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“We were marroned in N Cyprus, and this is the only place I could find with a swimming pool!” 2 of 5 stars
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Manolya Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fevzi Cakmak Cad No:48, Lapta, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Lapta
Derwood, Maryland
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“We were marroned in N Cyprus, and this is the only place I could find with a swimming pool!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We were planning a trip to a nice resort in south Cyprus. But we flew into North Cyprus and the border guards would not let us past. Everything that looked good was booked up and here is the best place I could find! This place is a disaster area. At least the pool was clean, and the place was habital. Not much in the way of beach, due to the rocky coast, but a pretty area and there was access to the sea.
This hotel is not the best place, but I want to tell you we had a most wonderful time and experiance in North Cyprus!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hampton, Virginia
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

That pretty much sums it up. Renovations were still ongoing, and it looked like the owners decided to get the cheapest contractor they could. Wallpaper was already coming off, shower flooded bathroom, hole in bathroom wall etc. The location has potential, too bad everything is done on the cheap. Hardly slept the first night, because renovations were ongoing in the middle of the night until I told them to stop. However, the room was clean, and it fulfilled it's function (after the fIrst night). Will look for a better hotel option for my next visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hotel was dirty and old. The rooms are old and stains everywhere. The staff was very rude and called me names, just because I said something about the bad condition off the hotel. They charge money for everything, but you'll find out when you check out(like tea and coffee). You can't bring any Food into the room,but if you buy in the hotel it's ok. They check your bags for food.
The breakfast was very poor and aweful, every day the same. You have to pay for internet,but It doens't work at all. In the evening there's nothing to do. The pool is small and the bar is disgusting(glasses covered in dust and he just wiped it with a dirty towel). This was the first and last time in this terrible stinky hotel. DON'T GO TO MANOLYA, IT SUCKS!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adana, Turkey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This hotel was terrible! The room was pretty on the surface, but completely unfinished and uninhabitable. There were holes in the shower walls, towel hangers were held on with suction cups, and the shower didn't drain...at all! Even after a fast shower, there was enough water to flood the bathroom and some of the hotel room. Tons of stains in the hallway too.

This is definitely not a beach hotel, there are rusty and broken down lounge chairs and dying plants surrounding a pool with algae.

I should have asked for a refund...won't stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Manolya Hotel is central located on the coast of Lapta, Northern Cyprus, not far from Kyrenia (Girne).
Please take in consideration that this is a low budget hotel; but a real 3*** tourist hotel.
The hotel just went through a major renovation that was in it's last fase.
We had a nice room, spacy and comfortable. Minibar, seaview, brand new beds, good shower and balcony.
Breakfast choice: 2 types of cheese, 2 types of meat, 4 types of marmelade, bread, cakes, cornflakes and 3 types of eggs. Good choice for a budget hotel.
Hotel directly on the seaside, large swimming pool and sitting area inside and outside.
Worth to go here when you are looking for an inexpensive holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manolya H, Manager at Manolya Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Madam or Sir,
Thank you very much for your time and review this will help us to improve our service's
Hope to see you soon again.
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed 2 weeks in October and were disappointed with the status.
Makeover is obviously in progress but nowhere near complete. e.g. Our bathroom had a new shower and tiles but gaps allowed water to flood the floor. Extractor fan missing; hole filled with towel. Breakfast buffet limited and rarely changing. Fortunately we were on B&B so enjoyed various neighbouring restaurants at night. Their claim to have a beach was false, unless this includes concrete covered boulders. (see photo).
Staff were always pleasant

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manolya H, Manager at Manolya Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Madam or Sir,
First at of all we would like to thank you for your review.
As we explain you while your here some rooms was not finish fully, becouse we was allowed only from November to April to done a ranovation, we offer to give you another room, but you said you happy with it and not want to change it. becouse the nice view.

We serve 3 types of egg's and some vegatable, 5 types of jam, 3 types of cheese, tomato/cucumber, yougurt, 3 kind of olives, 2 types of meat, 2 types of cornfleks, butter, bread, cake, fruite, 2 type fruite juice, tea and coffe... and yes we serve all same thinks everyday.

The photo you put and show the concrete covered boulders is not belongs to us it is belongs to our municipality and we already record them to fix it. becouse some our guest like to use this part.
But as you know we have large platform which is enough for all our guest.

Once more thank you very much for your time and review this will help us to improve our service's
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north cyprus
2 reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I stayed at the Manolya Hotel for one night and that was enough!. Lots of noise,You can hear every word when people talk in the hallway.. Breakfast Buffet is everyday the same stuff. The staff (and there were lots of them) seemed friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Manolya H, Manager at Manolya Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your review, all the reviews very important for us becouse they help us to improve our service's for our dear guest's.
But we have a few question about your review first at of all we can see you are living in Northern Cyprus on your country side and you write that you staying July 2012, Unfortuantly we was fully booked from June 2012 till October 2012 and we not book any room someone from Northern Cyprus, and when we check our records we don't have anyone who come and stay with us from Northern Cyprus.
Second think is when we check your other reviews which you have one more review, which is you are very happy with your stay, but you sepcify while you stay other hotel which is just next door, you book also our hotel for one night.
and Last think we have difficulty to understand is that you report you stay only one night with us but you think breakfast was same everyday!!!!

Once more thank you very much for your time and your review, we will consider your review and it will help us to improve our service's
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Additional Information about Manolya Hotel

Address: Fevzi Cakmak Cad No:48, Lapta, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Kyrenia District > Lapta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Lapta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manolya Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manolya hotel is a beautifully positioned and welcoming hotel set between the sparkling seas of the Mediterranean and a dusky mountain backdrop. The Manolya provides good quality accommodation at a reasonable price. The hotel interior is modern and welcoming. The comfortably furnished rooms have air-conditioning, a mini-bar, satellite TV, private balconies, and en-suite bathrooms. Both simple and sophisticated holiday pleasures are on offer at this good standard family run hotel located near to Kyrenia. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Manolya Hotel Kyrenia
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