43 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
What a dump
"We arrived at 2 in the morning, with 2small children, when we walked in the smell hit you, it was disgusting like cat pee, we just wanted to walk back out yuk, the next morning OMG, the sheets all had holes in, the bathroom was vile dirty loo and filthy shower cub lice, full of black mold, the dirty net curtains were hanging of, the furniture was dropping to bits, went round all hotels next day to try to get moved, they were all full, we were 25min from the beach we went everyday to get away from this dump, you get no loo rolls, told to use our t shirts lovely, went to supermarket got bleach loo rolls etc tried to clean this dump, lots of tiles missing round the swimming pool sun beds tatty and covers on them filthy, believe me after 52times on holiday to Turkey, first time I wanted to go home."
- Travel date: 25th August 2015
"This place is a total dump, we arrived after booking 5 month in advance, booking a middle floor room with pool view. When we arrived a family of four we received a attic room, which you couldn't fit two people in never mind 4. The reception was dirty and dusty, the young lad on reception spoke very limited English and didn't even check us in. Just showed us to the very top of the building up 3 flights of winding marble stairs which were rickety, to the sweat box at the top, no balcony just, a 6 foot wall. The electric kept cutting out, the water was freezing, the doors had holes in them, the floors were filthy, and they was rubbish already in the bin, I'm not a fussy person but when you have paid Â£500 for self catering, which is just a room really and you get a rabbit hutch, I think anyone would be disappointing, the good reviews on this hotel must be wrote by the staff or people with extremely low standards, the manageress couldn't run a bath never mind a hotel, DON'T WASTE MONEY OR TIME ON THIS DUMP. I walked out and got another hotel in total disbelief It's in the middle of no where, just with rubbish bins overflowing outside, don't be fooled by the good reviews as I said before the staff must be writing them, they was 2 kids in our room when we came back from pool, I asked what they where doing and they said "clean clean" what kind of place is this!!!! HELL HOLE"
- Travel date: 16th August 2013
"The apartments are in a nice quiet location but short walk from lots of bars and a couple of supermarkets and a 10 minute walk to all the action in the main part of icmeler.The apartments are modern and spacious and pol area is good apart from people putting towels on sunbeds the night before.The food in cafe bar is very good the staff are friendly especially the manageress Ozlem . My only complaint would be the air conditioning a bit expensive and kept going off."
- Travel date: 10th July 2013
Good value and position
"Just got back from Faber Apartments, in a good location for Icmeler center and about 10 min walk to beach. Had a great holiday. Staff very friendly n put on a great Turkish night. Breakfast excellent. Rooms plenty of space for clothes etc, cleaning staff friendly but could do with some more help. Seem over worked. Pool was very large and clean. Eden made an amazing La Mumba. Lot of fun n met some lovely people."
- Travel date: 1st July 2013
Avoid Faber Hotel Apartments
"Be warned! Booking in advance at Faber Apart Hotel doesn't guarantee that your holiday will actually materialise when you arrive in Icmeler. As a policy they double-book rooms hoping for a cancellation or a 'no show'. We booked months in advance, but when we arrived at Faber Apart Hotel at 1.00am we were abruptly bundled into a car by the young female manager and driven across town to a totally inadequate 'hotel' with a room you couldn't swing a cat in and a balcony that overlooked the Gents in the restaurant next door. We were told that this 'would be our home until further notice' and when a room at Faber became available they would notify us. She told us that our Cosmos Rep had been notified and agreed the move, and that she would compensate us 'with a free safety deposit box (cost Â£10)' if and when we returned to Faber Apart Hotel. This, of course, was a complete lie. Our Rep wasn't informed of this and the hotel we were moved to wasn't even a Cosmos hotel. Our Cosmos Rep eventually relocated us at a 'like-for-like' Apartment just down the road from Faber with a cash compensation package. However we lost a day of our holiday because of this policy by Faber Apart Hotel. The manager at Faber Apart Hotel offered no apology and she actually seemed to struggle to understand the inconvenience that she had caused us. My advise is stay well away from Faber Hotel Apartments, for peace of mind."
- Travel date: 11th July 2012
Best Apartments in Ichmeyler !!
"I could not help myself writing this review after reading so much rubbish written. I have spent 4 holidays this year (2011) in Ichmeyler and at the Fabor and just returned in August, at the end of May and June when they were erecting the new bar. And contrary to what has been written there was very minimal disruption to the Pool Bar being built. The apartments are extremly clean and modern and the cleaners do an excellent job changing towels evey other day. The staff are all very friendly and you are certainly under no pressure to spend money at the bar around the pool area. On one occassion we had a problem with the shower running just cold water , we notfied the staff on reception and within an hour it was resolved without any further problems. I have stayed at so many places in the Marmaris/Ichmeyler area and trust me these apartments are the best you will find. English is spoken by good 80% of the staff and they are always accomodataing."
- Travel date: 7th September 2011
" Like so many others, we booked and then read the reviews, horrified! How wrong we were! Greeted by friendly staff with a free drink we were made to feel welcome immediately. Our room was clean and quite spacious for a self catering apartment, yes there isn't a toaster or microwave buy surely this wouldn't spoil ones holiday ???? Yes we had to pay for our air con but most apartments charge for this!! During our stay our rooms were cleaned daily to a very high standard and always smelled wonderful. The pool was a good size, clean and tidy and lying there was a lovely way to meet other families. But what made our holiday so fantastic was the bat staff! What friendly and helpful lads they were, nothing was too much trouble with no hassle at all! We spent many a night sat at the bar chatting to Ibo, Musa and Koray- we couldn't fault them in any way at all- fabulous guys ! Speedy was always at hand with advice and a smile! We absolutely loved our holiday at the Faber and would recommend it to anyone, evendown to the lovely farewell as we left- all the guys coming out to wave us off!"
- Travel date: 25th August 2011
Not a brill holiday
"Me and my partner went to turkey in may this year, it was my first time at this appartment and in turkey. Firstly when we arrived we felt dirty so we wanted a shower the shower did not work correctly and was dripping water out the side!.It was our 4th day into our hoilday and our rooms had not be touched by the cleaners!. I complained to the manager and she repiled to me i will get somebody up straight away well that didnt happen the next day she got the cleaner in and the cleaner left the room without leaving us clean towels! we had, had the same towels for 5 days and this was disscusing. The staff of the appartments were fantastic i could not fault them. We went to turkey for 13 nights i disliked every moment of it! "
- Travel date: 8th June 2011
"We arrived around 3.30am at the advertised Faber apartments in icmeler where we shown to our room in almost darkness and was not given a welcome pack. On awakening the following morning we found there was no hot water and we were informed by the family next door that if you complain at reception they would install an electric shower for us as the apartment manager was aware of a problem with the hot water. This we did and they did indeed fit an electric shower for our family. the only problem was it was fixed to the shower door and the water supply was fed from the original shower then the shower head was fed back to the shower rail on the opposite wall which meant that when getting in the shower and shut the sliding shower door you were pushed up tight to the other shower door. You could only shower if you left the shower door open and then spend fifteen minutes mopping up or be a contaushonist. As the management were trying to help, I tried to complain but they pretended not to understand. Apart from the lack of lighting and the badly fitted shower the first week, we then discovered that there was not as advertised a toaster microwave or satellite t .v when I asked at the bar the waiter who spoke perfect English informed us that just before our arrival they were downgraded from a four star apartment to a three star apartment and as such the manager ordered the staff to remove all toasters and microwaves. However the second week our pool area was turned into a building site they started to erect a new bar area with electric leads running from everywhere. We could not use the pool toilets as the floor area was covered with power tools and timber. Moreover, even when returning to our rooms the noise went on until seven or later power tools and hammering. Other guest complained at reception only to be given the I speak no English speech when I finally got someone from reception to listen they told me it would only be one more day. The next day my grandson was playing around the childrenâs pool when he did the splits falling to the ground we later found a screw imbedded in his croc shoe. Moreover, we were afraid to use the pool area again as because of the new bar there was very little area for the children to play around the baby pool because they now squashed the sun beds into a double row leaving only a foot space around the pool. In addition, the builders had now moved to the front of our apartments to erect another bar but as stated earlier our only source of lighting was the street lighting, which shone through the smoked glass windows so to find your apartment door you had to feel along the walls. As the builders had covered all the windows with Formica boards to hang, advertising boards etc. Again, the days went by with the sound of hammering and power tools. On returning home to the apartment one night because of the bad lighting I stopped at the door opened it with my electronic card key in trotted my 2 year old grandson only to find it was the wrong apartment my key had opened someone elseâs door. The coupleâs whoâs apartment it was were quite taken back to find us standing in their kitchen. The next day when telling other people staying at our apartment what had happened we were told that all the card keys opened all the doors. And as such there is no security in these apartments. Then after all this the day before we were due to return home I ordered room service for breakfast but when we went to eat it there was a horrible smell off the sausage and what I can only describe as rancid meat I took the food back but was still charged for it. "
- Travel date: 1st June 2011
Awful would not reccomend
"We stayed at The Faber for 2 weeks. On arrival we were allocated a room on the 2nd floor by the stairs which turned out to be very noisy and 2 days later we transferred to an attic room which was much quieter .The rooms at best are very small and really only designed for 2 people ,the air con is only in the bed room and costs a scandalous Â£4 a day we supplemented this with a fan for another Â£20.The balconies are tiny, enclosed on 3 sides and contain the air con condenser which blows out even more hot air making the balcony unuseable. I have noted that no one has mentioned that the entrance to the `Hotel` is via the back trade entrance by the bar, the 2 main entrances being permanently locked. The only reason for this that I can tell is that you would have to walk past the bar staff who then hassle you as to where you are going etc. the rooms are actually quite good but as there were only 2 staff cleaning all the rooms from 8.30am till 7.pm some things got missed and the room could have been cleaner. We only had a breakfast there once so I can`t really comment on the food but the ambience was not really endearing so we ate out. The hotel is a good 15 minutes from the beach which is worth the walk as I never saw any cleaning of the hotel pool which was murky and short of sun beds which were all covered with towels by 7 am .We did see an awful lot of people with cotton wool in their ears and that was enough for me to go down to the beach. The Hotel reception staff are totally disinterested and spend most of their time on `Facebook` .This was confirmed on the day of our departure ,our pick up had been moved forward an hour and a half and we were not informed or a message left on the board, had it not been for my children seeing another family from our flight waiting then we would have been seriously late. All in all we would rate the hotel at best a 2* as the rooms are not too bad but the place lacks any real facilities or character. I can only add that that the rave reviews of this hotel are from people who do not have the same expectations of a 4* hotel as we do. Icmeler in general is a poor `Blackpool` there are too many restaurants ,hairdressers ,and people trying to sell you excursions .There isn`t much in the way of entertainment as all the restaurants use the same `belly dancer ,Michael Jackson ,`Barman` and break-dancer format and once you`ve seen it that`s it. The beach is very good we used `Ibrahim`s beach by Yakamoz restaurant which cost Â£1 a bed but was very clean and Ibrahim would look after you all day fetching food and drinks. I would visit Icmeler again but be more selective about the hotel and try to go for half or full board .Generally meals are quite reasonably priced but this price often doubles when you add a couple of drinks. "
- Travel date: 30th August 2010
Friendly & Good Quality Location
"The Faber Hotel is positioned in the Old Village which for us was great. We didn't want to be amongst the hustle bustle of the main strip, bars & market. It was a leisurely 10 min stroll to the beach and main restaurants. (Although there were quite a few within minutes of the Faber Hotel). Supermarkets were close by for your self catering needs (although cooking facilities were limited). Food is cheap so why bother! Speedy, who is the Bar Manager, was very very helpful and generally the staff couldn't do enough to help is whatever way was required. We booked Turkish Baths via Speedy (which were much cheaper than prices we found locally - great fun, relaxing and a MUST). The weekly Turkish Night offered plenty of great food and a chance for quite a bit of dancing and fun for all the family - Cheese Rolls were a hot favourite for us. The Faber Hotel provide good quality low cost accommodation and being a smaller hotel gave a real family feel. We had read a few negatiuve reviews prior to travelling but feel that thee don't bear justice to the Faber and may be down to the individuals not taking into account the cost of what they have booked. All in all for us a GREAT HOLIDAY - Would definitely visit Turkey again "
- Travel date: 10th August 2010
"Last year was our first time in Turkey and the Faber appartments. We had such a fantastic time that as soon as we got home we booked again for this year. However this year we didn't book as a package holiday, we booked the room and transfer direct with the hotel manager, ozlam, who we carn't thank enough for her help. Just like last year we had another fantastic holiday thanks to ozlam, Speedy, Shyboy, Eddy, Slowman, Alex and Korray. We travelled with another family, who like us have two daughters. The girls, ages 14, 16, 17 & 19 had a fantastic time and are hoping to go back for the 3rd time next year. The rooms are spaceous with excellent views. The pool area is plesant, staff are friendly and always there to help, what more can anybody ask for. Icmeler is a lovely place but staying at the Faber made our holiday that much more special and we are hoping to return again next year. Thankyou to all of you for making our holiday so special xx "
- Travel date: 9th September 2009
Top traveller tips for Faber Apart Hotel
"Don't book these appartments"
"if you want to cook a lot for yourself there is notoaster or microwave so I suggest eating out as food is excellent everywhere and cheap"
"Eat Breakfast at Faber, fruit mid day from local shop then eat at Vincent's restaurant across from waterfall restaurant, fantastic steaks n..."
" Blackpool with sun and restaurants but no entertainment"
"Small Friendly Run Hotel in the lovely Old Village"
"Visit the Light house, food is excellent and value for money"
"Romance Palace, Titanic Restaurants. "
"Pleasant location, lovely beach, larger resort than expected"
"Do not go to the Faber Hotel!"
"If you go to Icmeler then give Friends Steak House a try good food, good service,great entertainment"
"Icmeler has a lovely beach and good watersports but it's very busy and noisy in the evening."
"fabar apartments and the sightseeing with the guys"
"good people, nice place and cheap shopping"
"Restaurants: Venice, the love boat. Lazy day boat trip, jeep safari although does get abit boring!! "
"a lovely place and very scenic"
Faber Apart Hotel is also called
- Fabar Aparthotel
- faber apart icmeler