64 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
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: 3rd 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: 10th September 2012
mr and mrs douglas 1 week stay
"from start to finish we found the agar apartments and its staff very very good. immaculately clean with the most helpful staff we have ever met, where nothing was too much trouble (day or night). apartments are two storey which means u get the sun all day without having to move sun loungers around all the time to keep out of the shade. cant write review without mentioning staff by name..NIKE,ADEM AND AHMET thanks for great stay will probably see you all next year (not in july tho way too hot) regards mark and jayne july 2011"
- Travel date: 21st July 2011
what a holiday
"i cant say nothing bad about these appartments they are fantastic AAAAA thats what it should be rated going again in august,see you soon agar xx "
- Travel date: 17th February 2011
"Me and my boyfriend have just got back from Gumbet after staying in the Agar apartments for a week. Neither of us have been to Gumbet before but I have been to Turkey a few times and can safely say the the Agar is the best hotel I have stayed in. The rooms were cleaned every day, the pool area was clean with plenty of sun loungers, the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were reasonably priced. Good location too, only about a 5 minute walk on to bar street where there are loads of great bars and restaurants. I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone thinking if visiting Gumbet :) x"
- Travel date: 17th October 2010
"hi, myself and my wife have been here twice now and wouldn,t dream of going anywhere else in turkey i am going back next summer for my 50th birthday and taking a few friends aswell so here,s to meeting all the wonderful staff next year keep up the good work best wishes jock and janine "
- Travel date: 28th August 2010
Fantasic Accomodation and Service
"We couldn't find fault with the Agar Appartments, the staff were excellent, the food great and the prices very reasonable. Nike works like a trooper and is always pleased to see you. The whole complex is kept really clean. We went late in the season and still had a fantastic time. I would recommend Agar and will definitely go back."
- Travel date: 9th November 2009
First time in Turkey
"Loved the Agar Aparts in Gumbet. Great location, nice and quiet, beautiful gardens. Clean, tidy and well managed. Food was good especially fresh fish and breakfasts. Staff were polite, friendly, helpful. Nike, was lovely as was Mary and Elvin. All really helpful and knowledgable. Gumbet itself was ok, liked the local area around the hotel, especially the local sunday market. The beach is ok and there is plenty of choice of where to eat, I am glad we went out of season as I would imagine in the summer 'bar street' as it is known must be buzzing. However, we liked the calm oasis of the Agar Apartments. We would recommend these apartments and will definately go back."
- Travel date: 7th November 2009
"we went to the agar apartments end of july for two weeks and it was amazing bob and nike are ace, bob cant play darts but thinks he can. nike will do anything for you proper gent. i cant wait to g back trying to get booked fo same time again. they love g star across there shop keepers are mental they remember you everytime you go past... you must go for a turkish bath at the start of the holiday as you tan better and dont peel...promise,,, well if you are going next year see you there. you willsee the stoney massive t-shirt in the bar they love football tops bring one sign it and see it when you go back..."
- Travel date: 28th October 2009
"This was my first trip to Turkey. The Agar apartments were absolutely fab. they are absolutely spotless and set in really pretty surroundings. The staff, from the owners to the gardener are friendly, polite and warm sincere people. Bob's Bar could be good fun but too much football for me. Nike is the most polite and genuine person you will wish to meet. The cleaners, Fatima and Ayesa work tirelessly all day and nothing is too much trouble. The gardens are beautiful.The food is very tasty and very well presented. The pool area is spotless and quite comfortable. If you need to go anywhere just ask Bob and he will arrange a taxi to pick you up at reception. They are really cheap. A trip into Bodrum is a must and is only 15 mins away by taxi. Everything else you need is just a short walk,from shops for you daily needs to restaurants and bars. A night out at The Dreamgirls is brilliant value for money and very funny. I am not sure if I want to do the travel time again but if I did I would definitely return to The Agar Apartments."
- Travel date: 6th October 2009
Good for holidaymakers who like to stay around pool and relax.
"Just returned from our stay at the agar, this was our first visit to turkey and we didnt realy know what to expect, first off the resort itself was very nice however the agar was a good hotel in a poor location and the surrounding areas are in need of some improvement, gumbet is very nice but you should prepare yourself for abit of banter as every shop and restaurant seem desperate for your custom. The Agar apartments are set in beautiful gardens and the rooms are very clean, staff were freindly and seemed very dedicated to offer great service. The worst thing about these apartments is that you will probably be woken very early by several dogs barking in the local area. "
- Travel date: 22nd September 2009
Second stay, already booked the third!
"This was out second stay at Agar and we are booking again for next year! It is a fabulous complex. The apartments are spotless, the food fantastic and the staff are second to none. It really feels like a family at the Agar. There is good mix of people, we were four girlies out to have a good time and there were families, groups, couples. Everyone is friendly. The pool is amazing, so clean! Bob managed to push us in the pool this year but we will get him back next time! Nike is a darling, nothing is too much bother and he even ventured out with us for a drink one night! I would recommend Agar to anyone, 5*! "
- Travel date: 14th September 2009
Top traveller tips for Agar Apartments
"Enjoyed the Bodrum market on Tues and Gumbet on Sund."
"Red Dradon always busy great food!"
"Good holiday resort and very lively but be prepared for some pushy sales banter."
"try it you won,t be let down"
"Lotus resteraunt and Tempo. food and cleanliness 10/10"
"red dragon is a must then bars there after"
"do a boat trip,you can dive go in caves or fish for 30 turish lyira"
"Jasmine Garden in our eyes was the best restaurant. Must do a boat trip"
"Go to Leos bar-it rocks!"
"urfa restaurant, agar, and bar street chicken kebabs for 1 liraaaa lurrvveerrllyyyyyyy"
"Try and get a room with a pool view"
"Azukara restaurant or The Steak House as we called it is first class. A boat trip is a must"
"anything you need, ask, they are so accomadating and helpful. "
"Recommend Red Dragon and Tempo for food, will definitely go back"
"Zetas Seray, The Cennett and Divers restaurants. Family bars The Brothers and Chiccos."
"Ideal for people of all ages"
"pool is quite deep my wife could not stand up in it alhough there is a baby pool"