smartline Vela(3 stars)

Cumhuriyet Mah. Kenan Evren Blv.No:11 Icmeler-Marmaris-Mugla 48720 Icmeler (Marmaris) View on map

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20 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.6
  • Location
    5.7
  • Food and Drinks
    5.5
  • Sport & entertain
    4.9
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Ewa
Excellent
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • City break
  • May 2013
Brilliant Staff, very friendly people, excellent customer service. People in the reception were very professional and polite. Very good food, clean room. We were very happy with our choice. I highly recommend Vela Hotel for the stay. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.5
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    2.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.3
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Lynne
Excellent location, clean and spacious rooms.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
Would definitely go back to the Vela as it is in an ideal spot. The rooms are very spacious with a double and single bed. Cleaned every day and friendly staff. Pool area large and kept clean. Staff all very helpful and spoke good English. Good drinks selection. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Susanne
Average hotel for little money archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2012
Not very demanding guests oK good average for little money breakfast rather moderate lunch and dinner really good unfortunately were my daughter and I only German hotel is in feasts hand of Russians the unfortunately not always good behavior some English guests staff speaks unfortunately no German but with English you got really good by read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    1.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.3
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    1.0
  • Hotel
    4.7
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Tracey
I still love The Vela archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2011
This is my second stay at The Vela this year. It is centrally located. It is spotlessly clean, the staff are exceptionally well trained and helpfull. The food is very tasty, well presented and plentifull. Nothing is too much trouble for the management and staff. I can not reccomend this hotel highly enough. It is the first time I have travelled on holiday alone and I have to say that the management and very friendly team made me feel exceptionally wellcome and safe. They treated me like an old friend and were extremely kind and helpfull. You will not be ... disapointed by this hotel. It may only be rated 3 stars but the friendly service is 5 stars. Thank you to all the team at The Vela for making my holiday so fabulous. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Peter
So-so archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2011
At first glance, the hotel looks good, but once you get in there are some small faults. Unfortunately the pool wasn't very big, but it was alright, and very clean! The guests came from lots of different places. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms were beautiful and decorated in a modern way. Unfortunately there was no ventilation in the bathroom, just a small window from which you could see the extremely ugly chimney flue. The air conditioning was right above the bed, so you couldn't have it on all night without catching a cold. There was an LCD TV, a private balcony and a safe. The entire hotel complex was recently renovated.

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    There was a restaurant and two bars. The food was served as a buffet; it was bland and they stretched out the meat dishes every day with more vegetables. For breakfast there were fries dripping in fat and disgusting sausages. As a vegetarian, you're stuck; there was hardly anything without meat in it apart from salad. All the drinks were good, even the alcoholic ones; despite this there was sometimes lipstick on the glass, where it hadn't been cleaned off by the dishwasher. We had all-inclusive until 11pm, although if you went to the bar at 10:57pm and tried to get a drink, you would be charged.

  • Service
    4.0

    The staff were very friendly, except for the bartender at the pool bar (he was very rude). Room service was great, it went well (and even better with a tip ;-) ). In the hotel, as a German you could only make yourself understood in English. The staff didn't understand English well either. Sadly, our request for a room that wasn't on the ground floor was ignored.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    There were no entertainment or sport activities run by the hotel. The pool was unfortunately small, but very clean. There was free wi-fi access in the lobby. The hotel didn't have a private area on the beach, so the sun loungers cost €1.50 per person per day. The sea was clean.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    At first glance, the hotel looks good, but once you get in there are some small faults. Unfortunately the pool wasn't very big, but it was alright, and very clean! The guests came from lots of different places.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is right in the center, where it was unfortunately often noisy. It didn't bother us, anyway. It was easy to get to the beach by going straight through a shopping arcade. At most, it took about 8 minutes. There were lots of nice, cheap shopping and entertainment options around the hotel. There was a huge variety of things to do every evening. There were people selling day trips on every street corner, but they all had the same program on offer (there were only 6 different things). Unfortunately, the ride to the airport took an hour and a half, but we were aware of this and it didn't bother us much. The transfer was great, and the vehicles were air conditioned.

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Lynn
Fantastic Vela Hotel archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2011
Myself and my husband stayed at the Vela Hotel in July. The Hotel has undergone a massive refurbishment, both internally & externally, to an extremely high standard, under the new management. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    The rooms are large and spotlessly clean, with a maid service daily. In fact the whole hotel is spotlessly clean.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The hotel dining room is spacious with lots of tables, always with fresh linen on. There was always a good selection of food to choose from, and the salad bar was fab! A nice touch was the after dinner ice cream cones, both day & night time.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff and management team work really hard to ensure that all guests that visit the Vela Hotel have a wonderful holiday, and will leave at the end of their visit vowing to return. I can honestly say that I for one will be returning. "See you in September Vela".

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The pool area is fantastic, with a very large swimming pool, and separate kids pool. There are plenty of sunbeds, and even a separate garden area at the back of the pool, where you can lazy away the day under the palm trees if you prefer. There are poolside snacks served daily, which consisted of things like cheeseburgers,chips,hotdogs,pizzas and salad. The pool bar is manned by Marty who always provided service with a smile. The bar provides drinks from 11am -11pm. You need to try Marty's special cocktails (not part of the AI) but really cheap, and worth every penny!! The hotel is adjoined by a beautiful cafe bar (not part of the AI) but worth spending an evening in. Most evenings there will be entertainment (music concert) shown on a large projection screen. Enjoyed a few night's relaxing here!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Myself and my husband stayed at the Vela Hotel in July. The Hotel has undergone a massive refurbishment, both internally & externally, to an extremely high standard, under the new management.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is in a superb location, only a 5mins stroll to the beach, and 10-15mins bus ride from it's sister resort of Marmaris. There are several good bars/restaurants in close proximity to the hotel, should you fancy a night away from the hotel.

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Katrina
Right place for great holidays archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2011
I went with a friend on all inclusive basis and I should say that the hotel surprised me in a good way, it's located in the center of Icmeler and is 5 min walk to the beach and all bars and restaurants. The hotel conditions are very high cause it's right after renovation, I could never say that it's a 3-star hotel, it definitely deserves more. People at the reception are very friendly and speak good English, so we didn't have any communication problems. Special thank to the guys from the bar, very professional and fun. My friend and I ... stayed in room with two single beds, it's was clean and nice with all necessary stuff for comfort staying, the room was cleaned daily. The swimming pool is quite large with lots of sunbeds, there is also a small pool for kids and a green garden where you can rest in a shadow under the palm tree and of course the pool bar with variety of drinks. And of course a big thanks to the management of the hotel, they have done a great job. They were spending most of the time in the hotel watching around, so everything was on a very high level, also they were very open, friendly and ready to help any time and made our stay in a hotel very comfortable and unforgettable. All in all I enjoyed my stay in Vela hotel and will definitely recommend it to those who is looking for great holidays for reasonable price. Next time I'm in Turkey I'll stay in Vela hotel for sure. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    We stayed in a room with two single beds, the room was bright and clean with air conditioner, flat screen TV, small fridge, wardrobe, safe, telephone and a nice balcony with a small table and two chairs, the view was also great - amazing mountains and the sea. The bathroom was large and also cleaned daily.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The food in the hotel was tasty and fresh, a good selection of fresh salads, vegetables and side dishes, also nice desserts and ice-cream. As a main course there were different hot dishes for your choice. On our all inclusive basis we had soft drink and alcohol (red and white wine, beer, gin, vodka), tea and coffee were also included. The staff was well-trained and friendly. If you want to have dinner outside the hotel, there lots of restaurants around with different cuisine (traditional turkish, indian, italian etc.) and lots of pubs and bars.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff in the hotel are very professional and friendly, everyone speak foreign languages (English, Russian etc.) so we didn't have any language problems.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The hotel has a fabulous pool, very large with lots of sunbeds and showers, and also a small pool for kids. If you tired to be under the sun you can rest under the palm tree on the green garden having some drinks from pool bar. There is no entertainment in a hotel, but Icmeler has lots to offer. There is a Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    I went with a friend on all inclusive basis and I should say that the hotel surprised me in a good way, it's located in the center of Icmeler and is 5 min walk to the beach and all bars and restaurants. The hotel conditions are very high cause it's right after renovation, I could never say that it's a 3-star hotel, it definitely deserves more. People at the reception are very friendly and speak good English, so we didn't have any communication problems. Special thank to the guys from the bar, very professional and fun. My friend and I stayed in room with two single beds, it's was clean and nice with all necessary stuff for comfort staying, the room was cleaned daily. The swimming pool is quite large with lots of sunbeds, there is also a small pool for kids and a green garden where you can rest in a shadow under the palm tree and of course the pool bar with variety of drinks. And of course a big thanks to the management of the hotel, they have done a great job. They were spending most of the time in the hotel watching around, so everything was on a very high level, also they were very open, friendly and ready to help any time and made our stay in a hotel very comfortable and unforgettable. All in all I enjoyed my stay in Vela hotel and will definitely recommend it to those who is looking for great holidays for reasonable price. Next time I'm in Turkey I'll stay in Vela hotel for sure.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is located in Icmeler that is 95 km from the airport and 5 km from Marmaris, so it takes only 15 min to get there by dolmus bus, and the bus stop is just around the corner, or if you fancy taxi - the taxi office is opposite the hotel, but I should say that there are lots of bars, restaurants and shops in Icmeler so you can always choose a nice place to go in the evening. Also the hotel is 5 min walk to the beach where you'll be offered sunbeds and drinks. If you in for excursions there is an excursion desk opposite the hotel where you can get a booklet with everything that is offered.

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Tuncay
Holidays to enjoy, play, fun and pleasure archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2011
I would definitely recommend this hotel, next year again... It is not at all what we could complain about... Great food great staff good service ☺ Games, fun, incredible always again with great pleasure... read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.3
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Tracey
Fantastic hotel archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2011
We stayed on an All inclusive basis. Small, clean and friendly hotel consisting of 98 rooms. It is in the centre of Icmeler in a prime location and within in easy reach of the many bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel has recently under gone a full refurbishment by the new management (C. and U.) and is to be honest an absolute gem of a hotel. It is spotlessly clean, the rooms are spacious and well equipped and the maid cleans daily. I can honestly say that U. and and his business partner C. 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 V. hotel and will definatly be going back. So a very big thankyou to M., U. and C. for making our holiday so relaxing and rather wonderful. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    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. It was kept spotlessly clean by the maid on a daily basis. The bathroom was large and extremely clean and it had a very powerful shower!

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Breakfast consisted of eggs, bread, ,yoghurt, jams honey, salad, fruit and cereals. All very tasty and fresh. 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 pool bar is lovely. M. the bar manager is fabulous and makes everyone feel very welcome and at home. He really looked after usI. 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 guests were rather rude and ill mannered towards him. M. 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.

  • Service
    6.0

    All of the staff were extremely helpfull and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and we were treated with the utmost respect.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The pool is very large but does not have a shallow end, but there is a small childrens pool. There is a nice garden surrounding the pool and plenty of sunbeds and of course the pool bar. Entertainment is not provided, but there are plenty of lively places in Icmeler to go to and drinks are very cheap.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We stayed on an All inclusive basis. Small, clean and friendly hotel consisting of 98 rooms. It is in the centre of Icmeler in a prime location and within in easy reach of the many bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel has recently under gone a full refurbishment by the new management (C. and U.) and is to be honest an absolute gem of a hotel. It is spotlessly clean, the rooms are spacious and well equipped and the maid cleans daily. I can honestly say that U. and and his business partner C. 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 V. hotel and will definatly be going back. So a very big thankyou to M., U. and C. for making our holiday so relaxing and rather wonderful.

  • Location
    5.0

    The location was very good, right in the centre of town (next to the taxi rank). It is surrounded by some fabulous restaurants and bars and shops it is only aprox 300 metres from the beach.

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Claudia
VELA Hotel archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2011
Hi there It was just great. There was absolutely nothing which would not fit. Also we'll be back in icmeler was really very, very nice. If you went out of the hotel and is in the middle. In any case, we must give it for 2012 no hotel. I can recommend the hotel very much, since all the bars, the pools and shops can use. Many Greetings Claudia read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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