64 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"we stayed at this hotel in july for 2 weeks.the hotel itself is very clean and the staff friendly.the maids do a wonderful job ,we came in to find our bed decorated with fresh flowers from the garden it was lovely.we had 2 kids with us (14) & (11) who had a great time at the hotel especially around the pool with the staff all taking part in the mad half hour(as we called it).as for Gumbet itself we didnt find a lot to do and as our kids love karaoke it was very disappointing on that side as the karaokes up in bar street dont have any life in them before midnight.The one thing we did enjoy was the trips we booked.we booked them all with lesley from otan tours on the corner of bar street.she is scottish and her husband chetten is a lovely guy we went scuba diving and went on a boat trip onboard lesley & chettens own boat.they really made it a great day for us as it was our daughters 11th birthday and lesley even went to the bother of getting us a birthday cake for her.we had friends went with our boat trips who paid 3 times what we paid and didnt have half the lunch we had or the room on the boat to move around as lesley and chetten only take a maximum of 19 people on their boat so you have loads of room.i highly recommend if you are going to book any tours to book with them as you get great value for money.and tell them the family from cumnock sent you. If you value yourself i would certainly recommend that you DO NOT go anywhere near Gumbets own sunday market as we found it pretty scary.we found bar street very expensive and would certainly warn anybody going there to stay away from the OUR restaurant as we very ripped off big style in there.only after you order your food from the menu do they tell you chips salad and anything else you expect to get with your meal are all extra and are not actually included with your meat or whatever else you order.however we did find a very good restaurant used by the locals if you turn right at the top of the street it is straight across the road from the pilic market(chicken rotisserie).if we did return to gumbet we would certainly go back to this hotel but i dont think this is likely as we prefer marmaris."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of August 2005
"just spent two weeks at the agar apartments and loved every minute. the apartments were spotless the staff were really good they interacted with everyone, we had a good time throwing them in hte pool, they were really helpful as well if you needed anything they would go out of their way to help you. would highly recommend anyone to go to the agar apartments you wont be disappointed ,we would go again."
- Travel date: Wed 20th of July 2005
Superb family hotel!
"We booked this last minute and having just arrived back today, needed to tell all this place is great! Small family run hotel apartments, spotless clean rooms and surroundings. Fantastic little touches from cleaning staff make a difference. Pool is central to life here, EVERYONE ends up being dunked several times a day!! :) Staff wonderful with kids (youngsters and teens). Restaurant is great and resonable. Other food places within easy walk (turn right at top of road away from "Bar Street" for best deals. The one opposite the Chicken Rottise' is absolutly brilliant and superb value (check out the constant changing starter bread course - for free!!). Bar can get noisy at night till early morning, light sleepers beware! BUT overall an absolutly fantastic place that I would not hesitate to return to or recommend.
Thanks to all the staff for making this a great holiday."
- Travel date: Sun 10th of July 2005
"we had two weeks in the agar beginning of may 2005 it was great the staff have mostly changed since last year but are just as good, bar manager tom is great (liverpool fan) played some great music and was happy to get thrown in the pool at least 4 times daily. arsene the barman is a bit quieter but a nice guy, the two girls who clean are great ,flowers on the bed and towels in all sorts of patterns .the food is fine but there is a fantastic choice just down the road.we went to the turkish night not something we normally do but had a great time loads of food and entertainment ,finally say hello to tom and the crew from keith and tricia ask him did his mobile ever dry out .ps it wasn't me!!"
- Travel date: Sat 9th of July 2005
Will go back
"My wife & myself went in June, for the first time at Agar apps. we were welcomed from the start of our holiday. Will more than likely go back in September for two weeks."
- Travel date: Fri 1st of July 2005
good and friendly
"this hotel is clean and tidy. all staff are helpfull and very frendly.the food is excellent. overall its a must for a holiday."
- Travel date: Sat 14th of May 2005
Best holiday ever
"My husband me and the two boys stayed in this place in August of last year and we had the best holiday ever, the staff were brilliant and Omar was a complete nutter, he had so much energy, most nights we drank til about four in the morning and if I woke early about 6.30am he would still be dancing around, all of the staff were brilliant to us and the atmosphere was great, we did not want to leave."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of May 2005
Great Apartments, Great Staff, Great Facilities, Great Gumbet!
"My boyfriend and I spent 2-weeks at the Agar Apartments in August this year. We were very impressed with all services that were provided and offered to us during our stay and the friendliness of all members of staff made it extra special. It is worth a trip to Gumbet simply to meet Omar, the Bar-man at the Apartments. He is simply CRAZY and full of energy 24/7. He loves to entertain everybody, from young children to the grown adults.He gets everybody laughing. Tommy, the new bar-man is following in his footsteps! Mustafa, the receptionist, who is studying to become an English teacher is very friendly and loves to store as many girls numbers on his phone as possible during the summer season. Hes lovely!Tolga, the waiter is a character of his own. He comes across as the quieter member of the team but after spending a few days by the poolside, you soon realise that he's not. He likes to dance with Omar by the poolside and help out with throwing people in the pool whenever theres the opportunity. The apartments are well located, not right in the centre of Gumbet but not too far out. This makes it a great family holiday destination. Gumbet has many family bars that provide entertainment 7-days a week as well as the more lively clubs and bars for the youngsters. There are many restaurants all around Gumbet that offer great meals for nearly nothing but the restaurant at Agar is just as good. There is a wide selection of meals on the menu and again, they are very reasonable.
The Agars favourite tunes are Usher "yeah", the cha-cha slide,Black Eyed Peas "shut Up" and the best (for adults ears only) has to be "Yogy Bear".
I hope this review is helpful to all those thinking of spending a holiday at the Agar Apartments!"
- Travel date: Sun 5th of September 2004
Fanatstic apartments! Fantastic staff!
"These apartments are fantastic. The best in Gumbet from what I could see. They are so clean and all the staff take great pride in their work. You should all be very proud of yourselves. I have never visited the same resort the following year and I didn't think Gumbet was up to much but I would go back to these apartments just to see everyone again. Omar, the barman, was an absolute nutter but very nice - you will laugh alot. Tolga, the waiter, a bit quieter but also very nice. I don't think he's as shy as he makes out! Mustafa, works in reception because his English is better (studying to be an English teacher in Turkey) was a lovely good looking young man and I'm sure all of the girls will fall in love with him."
- Travel date: Tue 17th of August 2004
loved every minute
"Just came back from Gumbet and what a great time we had there. The staff at the Agar apartments were wonderful very kind and friendly too. My two children were also made to feel welcome which is always a bonus when on holiday.
The accomodation was first class towels and linen were changed regularly and the apartment was cleaned every day.
The location was also very good not to close to all the nightlife but not to far away either.
10 out of 10 would definately go back there."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of August 2004
A hidden gem
"The agar is set just down off the main road, 5 blocks surround the pool making it a potential sun trap with a tropical feel about with all the plants and trees about. 3 of the 5 blocks have good pool views. The service here is first class as is the food and staff can't do enough for you, shops and bars restaurants only a stones throw away. Buses run back and fore to Bodrum 24/7 only costs Â£1. We went on a boat trip organized by the hotel well worth it sailing about in a traditional gullet. Some of the surrounding restaurants can be a bit pushy when eating, trying to get you to buy extras you don't want, just threaten to walk away, they soon stop. If you want to see the best views of Gumbet visit the windmill restaurant, I can assure you, you won't be disappointed. The only thing which we weren't keen on is all these loose dogs running about, especially down on the beach, they're not aggressive dogs just a pain in the backside more so when sitting down eating, all in all a great holiday for us fantastic weather despite being at the end of the season"
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of November 2013
Girls holiday made perfect!
"Myself and 4 girlfriends stayed at Agar Apartments for a week from 1st September 2012. It was clean, friendly and located in the perfect place, 5min walk into bar street but out of it enough to get a quiet day around the pool.
The apartment owners are amazingly freindly, making sure you are happy and enjoying yourself and they do not rip you off when you book to keep your room for longer on departure date, Â£12 only!
The only bad thing was that we found out towards the end of our week we were getting overcharged with drinks by one of the waiters, Ahmet, he charged us 10 lira each drink when infact it should have been 8 lira. The other waiter said sorry for this and gave us a round of free drinks.
Gumbet Bar street is buzzing with restuarants, bars and clubs, I would highly recommend Tempo resturant, avoid The Windmill, Red Dragon do a yummy english breakfast for 5 lira. A trip into Bodrum to eat at Hong Kong is well worth it, best chinese weve ever had, including in London.
I would 100% return to Agar Apartments and would highly reccomend to friends and family. ITS A MUST! "
- Travel date: Mon 10th of September 2012