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Grand Aquarium
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   136. Sok. No:2, Icmeler, Turkey   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #14 of 91 hotels in Icmeler
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best holiday ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Got back from our holiday to the Grand Aquarium this morning and I have to say it was the best holiday we have ever had! There was 18 of us and the staff were brilliant helping us all settle in with our bags and stuff when we arrived. The rooms were ok for us as we didnt spend much time in them and we all had somewhere to put our stuff! Aydin and his team were great, the Turkish bath was not only relaxing but a lot of fun too. The hotel was always clean and the slide was a lot of fun! The food was amazing too! The staff are what made our holiday perfect! So kind from day 1, always willing to help and always smiling and having a laugh. The entertainment at night is perfect for the kids and adults. The club dance was one of the best things on the holiday! Thanks to everyone who made our holiday perfect, I literally can't fault one thing about the complex! Will be back next year for sure! Love the Spice girls and families :) xx

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Returned home early hours Saturday 8th Sept, from booking in to checking out, I cannot fault this complex,from the evening staff who greeted us to the resturant and bar staff and the entertainment team, where so friendly warming and made us all feel welcome and chilled. And not forgetting Mr Amazing himself Aydin, massure,photographer, hairdresser, cheeky chappy with an amazing smile to add to his collection, the massages and turkish baths are a must, Aydin will point you in the right direction of what suits you best. The apartments are cleaned everyday and new towels and sheets spotless. Tommys Bar across the way is a great pub/restuarant Tommy and Jim are fab blokes and look after you well, and there food is amazing too. Ichemeler town centre again great, much more relaxed then Marmaris, I have a 15 year girl and a 12 year old lad and they both said its the best accomodation and resort we as a family have ever been too and we have been all over. We were with our best friends and son, they feel exactley the same too, I would go back tomorrow if we could and would not stop anywhere else but Grand Aquarium, brillant 100% recommendation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Returned from Grand Aquarium 3rd September. Had a fab holiday with my friends and family. There was 10 of us spread over 3 rooms. We arrived at 2am in the morning and were taken to ours room with no problems. Our initial first thought were the rooms were too small but when we woke in the morning this did not matter to us as the hotel surrounding and hotel itself were just beautiful. It was my birthday and also my friends the day we arrived and the staff made us a cake (which was delicious) and went out of their way to make it a special evening. Aydin and his team were the best, we had the spa treatment on the second day (£45 full treatment but well worth it), he also took photo's all holiday and took us for sunset pictures on our last night. We had a problem with our air con which was sorted straight away, but i would recommend as other have to have this put in both rooms within the apartment. The service in the hotel was excellent, the food was great (very large protions) and the roast on a sunday was really good. The entertainment staff were great with the kids doing a kids disco each night. I would definately go back here i loved it. Just wanted to say Thanks to all the staff and the lovely friends we made at Grand Aquarium for making our holiday one to remember. Miss you all, also a special thanks to Aydin for our beautiful Pictures, we love them all. xx

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

stayed in grand aquarium for 10 nights. Two couples and a teenager. Brilliant holiday. From the cleaners, restaurant staff, entertainment staff and Aydin and his team - FANTASTIC!!!
Yes i was shocked by small rooms and lack of storage space but once everything was put away it didn't matter that much. Have to say AIR CON desperately needs sorted . You dont mind paying extra for it but it does need upgraded and put in both rooms, this is the only let down .

SALIYE what a gem she is so kind and its genuine please don't ever lose her!! She went out of her way when I was poorly, took me to docs and then hospital and stayed with me which is a blessing THANKYOU.

Word of warning we had our insurance and excess waiver and this was straight forward at doctors but at hospital they wouldnt accept it unless your bill is over 500 pound we therefore had to pay 220 pounds out of holiday money and claim it back at home.

Aydin is a lovely person and always had a smile and a kind word his photographs are amazing and the spa on our second day was brill. He seems to be able to sort out any problem with a smile.

So thankyou again to the owner of the Grand Aquarium please don't change your staff each one of them are precious in their own way.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brough,hull
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

just got back from our family holiday staying in the grand aquarium.It wasnt a very good start to the holiday,being told there was a problem with the toilets in our block,only to find out they had actually overbooked. With that little problem rectified we began to enjoy our selves.Sally the PR to the hotel bent over backwards to help us settle in and even when my sister in law got an ear infection took her to the clinic and stayed with her till she was seen.You must get a turkish bath at the apartments from the great MR AYDEN.WHAT A NICE GUY!!!!All the staff are friendly, from the restaurant to the animation team,the reception to the,cleaners.our rooms were cleaned every day, claen towels also. The only downside to the apartments is they are quite small,not enough room for a family of 4,but then again you are not in them all the time.The pool is very spacious with a slide but this only comes on twice a day.icmeler has a bit for everyone theres loud bars ,nice little quiet ones,and plenty of restaurantsto eat from. I could write plenty more but think you should try it for yourselves you wont be DISSAPOINTED ;) Shelley ,Glen,Keiron,Phoebe,Debbie. Ian,Connor ,Brenda and Pete xxxxx

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

Just returned from family holiday at the Grand Aquarium. As with other reviews, the only downside was arriving at 2am tired from traveling all day to be told there were no rooms as there was a problem with the toilets?? We needed 3, actually they were overbooked! Not a nice start to your holiday. Having had to spend the night at the sister hotel Grand Aquarium, myself and 8 others in our party (three of them children), we did eventually move into Grand Aquarium. Can't fault the staff, so friendly and accommodating. Aiyden especially, to which my mum had a secret crush? having had a wonderful Turkish bath and massage all of us went on to enjoy a great holiday, beautiful surroundings, clean rooms but one bedroom apt too small for family. Food great and plentiful, entertainment team great. HI Ali D by the way! (Me with the ear infection). Great bars and restaurants in Icmeler, lots of designer clothes & handbags to buy. Weather fantastic albeit a bit too hot but would definetley return to Grand Aquarium, (please sort out the room situation) & you need air-conditioning in the bedrooms not just in the lounge area please. Hope to see you all again in the near future. Debbie, Ian, Connor, Pete, Brenda, Glen, Shelley, Phoebe & Kieron.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scunthorpe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Very friendly people all the staff made you welcome. Aiydan was very helpful and helped us out with medication we needed for our daughter, i would recommend you have the Turkish bath at the beginning of your holiday it will help stop the sunburn. The accomadation is basic, but hey you dont go onholiday to sit in your room. The complex was kept very clean. Its about 20mins walk to icmeler town centre and 30 mins on a bus to Marmaris. The entertainment team kept the whole family occupied and worked very hard, never did win the bingo! We would go back. The food was good with great service from Hassan & Robbie.

Thanks from Mark, Maxine, Hannah & Megan

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 136. Sok. No:2, Icmeler, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Icmeler
#4 Luxury Hotel in Icmeler
#7 Family Hotel in Icmeler
#18 Romantic Hotel in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Aquarium 4*
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