Grand Iskandil Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Eskicesme Mah. Gumbet, Bodrum, Mugla, 48400, Turkey
Palm Garden Hotel
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Satisfaction Terrible
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 23% lower than similarly priced 4 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families34
  • Couples40
  • Solo50
  • Business0

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by TripAdvisor Member chilledntanned

We booked this hotel last minute and then read the reviews!But i am glad to say we had a fabulous time. The food was not repetative it was plentiful and catered for my plain eating family members and us more adventurous eaters. The staff were so genuinely friendly and worked very hard to keep all areas spotless, especially in the restaurant and pool areas. the rooms were fine with regular maid service. We never had to queue for food or drinks. The siting of the hotel is lovely with rooms set between landscaped gardens, regularly tended,with herb gardens and beautiful flower beds. my two smaller children had plenty to do and the animation team were fab. and included both kids and adults with games that were hysterically funny to watch and take part in. we really enjoyed the turkish bath on site even the children had one and they thoroughly enjoyed the pampering, very good to prepare the skin for a weeks sunning and get with the chill just as you mean to go on. dont expect the best beach area it is covered in sun loungers so not much room to run around, play ball etc. but if you want to chill near a bar or two between paddling then you'll be ok. overall very relaxing holiday just what we were hoping for.

Never Again

by TripAdvisor Member mary4302

Have just returned from a week at the Grand Iskadil, , we were a group of 7 femals 3 being over 60 , there was no welcome drink we arrived early hours of morning, we only wanted water.

We were rushed to our roomsdown many steps , there was not very much lighting ,
Beds were comfy, but not made every day rooms were not clean, had to ask for clean dry towels then had to wait, curtains fell down first day and were not fixed , telephone not working , and not fixed , mini bar empty told it was a fridge , that did not work, when we went to complain was told not understand not there fault it's the agent.
Same food every day chicken and rice .
would not reconmend my worse friend there.
Gumbet is beaitiful, as is Turkey just ashame about this hotel

The Worst Hotel I have ever stayed at

by TripAdvisor Member stellartois

Well what can I say about this hotel except that it is the worst I have ever stayed in anywhere.
I had a love affair with Turkey having been there for many years, but after this hotel it really now has ended.
With all the steps, with no handrails & poor lighting there were many accidents including mine, during my stay.
The management never once asked how are you or can we help.
The food although well presented was cold & I really do not want to see chicken ever again. don't know what happened to the lamb.
The main bar served drinks in plastic cups & often there were no glasses for the all inclusive to 11.00pm & then magically they appeared when it was pay time. the drinks were also very expensive when time to pay
I don't think any of the rooms did not have a problem, & when reported they were were never repaired.
On the good side the staff other than management,
were friendly & the pools were really clean.

never agian

by TripAdvisor Member gant21

This was not a nice hotel. Was first time i had been to turkey. Gumbet itself wasnt a bad place , beach wasnt the greatest. The hotel was on a very high hill, full of steps. Lots of accidents while we were there. Someone fell and broke their teeth, a girl broke her arm, and many more. Food wasnt good at all, hardly no choice. Best night was when they had chicken! Never would stay at this hotel again. Anyone with this hotel booked i would seriusly say change it. Would go back to turkey but a different resort i think and would do more reserach on a good hotel.

Honeymoon Disaster!!!!

by TripAdvisor Member frankiedoodle

This hotel almost ruined my honeymoon. From the moment we saw the room I was in tears. The bathroom was full of mould with very old fixtures, the bedroom carpeting was coming up showing concrete floors. The walls and most items in the room were either dirty or broken. The food was cold for every meal and there was very little selection. Fortunately we were able to change hotels and the honeymoon was saved. Please reconsider booking this hotel!

our holiday in Gumbet

by TripAdvisor Member hermanna

Grand Iskandil is a nice hotel, the food was delicious and the servants were very very kiendly. But: our bathroom was very 'oldfashioned' and you must like loud music (we don't) ! The animation-team did their best with a low budget.

Jimmy Juice

by TripAdvisor Member Mrblister

aving stayed at the grand iskandil i wouldnt recomend the hotel as it was like a zoo much to large and full of dutch not much english there. There was four of us that went four 23 year old lads and we thought the standards of the hotel were poor and we are not fussy we just went for the all inclusive free alcohol. The food was an absolute disgrace hardly any choice whatsoever i always go all-inclusive every time i go away and this is the first time i have eaten out we actually ate out every single day. The rooms were decent size had three beds and a tv however while we were there are electricity broke and we had to get an electrician in to fix it we had to get ready in the dark. Also are shower broke and wouldnt switch off which nearly flooded are room. All the sockets were falling off the walls however one good thing did happen as are electricity was dodgey it stayed on all the time so you didnt have to put the key in the socket to put the electricity on so are room was always cool with the air con. The entertainment is poor and if you are planning to go to this hotel watch out for one entertainment member called jimmy. He seema a bit slow an actually goes round dinging the crazy frog tune and saying he is from space. Also he tries to chat up all the girls i actually seen him talking to some birmingham girls and overherad them saying jimmy youve just spat on me cos he spits when he talks. The simple fact is that you get what you paid for this is not a four star hotel it has the food of a one star however the whether is great and so is the price hope this helps and if your going to this hotel tell jimmy we say hi.


by TripAdvisor Member Paul1966London

it was the most disgusting, dirties places i have ever been to.
the hotel was filthy there was sewage coming up out of the floor in the bathroom from the toliet and shower,
always have power and water cuts did not have water for 3 days.
there was no room service we had dirty sheets when we arrived with blood stains on them, had to ask 5 times for them to be changed and still hadnt by day 7.
people who work in the hotel when you have a problem had selected hearing and pretended they couldnt speak english.
manager where aragent and rude.
the swimming pools were filthy you couldnt even see past your waste. the food gave my boyfriend food poisoning, there are flies and birds sitting on the food trays. cats walking round the hotel and restaurants.
the stairs are steep and very dangerous with no lighting.
pulblic toliets in hotel was so dirty there was faeces in them all over the walls and floors it had been there for 2 weeks withought being cleaned and was still there on our last day.
the staff were stealing things out of people rooms and the women staff using other girls makeup , and also people safe boxes were being stolen so belongings not safe anywhere.
the food not even cooked the meat still pink, other food is very boring and not edable.
staff strikes caused riots in the hotel.
stay away from this place if you have any sence!!!!!!!!!!!!!

great holiday

by TripAdvisor Member Sunny90

We went to the iskandil not expecting the ritz and it wasnt but the staff were great and tried their best. The animation team were very friendly and were always talking to you getting you to join in with pool games. There was alot to offer with the games in the day. Also my favourite was the water aerobics for just women everyone joined in! The weather was great and the beach was very very close to the hotel. There was not that much entertainment at night at the hotel but the clubs and bars were close to the hotel just a 2minute walk. I would reccomend this hotel to everyone i am deffinately going back! Make sure you also go the waterpark and go for a turkish bath it is a must do!


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 Grand Iskandil Hotel

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Address: Eskicesme Mah. Gumbet, Bodrum, Mugla, 48400, Turkey