We spent a weekend here to get some sun and stayed at the Ilica Hotel. The room was nice, big and clean, with a nice balcony but not luxurious or any of the sort. The staff at the beach is very helpful and there is a wonderful thermal pool. We particularly liked the sea, incredible clear and clean water and the sun bathing deck on the sea is beautifully laid out - comfortable to lay down with shade and easy to enter in the cool blue sea.
The fact that there are many minibuses going back and forth to the small towns of the peninsula (Cesme, Alacati, etc.) everyday (until 12 am) was very convenient. It gave us an easy opportunity to check them all out and have dinner outside.
What we didi not like? Breakfast was very crowded, and there was no fresh orange juice and only Machine coffee from an old Nescafe machine. Tasteless. The beds in the room were a bit to soft for my taste and the matresses on the beach chairs were too thin. On top of that, charging 4 Turkish Lira for a 0.5 liter bottle of water and 8 TL for a lemonade is really crazy, even if you are used to Istanbul prices like we are... This is ripping-off tourists.
All in we had a nice weekend, we are also easy going people, but to be fair, the hotel is a 4* and not a 5* one, and as always the devil is in the details.
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- Also Known As:
- Ilica Hotel Spa And Wellness Resort
- Ilica Hotel Spa & Wellness Cesme
- Ilica Hotel Wellness