The Gondol apartments are family owned and within three minutes walk of the seafront. The staff are exceptionally welcoming and all of them make an effort to make you feel at ease. Wonderful friendly staff make an effort to get to know you and are most helpful.
There is no getting away from the fact that this is basic accommodation, clean and perfectly functional but lacking the facilities of mid range hotels. The pool is small but kept really clean, good enough for a cool down, as other reviewers have mentioned there are more than enough sun loungers to go round. An on site supermarket (open 24 hours) stocks the basics but food and drink are so cheap that self catering is not really necessary. There is a snack bar/restaurant for basic food but there are so many good restaurants nearby that it is probably best to stick to this one for breakfast and snacks.
Don't be persuaded otherwise by other reviews, this area of Icmeler is noisy until 1.30 to 2.00 in the morning. The Venice restaurant (in the same block as the Gondol) has a floor show which begins after 10.00 and does not finish until after 1.00. Another restaurant on the opposite side of the canal (probably even louder) works on a similar timescale. I mention this not to put people off the Gondol but to ensure that expectations are met. During the time we were there (June 2012) there was a heatwave and most people did not start thinking about going to bed until after midnight so the noise was not that much of an issue.
During the time we were there most of the clients were middle aged couples, no young families (it was school term time).
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- Gondol Apartments Hotel Icmeler