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“most relaxing 2 weeks ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golmar Beach Hotel
Ranked #31 of 79 Hotels in Icmeler
west yorks
1 review
“most relaxing 2 weeks ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2008

just returned from a totally relaxing hassle free stay at the Golmar.The view from the room[218] was lovely.next time will request a room on level 5 as that view is fantastic.
You could be as lazy a you want at the golmar-beach service,pool service,bar service all provided food and drinks by the most pleasant staff.We really had to push ourselves to go for a walk.!!
Breakfast was typically turkish boring but sufficient.Does anybody really have a full english breakfast every day!!The evening buffet available for £5 pounds the first week then £7.50 the second week was really good value.
Although we didnt go on the hotels boat trip all that did said it was brilliant.
We used the barbers/hairdresser and pedicure which was good.
The reception staff were always pleasant and helpfull.
We met lots of people that return to the golmar year after year.this is the first time i have writtn a review so compelled because of the wonderful time we had at the golmar.Most definately will go back.

  • Liked — sea view
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2008

My partner and I have recently returned from a 10 day stay at Golmar Beach.

Let's get the basics out of the way first. Yes, you do have to pay for the air-con, and yes, it is necessary. You do not have to pay up front, as we settled the bill at the end of our stay. It is a cost of £4 per day (note pound, not lira) However, we did not choose to pay for the fridge as we heard that it does not get very cold anyway, and we coped fine without it. We also decided against the extra cost of the safety deposit box - instead we put our valuables in a suitcase and kept it locked every day, keeping the key on us.

Our double room was very small and basic. Once our suitcases were down, there was not much room to move around. The bathroom was small, with a walk in shower. Whilst on the subject of the bathroom, I should mention that if you have never visited Turkey before you might not be aware of the plumbing situation. Turkey will never win any prizes for its plumbing! You cannot and must not flush toilet paper down the toilet. There is a small bin provided next to the toilet for you to put your paper in. This may sound unpleasant at first, but you do get used to it, and don't worry, the bin is changed every single day. Although the size of the room was a slight disapointment, it was clean and serviced every day. One day the maid even left us some fresh flowers!

We stayed from Aug 29th - Sep 8th and this was ideal as we never once had a problem getting a sun lounger by the pool, and the pool was never crowded. Infact, there was even one or two times when we had the pool to ourselves. The service from the hotel cannot be faulted. Whilst sunbathing, Ahmet or one of the other boys would come round every so often asking if we would like anything to drink, or if we would like to see the food menu. You do not have to move from your lounger all day if you do not want to! All the staff are attentive and friendly. The pool is clean and a good size, with two waterslides which are turned on at 11am. There is also a baby pool for children (or adults who just want a lazy cool-off).

We were of bed and breakfast board. Be warned, the breakfast is not good, with very little choice. If you are a 'full english' type of person, then you will have to go elsewhere for your breakfast. You have a choice of two cereals: a type of coco-pop cereal and a type of cornflake. There are olives, and fruits available. You can get a few kinds of cold meats and cheese, and bread which can be toasted. Orange juice is available (but not fresh). And that's basically it. Everyday. Breakfast is between 8 and 10 am.

The location of the hotel was excellent. The beach on your doorstep, and the bars and restaurants only a few minutes walk away. The food is absolutely delicious, especially the steaks (don't go home without trying one). We ate at a different place every night and never had a bad meal. Before every meal you usually get a free starter - a huge turkish pitta bread, which is delicious. So remember, you do not need to pay for a starter. Which is good, because despite what you may have heard, the food and drink is not cheap!

The nightlife near the hotel is fairly quiet. 'Party time' is between 10 and 12, after that they turn the music down. However, the bar usually stays open later. Because of this, I would not recommend the hotel or location for young, lively people. Marmaris would be more you thing! However, for couples or families, it's ideal. Beware, in Turkey, you get hassled! And I mean hassled! When walking past a bar, when walking past a restaurant, when walking past an ice-cream vendor, when walking past a supermarket... you get hassled! And some of them find it very hard to take no for an answer. You have to be very stern.

Overall, we had an enjoyable stay at Golmar Beach, Icmeler. If you want sun, relaxation and friendly service, this place is for you!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Room size
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Cheryl25
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england
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2008

Have just return from a 2 week stay and was more then happy. We are a family of 5 and we all came home happy. The hotel is very nice and friendly and clean. You do not have much contact with the staff but thoose who you do meet are more then happy to help you. There is Ahmet around the pool who collects your drinks orders and you pay him at the end of the day. The sun terrace was lovely but do be aware that the floor is metal and gets very hot so make sure you always have your shoes on.The beach is also linked to the hotel and has plenty of sun beds and space. Ahmet will also serve you there too. We were bed and breakfast but did eat a few times in the hotel at lunch and the food was lovely and plenty of it.. Our room overlooked the beach and by looking at the hotel most of the rooms do. The pool was sea water but that didnt effect our enjoyment.The slides were a lot of fun and i even had a go.
Eating in the area was easy as there are a lot of restaurants, We enjoyed a good night at the Majestic which is near the sea front, The food was lovely and the staff put on a great show. Pier 15 was also nice, a quiet meal but the staff cannot do enough to make you happy. We had other family members in Turkey at the same time and we spent my brother in laws birthday here and they made him a huge cake and a special seafood meal. You must go to the Stella show which is right next to the hotel. It is a drag show from a man from Blackpool and he was amazing, fun for all the family.

We went on a jeep safari which was a lot of fun. everyone has water guns and you spend all day squirting each other. The lazy day boat trip is another trip you have to take,stopping in 5 different bays and eating and drinking all day for £10 each. A lot of fun and a great way of topping up your tan.

I am looking into going back next year and i would recommend this holiday to anyone.

Do be prepared to pay for your air conditioning at £4 per day.... believe me you will need it.
The fridge is £1 a day and so is the safe.
If you prepare for this before you go it will not break into your holiday money.

On your return home you may have heard tales of the food prices in Dalaman airport..... well they are more then true. We knew the prices before we got there but having kids who cannot stop eating we had to have mac donalds. 3 happy meals, 1 cheeseburger meal, 1 big mac meal and we paid £47......


Hope you have a good holiday

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank xxfurbeexx
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United Kingdom
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186 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2008

this bieng our 3rd time here, felt relaxed and unstressed at arriving, do understand you have to pay for the air-con ,fridge and safe at the hotel so dont try and complain its it the price you paid, its not .the hotel was full and the sunbeds were full at 7.30am, so we spent time on the beach, excellent service from the staff, had meals nearby at libertys on the jetty, very romantic, food was superb, also deniz kapisi,s evening entertainment nightly, also twice weekly they do a boat trip around the bay ,from 10-5, you stop every so often to swim and dive into the clear water, also stop for lunch of chicken, salad,chips ,spring rolls,hamburgers, rice and fruit , all for £10 !!! drinks are extra of course, but cheap anyway. all in all a relaxing hol,by the way it was 37C in the shade at 9am , climbing to 48-50C, so slap on the lotion !! ps watch for the ice-cream man onna speedboat!!

Stayed August 2008
Helpful?
1 Thank tony7
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Bedfordshire
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2008

We've just spent a relaxing week at the Golmar Beach and had a fantastic time. Icmeler is a great resort, with something for everyone, though not as large or touristy as Marmaris. Plenty of bars and restaurants - try Stella's drag show at the Harmony Bar - very entertaining! The beach is literally on the hotel's doorstep and Ahmet will come and serve you drinks and food on your sunlounger, so you don't need to leave the beach.
The Turkish bath at the hotel is a must - have the scrub and massage and I would also recommend the boat trip and bbq. You can buy tickets from Ahmet on the beach.
The food is buffet style, simple food, but a fair amount of choice and lots of it. Breakfast is ok, but nothing fancy. All the staff were very friendly and attentive - excellent service throughout the hotel. However, air con, safe and fridge are all charged extra. In the middle of summer there is no way you can survive without the air con - so we coughed up the £4 a day. Safe and fridge are £1 a day each. The hotel is a 2 hour transfer from Dalaman airport, so be prepared for a long trip! Worth the wait though.

  • Liked — Hotel was right on the beach
  • Disliked — Having to pay extra for air con
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Wiggles33
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North Wales
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2007

After reading the reviews and recommendations on the Golmar, my partner and I decided to go for it.
The holiday was a bit of a disaster from day one.
First of all, after paying extra for daytime flights, we were delayed and didn't arrive at the Golmar until 4-0 am..
We were shown to our room and looked forward to some sleep, something that is not an option at the Golmar for the following reasons;
The hotel information fails to mention that the hotel is adjacent (thats next to for Sun readers) to a bus terminus which means there is traffic noise. Something else they omitted (Sorry Sun readers....'left out')when describing the hotel is the small farm next door!!!There are dogs on the farm who bark everytime they hear a voice (remember the terminus?)and this can go on throughout the night. As another day brings a new dawn, the dogs stop barking (wonderful)and the cockerels start crowing (OMG).
One day we thought we would use the sauna and faclities at the fitness room. This was not to be as the sauna had to be switched on and took time to warm up. The jaccuzzi was out of order and awaiting repair. We got the impression that the staff were not interested and were just waiting to close for the season.
Why do you think that? i hear you cry. Well this was confirmed to us when the staff took up all the rugs and carpets and decided to wash them at the side of the pool. Have you ever tried to walk on a marble surface full of soap suds. The rugs were then hung over whatever railings and handrails could be found, to dry off.
I can only think that the previous comments were penned by someone who is either; easily pleased,doesn' get out much or is deaf.
If you pay for your holiday in newspaper vouchers then this holiday is probably for you.

  • Liked — VIEW
  • Disliked — THE FARM NEXT DOOR
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank deadcatdreamin
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scotland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2007

Following years of going "Greek", this was our first visit Turkey. Golmar beach was a pleasant surprise. Allocated room 117, we were at first disappointed with view (hidden behind water flumes), although room was very large with large balcony. Staff would have been happy to relocate us but after first day, we realised that the central block gets no direct sun which meant room stayed relatively cool and we didn't need the expensive aircon (£4 a day).....the £1 per day charge for fridge well worth the money.
Room cleaned EVERY day towels changed as often as we required, staff really pleasant and helpful. The "beach" in front of hotel was a little disappointing for us, although so much to do and see around Icemeler and the bay in general that this was bearable.
If you like walking, Marmaris is relatively easy to reach (we walked it!) and also took the bus (dolmus) there...several times and getting the ferry back, what a pleasant day out !
All the bars offer entertainment, must single out "Deniz" karaoke bar near the hotel (try the fillet steak) and "Venice" in Icemeler itself. Market day in Icemeler is wednesday... an experience not to be missed.
ENGLISH money welcomed everywhere (please note SCOTTISH not accepted).
We found Turkey to be very clean, friendly... and you can put paper down the loo !
Would we return to Turkey / Icemeler/ Golmar beach ?... a resounding "YES" !!!!
Jeff and Angela

  • Liked — Clean, friendly, spacious
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank dielyd
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Property: Golmar Beach Hotel
Address: Kayabal Cad 93, Icmeler 48720 , Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Icmeler
#27 Family Hotel in Icmeler
#28 Romantic Hotel in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Golmar Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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