We stayed at this Hotel in September 2012.
The setting and layout of the hotel was fantastic, you had lots of places to sit either in the sun or shade, you could watch the world go by in the bar overlooking the beach. The hotel itself had its own private beach which was reserved for residents to use. The boats stop outside the hotel for day trips - perfect.
The gardens of the hotel were wonderful and whilst we were staying at the hotel we tried the seafood restaurant which was just pure heaven. They have three restaurants to try, ottoman, italian and seafood; you can try one of these for free during your two week stay. Do it as it is well worth it!
The room was spotless, the maids were superb however the staff in the main restaurant left a little to be desired.
When have stayed at other hotels in Turkey the hotel had organised a managers cocktail evening which enabled you to meet the staff, waiters, managers etc. Unfortunately during our stay it did seem that no supervision was given to any of the waiting staff, they were just stood around talking most of the time and at least once per night we had to ask for water or a drink and once the table had been used they did not seem to want to reset it unless you specifically asked them to do so.
The choice of food was quite good but the only bugbear we have is that the fish - namely salmon - was not deboned satisfactorily, my husband did speak to one of the chefs and he promised that next time it would be 100% bone free, the ordinary fish was done to perfection but alas they still had a problem with the salmon which was a great shame. We did not get steak at all, only braising steak which was delicious but to say the hotel was a 5 star we were surprised not to have grilled steak on the menu.
We did mention the fact that cold plates on an evening did not make for a leisurely evening meal; if you did linger your food was cold. 3 times I complained to the head chef, he was very apologetic but nothing seemed to have been done until week 2 of our holiday. I believe that perhaps they did not switch the plate warmer on early enough, although we used to eat in the restaurant around 7.30 p.m. so it should be enough time for it to have warmed up.
We would stay at the hotel again but only if the price was right, however the hotel does have the best location of all the hotels on the seafront.
Would we recommend the hotel? Yes we would but it seems that the prices have gone up by £500 for next year so people would have to think carefully about it.
- 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