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“Excellent hotel!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Efendi Hotel
Ranked #70 of 79 Hotels in Icmeler
Edinburgh, Scotland
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2 reviews
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“Excellent hotel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2009

This was my second stay at the Efendi. It is a compact hotel, very central and can find no faults at all. We had a brilliant time and special thanks to breakfast staff and bar staff, especially Erkan, Kaan and Imdad who always made us very welcome. Also Mustafa, pool attendant who is a lovely character. Loved it so much can't wait to return in October for more of the same!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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rochdale
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2009

Stayed at the Efendi hotel for two weeks in May. The location was excellent (Icmeler, not Marmaris as advertised) as only one hotel back from the beach. Found all the staff friendly and the rooms, although basic, were clean. It was a pleasant surprise to find that the air conditioning was free of charge, although we didn't have to use it much, I am sure it would be very much appreciated during the hotter months.

We noticed that most of the people there had been staying at this hotel for years. It made it a bit clicky but everyone spoke and most were friendly.

We ate at the Maestro restaurant a couple of nights as you got 15% off staying at the Efendi hotel but there are lots of nice places to eat so its worth trying a few. None are particularly expensive though the price of your drinks often come to more than the cost of your meal.

The down side to this hotel was that the pool area was very cramped with not much room to walk round the pool once the sunbeds were there. However, Mustafa, the pool man, come bar man, come waiter, come entertainer made it worth a daily visit after we had left the beach.

The beach was a little shingly but the sunbeds and unbrellas were cheap, only about a £1 a day. We went to the beach just in front of Coco Beach. I would recommend this to everyone as you got great service, we had our sunbeds reserved for us every day. And Messi, the beach waiter, was great. He managed to remember, not only everyones name on the beach, but also what you liked to drink.

Overall a great holiday.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

Stayed at the Efendi Hotel from 1 June 09 for 1 week. This is a lovely little hotel, room was spotlessly clean, beds and towels changed at least twice during the week. Great location as just off the beach. Didn't use the air con as left patio windows open at night, didn't seem to be any mossies around!

Found plenty of restaurants to try Turkish cuisine, couple of the nicest were Kemel (side of the canal) and Cafe Rose in the old village.

Wouldn't go back to Icemeler as got put off by the 4.5 hours it took to get to the hotel from landing due to huge queues for visas, passport control and still no bags on carrousel, then the awful stop for 1/2 hour on the way, coach then got pulled over by police and to top it all the coach then got a puncture and had to wait for replacement coach. Landed at 9.30 p.m. didn't make hotel until 2.00 a.m. took longer than the flight!! Transfer back not much better due to coach driver not speaking english and couldn't understand which hotels the rep was asking him to go.

Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2008

We have stayed at the Efendi four times now as it is such good value for the price. The rooms are fairly basic but spacious and are cleaned daily with fresh towels at least twice a week. It is well located a couple of minutes from the beach with shops,bars and restaurants all around.The pool is fine, maybe a little on the small side but has plenty of sunbeds, a bar which serves drinks,snacks and ice creams which are brought to your sunbed! Some of the ground floor rooms open directly onto the pool area which some people love. Personally I like to be a bit higher for the views.
Breakfast is the traditional Turkish style, eggs, cereal,cheese tomato and lovely crusty bread and jam or honey.You can buy the full english for a couple of pounds.
The Maestro restaurant is really good with lovely food and attentive service.The Heaven Bar is great as they always have sports on as well as music, dancing and karaoke. Staff there are brilliant.
What makes it for us is the friendliness of the staff who we keep in touch with throughout the year. People tend to return to the Efendi year after year.
If you are after a big complex with loads of activities then maybe this isn't for you as you make your own amusement here but for a good base to explore Icmeler you can't beat it.
See you next year!

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  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Efendi Hotel

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
Also Known As:
Efendi Hotel Marmaris

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