What a great holiday. Metin the manager was friendly and helpful and chatted to him about numerous things. Hotel is rustic and has a homely feel. Staff were very friendly and helpful a special thank you to Marish, Abdul, Monavar and Eileen would do anything to ensure holiday was lovely.
Hotel was quiet whilst we were there and never any issues getting sunbeds anytime of day. Views of mountains and beautiful gardens surrounding rooms and pool. Gardener really maintains the garden. Food was plentiful and delicious. Cyprus night every Saturday. Very quiet hotel in the evenings which we loved. Buses stop on busy road 2 min walk away to go to Lapta or Girne(Kyrenia) for 3.50tl.
A very teamed enjoyable holiday with lots of places to visit at very cheap prices either by cab or bus. Escape beach is a 10 minute walk away but bus will take you down the hill if you say where you want to go. No need to find a bus stop as buses will pick you up and beep every time they see pedestrians and there are buses every 2 minutes and run till about 12pm. We did not hire a car and managed to see lots but would definitely hire one next time as other places we want to see.
Thanks Santoria for a lovely holiday.
Not the best place ,but it’s ok for a drink buy the pool., it would help if the owner/manager stops starring at the women and girls under his shades sitting all day buy the bar. Orada barda devamli oturan mal sahibi olarak kendisini tanitan adam gozlukler altinda onun bunun karisini ve kizini izlemesi biraz rahatsiz edicidir.
This small holiday village is centred round a beautiful swimming pool - the best we've seen in many visits to N. Cyprus. Accommodation is clean and unpretentious, with a choice of one or two bedroom units, each with a balcony, sitting area and bathroom. There is a small fridge, television, wifi and telephone with air conditioning in the bedrooms. The dining area and bar are by the pool and there's a large and comfortable reception area with a large screen television. Breakfast is largely Turkish mezes, plus eggs (fried, scrambled or boiled) with toast and a variety of jams and honey plus fruit juices and coffee or tea. The evening meal is a more elaborate four-course affair, usually very good. We've been here several times and very much appreciate its quiet ambience and the pleasant and helpful attitude of members of staff. A considerable plus point is that the man in charge, Metin, often takes his meals with his guests and enquires after them and is on hand to deal with any matters arising. Just the place for a relaxing unwind. Very good value for money. D&T Norwich
Had room 206 right by the pool. Travelled alone and found staff welcoming and friendly. Nothing too much trouble. Almost had the place to myself for most of my holiday. Local bus service is frequent and stops on the main road outside the hotel to get in to Kyrenia Harbour. Costs 3.5TL. Chef in hotel will make you up anything you want and the Cyprus night buffet was mouthwatering. Only downside is the distance away from everything but there is a beach club about 1km away called Escape which is nice, but personally I preferred the pool and gardens in the hotel. Prices are reasonable for food and drinks and I would definately go back.
Having read some of the more critical reviews of this hotel I'm not exactly sure of what people expect or the criteria with which they judge accommodation. I always try to give accurate reviews and make them as informed as possible which Is what I intend to do here.
Firstly the critical, as there is rarely no critical and so this is true here. There is a hugely uncomfortable flight to the resort - not that this is the hotel's fault - but it does have an impact that the hotel could probably do more to alleviate. For example, you travel all day, and after an hours stopover in Istanbul (a legal requirement) you are kind of tired, fed up and after a whole day, arriving at the resort around midnight,on half board basis, to find out there is no food put by, none to be had and no way of getting any means you go to bed hungry. We suggest a plate of food being left out for late arrivals in future! Also, we had no choice but to drink two small bottles of water from the mini bar as you can't drink the local water and were disappointed to be charged the equivalent of about £1 each for these so not great there either.
And, as some other reviews have pointed out, there is an awkward road to cross to get to a beach but hey ho, that's the country not the hotel. All countries have quirks and this is there's. But to the positive.
There is a spectacular pool and a decent sunbed area. The hotel was kept clean with some good cleaning staff and there is a veg garden at the back where you can see the hotel produce being grown. prices aren't too bad in the hotel for food and drink (other tan the mini bar) but if you want to drink more cheaply there is a fridge in your room and a supermarket 15 mins walk away where things are dirt cheap (think Greece twenty years ago before the Euro). The hotel staff are very friendly and look after your needs very well. The chef, who is very good, even gave us a lift into Girne, just because he was going there. One of the owners bought us a Turkish coffee just for a chat. Breakfast is brilliant. Dinner was very good and let's face it, the place is superb value for money. We enjoyed it and are not easy to please, though we refuse to harp on in a negative manner for no reason and without really justifying it and without explaining what was good.
I would highly recommend it if you want a nice, quiet, friendly break but be aware of the pitfalls I have highlighted: the travel, the lack of food, water late at night. Compensate for this and you'll love it. It's like going back in time.