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Efendi Hotel
Ranked #70 of 78 Hotels in Icmeler
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

My husband and I have returned home from staying in the Efendi hotel for two weeks on a half board package, firstly we are very disappointed with the food which was of a very poor standard and we spent 2 hours from start to finish of our meal duration waiting for the slow service which meant that we ate out every night at a cost to ourselves. Our bedroom was very clean but beds and pillows very hard which meant lack of sleep and the shower room and wc was very small and run down in great need of repair.
The pool had a dirty tide mark around the water edge so we didn't use the pool also. We tried to complain to the manager of the hotel regarding the poor quality of food to be told you shouldn't have gone half board with the hotel as he recommends bed and breakfast only and this is coming from manager himself. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Do not book this hotel
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed at the Efendi Hotel just got back, rooms were basic but clean and comfortable the staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble for them friendly and warm atmosphere , the location was brill near the beach and all amenities .Would def stay there again

  • Stayed August 2014
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5 Thank Cheryl R
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stayed at the Efendi for 14 days, Hotel is wonderful, great location just a few feet away from the beach, clean, staff and very helpful all in all I would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel... Roll on next year to stay here again

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Julie22223
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ayrshire
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Just home from efendi this morning after 11 relaxing days by the pool . For beach lovers this hotel is about 30 yards from the beach . Rooms = very clean and comfy as well as a good size . Restaurant = food & service very good .
Location = couldn't ask for a better location central to everywhere in icmeler . Million dollar question would I go back ?? . As soon as 2015 books are out I'll be booking up for a return

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank rfcmols
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

What a lovely place.! just returned from a week in Icmeler @ the Efendi hotel.It is an older style traditional Turkish hotel but that doesn't mean you get less, in fact for the £350 i paid for b&b you get an air conditioned newly refurbished(by the looks of it) room with balcony just steps away from the beach and beautiful seafront promenade.Bars and restaurants are right on your doorstep to, but that doesn't mean you cannot get a good nights sleep because the music is turned down at midnight meaning if you want to sleep you can, but if you want to carry on enjoying the evening out you can do that as well. The pool is small but adequate with sun loungers and a quiet pool bar.The staff are friendly and helpful.The hotel is clean and well kept.I cannot fault it..
Icmeler its self i also found to be quite lovely, its pretty with lots of greenery and flowers around. The promenade goes all the way from the far end of the resort to the furthest point at the harbour end in Marmaris..its a nice walk with plenty of places to stop under a tree to take pictures of the spectacular views or for a drink in the shade.There are loads of restaurants and the food is good and the prices are too..We never felt uncomfortable or ripped off at all. In fact i felt it a very safe place to be day or night, a polite no thanks is all that's needed when being encouraged into anywhere be it a shop a bar or onto the beach..One thing i didn't really like was the "free beach" thing thats going on there, as we all know, theres no such thing as a free anything these days ! the free beach thing is in fact, we don't charge you for your sun bed if you buy a drink or something to eat from our Bar...we paid 14 lira for 2 cans of coke..which if we had bought from a supermarket would have been half that.
Trips ...please don't buy from your rep, if u wander around the resort and try talking with the guys selling trips instead you can find better deals..we paid £90 in sterling for 3 trips for 2 people. a Turkish night including transfers local beer, wine and soft drinks and a 3 course meal and entertainment, which was both funny and good..a Lazy Days boat trip, including a freshly cooked BBQ lunch and 5 stops in pretty bays for swimming off the boat not to forget the sight seeing as you slowly chug along and an hr or so in turunc for shopping..And the Turtle Beach excursion to Dalyan..included in this was transfers a 2 & 1/2 hr boat ride to the beach, seeing turtles being fed, an hr on the beach,into smaller boats to go up the river (1hr) passing rock tombs an hr in the turkish mud baths and thermal pools b4 getting back on the smaller boats back up the river to the sea back onto larger boat for your 2&1/2 return trip,including some entertainment by a male belly dancer,oh yes, i forgot lunch.....if you can read all that about the last trip in one breath, thats exactly how the day felt..rushed, pushed from pillar to post and lots of being shouted at by alex your guide for the day, who divided himself between about 8 small boats..! you shared the mud bath with about 200 people..the beach was lovely,but u shared it with about 1000 people all of which had the same time schedule..bit of a shame really as there was too much to do in one days trip.it would all have been so much better spread out..but still good value tbh...when we returned to our hotel the guy at reception did chuckle at the state of us,all worn out and hassled and offered his advice for a different much more relaxed tertle experience. we really should have asked his advice b4 booking, but hay, we know for next time..its such a lovely hotel and resort we'll definitely be going back ..As it seems others in our hotel had been doing for a number of yrs..Also everything is priced in sterling or euros..if we had known the best deals to b done were with sterling b4 going we would have taken more english money with us..we ate out every lunch time and evening including drinks and soft drinks and never spent the £300 we took each..

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Let me start off by saying that the rooms are kept spotless.but the hotel is tired,it needs a complete overhaul.

The young young girl on reception needs to back to charm school.

The pool was so dirty for the first 3 days we were there I refused point blank to swim in it until it was cleaned.

The heavens bar staff are first class but it not cheap compared to sum.if you want value for money go to the Florida bar it's half the price for a soda or a beer.

Would I stay here again.not really

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same we had room 202.it has a pool view but blink and you miss it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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wrexham
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

just back from 10 night stay at the effendi been to icmeler many times but never to this hotel room was spotless air con included in the price towels and bedding changed regular we stayed bed and breakfast only good choice at breakfast of eggs boiled or scrambled cereals spicy fried potato wedges cold meats olives bread and jams pool area small but you are only a stones throw away from the beach staff all friendly and helpful we were in room 106 wich gave us a small view of the beach all in all a good hotel in ideal location and represents excellent value for money would not hesitate in going back or recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank phil j
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Property: Efendi Hotel
Address: Cumhuriyet Mah. Kenan Evren Bulv. No 22, Icmeler, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Efendi Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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