Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Ephesus Beach, Selcuk, 35920, Turkey
Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 53% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Aqua Fantasy Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member DaveMcWallsend

We travelled as a group of 9. 5 adults and 4 children aged between 14 and 2.
Every one of us had a fantastic holiday at Aqua Fantasy.
We arrived at night and the hotel looks fabulous with the fountain and hotel lighting.
Booking in is hassle free and your luggage is brought to your room for you.
The rooms are very nice and a good size. The bathroom is a good standard and maids clean the room daily.
The two main retaurants have a choice of four to five main meals every night as well as an impressive salad bar and a desert bar that invites you to pile on the pounds.
There are several bars around the complex and most sreve food at various times of the day.
The shows at the Ampitheatre are very good and very proffessionally done.
There are several pools and some of the best dedicated child pools we've seen anywhere.
The staff are very friendly and can't do enough to help.
If you are going to Turkey, Aqua Fantasy is not to be missed.

Best place to Getaway, chill out n relax in Turkey

by misswish about Atilla's Getaway Backpackers Resort

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Nestled in the mountains of ancient Ephesus, Atilla’s Getaway is the most beautiful place to stay in Selcuk.

The number one backpacker choice!!

There is no better option in Selcuk!!
It’s easy to get active at Atilla’s Getaway Backpacker’s Resort. Fire up a game of volleyball, or embark on an afternoon of horse riding along a beautiful Turkish beach. Make your way to Ephesus on a trek through the mountains, or join the daily quad safaris
Volleyball Court
Pool Table
Table Tennis
Darts & Board Games
Nargile (Turkish Smoking Pipe)
Live Turkish Band
Belly Dancing
Beach Horse Riding
Quad Safari
Aqua Fantasy

Spring Water Swimming Pool
81 Bar & Café
Bahcesaray Restaurant
Getaway Travel Shop
Internet & Phone Box
Laundry Service
Air-Conditioned Rooms
Fans for Hire
No Curfew or Lockout
FREE Book Exchange
FREE Luggage Storage
FREE Safe-Deposit Box
FREE Parking Owned and run by a Turkish-Australian family, Atillas Getaway Backpacker’s Resort is renowned for its chilled-by-day, lively-by-night atmosphere. The fresh springwater swimming pool and pool-side bar overlook Ephesus and Selcuk’s Ottoman castle - spectacular sites at sunset. Daytime calls for relaxing on traditional Turkish nomadic daybeds, volleyball, snooker and table tennis. After dark things get fired up with regular live Turkish bands and belly dancing shows, all kicked off with the nightly cocktail happy hour in our pool-side 81 Bar

FREE 24/7 pick-up from Kusadasi Port (20mins from Atilla’s Getaway) & Selcuk bus station upon arrival.

FREE All-day shuttle bus to Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkish Bath & Aqua Fantasy

Sights around Selcuk

Information About
Sirince (Greek Village)
House Of Virgin Marry
Artemis Temple
Ayasuluk Castle
Isabey Mosque
Basilica Of St. John
Belevi Mausoleum
Camlik Train Museum
Caves Of 7 Sleepers
Aqua Fantasy
National Park

Great Hotel & Water Park we all loved Aqua Fantasy

by TripAdvisor Member mantic

Myself and my 3 sons ages 13, 11 and 2, had a fantastic 2 weeks AI holiday here.

Could go on and on about everything but won't.... just the most important parts.
Well spaced out hotel not cramped, we had good sized two bedroom apartment. Loads of pools nice and clean i thought sometimes they had to be closed dew to floaters......not nice.
I'd say take stuff for ear infections as there has been a few nasty cases there I am still having problems now.

Good choice of food - loads of it but very much the same but having to feed that number of people you shouldn't- but they did!!!
The newer part of the hotel was nicer to eat at and we ate there.
One hour of ice cream every day but you better be quick or your miss
Great pizza's and sticky donuts round pools bars inbetween main feeding time....for the piggies.
Drinks were alittle weak, just as well or there would of been alot of p*ssed folk about.
Hotel mainly full of the Dutch and Germans people- could tell you some stories about them lot.

Plenty of sunbeds so no need to get up and stupid hours to saves them.
Entertainment term were great and did a fantastic job they were good fun.
Waterpark was good abit busy and loads of Qing, open to the public so better off going first or last part of the day.
No AI drinks allowed in the waterpark but you could use your splash card to buy stuff, if you were that mad to waste your cash.
Don't your the mini bar as it's a con too.

Not a place you can wonder around at night, you'll have to get a taxi or bus into town that takes anout 15mins.
Don't worry about changing loads of money up as there just as happy with our £'s.

Met some lovely English families there too- had a great holiday just shame the transfer times are too long.

Pamucak Beach

by Diana75

Pamucak Beach is located at 7 km west of Selcuk and 4 km of Ephesus.

Most of the beach is public, but there are also private parts available only for the big resort hotel complexes in the area.

The beach is very nice, with soft sand and very clean and we’ve been lucky enough to stay at a club nearby.

Near the beach is also Aqua Fantasy Water Park.

Aqua Fantasy Water Park

by mariocibelli

This was a great break from the ruins of Ephesus and a too-long bus ride from Adana!

Pricey, about 20.000.000 Lira for the day, but worth it. Get a Turkish person to buy a ticket for you, costs a bit less! They take all credit cards. It is a great water park, you can get there from Selcuk on the Dolmus. You can also get the dolmus to and from Kusadasi here as well. Bring your own food (like the Turks do) as it is pricey. Great swim up bar that is in the form of a huge pirate ship. A bit of Disney in Turkey!

Best ever hoilday!!

by TripAdvisor Member kerigold

My husband and I have just got back from from Turkey and I couldn't wait to post a review for the Aqua fantasy Hotel.
We had the best time!! It's a truly wonderful hotel and its photos just don't do it justice.
The rooms were lovely and spacious, food was wonderful although definetely better in the "Club" part of the hotel and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The water park was fantastic with no queues and I couldn't believe how many swimming pools there were and all stunning!! Two of them are where all the daytime entertainment happened.
Although we had no kids with us we could see that the kids club facilities were the best I ve ever seen.The excellent staff gave the kids a wonderful time. Some kids were even given parts in the evening shows!
The main reason though that the holiday was as good as it was, was because of excellent animation team. They were all AMAZING!!! They seemed to be on duty 24 hours a day but you 'd never see them without a smile.
There duties included lots of fun games, water aerobics and step classes which were very professional!! But then after there exhausting day you would see them all performing in the evening shows.
The evening entertainment was the best and most professional I've ever seen. The hotel has been blessed with a fantastic choreographer, set designer and amazing breath taking dancers. The shows look as if they are come straight from the WestEnd!!
Straight after the show the animaters would then be entertaining everyone at the "Beach Party" with more fun games and dances. Where do they find the energy??
Whatever these lot are being paid I'm sure it's not enough.
Highly recommend this hotel and we are already looking forward to going again very soon.

Low cost/low quality

by TripAdvisor Member max13

We have just returned from the Aqua Fantasy - booked as a last minute break. The two recent bad reviews had not been posted when I read about the hotel before or I would not have gone. This is my fifth visit on AI basis to Turkey and this was the worst. On the plus side, the water park and pool facilities at the hotel are very good, although we found the water too cold to enjoy properly at this time of year, the kids enjoyed them. Our room overlooked the main pool and the sea which should have been nice except for the banal and very loud music all day, starting at 10 a.m. No good if you want a lay in or for young children to sleep early. We had an interconnecting family room and we were happy with the standard and cleanliness of it. We were also cold (as per recent review) but our reps at the resort arranged for duvets to be sent to the room (original request to reception yielded nothing). Also, there was a problem with flies one evening and it took about 6 hours to finally make reception understand that we needed some fly spray - the standard of English was conveniently lacking. The architecture and size of the hotel is reminiscent of at best Butlins and at worst a concentration camp and the dining room in particular reminded us of a refectory at school. The food was OK actually. Heavy on the stews and mainly Turkish (no fish at all) - however the salads were excellent and breakfast choices very good. The hotel was practically empty and the few people that were there were mainly interested in getting as drunk as possible as quickly as possible. Gangs of British teenagers roamed the compound late at night, yelling football chants. The barmen had no problem in serving clearly underage kids. The drinks were monotonous. Vodka, gin or brandy and beer. Mixers were a choice of lemonade, Fanta or coke. Cocktails were non-existent. We ended up going out into Kusadasi for the last 3 nights of the holiday to escape the other inmates who worked on the basis of "he who shouts loudest gets served first" and the disinterested bar staff. Incidentally, the evening entertainment was non-existent apart from a Turkish show on our first night. We avoided the underground Irish bar with its karaoke and said gangs of teenagers. The film showing on our last night was Sin City. Very appropriate for children with its 18 certificate and machete wielding lunatics.
This hasnt spoiled our love of Turkey but this has got to be representative of everything that is bad about an All Inclusive holiday.

aqua nightmare

by TripAdvisor Member driver66

a lot of sickness was in the resort while we were there and all my party went down with this bug also watch when having a safe there we were quoted 3ytl a day but when going to pay was charged 4ytl a day on complaing was told yes we adviterse at the above price but you will still be charged the 4 ytl a day meaning you pay about £6 more than you should also half the park was closed so only about 6 adult flumes were open also they took off 6 cocktails as too many people were having them and they were too expensive too keep on we will not be returning to this hotel even though we go to turkey each year also while there the pier was seen to subside into the sea so this was something else which was then not available also no air conditioning was available in room even though we complained and asked to have it repaired also on bed was a small sheet which meant when in bed you were cold owing to this sheet not big enough for 2 person complained but nothing done also reception staff prtended not to understand english even though we heard them speaking it

Never again

by TripAdvisor Member Vierbergen

This is absolutly no 5 star hotel! We gave it max. 3 stars.

- Staff is rude and lazy.
- Rooms are never cleaned, no sheets changed in a week!
- Bathrooms very dirty and everything is wet after use of shower.
- Food is cold much of the same everyday.
- Very dirty and slippery arround the small kids pool
- Aqua park is ok but many slides are closed.
- All day very loud music til 23.00 hrs kids get no sleep before.

A lot of people give the hotel good coments this can only mean that they have not got any real 5 star hotel experience. Ans do not mind waiting in line for their food. This is not a bad thing and not said in a bad way but it gives a different view on the accomodation.

The price is not very high so you actualy pay for 3 stars and that is what you get! We do not recomend this hotel !

Late Season Let Down...

by TripAdvisor Member TurkishGroove

Our party of four stayed at this hotel for the last two weeks in October but unfortunately this was the last two weeks the hotel was open for the season. I booked this holiday for my partner and myself and my two children aged 15 and 11, attracted by the free entry to the aqua park. However owing to the weather the park was closed for a couple of days the first week and even when it was open only a limited number of slides were available due to staff shortage, a horn being sounded every so often to signal change-over of the slides. Hence they only went there twice and were not impressed at all.

The hotel is certainly not a five star, and although it is not the worst hotel we have stayed at on an all inclusive basis it certainly is not the best - a far cry from the real 5 star hotel we stayed at two years ago in Side.

As another traveller pointed out the all inclusive is a bit of a con, more like full board. There is breakfast, lunch and evening meal but the only snacks available in between are the 'Turkish pizza' from 2.30 pm from the Caribbean poolside snack bar and the cookies at 5 pm which were not very nice at all. Apart from the two main restaurants lunch available at this snack bar consisted of pizza (very nice but very boring after a week of the same), very tasteless thin burgers, chips and hot dogs - nothing else! There are no snacks after the evening meal until midnight when soup is available so if you are drinking from 7pm onwards you have nothing to 'soak up the alcohol' and I saw quite a few young people very drunk on many an occasion. Also the ridiculously small ice creams were available just between 1 and 2pm each day and only for the children.

The food in general was very bland and repetitive (great if you like turkey cos that was the main ingredient of every meal!) and depending on what time you ate, often cold. Meal times reminded me of school dinners, waiting in line with our plates for the usual slop and then fighting to get a table with cutlery still on it.

As for the hotel itself it was very dirty in many areas, the toilets at the poolside were the wost, filthy, foul smelling, floor soaking wet and dirty all the time and no paper towels or even toilet paper for at least the last two days we were there. The mens toilets were out of order for the second week so everyone had to use the ladies which would have been ok if the doors on the cubicles actually locked!

While we were there we had torrential rain for a whole day and night, and as we were staying in the club rooms (the older part of hotel) our corridor was under at least an inch of water, (the area outside the hotel's main reception turned into a river also) and at no time was this mopped up. The electric lighting in our block also went so we had to wade through water in the pitch dark to get to the restaurant and back which was quite scary.

When our party arrived there were dirty plates of left-over food outside some of the rooms waiting to be cleared up - these were still there two weeks later, joined by even more dirty cups, plates and glasses which was a disgrace and made the invasion of flies following the rain worse. I noticed a layer of dirt on every surface in this corridor and the floor in our room was filthy all the time we were there.

The minibar as pointed out by others is a rip off, you cant drink the tap water so they fill your fridge with bottled water which you have to pay for.

The last few days we were there it was like a ghost town, most of the guests having gone home along with the majority of the staff and the hotel was filled up with important Turkish people who took over the best parts of the dining room and the whole of the Atrium Bar on the last night we were there making us feel we were being a nuisance by being there!

The First Choice reps were pathetic - told us nothing of any use about resort or hotel, only interested in flogging their very over-priced tours which we didnt bother with.

The evening 'entertainment' was also pathetic or non existent. Kids running riot round the room unsupervised by parents, the male entertainers being very 'friendly' with the young girls, particularly the blond ones! The drinks were very boring, no cocktails or anything exciting so we either drank coffee or did without on many a night. They showed a film on a few occasions in the Atrium bar, unfortunately it had to compete with the racket coming from the ampitheatre just outside where a live show was under way!!

All in all we were very disappointed with this hotel and would urge anyone thinking of staying there not to go in October as a lot of the activities listed in the brochure are not running, the pools are freezing cold and when the weather is bad the hotel staff dont bother to lay on any entertainment resulting in a lot of very bored hyperactive children racing around and worn out parents trying to control them. As the hotel location is very remote there is nowhere else to go unless you can afford to splash out on a taxi there and back to the town (about 10 euros each way).

Needless to say we won't be making a return visit.

Forum Posts

Going to Kusadasi 5th June 2006

by Louise31

HI, Can anyone tell me what it is best to take as regards to currency I've been told to take Turkish Lira in cash not Travellers Cheques is this correct, also what will weather be like and does anyone know what it's like at Aqua Fantasy Hotel in Kusadasi we are going for 2 weeks. Many Thanks Louise....

RE: Going to Kusadasi 5th June 2006

by Tdiver

Take your pounds as the exchange rate here is higher and is still going up.Weather now is around 26c or 80f.Make a point of going to Ephesus bus take the local dolmus/bus to Selcuk,it's just before.Cheaper than an organised tour.Unsure where your hotel is.

RE: Going to Kusadasi 5th June 2006

by misschloe

your hotel is a beach resort connected to the aquapark on one side. and its also very near to ephesus. it wont be a problem for you to take a dolmuş to ephesus. the weather is about 33-35 degree celcius nowadays. but the hotel is a bit away from kuşadası that you also have to take a dolmuş there. take your pounds and credit card (with chips) with you. i am sure youll enjoy it.


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 Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & SPA

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Address: Ephesus Beach, Selcuk, 35920, Turkey