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Grand Aquarium
Ranked #7 of 77 Hotels in Icmeler
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“brilliant !!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

four adults (big kids!) had a relaxing holiday for a week.We went on jeep safafi,boat trip,moonlight trip,scuba diving.....went to a massive market on the wednesday...not a cloud in the sky in the mid 30s......hotel was loverly and clean, pool with slide and waterfall,AIDYN with his team of turkish masseurs,cleaners and waiters were very well mannered and polite who gave 100% to give us a great holiday.......much appreciated

Room Tip: a lower floor helped for disabled people for the stairs
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

There were 13 of us and we stayed for 2 weeks in august and had a lovely holiday. Fantastic clean friendly complex and fun for all age groups. Entertainment staff were brilliant and very friendly as with most of the hotel staff. Food very nice too and rooms kept very clean Would definitely recommend grand aquarium to anyone. Trips are a must too and icmeler town is only a 15 minute walk away. Overall it was a fantastic holiday and would hopefully like to visit grand aquarium again one year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Clitheroe
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel solely on the reports I'd read on here and I'm glad I did. The hotel is situated away from the nearest main road and is enclosed all around, so ideal for young kids. The rooms were a good size but a bit lacking in the self catering kitchen front, but we managed. The hotel is spotlessly clean, as is the pool. Aydin is a fantastic man and after my 5th visit to turkey my better half and myself had a Turkish bath, and it was fantastic and very highly recommended. Not cheap but worth every penny.

It's a good 20+ min walk down to the town centre but there are bars and restaurants nearer, with Tommys bar just over the road from the hotel with a very good mini market next door, who also offered the best exchange rate I saw anywhere.
You can either get a taxi into town for 10 lira (£3.30) or the dolmus for 1.5 lira each. However, it's a nice walk into town which we did most nights and ended up back at Tommys bar which is really nice, as is their food.

All the restaurants are very similarly priced with the town centre/beach front ones very slightly dearer, only about £1 per person more.

A boat trip is a must and very relaxing and the waterpark was ok but very hot and a hot floor. The jeep safari was basically an organised disaster, crammed into the jeeps and stop/start all day with jeeps everywhere and herded around like sheep all day and lunch at 3pm after a 9am pickup, getting back at 6pm.

A big gripe of mine was the sunbeds, if you didn't reserve them before 8am, then you were left scratting round for them later on. There are signs everywhere telling you not to do it, but I never saw the hotel staff do anything about it.

Overall it's a nice hotel (as is the sister hotel) but its quite a distance from the town centre, but I would return as the kids loved it. If they liked it then I'm usually happy!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Just got back from our holiday and have got to say it was one of the best we have had. We first went to Turkey 22 years ago and have stayed in a number of different places and never gone back to the same place twice but will definitely go back to Grand Aquarium Apts. The restaurant is excellent, the food was second to none and the service from Robbie and Hassan fantastic too. The reception staff are always very helpful. The apts are clean and simple situated a 10 min walk out from the resort but you never wait more the 2-3 mins for a dolmus that will cost 50p. The turkish bath run by Mr Aydin is the best I have been to and a family experience. I have been to 'traditional' male turkish baths where you get slapped about but this was so different. My parents, wife and son all went and had a great relaxing afternoon. All in all a great holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Returned from the Grand Aquarium on 31August 2013 and wishing we were back. The hotel & staff were great couldnt do enough for us. The food was brilliant hugh portions & the service off Hassan & Robbie were second to non. Saliye was always helpful any probs & she was straight on it. Erol the chef constantly sent up first class food along with his staff. Rhui the owner alway made time to come over & tallk and always ask if there was any probs. Finally the entertainment team led by Cem, all i can say is they were brilliant. Akways made us laugh they were great with kids and always full of energy. Weve already booked up to go back next may cant wait. Would well recodmend this hotel to anyone. A big thanks to everyone at hotel for making our holiday a fantastic one xx

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stayed here for 2 weeks in august and from start to finish had a amazing time. All the staff are friendly and made us feel right at home. Lovely clean hotel, with excellent food. Definitely will be booking for next year!! :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Hotel was lovely, staff very friendly, but not in your face. Daytime food was without fault, only ate there once in the evening as like to get out. Icmeler and Marmaris easy to get too on the Dolmus from the hotel. Hotel setting was amazing, looking over the mountains. Slide was on twice daily, kids loved it. Pool very clean. Turkish Bath is a must if you stay there.....it was amazing....thoroughly enjoyed. Also i had a full body massage the day before I came home which was great. Hotel not too big, my 6 year was definately safe there. Would definately go back to this hotel, and recommend it to families. Couldn't fault it. Thankyou Grand Aquarium for a fantastic holiday. Will be staying there again.

Room Tip: We had room 123, block to the left of reception. Great view of everything there. No noise at night...
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Property: 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:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Icmeler
#4 Spa Hotel in Icmeler
#4 Luxury Hotel in Icmeler
#7 Family Hotel in Icmeler
#13 Romantic Hotel in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Aquarium 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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