Food is good, a little repetitive at the end of the week, though they tried hard to make it interesting. We went out of season. We were told on booking that we would have 3 a la cart's to choose from, we had only one in the last half of the week, and then were told they did not have places in that.
We were told there would be water sports, they did not start till May. We were told there would be entertainment each night, and dancing. There was no dancing, and the very poor entertainment finished by 10, and can only be considered as children’s entertainment or very poor quality.
The resort's bars, food places were all closed, so not a lot of reason to go out at night, therefore we relied on the hotel. Thankfully there were some delightful people there, as the animation team provided a very poor service.
The trips that are offered by the reps are actually the same trips offered by the local group on the beach front towards Ichmeler. If you book a trip with the rep you will pay £5-10 more, for the "safety and security". The same people selling on the front and in the dive shop on the beach next to the waffle shop are the same people that collect you for the reps trip.
The choice of food was amazing and the staff constantly checked the temperature and quality of the food. The staff were friendly and very, very helpful. It was the last week of the season I think the entertainment was a little reduced but this was not a problem for us - what there was good.
We found all the staff very friendly, with the hairdresser and jewellers’ staff particularly so, and not particularly pushy.
We found the food to be of an excellent standard, always hot and good variety. (One could moan about having to pay for fresh orange juice)The theme nights were fantastic.
The hotel itself is beautiful with stunning views and a fabulous pool (although it is quite deep with no shallow end for non-swimmers). It is spotlessly clean and the members of the cleaning team are friendly and polite.
The air conditioning in the rooms is great and believe me you are going to need this.
The animation team who have been given a lot of stick on here were absolutely brilliant, lovely with the children and always trying to make you smile and generally improve your holiday experience. The childrens entertainer was amazing with the children and actually cried when we were leaving. Mesut the general manager was fabulous, unfortunately some things are beyond his control.
Now for the bad points, we paid for 5th floor with sea views and were given 3rd floor pool view rooms. The food in the hotel is usually cold and is geared more towards eastern Europeans. On one occasion our 3 year old daughter was served raw chicken (which of course we complained about immediately). The restaurant itself is not air conditioned and this makes for an uncomfortable dining experience (be prepared to take plenty of spending money to eat out as we had to almost every night).
As for the bar staff, quite a few of them were just plain rude, I actually stopped going to the bar after I went to order a cocktail at 6.30pm and the barman said 'don't you have children'.
Food was excellent with so much choice every meal time, although we still had the occasional person say to us they didnt like the food - they must be incredibly fussy!
Drink (non alcoholic) is available 24/7 and quite a wide choice in my opinion.
The hotel is located right on the promenade next to the beach and has a good selection of facilities nearby. Thoroughly recommended!!
Travel operator: Travel republic
The hotel was spotless and always kept clean.
We found the food was fine,there was something to please everyone in our party.
There was also a snack bar outside where you could get pizzas,salads and chips if you wanted them.Also if you felt you wanted more to eat you could have hot soup,bread and salad at midnight.
The games around the pool were great fun,something for everyone.
The dance shows put on were brilliant,something you would see in the west end.
Also the beach party was great with a bbq,fire show and dancing afterwards.
We usually go selfcatering in icmeler but because of the lira decided to go A/I and will be going back to this hotel next year.
You are right on the beach with lovely views and a great sea breeze. The grass area is well kept and they are always watering the gardens and cleaning around the pool.
Met some lovely people there. Also Curly and Onur were great entertainers and put 100% into everything. This must be hard for them as they work long hours and get up early.
Looking to go back to this hotel again.
Travel operator: first choice
Travel operator: thomas cook
Marti la Perla is all inclusive so we only ate out once. We went for a Chinese meal in the Majestic
Travel operator: Pegas
but the germans kept looking at us funny they would not get in the lift with us some couple went to get in the lift an then said no no english so we were on top floor as we looked down there they were walkin up to the top floor i thought that was bad.it was very clean the staff was not that friendly it was like they could not speak to us.we eat out every day the food was always fatty an it made me sick the salades were not that nice eaither.this is are 4th time to icmela never go back to that hotel again.
Travel operator: thomas cook
We only sampled the breakfasts and evening meals which were good enough. Not as wide a selection as the Marti but a smaller hotel. The room was lovely with a big bathroom and powerful shower and best of all, a perfect view across the bay. This was from room 413 on the 4th floor - couldn't have wished for a better outlook.
The hotel is next to the canal and right on the beach. The hotel entertainment wasn't up to much in the evenings but there's plenty of other entertainment around the resort.
Travel operator: Direct booking
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