Life Apartments

Barbaros Cad, Icmeler, Turkey
9  / 10
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Closest airport: Bodrum - Milas (BJV) (38.2 miles)

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Great Location Wonderful People

"Just spent 11 nights at The Life Apt and had a wonderful time the room was large and airy with 3 balconys they were cleaned daily and towels were changed every other day the pool and bar area was spotless the staf Memoli and Martin were polite helpful and did everything to help us have a great holiday and Alev the owner is a wonderful host who works tirelessly to keep the apartments running smoothly the location is great set at the top of a hill where it is nice and quiet but only a ten minute walk to the supermarket and restaurants and a 20 min walk to the main centre and beach"

  • Holiday details: Jun 2012, booked with Thomas Cook
10 / 10

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Brilliant Break

"We have had a brilliant 7 day break at the Life Apartments. We found Alev and all her staff fantastic. The apartments were cleaned every day and we felt it offered excellent value. We decided that Alev never sleeps as she is always about – She greets everyone in person (3.00am when we arrived) and is about during the day and into the evening when she is happy to sit and chat until the last person goes to bed. The place had a great ‘feel’ to it and we would recommend it for families with children of any age. Our sons spent a lot of time playing at the pool table with their new friends or in the swimming pool, which although it is not huge, it was never overcrowded. There was always space to sit around the pool.

Our son has coeliac disease and we had asked if a microwave would be available so we could re-fresh the bread we took with us. Although the room didn’t have one, Alev was happy to do this for us in the kitchen area, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was equipped with fridge, portable 2 ring hob, kettle and toaster. However, we ate out every day as local restaurants were good value (meal for four iro 120 tl). The Blue Fox and The Chef restaurants are excellent and provided delicious gluten free variations of their menu. I’m sure they would cater for other dietary requirements. The Chef also provides a free taxi pick up and drop off service to the Life Apartments if you don’t feel like a walk.

We had a fantastic time at Life Apartments; we would certainly come back and have recommended it to friends. Icmeler is a fantastic area (Marmaris is more 18-30 resort). We wouldn’t recommend the Lazy Day Cruise as it was like a floating disco/rave!

Alev was a great host, and her apartments are worth coming back to.

  • Holiday details: Aug 2011, Room Only, booked with Thomas Cook
  • Advice: Great food at local restaurants. Restaurants are better than those at home as they are willing to cater for special diets.
  • Good For: Beach
9 / 10

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"Having just returned from 2 weeks spent in Life apartments I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have been on. Alev, Volkan, Martin and the rest of the staff are fantastic and on top of providing a welcoming, helpful, friendly and fun atmosphere, they ensure the whole place is kept immaculate and cooked up some of the best food we ate during our stay in Turkey (highly recommend bacon rolls on turkish bread, Volkans Cardinal salad and steak in peppered sauce!).

Regarding the hot water situation - my only advice is to take note of when everyone else is heading for a shower at tea time and do the same! The water is solar heated so when it cools down, it cools down and its tough luck!

We were grateful for the location of the apartments as it allowed us to walk off some of the food we ate at night coming back from the town and at only a 10 - 15 minute stroll away, you are never far from home! Alternatively a taxi will cost 7-8 lira (around £3.50) each way.

We will definately be back in the near future!

  • Holiday details: Aug 2009
10 / 10

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One of the best holidays ever!

"Excellent holiday! will be going back soon! My partner and i wanted a cheap holiday not in the euro and not a big hotel, and this was perfect! just out of the way of the town, across the road from the local market on a wednesday! and not too far away from the beach about a 5-10min walk! the staff are so friendly and the hotel is very clean and welcoming! the food is better at the hotel than the town.... the hotel staff put on a turkish night that was fantastic and enjoyed by every one. I spoke to a lot of people who had already been a number of times and every one who was there for the first time would go back. every one loved the place!we are now looking to book again for sept, I cant wait to go back really didnt want to leave!!"

  • Holiday details: Jun 2009
10 / 10

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An experience to have over and over again!

"Well firstly i would just like to have a mention of the only other review on this site. Everyone has a right to have an opinion and it is totally respected and i even read the review before i went to the Apartments, however, i am glad i kept an open mind as i would have missed out on the greatest holiday i have ever had.

Firstly i would just like anyone thinking of going that in Turkey, the majority of Apartments user Solar Power to generate all their energy, hence, hot water is not always available due to the consumption used by individuals at shower time (it is that hot that you really will be glad of a cold/warm shower). Maybe the point of being able to wash pots and pans etc is valid, however, even i remember when we washed up in cold water back yonder.

Our first impressions when we arrived was of slight apprehension, 2 men in a relationship in an alien country could have been slightly uncomfortable, but Volkan made us feel instantly welcome when carrying our bags to reception.

The room was more than adequate in size, but, there was no TV....SHOCK HORROR....this truly was a blessing in disguise as the fun that can be had makes you realise that having your own personal time is overated anyway.

The Aptarts were clean, fresh and well decorated with everything we needed and the views from both balconies were stunning.

The pool was a great size for such a small complex and there was a Tv and pool table near the bar. Toilets at the pool to save you running up in an emergency and reception is totally seperate from the aparts in a small out building.

The staff......well.....i had heard of Turkey's excellent service records, but nothing prepared me for the friendships that were struck up between guests and staff alike, truly magical and fun and so not false.

Alice (the owner), Volkan, Freddie, Martin and the other staff were truly wonderful and would do anything for you (i know it sounds almost sub-serviant but it really was not like that).

Overall, a wonderful experience that we are going to go back to and after around 70 holidays between us, we have NEVER said that.

The aparts are a simple 3* property and some may say it gets 3* for its location and basic simplicity, but the service, fun, BBQ/themed nights, entertainment and hysteria at times that you receive will soon make you wonder why it is not rated higher.

If you like Gardening, just look at the effort that Alice puts into her complex.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2009
10 / 10

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"We have just returned from a 1 week stay at these apartments.

Throughout our stay and despite complaining to our rep and people in charge did not have the priviledge of Hot Water for either washing up or for showers. No plugs in sinks which made things quite difficult to even wash there as although there was a plastic basin it was in fact oblong and sink was round and if you put any pressure on it it just tilted into sink on one side. Very dissapointing state of affairs.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2008
4 / 10

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