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Bus from Larnaca to Nicosia, then loaded with backpacks we did an hour or so sightseeing round Nicosia before crossing the crossing to the north, saw a mosque that used to be a church which was pretty interesting, then to a market and the bus stop in north of town.
Bus to Kyrenia took about 30 mins and left frequently, dip in the pool …
... our mouths from the bottle, everyone got up on tables and danced (so logically we did too) and then we went back to the villa to tell everyone else to come over. At first they did not believe us (I mean, we could hardly believe we did all that as well!)
We ended the night with a bunch of dancing and karaoke at the bar where we also met some new friends from the UK who were there for a wedding. Around 3 am we all jumped in the pool ...
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After more minutes of empty street I continue my stroll. Some shops in the adjacent street are open, but I can’t see anyone inside. I walk past a bookshop. Some paces further I halt. Someone in there must definitely know something about the niche. There are three people in the shop. The owner, a lady in her early fifties, smiles when I say: “Does someone here speak English? I would like to know what ...
Old tubes block a stretch of the tarmac, creating a spot where you're not supposed to park your car. So children can play there. But when is playtime? Public space is confiscated for private enterprise, like building a boat. Isn't that an odd place to build a boat: in the center of a walled city within a city that is miles and miles away from the sea?
... village your in.
Second important lesson/triviality: you have to do it, before you sign :-)
And third important thing to learn when you ask people in a shop or on the street: make clear what you want. Do you want to have western style comfort or local style comfort. The last means not too much comfort, but it is still clean, you have your bathroom and possibly even an airco/heater. You might not have fresh towels every day, the rooms can use some paint, perhaps there is no ...
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We stayed in 4 hotels in Cyprus over a 10 day period, and this one probably had the best decor and pool, but was one of the most expensive.
Friendly reception staff at check in and manager spent time to talk about sightseeing, shopping etc in the vicinity which was very helpful. Room a decent size and clean. Breakfast good with a variety of interesting jams and eggs cooked to order. Location is ok, about 15 mins or so from old harbour, and 10 mins to roundabout with buses etc.
There are quite a few things to see in the area around Kyrenia, but we had only two nights, so another night would have been useful here. We did go to Heraclion castle which cost 60 TL by taxi return. We arrived from Nicosia which took about 30 mins on 4.5 TL bus.
We have recently returned from a trip to Bodrum, Selcuk and Istanbul and the prices in Kyrenia were far greater which was a bit offputting but still competetive compared to the UK.
Wifi is free in this hotel as you would expect.
Breakfast finishes at 10.30 am which was good for us, as we hate hotels with an early breakfast finish time.
Despite the large size of the pool they only had 32 sunbeds which was not enough to go round half the pool! They have far more than 16 rooms so this was very frustrating and must be a real problem in peak season. I made do on the floor, and my girlfriend pulled up a chair from the bar. Not ideal..
Bathroom looked good, but the shower screen wasnt really up to the job, a simple shower curtain would be better.
No shampoo provided which is unusual for this class of hotel, and lower class hotels in Cyprus did provide it.
The nearby mosque can be heard quite easily so ear plugs recommended.
Kyrenia is a lovely place in Cyprus, and I would recommend for 3 or 4 nights, but I would not want to stay at this hotel for a whole weeks holiday as not enough things to do in close proximity. (Pafos overwhelmingly gets the holiday vote...)
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