Vela Hotel Icmeler Reviews
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Ashby De La Zouch
Monday, June 3, 2013
good value for money
seventeen family members of all ages stayed at the vella for ten nights.none of us could fault it.
Family with Children 11 and Under
The best thing about my stay was Friendly staff and met some fabulous people
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I travelled to Icmeler with my partially disabled mum. The Transfer took aprox two hours including a comfort stop of about twenty minutes. We arrived tired, but happy at The Vela hotel at 8.30am. The desk staff were very polite and helpful and friendly. We had requested at the time of booking a room near a lift or on a lower floor due to my mothers disability. We were given a lovely bright and airy room on the ground floor. The room had one double bed and one single, a desk and stool and a good size wardrobe. The balcony was a good size with two chairs and a small table.The room also had bedside tables and a mini fridge and of course flat screen tv. The bathroom was very spacious and was spotless, with a large enclosed shower cubicle. The bedroom air con was fantastically effecient and whisper quiet. The room was spotlessly clean and felt bright and airy with large patio doors. The restaurant was large, bright and airy with plenty of tables and chairs and nice table linen. The food all week was fresh, plentyful and tasty. Although like most all inclusive hotels it was maybe a little repetitive. Breakfast consisted of a selection of cereals, boiled eggs frankfurters,tomatoes and lots of lovely fresh bread, jams, honey and a good selection of cold meats, cheese and fruit and olives. Lunch consisted of lots of yummy turkish bread, soup, two hot dishes (chicken, meatballs etc) plus rice, potatoes, veggies and a huge selection of lovely yummy freshly prepared salads. There was also a lovely selection of puddings and icecream and water melon. All the restaurant staff were friendly, polite and helpful. Tables were cleared quickly and effeciently. Dinner, well to be honest we didn't use the restaurant for our evening meal. We didn't pay much for our holiday and we always like to visit our favourite restaurants in Icmeler and then return to the pool bar for drinks late in the evening. But the hotel restaurant was always busy and I did not hear one complaint about the food. The swimming pool was of a good size, but did not have a shallow end, so not so good if you are a nervous swimmer or disabled. There was however a small childrens paddling pool. Sunbeds were plentyfull but there is not much shade and only about five or six umbrellas available. There is a nice lawn area with palm trees and plants and plenty of sunbeds and the swimming pool was extremely clean. The entire grounds and hotel were absolutely spotlessly clean and tidy. The pool bar is lovely. Martin the bar manager is fabulous and makes everyone feel very welcome and at home. He really looked after my mum and I. He is a great character and extremely hard working. I really don't know how he stays so cheerfull, especially as he works extremly hard and some of the russion guests were rather rude and ill mannered towards him. Martin makes the most fabulous cocktails! Be warned, they are strong and not part of the all inclusive price, but they are worth every lira! :-) All inclusive drinks consisted of the usual soft drinks cola, sprite etc plus beer, vodka, gin, white wine, red wine, raki and of course tea and coffee. I can honestly say that Urgur and and his business partner Cankat have an absolutley lovely hotel. They were always at the hotel overseeing the running of the hotel and of an evening they would sit in the pool bar chatting to the guests. They are fantastic hosts. and I can honestly say that although I arrived at the hotel as a guest, I left feeling a friend. I absolutely loved my stay at The Vela hotel and will definatly be going back. So a very big thankyou to Martin, Ugur and Cankat for making our holiday so relaxing and rather wonderful.
Mature Couple (36+)
The best thing about my stay was Met some lovely people.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Just got back from a 1 week AI break at the Vela, good points; the place is kept spotlessly clean, maid service dailey, pool area is nice, drinks around the pool are local spirits Tuborg lager and pepsi / lemonade on draft, the coffee is also very good, there are also hot and cold water dispenser,s by the pool and in the restaurant. The restaurant is light and airey with sliding windows open during meal times which was nice. The staff are very friendly and attentive, the management were also happy to listen to suggestions, ( recently refurbished the hotel top to bottom and have a 10 year lease so are keen to impress ) The location of the hotel is also excellant with shops bars and resaurants all around and a 5 min stroll to the beach, just remember to tell the transfer people Vela hotel not appartments which are in Marmaris,as the hotel was renamed this year. Not so good points; The food is only ok in my opinion, we ate breakfast and lunch in the holtel most days, brekkie is standard bolied eggs cheese cereals etc the hot offering well not to good, the salad selection at both lunch and dinner was excellant there is also a reasonable soup on offer, there is a meat based product chips rice couscous, or chicken based stew. Plenty of fresh bread, deserts were not to my liking either. They also serve icecream cornets at lunch. Towards the end of our week they started serving salad/chips bread & spag bol around the pool at about 5pm. My view is this .. we paid less for a week AI here than we did B&B in Hisaranu last year so you cant loose, you can eat out very reasonably in the resort eg 18 lirs for a 4 course meal, drinks are 5tl for a pint or less and there is loads of choice. BTW shade is at a premium around the pool and you find people chasing it during the afternoon.
Mature Couple (36+)
The best thing about my stay was MET SOME VERY NICE PEOPLE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
such nice staff.
JUST GOT BACK FROM VELA HOTEL ICMELA,THE HOTEL HAS JUST BEEN REFURBISHED AND IS VERY NICE FOR A THREE STAR,THE ROOMS ARE SPOTLESS,WITH A GREAT SHOWER,TOWELS ARE CHANGED EVERY DAY AND BED TOO!,POOL AREA IS GOOD WITH ALL DAY BAR SERVICE.THE STAFF ARE VERY NICE,THE FOOD IS BUFFET SERVICE,A LOT OF FISH AND CHICKEN,NOT FANTASTIC BUT ITS OK,WE STAYED FOR TWO WEEKS SO ATE OUT A NUMBER OF TIMES.ONLY DOWN SIDE IS BECAUSE ITS A NEW NAME,BUS DRIVERS HAVE A PROBLEM IN FINDING IT!,BUT WE GOT THERE IN THE END.
Mature Couple (36+)