28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Had a brilliant time. staff were friendly rooms nice and clean all in all a very nice place to stay i highly recommend it. we will be going again definitely...AAA"
- Travel date: Fri 10th of January 2014
"just got back having stayed at avlu 1 , apartment clean and maid was in nearly every day, first few days we did the pool and sunbeds but then the towels came out and sunbeds were not easy to get, the pool was full of inflatables and there was little room in their, so we spent 10 days on the beach, nothing to do there on the night, the bar was usually shut by 12pm so we had to have our last drink next door at the 3 bells (good place).
it sounds like i'm knocking the place, but overall it was good.
just a footnote; when i asked for the wi-fi code the lady on reception sent me to the local supermarket!!!! ;-)"
- Travel date: Fri 19th of August 2011
"couldnt of wished for a better stay in the avlu 1 aparts.
first of all we would like to thank all of the staff for the hassle free environment they never bothered you once always greeted you but never commented or asked where you were going, we go self catering for a reason as i only use the apartments to sleep in we are out all day and most of the night which didnt seem to bother the staff which is a good thing considering we never even bought a bottle of water from the aparts or spent a penny there apart from the safety deposit box and extra tenner to keep the room on. i would definitely stay here again lovely place and great relaxing atmosphere cant wait to go back thanks guys!!
on another note BROADWAY RESTAURANT on the canal best food you will ever eat in icmeler AAAAAA********* fantastic staff i think we spent most of our holiday here
- Travel date: Sat 9th of October 2010
Quaint, comfortable and lovely!
"These apartments are an absolute delight to stay in. Only a ten minute walk to the beautiful beach in Icmeler, and just a stone throw away from fabulous restaurants, bars and shops.
The staff in the hotel are most accomodating and nothing is too much trouble. The maids are meticulous and our towels were changed nearly every day.
The pool area is quite small, but has a lovely atmosphere and has enough sunbeds to accomodate everyone staying in the apartments.
I would definately return to the Avlu 1 Apartments and would recommend to anyone. "
- Travel date: Fri 27th of August 2010
The most fantastic holiday we've ever ha...
"The most fantastic holiday we've ever had! We stayed in Avlu 1 apartments where Ferdie, David and Murat were great. The room was basic but clean with a maid service 6 times a week. We went for 1 week which wasnt enough, hopefully going back to the same place next year! :)
Has anyone got a photo of Mehmet from the beach? The young guy who comes over and chats to you all the time! He was so lovely and we'd love a photo of him if anyone has one. Our camera got broken on the 2nd day so we didn't get a chance to get a photo! I'd really appreciate it if you could send me one to: [email protected]
Thanks alot, a fantastic holiday, would highly recommend Icmeler and the Avlu 1 Apartments,
Hannah and Katie"
- Travel date: Sun 31st of August 2008
We were quite apprehensive about staying...
"We were quite apprehensive about staying here as there are few reviews on the web but overall we were impressed.
We stayed in a one bed apartment in the Avlu 3 complex. There are only 10 apartments so there is a 'family feel' to the place. Staff are friendly and helpful (especially Bulent) The pool is nothing to write home about - its small and doesnt get the sun much...But the beach is literally 2 mins away. It costs 2.50 lira for a bed for the day...
The apartment was clean and basic - the beds are pretty hard but it didnt bother us too much...We didnt bother with cooking either as food was so cheap - Magestics nr the Canal do a brill full eng breakfast for a quid! Their evening meals are also fab - try the fish or steak....The Chinese next to Barons nr the top of the canal also amazing - 699 for all you can eat top notch Chinese food...
We spent most evenings at Magestiks - the staff are great and entertainment fun! (Its a bit samey samey but nevertheless fun!) Joes bar and Irish bar also fun...
I made a few calls to UK from hotel phone and 15 mins cost me a fiver! Cheap as Chips.... One word of warning - the showers are run by solar power, which meant if you didnt shower before 7 you would be having a cold one! That was our only main concern! Everything else was fine - and we seemed tucked away enough not to be bothered by late night noise! If you dont mind basic and but clean then these are the apartments for you! We're going back next yr!!!"
- Travel date: Tue 19th of August 2008
me and my family stayed at avl 2 apartme...
"me and my family stayed at avl 2 apartments for a week in june.brilliant the roms are very lean lovely maids and simon what can i say you were brill my son thought the world of you and youve become a good friend to us all. also visited avlu 1 brilliant jamie, ferdie, and david, brilliant friendly went to avlu 3 smallish pool in the complex very small and c losed in but nice if you like small any way i love turkey alot go about twice a year stayed at mamaris in june 2008 at the rosy apartment very nice to we also stayed there in october o7 loved it love turkey great for shopping amd eating out very heap get to thre markets bargins golore barter with them thought they excpet it."
- Travel date: Sun 17th of August 2008
we had a very good holiday here, we were...
"we had a very good holiday here, we were made very welcome by erhun, david+ferdie we're going to try and come back in september for ilse's birthday. as of now avlu i probably has lifelong customers we would like to thank the lady who cleans the room for her service thank u to all avlu staff see u soon martin + ilse + shannon + scott"
- Travel date: Mon 19th of May 2008
Comments: The Avlu I is a great accom...
" Comments: The Avlu I is a great accommodation, it is in a great location, the pool isn't very big but big enough for the small amount of rooms they have. You walk out of the accommodation and the shops, restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, doctors (just up the road) is there. Turn right and a 2 minute walk will take you to the beach. At night there are loads of bars and restaurants to choose from, we tried a few and didn't really have a bad meal there. I would recommen you to book your trip opposite bank AKBANK EREKOY travel thomas is a friendly person looks after you and if you ask him what to buy he wil tell you where the best placeses to go."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of May 2008
We,ve just returned from icmeler and the...
"We,ve just returned from icmeler and the avlu apartments, we went last minute and normally stay in a hotel but fancied a change and we were not disappointed we had a fabulous holiday and cant wait to go back. Pool area was lovely, plenty of beds, none of this reserving sunbeds. Bar area again very nice with two lovely lads Ferdi and Arhun, they are both friendly and full of fun nothing is a bother for them always a smile for you. My partner and i stayed in a studio so can only comment on them, again more than adequate, they were cleaned daily by two very nice lady,s who even washed up the pots we left from breakfast, you must bear in mind these are self catering apartments so you have to buy your own LOO ROLL just like every other self catering apartment, bed linen and towels provided for the duration of our stay, kitchen equiped with everything you need. Meals in the bar area very reasonable, most you,ll pay for a meal is 17 lira which is approx 7 qiud and thats for a steak, chicken dishes 11 lira which is approx 4.50 and pasta and pizzas which were all around 7 lira again approx 3 quid. I tried the chicken dishes and the pasta dishes all very nice, also very nice and generous full english breakfasts for 6 lira with proper bacon and sausage. Then we come to David the manager a very nice man who is always on hand to help you with anything and believe me after the problem that we had, nothing to do with the avlu i might add, he went above and beyond his job title and resolved our problem almost immediately he really was an absolute star. All in all i would recommend the avlu 1 apartments to anyone couples and families alike. Its about a 15 min stroll to the beach and by way of the canal is very nice. The dolmus to marmaris runs right by the apartments, and loads and loads of restaurants and bars all around your spoilt for choice. You,ll have a great time in icmeler at the avlu 1, were going back in october and cant wait."
- Travel date: Wed 14th of May 2008
I have been going to the Avlu Apartments...
"I have been going to the Avlu Apartments since 2004 and we have booked up for next year. I canât tell you how much fun me and my family have here. We have met up with a lot of people year after year who go back and I would really recommend the apartments to anyone.
The staff have become family more than friends now; they are so helpful and work really hard to ensure that your holiday goes well. They work long hours, serving, cleaning round the pool area and occasionally providing us with entertainment (I've lost count of the amount of times the hose pipe came out and people were getting pushed in the pool).
The food is lovely and really cheap. The rooms are spotless with maid service every day. The garden and the whole place are gleaming.
Icmeler is a really lovely resort and the people are lovely. You are spoilt for choice on places to eat. I recommend Charlieâs Place (just over the road from Avlu) and the Lemmon Tree (before you reach cannal shops). For shopping Tansas is the local supermarket less than a five minute walk. And Elvis market (small shop) just next door to Charlieâs Place is a great little market, the staff are lovely there too. I would recommend Icmeler and Avlu apartments to anyone!"
- Travel date: Thu 10th of January 2008
We were sold this holiday by going place...
"We were sold this holiday by going places as a 3 star rating and expected these standards to be met. There were many things that we were not happy with, but cleanliness was the main one.
On appearance the apartment looked ok, but after taking a shower and walking through the room barefoot, my feet were black. The towels were changed once in a week. When I asked I was told this was normal! We also had to provide our own toilet roll as once you have used the 1/2 a roll provided you were expected to do this!
When sitting around the pool the staff played 1 Turkish record 7 times in a row as loud as they could. This was consistent throughout the holiday and we couldnât relax as we expected to do.
Overall the holiday was a massive disappointment and would not recommend it to anyone!"
- Travel date: Sun 4th of November 2007