Went from 24 April to 4 May so was quiet when we arrived and getting almost full when we left. Bad bits were:
The rooms were in two blocks, one by the quite pool and one near to the dining room and family pool at the second of these noise levels at night went up especially as it was a 24 hr bar and the music pretty loud. Also the animation team music routine was VERY repetative and the noise carried day and night, I had trouble getting 'Kentucky fried chicken and the pizza hut' out of my mind for days afterwards - agrgg!!!! The animation for adults mostly involved getting audience members to take part in various competitions some a bit embarassing and would have gone down well in a 1960's Bultins camp. Dining room tableware didn't seem to have gone through a dishwasher.
It was great value for money for summer holiday all inclusive hotel. A new servery appeared after a couple of days and a good range of food increased as the hotel filled up. Food was on all day if anyone wanted it - breakfast, late breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, afternoon cakes, diner and lastly midnight soup which proved popular but was served in the dining room and so rooms opposite had noise and other guests passing late on at night. Also water in our room was on the all inclusive and a large new bottle appeared each day, a good idea as tap water was not drinkable.
Our room was pretty standard but had everything and was kept very clean as were hallways and public areas. Also hallways were carpeted and this kept noise down considerably.
The reviws I read before going mentioned the 'shack' which was the old outside bar for evenings. This was not in use when we went and had been replaced by a new purpose built outside bar and sitting area by the upstairs pool which was pretty comfortable except it proved impossible at any time to escape the thunderous decibels of music and constantly flashing ceiling lights. It would have been a good idea to keep the quite pool bar open in the evening for those old and crusty ones like me to sit and be able to chat in peace!
The hotel photographer specialised in photoshopping his pics and had a rather hillarious poster up displaying the 'before' and 'after' result - so anyone wanting double chins and beer bellies removing get your pics taken by him!
We never found the hotel beach but there is a good public one literally a few minutes away by the harbour so no problems.
The hotel was situated well and surrounded by fantastic mountains at the back which came right down to the grounds. We even had visiting goats looking over the fence at the pool one day.
Icemelar is quite nice and not too big with enough shops etc and loads of hairdressers. Anyone with a beard, like my husband who never shaves, beware as they all wanted to drag him off to the barbers. There is a lovely old part of the village and good front walk which takes you all the way to Marmaris if you like walking . It has a good market which is easier than fighting through the one at Marmaris where you get a lot more hasstle. The water taxis are great and a bit dearer than the dolmas but do regular services to Marmaris and Tunch, a very small nice place just down the coast.
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