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Club Adakoy Resort Hotel
Ranked #29 of 234 Hotels in Marmaris
Lymington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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“October half term sunshine!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have just spent half term on Adakoy Island with Neilsons. We arrived at Marmaris harbour at around 3pm, and our holiday started on board the boat to the island. Warm sunshine, reclining seats, beautiful mountain scenery, and a cold Efes beer. What better way to start a holiday at the end of October! The holiday was very successful for teenagers who were able to dip in and out of kids' club activities whenever they wanted. There is plenty for the parents to do, if they are interested in water sports and/or tennis, but a bit limiting for people who do not want to do these activities. However, we knew that before we went. I was only able to do one of the cycle rides - to a market on the mainland, accessed via the staff boat - as all the others required a high level of fitness to get up the hill outside of the resort.

The food was very good indeed, and I really enjoyed the endless varieties of salad and fish, whilst the children loved the kebabs and chips. The only criticisms on the food front were that we were unable to have the club board dinner on the Saturday evening which was when we were all too exhausted to travel back to the mainland so ended up eating in the restaurant, which was a buffet similar to what we were to eat for most other meals. The reason for this was that it wasn't fair on the late arrivals who would miss this meal (they did, however, receive lunch on the final day due to their late departure, whereas we left at 9.30am). On the Tuesday when we were too late to book the early evening ferry to Marmaris, we ended up having to eat in the restaurant again. This was an a la carte meal, and my chicken dish was not as described, poorly cooked and not a patch on the club board meals, neither were the boys' burgers.

That aside, we loved the accommodation - our rooms were huge, comfortable and very clean. we had no problems with noise at all.

It is an extremely beautiful place to spend a week at the end of the season and to be able to swim in the sea every day was just wonderful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Usk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Fantastic holiday...
Kids (5 +7yrs) were well looked after everywhere in the resort, which we also felt was very safe. They had great fun in club trying out lots of activities including tennis/sailing/canoeing/paddle boarding and even water skiing out of club!.. thanks Charlie and Lisa.
Kids happy.. meant we involved ourselves in many of the same activities above, where we found the staff very helpful and good fun.
Resort entertainer (Jonny Lewis).. was very talented and accommodating.. creating a very social environment.
Hopefully will return again next year

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have just returned from Adakoy after a great week, the weather was exceptional while the UK was "battered" by wind and rain, The resort is quite isolated as access is via the water taxi at 25TL (return trip) or via the road up a great hill via taxi. The staff, as always, make the holiday and were on top form, with the only problem being the airport pick up. There was no Neilson presentation when we arrived and we had to ask around the other tour operators to find our bus. After a while the Neilson guy arrived from over the car park to check off our names then returned to where he had come from. We were waiting around for about 45 minutes until the bus drive drove off (with us inside) looking for the Neilson guy. Once we found the Neilson guy we were on our way and the trip was OK to the resort.

The resort is good for water skiing, tennis, fitness classes, biking (if you are a keen bean and can make the hill out) and paddle boarding. The resort is not the place to go for sailing or windsurfing as there was no wind while we were there and it looks difficult to imagine any decent wind being available due to the geological arrangement of the area, it is not like most of the other Turkish resorts where wind is in abundance.

As there was no wind we got into the tennis and had a great laugh (in the red group) and learned some new skills due to the excellent coaching of John and Emma, not to mention the "booze and balls" skills night!!

The accommodation is basic and as we were the last week of the season our room was starting to smell very damp. There is also an issue about noise from adjoining rooms, we were fortunate to have good neighbours, however, you could hear "all" that was said and took place around you. This problem appears to be a combination of the rooms having adjoining doors and the space above the suspended ceilings in the shower rooms sounded open to each other, therefore allowing the sound to travel. Some of the guests had quite an issue with this, which raised some questions from the children as to what was taking place next door!!

The food and restaurant staff were very good, with the food being varied and ranged from many salads to fish, meat and the occasional chips for those who wanted a treat.

Overall, it was another great week at Neilson, however, although a very picturesque resort I do not think I would go here again due to its location and lack of wind.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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SW Surrey
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was our fourth Neilson holiday at October half-term, (following several years with Sunsail (RIP) and one unhappy experience of Mark Warner), and our first at Adakoy.

The resort is situated on an “island” (actually joined to the mainland by a shingle bank on which in recent years a road and a marina have been constructed) and so arrival for most guests is by boat from a marina just outside the nearby city of Marmaris. I gather the guests travelling from Birmingham came by road, but this was only possible because they travelled in a mini-coach – the road to the resort is extremely steep in places and has some very tight bends along the shoreline which a full sized coach could never manage. The island is a nature reserve and is beautiful and unspoilt. Apart from a handful of private houses and a marina, the club is the only built-up part of the entire island. Adakoy is also one of Neilson’s smallest resorts – a little over 200 guest capacity – so the overall effect is of tranquillity.

Good features of the resort include:

• A very compact site, with a short walk from one side to the other and all facilities within 50 yards of your room. It is also substantially level, with very few steps. So it would make a good resort for families who are planning to take granny and gramps with them
• Sheltered sea area which makes an ideal site for water-skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. There are plenty of secluded coves to explore, on guided kayak safaris
• Some good mountain biking routes, although all start either with the very steep cobbled road out of the island, or a trip across to Marmaris by boat. Two good, easy trips for amateur cyclists looking for a leisurely promenade involve taking the water taxi to and from Marmaris and cycling the sea front and promenades there around the town or out to the Wednesday market at Icmeler (a very pleasant run along the sea front but the market itself is best avoided – a real tourist trap specialising in knock-off football strips)

In my view, less appealing features were:

• The sheltered sea area makes for very dull dinghy sailing and in fact we had no usable wind all week – the wind has to come from a quite specific direction not to be shielded entirely by the steep and high slopes of the terrain all around. I gather that this in fact the prevailing wind direction, but this wasn’t much consolation to me. To be fair, Neilson do not bill Adakoy as among their leading sailing venues!
• The sailing area, ditto the area for kayaks and paddle-boarding without a staff guide, is very small, the smallest I have seen anywhere. This is constrained by the topography – Adakoy Island rises steeply out of the sea and the bay in which the resort sits forms a sort of wall around three sides, with a long, narrow islet facing the beach, only a short distance offshore. These limit the available sight-lines for the safety patrol in the look-out tower on the beach
• The rooms were too small. Bathrooms are tiny and lack adequate provision for hanging damp towels or shelves or surfaces to place your toiletries on. The water pressure did not deliver a functional shower.

All the generic comments about Neilson still apply: the organisation is competent if sprinkled with small eccentricities, the food is excellent, although the eastern Mediterranean cuisine does pall towards the end of the week, the staff are young, relentlessly cheerful and engaging, and Neilson is very conscientious, and very effective, at bringing native Turks into front-line customer service functions such as water-ski tuition, and not just leaving them in the kitchen or Housekeeping.

Would I go again? Probably. As a dinghy sailor I found that aspect really quite disappointing, but the family’s preferences for waterskiing and tennis were well served, and the daily kayak safaris allowed me to see a lot more of the area and at the same time to get the tuition to handle a kayak properly, and so much more efficiently. We also prefer smaller, more intimate resorts.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

When we arrived at Dalaman Airport, the Neilson's Rep could not find us on his paperwork, even though we had upgraded to 'Platinum Service!' He panicked and shoved us in a local taxi. We got no Welcome Pack and no info about the sign-up meeting the following day. As a result we almost missed getting on the dinghy sailing course and our complimentary massage treatments (which we had already paid for!). We met another couple who had gone there specifically to do dinghy sailing but were told there were no places for them! So be careful. You might think you are going dinghy sailing, but Neilson's may have other ideas.........................

Admin and Activity Management was poor. Sailing instruction was by local guys who just wanted to have fun and entertain us, rather than teach us how to sail to RYA standards.
We have learned to sail with Neilson's years ago, so we know they used to be able to do it properly. There was a lack of management supervision.

Beach supervision was also poor. On occasions there was no safety boat on the water. One afternoon we waited 20 mins for the safety boat to come and fix our sail which had been wrongly rigged. These are safety issues you will want to consider carefully.

After our dinghy sailing week, we did one week learning to sail yachts. We began on a seaworthy yacht but this was taken away from us and after a lot of time wasted we were given one on which the winches did not work properly. In fact we put to sea in this and had to turn back. We learned that the seaworthy yacht had been given to a couple who were going flotilla sailing. Talk about being treated as second class citizens!

The hotel management and catering were excellent and the hotel staff friendly. Our yacht instructor (Judd) was excellent. But we left with the feeling that the admin and activity management was slack and sloppy and we were not well looked after for our 'Platinum Service' premium.

Good luck!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We took our 6 year old daugther in the October half term and all three of us had an altogether fantastic time.

ALL the staff were fantastic. I'm not going to single out names as it would be unfair to anyone who didn't get a mention. The atmosphere of the staff was laid back and good fun, the activities (all included in the price) were well run, could be as intense or sedate as you liked and the kids clubs seemed very popular amongst the vast majority of children in the resort.

Accomodation was basic but comfortable. We were busy all the time anyway so it didn't matter as all we did was literally sleep and bathe in the apartment. Plenty of scope to lounge about the pool or by the sea if that is your thing. Weather was excellent as it was cool enough at night to sleep well but still hot and sunny in the day.

As a big bonus we saw a seal whilst we were paddle boarding, something the staff said was a very rare occurrence!

We've never done the same holiday twice but are seriously considering it as we all had such a great time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a week's flotilla sailing from Neilson in Adakoy. A group of 6 of us had a Beneteau 373, a comfortable boat that handled very well. We were all rusty sailors so we asked for a skipper for the first 3 days and Neilson allocated Mike to us, to show us the ropes.
The area we sailed in was quiet, very calm and really beautiful. Nights were spent on restaurant's moorings. Food was good and Turkish chefs coped well with my gluten free diet. Swimming in the crystal clear waters was delightful. Sailing in October meant the days were sunny and the nights cool so it was possible to sleep comfortably on board.
A very good introduction to a Flotilla holiday, if you want better winds though this area of Turkey is not for you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Club Adakoy Resort Hotel
Address: Adakoy Mah. Kizilkum Mevkii No: 76 | Cennet Adasi, Marmaris 48700, Turkey (Formerly Neilson Adakoy Beachclub)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Marmaris
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Marmaris
#9 Family Hotel in Marmaris
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Marmaris
#17 Romantic Hotel in Marmaris
#17 Spa Hotel in Marmaris
#18 Luxury Hotel in Marmaris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Adakoy Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Club Adakoy Resort Hotel is set in Marmaris, 2.8 km from Marmaris Yacht Marina. The resort has a seasonal outdoor pool and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a TV. Views of the sea, pool or river are featured in certain rooms. Extras include slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. This resort has water sports facilities and car hire is available. The area is popular for windsurfing and diving. Bar Street Marmaris is 12 km from Club Adakoy Resort Hotel, while Karacan Point Center is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Dalaman Airport, 100 km from the property. ... more   less 
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