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Merve Apartments
Ranked #40 of 100 Hotels in Bodrum City
Reviewed September 23, 2010

My Wife, two daughters, grand daughter and a friend stayed here and everyone of us had a very good holiday and this was mainly down to the owners Julia and Selcuk and the staff,
They have a boat trip day and Selcuk always makes sure the boat is not over full (like most boats are) it is not over priced and transport to and from the mariana is included. The BBQ night is a very good night as you get to meet and chat to a lot more of the guest, quite often Julia and Selcuk will dine out and they invite guest along as well. They can recommend days out to suit your taste and quite often will offer to drop you off and pick you back up for a small charge. The rooms are basic but CLEAN, there is nothing that is to much trouble and that goes right from the top down to the cleaners. We will be returning.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

Just returned from a wonderful fortnight at the Merve Apartments. This was our second time at these apartments, the first time just me and my husband went and we enjoyed it so much we decided to take the family back with us this year. The Merve are apartments are excellent and Julia & Selcuk and all the staff going that extra mile to make sure you feel right at home. You do have a lot of returning guests but that just goes to show how friendly and welcoming the Merve is. The apartments are spotlessly clean and very spacious. Always plenty of sun loungers by the pool and Julia are always on hand to help and advise you on places to eat etc. and arranging any outings you should wish to go on. We must recommend the boat trip & bbq which both are really good value for money and gives you the opportunity to meet with the other guests. We have already arranged to go back next year with the family. We would highly recommend these apartments to everyone no matter what age group. The Merve caters for everyone.
P.S Quick hello to Ivor (how old was that women ), Carol & Jane, Kath, Dan, Ness, Chris & Yvonne ....... and everyone else who made our stay so welcoming!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank HeatherLeeds
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

After 19 years of holidays in Bodrum and staying in so many hotels and appts to mention these appts have to come out on top.Julia and Selchuk and all their staff made us so welcome and helped us so many times whilst we were there
It is true that they do have regular customers going back year after year but NOT once were we made to feel uncomfortable or not welcome there,we were asked on a couple of boat trips and BBQ nights too,we didnt make the boats trips as we have a friend who has a boat and we missed the 1st week BBQ night but manged to get to the 2nd one to have a lovely meal and a lovely night with everyone that was there
personally i think people go back year after year is because 1.they are made so welcome
2.people feel safe there
(especially people travelling on their own)
3..its better than home from home because at home you have to do things and there in the merve you get really looked after,a proper little hidden gem where you can relax till your hearts content.
just a 10 minute walk from a huge choice of restaurants and bars and a varied choice of quite bars or bars with music and dancing bars
the appartemnt we stayed in slept 4 adults (comfortably)cleaned regularly with fresh linen and towels
there was only one problem we had and that was that we hadnt found this place earlier but i suppose better late than never
My son jason used a local gymn just a 10 minute walk from the appts and very reasonable price too
just a 15 minute walk from the appts shopping for everyone tastes and if you buy too much just 7 to 8 lire £3 - £4 in a taxi back to the appts we were charged
nightlife again far enough away from the appts not to hear it but again just a 15 minute walk to get to it all
We found a restaurant called the Old Garden just around the corner from us which served good food and cheaper than what we were paying 6 years ago
4 x people main courses and 4 drinks £22.00 i was gobsmacked and the meals were lovely and good portions too and a relaxing atmosphere,another hidden gem that we just so happened to come accross it as we walked down to the centre from the merve
We hope to get back to the merve next year and with a bit of luck we might get there twice
WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND A++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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6  Thank bonnet5050
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at the merve apartments. I'll start by saying this was my first trip to this hotel for both my friend and myself. We were made to feel at home as soon as we landed. As two young women Julia gave us handy hints and tips on where to eat, what bars to watch out for, as well has business cards for those late night taxi rides home so we wouldn't get taken the 'long way' home. Yes there are alot of return guests, this just supports the friendly feeling, we spoke to everyone and joined in the banter. This type of hotel means you can join other holiday makers if you wish on a night out (Something is always happening) or spend a relaxing evening by the sea front.
Rooms are very clean, spacious and safe - we rarely locked our doors! Bar food was excellent - great bacon sandwiches along with as others have said the BBQ evening. Boat trip is well worth attending and arranged by the hotel so the boat is never packed - we went twice and the second trip the whole top deck was just guests from the merve.
The location is excellent just far enough out of town to avoid the noise (The beach front is loud).
I have to say it is julia, selchuk and there staff that really go that extra mile.. giving advice on beaches to go too, arranging trips to the beauty palour, taking us to the water park with 15mins notice, down to competitive games of killer pool and restaurant reviews.
Bodrum is a excellent resort - this is my 8th visit to turkey but 1st to Bodrum. The resort is huge - so bring those walking shoes.
We had such an great time like others we are joining the returning gang having booked to come back the same time next year. I'll leave with this last thought.. the merve doesn't have a holiday company attached to it yet was fully booked every day, guests covered all age groups with a few single travellers so this really is something for everyone. Thank you for a great time guys - see you in a year

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank sunloverkel123
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

I have just returned from a week at Merve Apartments with my daughter. It was the first time I've travelled without my husband and I was a little anxious but Merve Apartments was like an oasis. The 20 apartment complex is very attractive and is situated about 20 minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants in Bodrum in a very quiet street. There are several restaurants nearby but we found the walk into the town quite pleasant each evening and as two women we didn't feel unsafe or threatened in any way.

Each apartment has one bedroom but can sleep 4 with two sofa beds in the living area. There is a lovely kitchen area and the bathroom is equipped with a decent shower. They are very clean and comfortable.

The owner Julia organised several social events during the week we were there and we particularly enjoyed the boat trip followed by a BBQ which were both excellent value for money. Most people there were regular visitors which says a lot about the place.

I would recommend the apartments to anyone who was visiting Bodrum which we found to be a very nice town. There are a lot of trips you can do or you can spend the day by the pool if you wish.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JaneMarion
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Reviewed September 15, 2010

I travelled to Bodrum with a friend and stayed one week at the Merve Apartments. We found them to be clean, comfortable and well equipt (however we never got our TV working), the pool is very clean with lots of loungers and the food available at the bar was always very nice as was that provided on the BBQ night. It is around 15-20 mins walk to the shops and main sea front/marina area and i suggest asking for directions. Also it is worth noteing that there is no beach to speak of in Bodrum, the closest we found was around 15 mins bus ride away.

Merve Apartments is not short of returning customers I would say 95% of those staying at the same time as us had been serveral times previously and this can only be a huge compliment to the owners and staff however.... we did find that this had a slight negitive effect as it did make us feel a little excluded - outsiders intruding a little at a private holiday club. That said I would recommend the apartments particuarly to young familys and couples.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cocochannel76
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

The merve apartments in bodrum are without doubt excellent value for money. The owners are 1st class and etremely helpful. The rooms whilst basic are clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location is ideal you are close to the hussle and bussle of bodrum but just far enough away not to be effected by it. The Turkish BBQ night is Scrummy and good value. All in all you really can't fault it.

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Address: Dr. Mumtaz Ataman Cad. Haci Ahmet Sok. No:10 Bodrum Merkez, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #40 of 100 Hotels in Bodrum City
Hotel Class:2 star — Merve Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose Merve Apartments and you will be within walking distance of all the main attractions, bars, discos, restaurants and shops, yet far enough away to ensure peace quiet and undisturbed sleep. Apartments run bu Julia and Selcuk Gecit, english and turkish owners who designed and built them. Clean, comfortable apartments with a large swimming pool and open air snack bar. Apartments sleep up to 4. Airport transfer available at an extra cost. ... more   less 
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