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“one sentence is hard but the best place i have ever been to!” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Aquarium
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   136. Sok. No:2, Icmeler, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #15 of 92 Hotels in Icmeler
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“one sentence is hard but the best place i have ever been to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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barwell england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

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
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 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, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

stayed at grand aquarium in icmeler it was are 5th time at the grand it just keeps getting better the food was fantastic cem & the rest of the entertainment staff were brilliant they done their best to keep every one happy, mr hassan & robbie & the rest of the resturant staff were great were all ready booking for next year hopefully more of our family will be comming so watch out guys i would recomend the grand to anybody & everybody you cant get enough of it the room was cleaned evey day fresh towels & bedding all the staff at the grand gave us a great holliday well done to all the grand aquarium staff .....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We are just back from the Grand Aquarium and i have to say what an amazing time we had! All the staff were excellent and my little girl ( Morgan aged 2 ) had a ball. The entertainment was just great and the staff were excellent with Morgan. The younger boys that do the dancing at night time were great and enjoyed making everyone laugh. Robbie and all the staff in the restaraunt were amazing to and the food was great very big portions but tasted amazing. Jim the entertaiment manager done a very good job with organising different acts for the adults and children at night time. The hotel was very clean just a little small but that wasnt a bother because we were never in our room only to sleep. We also had a turkish bath great experience. i would like to thank all the staff at the grand aquarium for an amazing experience and we will be back in the future but this time for the 2 weeks. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone only thing is it would be better if use done all inclusive we would be there every summer lol thanks again guys. Emma John and Morgan

  • Stayed September 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We have just returned after staying for 2 weeks at the Grand Aquarium and overall i would say that the hotel was excellent. The hotel staff Sally and especially Robbie & Barry in the resturant and all the entertainment team had us constantaly fed with good humor, Robbie is quite a friendly and very funny guy.
On the downside the room was quite small and as stated by other guests, Aiydan who does all the spa facilities and photographs etc is quite a pest and rude to the point that if you dont book with him he will ignore you and consintrate on only those with the promise of a booking which is quite expensive with him ie £20 per person for Turkish bath where as we paid £15 for two people down at the beach front.
Eating out, the resturant at the hotel is nice with huge helpings that we couldn't finish, also try Tommy's across the road and The Red Lion, The Love Boat and Florida in the town centre.
You can get a dolmas bus outside Tommy's resturant to take you into town for 1.50lr or 2.50lr to Marmaris and also the wee supermarket beside Tommy's is handy and also very freindly where you can also get some of the best exchange rates for your money.
Overall we would go back to the Grand Aquarium and would recomend it highly, just make sure when booking you get rooms big enough to suit as the chair beds are ok for small children but not teenagers. Sally, a big thank you to you and all the staff who gave us a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Icmeler
#11 Family Hotel in Icmeler
#20 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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