" to cool off (which had jets on the side indicating it was a jacuzzi but they didn't work). Aqua aerobics was held on ome steps in the main pool but was a danger in itself ... more like aqua drown class!
Niggles over cos they are minor, nowhere's perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone nor the resort of Icemeler, it's fab and the people are fab.
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