We stayed at the Babadan Apartments in Icemeler from the 15th to 22nd October. We had day flights from Luton and took advantage of the private taxi transfer which was great, although for my sisters taxi the driver on the way didnt know where the apartments were and the return one didnt turn up for them, thomson rep not very helpful here. Max is the rep and when the husbands went to the welcome meeting they asked about the return taxi pick up times and the rep wasnt even aware they had taxis booked and had trouble even knowing what day it was, needless to sy we didnt trouble him again and used the 24/7 text number which was a good service. Although everyone staying at the apats are Thomson guests, we saw him a few times as we were on our way in or out and he was always on his phone to a friend or similar and no acknowledement at all, you could tell it was coming to the end of his season, hopefully he will look for a job that may suit him better as customer service isnt his strong point!
Now for the Babadan aparts, it was our first time to Turkey always swayed away from it but we certainly wont in future, We had a lovely time, never had a bad meal in any of the restaurants we visited. The apartments were very clean and spacious, we had clean towels and linen changes twice in the week. The only gripe we have is the crockery is mainly plastic and will need replacing before the new season. The pools were clean and the whole area was clean, the guys who work at the aparts were always polite and respectful. Our daughter came with us who is 26 and blonde found them really nice, not trying to get a date or passport as some people have commented and like Gumbet when she went there a few years ago.I would like to have seen a more traditional Turkish night rather than M Jackson tribute dancer, although to street dancers and the belly dancer was good. The food was excellent.
I would definitely consider going back to the apartments, and would recommend them to families. Eating out was very cheap and so were drinks. We did talk to a few people that were on AI and staying at 4/5 star hotels, all had a gripe either about the food or the drinks. mainly food they were saying that they hadnt had any fresh meat in a week it was all processed. So all you people that go AI give self catering a try as you wont be disappointed with it, food in the restaurants is freshly cooked for you and hot, the drinks come in real glass and not plastic as well and give these restaurants owners a chance of earning a decent living. That is the true taste of Turkey.The local supermarkets stock everything you need as well and the one opposite the Romance restaurant Discount Supermarket were lovely friendly people. My husband went to see if they had some mosquito bite cream and they told him to come back in half an hour so that he could send out for some. Yep he got it and didnt charge us any more than what he paid for it. He also will chnge money for you and give you a good rate and also will let you get cash on your debit cards.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor which was very spacious, my sisters was on the ground...
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