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Avlu 1 Apartments
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“we loved it, and would defo go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

Just back from icmeler, and have to say that having been to icmeler 18yrs, the avlu has to be the best apartments we have stayed at. We were in a 1 roomed apartment, it was immaculate, and was perfect for us both. plenty of room, and the price of air con was a reasonable price to pay for the fornighnight. The roomed was cleaned everyday, clean towels & bedding every 2days. There was plenty of sun loungers and playpark for children, the avlu is beside the three bells pub, who do excellent meals, and for day trips or water parks, which i recommend aqua dream, then they can be booked by captain bull, ie. skinny rambo, which is to the right of avlu. The staff at avlu are so friendly and make u feel so welcome. esp jimmy who works very hard. their meals are off 1st class nd are not expensive as some places we have stayed in over the years. i was even shocked when they took our luggage to nd from our room. We met a new bunch of friends, whom we are keeping in touch now, nd 1 cpl are going back nxt year, as we will be doing also. so hopefully the avlu will have rooms left for us. I will definetly recommend the avlu to any of our friends who might be thinking of going to Icmeler. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the staff at the avlu for making this years holiday a one to remember with happy fond memories for not only superb rooms, but for their friendly hospitality throughout our fornight with them. Thank you guys.. John & Diane McKinney......Dundee,Scotland

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

Well we have just returned from our first visit to the Avlu 1 Apartments. What can i say it is centrally located so everything is within a 5-10 minute walk yet peaceful and calm. We met amazing friends as the complex was just the right size to sit and speak to everyone around the pool. Murat the owner has over 20 years in the business and he is an absolute credit to his proffession.Nothing and i mean nothing was too much trouble for him, he greeted you every morning and took the time to remember your name. The cleaners did an amazing job and were constantly on the go.The rooms we spotlessly clean every day and again you were always greeted with a smile. Jimmy behind the bar remembered every morning that i could not function ithout my coffee and after the first day as soon as i came out of my apartment he had one waiting for me. These little attentions to detail I believe is what makes for a stressfree holiday. Would i recommend it? Absolutley. So much so we are booking directly for 3 weeks next year. This is a self catering establishement and it does pride itself on simplicity and cleanliness at a 5 STAR STANDARD

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Davsha007
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

Just got back today from our 2 week stay at the Avlu 1. This was our 8th year staying here, its like home from home. The staff are always friendly and helpful, management have become family over the years and are always happy to help. Rooms although very basic are cleaned every day, and the maids do a great job in keeping the rooms and surrounding areas clean. The pool bar is ideal for snacks all day, and cooked fresh, very reasonalby priced. Jimmy the barman works very hard and likes to have a laugh.
Can recommend Alins cafe next door, food is fantastic and very very reasonably priced.
the 'No name bar - fun pub' is our favourite place and the owner has become a very good friend over the years.
Private boat trips can be arranged with 'Eric' from Ericoy travel about 100 yards from the apartments, just let him know Lynn & Gary from Newcastle recommended him, he will look after you,
The water taxi to Turunc is a must (£5 return).
Cant rate Iclemer too highly. We love it and are booked up already for next year.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Lynn H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Just returned from a weeks stay at Avlu 1 and had a brilliant time. We stayed in a 1 bedroom studio and found them clean and basic but of a much higher standard than some of the Greek studios we have stayed in. There is air conditioning which is an extra (at approx £28 for a week) but it would have been unbearable without as most days it reached 40 C. The rooms had a good sized fridge and were well stocked with pans and cooking utensils- not that we actually used them as it was so cheap to eat out. The bathrooms were clean and a decent size and each room had a balacony, large enough for two people to sit comfortably. For the price we paid for the accommodation I felt we got excellent value for money but, if you are expecting 5 star luxury for less than £400 in peak season, then this is not the place for you.

There was a fantasic, relaxed atmosphere at the Avlu, the staff, especially the bar staff, were incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Most of our days were spent around the pool and it was refreshing to see, upon waking up at 9 am on our first morning, that there were no towels on the sunloungers! We all commented on how safe we felt within the hotel and the resort and this seemed to be the consensus of other guests (almost all British or Turkish), many of whom return year after year.

Avlu 1's location is perfect if you like to be within easy (5 minutes) reach of the main resort but like a quieter more family/group orientated place. There are 3 cashpoints just outside the hotel as well as at least 5 or 6 bars/restaurants within seconds from the entrance. All of the bars have to turn any 'loud' music down by midnight so the entertainment tends to revolve around chatting in bars after this. We had a fantastic holiday and will be returning to Turkey again after this. Thanks Avlu 1!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the air conditioning in peak season!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Price27
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

We stayed here for two weeks end of July / beginning Aug. The overall experience was very good.

The apartments are family ran and all the staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. The maid service was excellent and the rooms were always kept very clean - worthy of a decent tip at the end of the holiday.

There's plenty of sun beds and again, these are all kept very clean and tidy. The grounds, garden and bar were also very well looked after.

The lads behind the bar were never pushy, always very helpful and we often ran a tab without any problem. The food served was basic but perfect for pool side lunches and the occasional breakfast. It was excellent value too. Not our chosen spot for evening meals ( see my other reviews), but a good, cheap and decent enough fill up stop.

There's no entertainment - and we prefer it that way as we can then choose where to go and when rather than have it forced upon us, so for us, that was a positive.

The bar was well stocked and good value. Free pool table too and never a shortage of challengers from behind the bar!

Aircon was additional at £4 a day, but needed as it was really pretty hot when we were there. Weirdly, a toaster was also an extra you had to pay for. No Tv ( good), but sport or news would be put on for you if you wanted it the bar.

The pool was deep - so maybe not great for younger kids, but my two (10 and 13) had no problems not being able to touch the floor in the shallow end at 1.6 meters. There's a little paddling pool at the side, but it's very small.

It's on a main road, but we never found it noisy to be fair. The opposite in fact. There was never a noise to keep us awake.

Appartments were basic, but as I've said, clean and well looked after. Beds were fine. Small balcony which overlooked the pool. Plenty of storage. Funny little plug in caravan style two ring cooker - but the food is so cheap in Turkey, you'll end up eating out most of the time.

All together, a nice, family run, quiet and clean complex where you won't be hassled and you're free to relax and get on with your holiday.

If we went back to Icmeler, we'd look to book here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Markawesley
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gosport
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

We stayed here in late July.

The rooms are clean and functional. They are cleaned daily-sheets are changed twice.

There is a nice bar area that does some nice food at good prices.
The pool is a nice size but its shallow end is 1.6mt so if you have young children you may have to keep an eye on them.

The apartments are located on the main road through Icmeler. There are numerous bars and restaurants nearby. Our personal favourites were Ugra which was across the road where we had breakfast a few times and Alins which is a few doors awqay.

The beach is a ten minute walk, the Dolmus stop is outside. There is a Tansas supermarket about 300 yards away.

I will be returning to Icmeler and will be staying at Avlu 1

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank gosportkev
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Stayed here 7th july to 21st 2011, had an amazing time, will be back next year, very friendly helpful staff, lovely clean well equipt apartments and a lovely big fridge. air con is well worth the money as the weather never dropped below 30 degrees at night. The pool and pool area is clean and never had a problem getting a sun lounger, food was very reasonably priced and cooked fresh to order, only one small down side was the music played during the day was too loud, it would be nice to have a couple of hours a day in peace to enjoy reading a book , didn't let this spoil our holiday but it would have made it even better, if you are looking for somewhere to eat while in icmeler i can very very highly recommend the tandori sizzler, food staff and atmosphere was beyond excellent, we also hired a private boat for the day which was worth every penny, always said i would never go to the same place over and over again but this was our second year here and will be back for a third :-)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank rachluv
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Property: Avlu 1 Apartments
Address: Cumhuriyet Mah. Kayabal Cad. No:22, Icmeler 48720, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
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Ranked #8 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Avlu 1 Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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