We have just returned from an 11 night stay at the hotel Aqua. After our journey from Bristol to Icmeler we recieved a warm welcome in the hotels beautiful and spacious lobby and were given all the info we needed to start our holiday- a cold meze plate had been set aside for us in the dining room but we didnt take advantage of this as we put our son straight to bed. Room was good size and a gorgeous view over the pool and the bay of Icmeler from the balcony.
Cleanliness and efficiency of cleaners was really good and luckily our room was cleaned early while we were out in the morning. When we went down to breakfast we were impressed by the sizeable buffet- spread through the dining room one area for hot foods, one for cold and one for the gorgeous breads and pastries... dinner was equally pleasing- masses of choice and amazing turkish mezes you wouldnt find if you went to one of the touristy restaurants in the resort. Look forward to our evening meal every night and was never dissapointed.
After speaking to various people in the area it became apparent that the Aqua has a very good reputation and is highly renowned in the vicinity as offering very high standards. The location of the hotel is unsurpassed- sitting bang in the middle of the bay and taking advantage of the superb panormic views of the bay of Icmeler.
I travelled with Thomas Cook- Manos brand and the brochure does not do it justice at all. The hotel is located between the; L'etoile which is more enclosed and set back from the seafront- no open aspect; and the Marti la Perla- entertainment and music was played far too loudly and I was so pleased to have chosen the Aqua. Genuinely a great hotel- the staff at reception were very good and the restaurant staff were attentive and offered a friendly welcome every evening- especially Ali!!
George at the pool was fantastic and never missed a trick-so with it and helpful.
Towells for beach and pool are inclused so dont bother wasting space packing them!!
Lastly- can't recommend Icmeler as a resort highly enough- beautiful beach with private bathing areas for each hotel dotted along the front. The resort is a really lovely size- all flat for walking but set between fantastic mountains- if you brave a drive around the coast- the views and scenery are highly worth it!
A lovely walk to Marmaris for a busy scene if you fancy it- walk parallel to the sea and in front of some of the other hotels in the area under shaded pine trees- absolutely beautiful with little cafes dotted along for a refreshing drink if you fancy it. Then you can jump in a water taxi to get back- these stop right by the hotel.
The canal area is lovely in the evening to walk by and look at jewellery- crafts etc...
All in all a fab holiday- there were 7 in our party including a 3 yr old , mid 20's, 30's and 60's and everyone was pleased!!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, Cancelon and HRS so you can book your Hotel Aqua reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Aqua Hotel Icmeler Turkey