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“Excellent water park, sunshine and value for money. Know what to expect and what not to expect from your holiday...” 4 of 5 stars
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Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Pamucak, Selcuk, Selcuk 35340, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Selcuk
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“Excellent water park, sunshine and value for money. Know what to expect and what not to expect from your holiday...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I booked a 10 day holiday at the Aqua Fantasy through First Choice Holidays for September 2012. First Choice were excellent in the service and information given prior to departure and whilst in resort. The transfer was even quicker than advertised too.

There is no doubt about it; the main attraction at Aqua Fantasy is the water park. There are no shortage of rides, most of which can be used in groups or with a partner which makes the experience more enjoyable. The drinks and food inside the water park are chargeable, but you are never more than a minutes’ walk away from your all inclusive hotel perks.

Check in was brief and we were given a map to the resort which gives you some perspective as to its enormous size. Coach loads of people arrive every day (lots of Brits) and the main pool area is very busy with numerous activities and reps desperately trying to encourage participation in water polo etc. all day long. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, then there is a quiet pool which lives up to its name and is very tranquil.

The food is generally good, there are two main buffet restaurants and they serve a good selection of traditional Turkish and international cuisine. If you are anything like me, you may get tired of eating at the same place three times a day for ten days, in which case you can book into one of the three a la carte restaurants (Chinese, steak, Indian), - the hotel gives you one meal free and then you can book other nights for a relatively small charge. The Chinese and steak was very nice, whilst the Indian was more like the Uncle Bens out of a jar variety.

Given the location of the resort, it was difficult to venture out of the hotel without an organised taxi or coach trip so we organised two of these via First Choice- one to a traditional Turkish bath and another to ancient Ephesus- both were excellent and a welcome relief from the resort as I can start to feel institutionalised after a while staying in the same place- besides it’s nice to see something of the country you are in.

Do not expect excellent customer service at the Aqua Fantasy, nor cocktails of the mojito variety (spirit and mixers only) and do not expect a golden sandy beach.

You can expect sunshine; you can expect good leisure/pool facilities, excellent entertainment for children and families and good value for money.

Set your expectations accordingly and you will be sure to get the most out of your trip :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was one of the best and unique experiences I've got in Turkey. Apart from the location of the hotel which is a bit far away from the city, this hotel with 8 excellent pools, a free aqua park for the residents of the hotel, an excellent beach, many entertainment facilities for kids and adults, an expert animation team, beautiful night shows and a nice spa is the best resort for those families who would like not only their children but they themselves to have an extraordinary time. Besides the food is fantastic with great choices and excellent variety. A good management and maintenance should be added to all these which caused me to visit this hotel three times and each time all my family enjoyed it very much. a must-try experience for all.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I honestly can't believe some of the reviews I've read both myself and other family members have stayed at this resort and it's fab !! anybody with young children will have a great time don't believe the posts claiming the place is dirty it's lies its the cleanest hotel I've ever stayed neither is the food bad
It was fine fresh and plenty of choice, yes the waterpark is not had big has the brochure pics make out but it has plenty of slides and everything you need from a waterpark there are also huge clean pools around the complex and yes pony rides bowling etc are a extra price didn't realise such extras would be free at the delphin palace or any other all inc hotel and for anybody else moaning its not a 5 star hotel well correct you are it's a 4 star if your the type of person who wants champagne and strawberrys in your room and a whirlpool on your balcony book the sensatori not a family orientated waterpark hotel that does what it says on the tin !

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here may last year for a week.2 adults 2 teens.staff friendly, good clean rooms food excellent lots of variety,entertainment not really my cup of tea.expect to get woken up in the early hours of the morning from folk stumbling about and being loud coming back from drinking sessions.main pool area very loud and lots of intoxicated brits being foul mouthed drinking as much as they can as its free.I'm not a prude or snob but whilst I was there it was like a Jeremy Kyle reunion.it gives us English a bad name.I know none of this is the hotels fault its just some of the folk who holiday there.turkeys become the new benidorm.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

What a fantastic place for a family. This was our first experience in staying at an All-Inclusive Resort. This water park is excellent with lots of water features. Also, the layout of the resort is wonderful. There are dining halls in several locations to accommodate the guests. Our room had two bedrooms with a sliding glass door that opened to a patio which overlooked one of the pools and the Aegean Sea in the distance. The food was fair…nothing spectacular. The activities were fabulous for the boys, ages 12 and 16. They had a gaming room with xBox units and games. There were billiards, and many activities around the pool. The waterfront and dock were beautiful and peaceful. It had a very intimate feel to it. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Went there last September with my family hotel was full its huge room was ok but if you look closely dirt is obvious food is TERRIBLE main restaurant was always dirty kids chairs was disgusting I ve never seen anything like that staff looks overtired they used cheapest of everything on the buffet .its all inclusive and expensive enough but waste of money.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Me and my partner booked this trip 4 weeks before we went, we thought the water park would be fun....it was, very!! The food wasn't bad but I'm glad I didn't pay normal price. If the reps weren't there I don't think it would have been so enjoyable. Overall it was clean, tidy and loads to do, lovely forms nice cheap holiday, if you don't like kids try and go outside of the school holidays. The adult only pool was divine but some of the bar staff were as bit stuck up.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pamucak, Selcuk, Selcuk 35340, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Selcuk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Selcuk
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Selcuk
#3 Family Hotel in Selcuk
#4 Romantic Hotel in Selcuk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 824
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Fantasy Hotel and outstanding Water Park located at Izmir’s famous Ephesus Beach. Aqua Fantay’s guests are just miles away from some of the worlds most historical places such as the legendary city of Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House, Artemis Temple and Şirince Village. Aqua Fantasy is just 5 km (3 miles) from Ephesus, 8 km (5 miles) to the famous holiday town of Kusadası, 8 km (5 miles) to the city of Selcuk and 55 km (34 miles) to Izmir International Airport.Whether preferring lively water activities and fun slides, Aqua Fantasy is the perfect retreat for water lovers. The quiet surroundings, comfortable accommodation, wonderful views and great beachfront location make this a perfect family escape. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel And Spa
Aqua Fantasy Hotel Aquapark
Aqua Fantasy Selcuk

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