Hotel Club Z
Travel Blogs from Kyrenia
BUILDING: Part of the Atrium is a traditional 1912 historic building, fully renovated, combining modern comforts but at the same time retaining its traditional Cypriot charm with an intimate atmosphere and 3 categories of rooms of different standards.
ACOMMODATION: The hotel was fully booked during my stay and I was not able to experience a stay at an Executive or a Club room, not even had the chance to see what the rooms look like.
My room had ...
The buildings which have been restored, date back to the end of the 18th century and are typical examples of traditional Cypriot urban architecture.
The main Tourist Information Centre is also out here where walking tours around the city centre start on Mondays, Thursdays and ...
... it was a long, dark drive through the rural northeast all the way to the north coast city of Kyrenia (also known as Girne). We parked in Kyrenia (population 22,000) at 6:49 and sat down to dinner at Niazi’s. I ate a lamb kebab and Mom had fish.
We walked around the harbor and castle after dinner. The harborfront is a pretty area full of bars and restaurants, though it was pretty deserted tonight, this being a Tuesday evening ...
Continuing with the theme "my life is fabulous", I was somehow invited or maybe managed to invite myself to stay with my aunt and uncle in their North Cyprus villa. My cousin and her one-year old daughter were also there (who, technically is also my cousin), and my sister, brother-in-law and one-year old nephew also came from Vancouver, having also invited themselves.
The drama started ...
... stone paved alleys of the village. I have already had lunch and what I really enjoy is the welcoming of locals who insist on offering me Greek coffee and loukoumia. The truth is that I have talked with at least 10 hospitable locals, and I am full of pictures and feelings.
To be honest I regret that I have not arranged to spend one or two more days here because I really had no time to visit the Kato Lefkara village on this trip. Of course I have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Club Z Kyrenia
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...)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.