39 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
worst hotel in 25 yrs of holidaying!
"went in a party of 8 adults - 2 of whom were on honeymoon! couldnt wait as have holidayed in Icemelar for the last 3 years and loved it! hotel was recommended to us as being a good place to stay! *on arrival looked lovely outside and staff seemed friendly *air con and safety deposit box very expensive to hire compared to other hotels in area *had a note fastened to door on second day to say not allowed to use electricity fob when not in room or would be fined Â£20 - therefore no point in having fridge in room which was a plus in booking the hotel *cleaner removed parties personal kettles from rooms after 3rd day saying we were causing power cuts - even though whole town had power cut and they had no permission to remove anything from our rooms - they did return after a battle with management who said they had removed everyones kettles - they hadnt - we asked everyone - infact they even gave a couple a kettle and 2 mugs - then started selling mugs in reception? *one room shower didnt work - took 5 days constant asking at reception and rep to get to fix *bathroom fitments in all 4 rooms not fitted well = felt unsafe *hairdryers in all rooms fastened together with tape in bathrooms - dangerous - darent use *cleaning - poor quality - had to ask for bedding and towels changed *honeymoon couple had trip out and on returning found toilet had been used and filled with toilet paper and left smelling *glass broken in one of rooms and left on floor - dangerous *management and rep full of apologies and smile but did nothing - totally unhelful *barstaff pushy - constantly pestering to buy drinks and stay on their premises - moody if you dont! * pool cleaned of a sorts but not clean - sisterinlaw ended up in hospital and confined to room for last week with infection - cost her over Â£300 medical bills *slept and ate breakfast there only as paid for bed and breakfast and would have to pay to move to another hotel-couldnt afford to do and not guaranteed to get money returned - however when departure day arrived 2 couples out of 4 were slapped with bar bills!!!! hadnt even been in the place!!!had to pay as would have missed flights!!! *felt totally victimised at this hotel and WILL be taking this further! DONOT RECOMMEND ANYONE STAY AT THIS HOTEL! DO NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE STAY AT THIS HOTEL!!!"
- Travel date: 7th August 2012
Don't believe what they say
"Me and my child went a few weeks back. When I was looking at the websites and selen 2 popped up. It said it had a slide and had a picture of it so i thought to myself this would be good because it has a slide for my child. My friend who had been before said there was not a slide. So I phoned up and asked them and they said they would get in touch with the hotel and ask so they did and got back to me saying there was. WHEN WE GOT THERE NO SLIDE. Also bad choice for breakfast.. If u want to go on holiday with your child I do not recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: 4th August 2012
"This was our first visit to Icmeler we stayed at Selen 2 hotel basic 3 star hotel but what compliments this hotel to others is the staff Louie Martin and the rest of the staff are absolutely brilliant Mehmet has got them interacting with all the guests and they are top class Mehmet has not long taken over and is building a very good reputation i hope he keeps it going, i would certainly reccommend this to friends and family the food and hospitality is second to none we will certainly be back, there is plenty to do in Icmeler it has the market on a Wednesday and Sunday which is an experience in itself,the beach is a 5 minute walk with plenty of ammenities look forward to goimg back. Brian and Teresa in itself.Their are plenty of first class resturants if you wish to eat out and a good night life "
- Travel date: 2nd July 2012
"arrived in turkey on the 23 april 2 find the hotel we were staying in didnt open till the 1st may (the navy) im so glad the put us in the selen 2 it has been 1 ov the best hoildays iv ever had. you couldnt ask for better service the lads are so friendly and helpfully. the rooms were pretty small for 2 poeple but very clean . i will deffo be going back . "
- Travel date: 2nd May 2012
Not Supposed to be here!?
"We were supposed to be at the selen apartments for our 12 day holiday but upon arrival we were shunted into the selen 2 into a downgraded room for 2 people. We were at that time travelling in a party of 3 and 2 people. Staff unfriendly . nice area. would recommend Icmeler and selen apartments but not selen 2."
- Travel date: 22nd July 2011
Selen 2 deceives
"Me and my sister went to Icmeler in July 2011. We booked our flights and accommodation with easyjet. We booked a twin room at Selen 2 Hotel and paid for B&B. When we got there, we reported at reception, and after having our passports photographed, we were immediately taken to a completely different B&B called 'Sahil Cafe' which was round the corner. We were downgraded by 2 stars. Me and my sister didn't question this as we had got there at 2am And were really tired. The room at sahil cafe was maintained well, but the bedding was atrocious - the sheets smelt like old tobbaco and vomit, and looked riddled with STD's and bugs. In the morning we spoke to reception staff at Selen 2 who said that the hotel was fully booked, so they had to move us to Sahil cafe. They did not apologise and didn't seem to care that we were unhappy there. We know they weren't full booked, as a couple checked in 30 minutes later and were shown up to their room. We were disgusted by the response we received and were unhappy that we paid for a 3* hotel, but got shoved in to a 1* apartment. Nothing was done and due to lack of communication, we decided to bite our tongues and try and enjoy the rest of our holiday. On the day of our departure, we were waiting in the reception of Selen 2 and overheard a group of boys having a heated conversation with the reception staff - we found out this was because, they too were being carted off to a grotty apartment, even though their booking was for Selen 2. hotel. Yet again, the staff were unresponsive, and did not care. The boys persisted and miraculously a room became available (this was after 2 hours of arguing and threatening to sue). I wish me and my sister had done the same.... The holiday was brilliant, but the thought of having to jump into that horrible bed at night dampened our mood in the evenings. Selen 2 itself looks like a great hotel to stay in - if you do book a room with them, make sure they give you a room there and don't bungle you off to another place, which you clearly could've paid peanuts for. "
- Travel date: 13th July 2011
"we wer in selen 2 in june 2010 and returning nxt week i take my disable cousin with is and all the waiter staff kept him amused he loved it rosemary was very helpfull along with reception staff i look 4ward 2 going again nxt week x"
- Travel date: 7th June 2011
rubbish...dont waste your money
"arrived there to stay in the apartments,but they wanted me to stay in hotel,i said no way.. the staff were horrible horrible horrible,not helpfull at all,they tried to blame the tour company - they didnt like it when i said i had rang the tour company,which didnt go down well at all,which made matters worse for me.you dont get what you pay for. i,ve been going to turkey for years and always go to icmeler,they ruined my holiday,will NEVER go to the selen again,so you have been warned,there are much better hotels than the selen 2"
- Travel date: 3rd October 2010
Friendly and Fun Staff
"Visited this hotel for the first time. The owner Mehmet and his brother Tam are really lovely guys. All the staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The rooms were a bit run down but this is Mehmet's first year in the hotel so he can't do it all at once. After saying that, we can't wait to get back next year to see them all. Food was good and reasonably priced."
- Travel date: 23rd September 2010
Pure Dead Great Holiday.
"It was our first time in Turkey and we went 2 Selen 2 ,for me and my wife we really enjoy'd ourselves .We did'nt need 2 go out for anything 2 eat as the food there was good there although we did venture out 2 other places for entertainment but when we came bk 2 our hotel we were greated and asked if we needed anything ,now the waiters were great as they ran down 2 the wee kebab shop and brought us all back chicken wraps which every-1 enjoyed and we were amazed at the cleanliness of the hotel ,may i add we got freindly with all the ppl there ,the maids work'd all day and anything u did'nt like they came and changed for u at once.As u can see how much i (we) enjoy'd ourselves we are going back again in Sept 2010 ,if u don't like what they r doing in the hotel u can go else where but there is always something good and enjoyable there , the rooms ....well my opinion is when u go on holiday u don't really want 2 sit in ur room all day its just for sleeping in at nite then in the morning you can't wait 2 get out and enjoy the sun and the ppl ,obviously u go for a shower before u go out at nite and the shower is ok the toilets r clean and the guys that work there are great ,thats all ive got 2 say about my holiday in Selen 2 .See you all soon Guys !"
- Travel date: 3rd August 2010
"we stayedin selen 2 in may 2010 our first time in turkey and we can,t wait to go back so we booked selen 2 for may 2011 the rooms were small [not a problem ] the bathroom could do with a better shower as it was a bit small and slippy [for eldery people ] the staff were so friendly we felt very welcome the new owners are doing a great job thanks for a great holiday "
- Travel date: 3rd August 2010
"Just returned from a 2 week holiday at selen 2, On arrival you are asked to pay Â£30 for safety box, and Â£52 for the pleasure of using the air con!!! Hotel lobby is very clean, reception staff are very helpfull. Rooms are very basic, but cleanish, i found the maid service was very poor, (not maids fault, as she was told to cut down on how many times she changes towels, sheets ect)!!!!!!! we were there for 14 nights and had one change of sheets, never had a change of pillow case!!! i was forever ringing reception for clean towels, as the maid would come in and just hang our dirty towels over balcony to dry! I know you dont have to spend much time in yr room, but omg the little time u spend in them you want it to be right! We found the bar staff were very pushy, expecting you to eat and drink there all day every day! Also the entertainment at hotel was very poor! And bar staff do turn music off at midnight, but seem to have no respect for holiday makers in bed , as they were letting people blow vuvuzellas at 1am! Also the breakfast is toast, butter, jam, ham and egg, (scrambled or boiled!!!you can order a full english for 5 lira, which is ok. the actuall location of hotel is very central for everything, dolmus (bus) is 3-4 minutes away, which you catch to Marmaris for 2 lira. beach is 10 minutes walk away, the canal is also 5 minutes, which is great for baagging a bargain! must say i stayed at this hotel last year 09, and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it, but this year 2010 its really gone down the nick! i will not go there again, i know you get what you pay for, but i do expect, a frequent change of towels and sheets, oh yes and toilet roll...is that really too much to ask for"
- Travel date: 15th July 2010
Top traveller tips for Club Selen Hotel
"Go to Coco Beach bar and restaurant down by the beach front very cheap and friendly and they have their own Facebook account."
"Make sure they give you a room in the hotel and not a grotty B&B!"
"enjoy ur stay as from reception 2 bar staff they all made us welcum x"
"Close to beach, bars and shops"
"we loved the place and the people"
Club Selen Hotel is also called
- selen 2 icmeler
- hotel selen 2