My wife and I stayed at the Sempati for 10 days on a half board basis at the end of April/early May this year. Overall we found the hotel good value , clean with good sized rooms (ours had a single and double bed). We had the advantage of a room in the centre part of the hotel which meant our room was always shady and I could see this being a distinct advantage in mid summer. Our weather throughout was sunny and around 30 deg + most days. Room did have aircon which we tested but did not need to use at all.
Room was cleaned and toilet bin emptied on a daily basis and general standard of cleanliness was good throughout the hotel.
Food served in a single dining room with the exception of lunches and snacks which we took outside on the large paved upper terrace area.
Food was fine with a fair amount of variety but there was a tendency to put chips with everything! we would have liked a little more in the way of Turkish/Cypriot dishes . The first week of our stay there were fewer guests and a very quiet civilised dining experience even taking into account a party of 30+ Belgian 17 year old students who were immaculately behaved. Unfortunately the last few days saw a large influx of Polish guests who did have a tendency to descend on the dining room en -masse as soon as it opened and left with the appearance of the dining room as though a plague of locusts had visited!
Pool was excellent , large , circular and approx 2m deep throughout , this could be a problem for non swimmers or young children, although there is an attached pool at about 1m deep.
The hotel operates a no cash policy whereby you sign for all drinks etc and can settle this daily , weekly or as we did at the end of the stay.
Bar, whilst large, was not particularly well used and this is one area of the hotel which could benefit from a lighter colour makeover.
Staff throughout were friendly, helpful, and nice to have around. Must single out the barman, who also doubled as Maitre D.
Hotel location fine if you like us are looking for quiet surroundings. It will not suit many clubbers! If we visit again we will certainly hire a car to get around more although there is a good dolmus service about 300m away on the main road.
- Also Known As:
- Sempati Hotel Kyrenia
- Sempati Hotel
- Hotel Sempati Cyprus/Lapta
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sempati is a comfortable family-run hotel which offers friendly service together with high standards. Our luxury hotel is situated 10 miles west of Kyrenia in a particularly tranquil area with a wonderful mountain backdrop and spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea.Accommodation is of a high standard and the crescent shape of the hotel ensures that every room has the benefit of superb sea views. Each room overlooks the private swimming pool and bar area. The hotel has 64 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, minibar, satellite television, air-conditioning and direct dial telephone. There is an indoor restaurant and lounge bar. Hotel has a small sandy beach which is located 200 yards from the hotel and several local restaurants are within walking distance. An ideal setting for those seeking a peaceful relaxing holiday. You can go by frequent local minibus (dolmush) from the front of the hotel into Kyrenia which takes about 20-25 minutes and only costs 50 pence per person each way. In all of Northern Cyprus, Hotel Sempati is one of the best value and friendliest, offering an excellent quality of service at very reasonable prices. ... more less
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