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“Chris frm Carmarthen”
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Vela Hotel Icmeler
Ranked #54 of 78 Hotels in Icmeler
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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“Chris frm Carmarthen”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Hotel vela was o.k....as said in other reviews food could do with a kick up the butt.
hotel was clean beds made every day,staff very helpfull,Martin the barman is obsessed with playing Bob Marleys No woman no cry,,,,if u hear it once u will hear it 10 times a day.
Vela is very central and the view frm the beach is jst beautiful..

Loal people are very friendly as were the brits, staying in the hotel.
The biggest gripe i have is the measure of spirits put in yr glass after filling up glass with ice u will receive a desert spoon of vodka etc then filled up with ice and finally topped up with lemonade,by then drink is allmost tasteless, measures could do with improving.
Try going around the corner to the sister hotel The Verde where u can eat drink and b merry,All inclusive works there ,had most of my food there and measures were much better ,also self
.service is around the pool for yr food.
All in all a very relaxed and enjoyable 2 wks was had a the Vela,Yes i would go again .Even with bob marley still ringing in my ears.....Well thats yr lot ..hapy trails.

Room Tip: pool side is slightley quieter than main entrance side,also u gt the sun till late in the day
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Hotel Vela is clean and in an excellent position. It overlooks a new public garden area with fountains and flower beds, in the centre in Icmeler. The staff are helpful, especially the owner who loves to chat and see what you think of his hotel! Lovely big pool but not much room to walk around it! My only complaint was the food. We were the first guests to arrive so perhaps the kitchen wasnt in ful swing- but there wasnt much choice, especially if you wanted a hot meal. There were only 4 or 5 turins for hot food and 2-3 of those were usually chips, rice and veg which left the other 2 turins for your meat or fish dishes. but we arent fussy eaters so it was ok. For first time visitors to Icmeler I would add that although its a lovely place, you can only travel or walk (2 hrs slowly) into Mamaris. The beaches arnt brillaint as it isnt sand but fine shingle. I can however recommend the Stella show on the seafront, which we saw twice. Also be aware that our transfer took us over 3 hours on the coach going and 2 hours on our return.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Moreton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

lovely immaculate hotel. rooms cleaned daily.Very helpful staff. Manager concerned about every one being comfortable and would go out of his way to ensure that.Enjoyed the banter with martin the barman.Ideal location as central to all amenities.We plan to stay there again in September.

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Room Tip: room facing the fountains at front are quieter at night
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Just booked my third trip to the Vela. The hotel was taken over by new management, summer of 2011. They have done a fantastic job,overseeing a total refurbishment. There is a fabulous large pool & poolside bar. A great Pool bar and stunning cafe bar at side of hotel. All areas of the hotel are kept spotlessly clean by wonderful staff who cannot do enough for you. The hotel is in a very central location only a gentle five minute stroll to the beautiful sandy beach and close to lots of restaurants should you wish to eat out. The food is of a good standard and plentiful in hotel. You will never starve! Finally... The management team have worked very hard to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay at the hotel and are very open to any constructive criticism or complaints and will take action accordingly. If your reading this & other reviews thinking should I book this hotel? Stop thinking about it & DO IT... You will love it. Enjoy!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Myself and my sister have just come back from a week at the Vela hotel. Our time there was great, all the staff were very nice and as helpful as could be, it was all made even beter by martin the bar man who some say is grumpy! he is a star honest! He made everyone who was there our weeks holiday and have said they will come back next year just to see him, so to all the moaners maybe you should look at your own manners before downing others, i seen the way he was asked for drinks, not nice.
The hotel itself was spotless, clean room every day and clean towels, you cant ask for anymore really.
The food could improve, but you wouldnt starve.
Great holiday, Great hotel, Great staff!!!
So i would defo go back, you should try it out.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

Cheap and cheerful, loved it! Would recommend to friends for a quick holiday away!

  • Stayed July 2011
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4 Thank Darren H
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2011

Spent 10 days at the Hotel Vela in September and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough

Staff
Manager- Nihat- Fantastic guy who is more than happy to help with any problems you may have, mine was not with the hotel but using a courier to transport a parcel to a friend in Bursa. Nihat and Namik was extremely helpful in arranging this. Thankyou once again Nihat and Namik.

Restaurant Staff - Soner great guy who works very hard, but will always give you a smile, you are a little diamond. Thankyou for making my holiday a great stay.

Reception Namik - Very helpful and kind, will bring you some Jack Daniels chocolates when i return to Icmeler.

Night Reception - Umut lovely man who will do everything he can to help, he also loves English chocolate so please buy him a bar of choc or maltesars. Always greeted with a smile and chat at the start and the end of the evening.

Pool Guy - Metin He is a little diamond also, nothing is too much trouble for Metin and he will try and make sure you enjoy your holiday . He will make you laugh so much.

Bar Guy - Metin -Sadly he is the weakest link, sometimes smiley but most of the time scowling. Prefers to serve the Russians first because " you are a nice lady and you will not complain" yes i did complain, when 4 people entered the queue after me to be served and they was served before me!, suffers badly with mood swings!.


Rooms
The room was bright and spacious, very clean , towels and linen changed daily. only met the maid on my departure and sadly i do not have her name to give her credit. The air conditioning was free , slightly noisy but it was an added bonus not having to pay for A/C.

Food
The food was slighly repititious but this is to be expected with budget AI, i had budgeted to eat out most evenings as there is so many good restaurants in Icmeler. I am a very fussy eater but the standard of food for breakfast and lunch was very good and I always found something I liked.

There is no entertainment in the hotel but this is the norm in Turkey, I cannot comment about the evening meals or night time service in the bar as I never used it. Would i recommend this hotel , most definitely yes.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Vela Hotel Icmeler
Address: Cumhuriyet Mah. Kenan Evren Blv. No:11, Icmeler 48700, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Icmeler
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #54 of 78 Hotels in Icmeler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vela Hotel Icmeler 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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