Our family arrived early hours approx 5am in June. Family with 4 adults and 4 children
Friendly Mohamed greeted us and checked us into our room 201 and 202 in C block.
When we arrived to our room it did not meet our expectations as there was not enough space to house our family. Each child needed their own beds and my 76yr old mother could not share therefore we went to reception and insisted we changed rooms to something more suitable.
Mohamed suggested we stay in the room then report to reception when the day staff arrived. After dispute at reception, the ladies on that day managed to get us a room change which to be fair ended up being much more suitable for our family group. We were placed in the two rooms just under the pool restaurant which was ideal.
Our family holiday began to get better. Our room opened up on to the pool area where the waterslides were located (opened 10-12 then 2-4pm). A Pleasant life guard to be fair watched and tried to control the waterslides to prevent anyone getting hurt ( personally I thought a younger life guard would be more suitable, might have been too stressful for a pensioner). Close to the bar and a few steps up to the dining area. Food choice up there limited however suited us for breakfast and lunch with snacks.
Breaksfast consisted of tea, coffee, orange, water fresh omlettes and fresh bread with honey or jam. A range of cereals, salads cocktail sausage, scrambled egg and boiled eggs. Great omlette chef and Deniz a very hard working chap who can speak chinese and do trick with a wine glass.
Lunch consisted of various things daily suitable for the kids like chicken nuggets, round donner type burgers with buns, salad, chips. Various sponge cake and biscuits at snack time. If you want more variety then a walk to block A main restaurant provided this.
We dined in the main restaurant in the evening which I'd say was quite small however if you got there for 7pm then there would be a table to seat 8 people. The food I'd say was varied every day and is buffet style. It is very healthy fresh food such as fish, chicken, kebabs, a range of different salad and dressings, lasagne, bolognaise, liver, chicken legs and drumsticks, chips, pasta, rice, sweetcorn, meatballs, aubergine dishes, stuffed chillies and peppers, a fresh pizza bread maker with something different every day. It was Turkish/oriental type food so expect it to be different from the UK but if you like healthy food then it is ideal. The dessert was limited with different types of fruit like watermelon, apples, plums, oranges, pears, different cakes, angel delight type desserts and differnt Turkish type Jelly. Drinks included coke, fanta , lemonade, local wines and spirits, also efes beer if you like a few pints. Entertainment at the restaurant good for the kids and adult entertainment like professional breakdancing seen.
The area of Icemeler was lovely with plenty of shops left, right and ahead of the hotel. The beach was a five minute walk ahead of hotel and turn left. Lovely walk around pier. If you buy a drink on the beach then sunbeds free. The beach is shingly but worth a walk. The Wednesday market is worth a look. About £5 for 8 of us on the Dolmus outside the hotel. For roughly the same price you could ride the Dolmus to Marmaris shopping centre too.
Its worth doing a Boat Trip which can be booked a few doors away from the hotel to your left. Speak to the owner called Silver (a very funny man who can give you a fantastic deal) We managed to book a boat trip on the Orkan (a lovely big clean boat, clean toilets and food), a spa day including turkish bath and massage. Thrown in was a moonlight boat trip all less than £120 for 8 people for the whole lot. You can't complain at that price.
Our airport transport back to the airport was messed up by the transport company and they arrived a day early. Due to us being out and not ready to leave early they were going to charge us full price to be taken to the airport on the correct day. Luckily enough, with perseverance and help with using the reception phone at the Mersoy hotel, it was once again finally rectified when I clearly told them they were wrong. Thank god we got to the airport on time.
Overall with mishaps with room and wrong pick up day we got over it. When we arrived home, the kids wished we were back there. We did have a good family time and much memories to remember. 4th time in Turkey, 1st time in Icemeler. We've had better accomodation in the past however you pay for what you get. A great value all inclusive family holiday to remember.
a big thankyou to all the hardworking staff at the Mersoy Exclusive Aqua resort who work almost 13-16hrs per day. We went in June which was a comfortable less busy time. I should imagine around July and August would be chaotic but see it as a place in the sun. Enjoy your holiday and make the most of it!! I hope my review helps.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mersoy Exclusıve Aqua Resort Hotel is located in İçmeler/Marmaris where the blue of the sea and the green of the forest meets.The Hotel is ideally located and only 150 m to the famous Beach of İçmeler. It’s situated at the center of the town with a walkıng distance to shops, boutıques, restaurants and bars.There are minibuses which go to / from Marmaris every 5 minutes. The Bus Stop is just in front of the Hotel.Standard rooms have double/single beds. A baby cot or an extra bed can be put upon request. Maximum capacity of room is 3 pax.All standard rooms have:-Telephone-Satellite TV, LCD TV-Minibar (empty)-Safebox (payable)-Balcony or Terrace-Shower or Bathtub-Hairdryer-Split Air Conditioner- Pool or Mountain or Street view (ROH)Family roomsareequipped the same as Standard Rooms. Family rooms consist of 2 rooms (1 bed room+1 livingroom) and 1 bathroom. In the bedroom there are Double bed or Single beds, and in the living room - one double sofa bed. Between rooms there is a door.The Hotel has 3 main Blocks at 4 floors in each. In every block there is an elevator. A and B Blocks are on the main Street, C Block is connected with them by nice narrow road, which has lenth about 80m. Most of the Family Rooms are located in the C Block. That’s why the AQUAPARK, MINI CLUB and THE ANIMATION STAGE are located also at the C Block.The decoration of the rooms may vary according to the Blocks and Floors. The rooms are sold according to ‘’Run Of The House System’’ (ROH).Booking by blocks is not performed.Check-out time is till 12.00. Check-in time is from 14.00.Late check-out can be given upon availability and with extra charge. Late check-out must be performed till 18.00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mersoy Exclusive
- Mersoy Exclusive Icmeler