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Grand Aquarium
Ranked #13 of 77 Hotels in Icmeler
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Just arrived back after a two week stay at the Grand. We are a young couple in our 20s, this is not really ideal for a young couple as it is very family orientated. Although, it is a very nice hotel and only has one real negative being the spa/turkish bath guy Aidan. On our first day he asked us if we wanted one, which we did. We told him that we had only just arrived and would shop around first like typical Brits. He offered it for £20 each!! We found one down in Icmeler centre for £7.50 each. When he next saw us he asked if we wanted it and we said no. After this he didnt speak to us for 2 weeks, completely ignored us never said hi. If you get any service from him he will talk to you, if not then he just is plain rude.

Another guest was sunbathing by the gift shop where it was quite sunny and Aidan has a desk there. Aidan was not at his desk and he has an umbrella covering it, Aidan walked past and noticed the sun was on it. He moved the umbrella and shaded his desk, this also covered the guest who asked Aidan why he moved it. Aidan replied "the sun is on my desk man". The guest then challenged him by saying he was not sitting there and did not see the point. The guest in my eyes quite rightly moved the umbrella back, Aidan was not happy by this and got the hump moved the umbrella back and moved the guests sun lounger with his foot out the way.

Before leaving I spoke to the owner about Aidan and he said we were not the first people to complain about him. Aidan is the reason I have not given the Grand 5 review! I think Aidan is going to kill the business for the hotel and for the hotels sake I hope he is not there next season.

One day the manager said hello when he was sitting next to her and he still didn't acknowledge us. A big compliment must go to Robbie and Mr Hassan, they are amazing and a real credit to the Grand.

Being at the end of the season I can expect the entertainment to die down but it was virtually non-existent. They did try their best but I must say I found it pretty poor. Bingo is very fun though, the girlfriend loved it, won on a few occasions!! I can see why people would go back but I wont be returning to the Grand anytime soon.

The food portions in the restaurant are massive, portion for one is big enough for a family!!! The hotel is nice and clean so I cannot fault it there. The pool is clean also it is freeeeeeezing for when it is nice and hot and you need to cool down. Staff at reception help you out when you need, I kept the room on until 2200 as we werent leaving until 2300 so you just need to ask if you can extend from the 2000 cut off time.

The hotel is in a nice location being 20minute walk from the centre or a 5 minute Dolmas ride which is great value for money at 1.50TL.

Thanks for a lovely stay (shame about Aidan) Mark and Vicky!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MarkHadley
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

been to this hotel twice this year in may and sept also june last year with our 2 sons aged 3 and 9 this is superb for adults and kids alike all staff are brill food really nice just dont no why when you order jackett potatoe they put 3 on the plate so bewarned this meal is to be shared for £2 unbelievable cannot go into detail as everly thing is perfect saw a comment earlier about ayden cannot disagree more yes he is there to make money and does cost more for turkish baths but you get what you pay for this is a first class turkish bath not like the ones down town. ayden is very polite and does take time out to talk to you but also does try and sell you things but as i say thats his job very good with the kids and even give mama a lift home on his moped and helped our son out with his project all in his own time cannot wait to go back next year BRILLIANT PLACE please still be there ayden cant wait for another turkish bath rooms are small but are clean all the time and you dont spend much time in them anyway

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank chubsterVIC
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

The Grand Aquarium is the best place my hubby and I have ever been to, that is why we go back year after year. The staff are amazing and we get spoilt rotten. We absolutely adore the entertainment team big love and hugs to Cem and Nilly my very special friends. The food is amazing as are the portions, Erol the best chef ever, i'm always on a diet when I get home. Hassan and Robbie you guys rock. We are having our 25th wedding anniversay blessed over there next May and already the attention to detail for the preparations is outstanding, Sally we love you. Also thankyou so much for keeping us safe at night Mr Ali. So big celebrations for next year we cant wait, missing you all so much. Finally lots of love and respect to a very special man (Mr R). I highly recommend that you stay here and once you do you will not want to leave.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are well situated with beautiful views over looking the pool.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank derya_a_07
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

just got back this morning and already looking into everthing for booking up for next year. cant even describe how amazing this place is, would highly reccommend it to everyone, first time ive been but will certainly continue to go back!! Cem, Nilly and the rest of the entertainment team are just the best they really do an amazing job and are so friendly, lovely people. really will miss all the dances etc.Robbie and the other barstaff are also brilliant. all staff are very friendly. rooms are clean and beds very comfortable. pool is brilliant too. great value for money! all i can say is thankyou too all the staff and cant wait till i return next year!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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5  Thank carlene27
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Rooms were clean, plenty big enough for the 2 of us.
At the beginning of october the air conditioning was not required, however it would be needed before this when the nights hotter (£30 per week).
The area around the pool is nice and looks especilally good for small children.
We ate a couple of lunches in the restaurant which were good and reasonablly priced.
Drinks also reasonable (£3 for 1/2 Litre beer and a Fanta). Payment in hotel is by wristband prepayed beforehand however much you want to put on.
The hotel is about a mlile from the centre of Icmeler, no problem if you like a stroll like we do or wave down the dolmas(1.5 lira each way), or taxi 10 lira each way.
We ate in 7 different restaurants, Florida, Charlies, Loveboat, Broadway, Waterfall, Selam and Rush. All were very good and cost very reasonable. Most you can pay in lira or sterling with our cheapest meal being £17 at Broadway, Dearest £37 at Loveboat but service and food A1 (would cost double in England for the same standard). the others all cost £22 - £27.
Rate in resort was 2.86 Lira to the pound.
We did a couple of trips ourselves, enjoyed a day in turunc. Caught the dolmas(3L each) from the bridge by the hotel and came back by water taxi(6L each).
We also walked along the front to mamaris. Where we were pleasantly surprised how nice the harbour area was and enjoyed a nice late lunch in lovely surroundings. Before shopping in the streets and alleys behind the harbour. we were surprised at the lack of hassle which we were pre warned about. We then caught the dolmas back to Icmeler(2.5L each).
Throughout our week I wasn't out of shorts and T shirt, hottest daytime temp 31C and lowest we seen was 20C( 1am and 8.30am, may have been cooler between this).
If you are prepared to be away from the centre, this is a good hotel to stay at, especially for the price paid.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ski-loving-steve
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Stayed at the Grand Aquarium last week of may 1st week of June this we have been staying at this hotel since 2003 sometimes twice a year. We keep going back because we find all the staff fantastic and always friendly. The quality of the service in the restaurant is first class and the standard of food is outstanding and value for money we always eat in as we have seen the kitchen and it is immaculatly clean as is the whole hotel.
I celebrated my birthday during this stay and could not have asked for more attention.
Thankyou again Grand Aquarium.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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3  Thank austi881
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

i stayed at grand aquarium for 11 nites in july ,i found that all staff was very friendly and made you feell more than welcome ,the food is great, the entertainment staff were fantastic with my son who is special needs ,they tried really hard to get him involved with everything, all barstaff and waiters was always available if you needed to order food or drinks and was very polite,the pool was very big and always clean, the room was cleaned every day and also clean towels and bedding every day ,the manager sally was always available and she would come and ask me if everything was ok ,she is very nice lady and would go out of her way to help you ,the only thing iwould ask them to change would be is the air con ,as you only get limited hours and it is only in the living area and not in the bedroom and was very hot at nite to sleep ,we had a great holiday here and will definatley be returning again

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank sarah1999_12
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Additional Information about Grand Aquarium

Address: 245. Sokak No: 2, Icmeler 48720, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Icmeler
#7 Family Hotel in Icmeler
#8 Spa Hotel in Icmeler
#8 Luxury Hotel in Icmeler
#13 Romantic Hotel in Icmeler
Price Range: £10 - £460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Aquarium 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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