This was our second visit to Icmeler but our first staying at these apartments but I have to say they were great value for money and to sum up we would be more than happy to return for another holiday.
There are one or two negatives and I think these points are worth making so that future holiday makers know what to expect:
The one bedroom apartments were a bit small so if you were travelling with two big teenagers, I'd say book a two bedroom apartment. However, the maids came in every day and everything was kept lovely and clean.
Another apartment gripe for us was the lack of a freezer compartment in the fridge as we like to freeze bottles of water to take out with us. We do appreciate however, that this would not be an issue for most people.
The music around the pool could be quite noisy during the day and with the entertainment up till midnight so if you just want a holiday of quiet relaxation then maybe this is not the place for you.
The 10am cockerel crowing and the loud "Good Morning" song was reminiscent of Hi de Hi or Butlins and may not appeal to everyone.However as the week progressed we began to find it amusing.
Now for the positive points. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly and the one problem we expressed with our room was quickly dealt with. There was none of this getting up at the crack of dawn to bag a sun lounger. There were still loungers available at 10am and if we had been out for the day and returned at 4ish there were loungers available then. The pool and poolside area were kept lovely and clean.
Although we were sceptical about the wristband system at first, we found it really good. Everytime you placed an order, the money was taken off the wristband straight away and a receipt given.
The quality of the food in the restaurant was fantastic and so resonably priced. We usually rarely eat at our apartment complex but this year we ate there 3 out of 7 nights. The Turkish night is not to be missed. Entertainment brilliant fun but importantly the food included in the price was fantastic. Again, normally we would shy away from apartment complex barbecues as in the past we have found them less than inspiring. However, quality meats were served by chefs dressed up in beautifully clean aprons and hats and the cold table heaved with lovely salads, stuffed peppers, stuffed aubergines etc. Well worth the money!
The location of the apartments was great too. Although I was concerned that we were quite far out of the centre, the dolmus was cheap and frequent and we often walked as it was a lovely pleasant flat walk .
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.
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