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“Excellent Service, Wonderful Staff”
Review of Gondol Apartments

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Gondol Apartments
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, Wonderful Staff”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

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).

Room Tip: Rooms in the block furthest away from the canal will be quietest
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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stockton on tees cleveland uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

just returned home 3 days ago missing it already fantastic staff from ollie to the dogs even lucky the place was spottless thanks to jimmy and casey the service was great all the lads joined in in the pool on the pool table etc not one complaint from us looking forward to next year meet up with the guys who stayed the same time as us i.e mary molly graham and gill stuart lorriane and zoe lesley and sue and anybody i missed you all made it good holiday for us serafa x i forgot t . j. will be coming haha

Room Tip: no lift but all rooms are good
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Corby, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

just arrived home today after 1 week stay in the gondol this was a last minute break and i could not ask for any thing better great locatation and agreat place to stop ollie and his staff were brilliant they could not do enough for u the place was spot less i would reccomend the gondol to any body traveling to icemeler

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Neil A
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We travelled september for one week as a family, 2 adults and 2 children. Staff are all lovely, and fantastic with my two children, aged 9 and 3. We had a room on the top floor, the staff were more than helpful with taking the bags upstairs on arrival and downstairs on leaving. The room was clean and spacious, although sometimes you could smell the drains, but that wasnt the fault of the staff, as the cleaners were excellent. There were always plenty of sun loungers and although the pool was small, it was enough to keep my two children entertained throughout the holiday. There was also a Wii available, which was a godsend as it kept my 9 year old entertained on an evening. The apartments are literally a stones throw away from the canal and the nightlife of icmeler, but there wasnt the noise that you'd expect from being so close, it is also attached to the verona restaurant, if you mention that you are from the gondol apartments, you got a discount - we did anyway!

The turkish people are very family orientated - they are very friendly and tactile with the kids. Lovely once you get used to it, but it did catch me off guard at first as in the UK we wouldnt dare be so friendly without being looked at funny!

Had a fab time, and would go back to the gondol apartments too!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Erls
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

We couldn't have asked for a better place. Perfectly situated on the canal with easy access to beach and town. Quiet when it needed to be too. You could be left alone or included in the activities and Ollie and his people just seemed to know when to do which. Ate in twice. Both times were excellent but it's nice to get out too. We went at the very end of the season but, although it'd been a tough year and many proprietors were counting their losses, we weren't overly harrassed. If the world wasn't such a big place, I'd go back next year.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Keith W
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

we stayed at gondol in october the staff were brilliant all of them from manager cook barstaff cleaners owners shop they were all so helpful an kind made you very welcome appartments were spotless a bit basic but there only for sleeping and the odd meal as it was very cheap to eat downstairs or next door in venice which was brill the all at gondol staff couldnt do enough for you hope to go back next year xx from mammy liz sarah jane sarah soda christine

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank tinababyuk
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2011

What can I say, we had a marvellous time, Ollie and his staff gave such a very warm welcome and made sure every guest was well looked after. We have stayed in hotels and apartments over the years 3, 4 and 5 stars and these are the most friendly. The apartments are very clean and spacious; the only reason for 4 digits is that the bathroom needs some refurbishment. Otherwise we could not fault the hotel. The location is excellent and although there is some loud music at night this stops a 12 midnight, ideal for those wishing the retire early - not us. We have booked to return next May and September and are looking forward to meeting everyone again. Because there are only 13 apartments everyone is on first name terms and extremely friendly. Cookie is a star

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gondol Apartments
Address: Cumhuriyet Mah. 63. Sok. No:5, Icmeler 45110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Gondol Apartments Hotel Icmeler

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