Here is a comparison between a 3 star B+B and a 5 star all-inclusive holiday.
I looked at the flights first and they were around 500 for two Then I added the coach transfer at 20 pounds. 520...Then I looked at a 3 star hotel B+B in a good location at 20 pounds per night adding up to 140 pounds for a week. Compare this to a 5 star all inc at 588 (price with Icmeler Online) The cheapest, who Price match anyway
Big difference you say BUT think on you eat out every lunch and evening meal.
A simple Lunch for two with a drinks adds up to 20 pounds (Maybe 15 if you keep is very simple.
Then an evening meal that will add up to 25 to 30 pounds for two with drinks.
Now assume you go to a bar in the evenings and spend say 10 pounds for just a couple of drinks (for two) Keeping it simple and low it all adds up to 20 + 25 + 10 = Over 50 pounds a day Call it 50 for 7 days = 350 pounds Add Ice creams ETC its more.
Now add up the cost of the meals and the 3 star hotel 140 + 350 = Around 500 pounds..
My point is the Aqua Grand Lux 5 star All Inclusive Hotel is just 588 and that’s 88 pounds more than the budget 3 star hotel! By going 5 Star you get a luxury hotel Luxury room with room slippers. All meals and a snack bar open all day included and as it’s a 5 Star the meals are excellent.
Do not compare to the cheap all-inclusive where its salad every day!! You will be sorry if you book a cheap all inc holiday! You do get what you pay for. In a / the Aqua Grand Lux you also get all your drinks included from the morning till bedtime. This is everything from Beers to Cocktails Spirits and soft drinks and even Tea and Coffee all Inc and free at any time during your stay Unlimited. There are al a cart evenings too.
Note they even give you Beach towels and have free sun beds in their own section of the beach.
Then there is a Sauna and a heated indoor pool as well as the outdoor pool.
There is Live on stage entertainment every evening and also fun and games in the day.
The glass lift runs up the outside of the hotel and if you are not a guest you will see and hear the outdoor shows that are on every night and envy the guests. There are security guards on the entrances to stop gatecrashers. I added up the costs of doing it on the cheap and compared it to the 5 star Aqua in Icmeler in Turkey and realised it does not actually cost a great deal more!!! But there is more to do in the evenings apart from trudging the streets and having to top at 10% for everything you have!
I know from experience and the reviews will confirm that a Cheap all-inclusive will be just that... CHEAP. You will hate the food. Read all the reviews. BUT do check out the reviews on the 5 Star more expensive all-inclusive. Do the sums and work it out and see that B+B can cost much the same after adding up what you SPEND on food and drink.
Take a look at the Video for the Aqua Grand Lux, Its posh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The five star Hotel Aqua is nicely situated on the South Western tip of Turkey, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. Hotel Aqua is located only 7 kilometers from Marmaris City Center and 110 kilometers from Dalaman Airport. This unbeatable beachfront location provides proximity to shopping, night life, restaurant and bars as well as fantastic excursions which Icmeler generously offers. Comfortable rooms, exquisite culinary experiences, luxurious Spa and Wellness centre, combined with spectacular views and unparalleled service, will guarantee a perfect stay and unforgettable memories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aqua Hotel Icmeler Turkey