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LA Hotel & Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Maresal Favzi Cakmak Caddesi | Mersin 10, Lapta, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lapta
Chester, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have just spent two weeks holidaying at the LA Hotel.It is a nice hotel with improvements going on and the potential for a lot more.The hotel is exceptionally clean, the staff are very friendly,can,t do enough for you. The food was good but not a lot of choice of main meal of an evening.The breakfasts were good especially the pancakes and omelettes cooked on request by Illeus (think that's his name),Ido think though if they wish to encourage the british to visit they could try and cater a little more foodwise for us.The hotel has it,s own beach reached by an underpass,also an infinitey pool which is very good.There are no extra charges for sunbeds,beach towels, or safety deposit boxes. All in all a good holiday.

Room Tip: Don't ask for a seaview,we did and we faced the road and just glimpsed the sea beyond,we were ab...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have just been to the LA Hotel for two weeks. We found the hotel very clean ( until the second week when they changed the staff, then as little as possible was done to the room, the bed just straightened and when the floor was washed, long black hairs (I'm blonde!!) and a 'hairball' was left. However, the 1st week and some of the 2nd a lovely lady did your room and it was perfect every day she did it.

The food was wonderful and a lot of it, and all very fresh and tasty.

Teresa was very good on reception and always helpful.

I had asked for a pool room via email but arrived to a road facing room - the road can be noisy, due to the fact that the speed camera is in the wrong place, and the road is probably the straightest road in North Cyprus, however, after about 10pm the cars seem to vanish and a good nights sleep was had every night, could have been the fresh air and duty free. The front facing rooms are north so cooler and shaded.

Tips. A kettle is available for a deposit of 20TL refundable , ask Teresa (reception).Take your own cups etc. Transport to Girne(Kyrenia) stops outside the hotel Fare approx. 3.5TL pp each way you can also get further afield from Girne. Bus/minibus are often and constant between 1 min and 20 min intervals, just down to luck. They beeb and you look as if you need a lift!!

Great hotel and location for a relaxing holiday. Much to do either with or without a car, much history in a small area .Would recommend for couples and older people, although they hotel caters for children.

Room Tip: North side cooler, and really little noise from road at night during sleeping hours.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have just got back from 10 days at the LA Hotel In lapta, we had a great time, very relaxing, the hotel was clean and the staff were fantastic, they all made our stay that bit more enjoyable. We were put in a room at the front of the hotel that overlooks the road, that was rather noisey, but when we asked to move the next day we were moved with out any fuss to a room overlooking the pool that was quiet, there is a lot of work going on to upgrade the rooms and the hotel. The pools are great the infinity pool was outstanding and easely reached via the underpass so no need to cross the busy road this takes you to the beach as well, in the 10 days we were there we never once failed to get a sun lounger and the hotel provides towels too.
All in all we had a great time and we are looking forward to returning next year.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper try to get a room away from the front of the hotel as they overlook the b...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Quite a lot of change going on at LA Hotel right now but all for the better. The rooms are being updated & redecorated, the linens - particularly the beach towels - are new & there are more "special" nights with dinner served around the side of the pool, which makes for a wonderful setting. The staff - especially Teresa & Resul - work very long hours but this never shows in the professional way they do their job. Teresa, especially, makes sure the hotel & guest side of the business runs like a well oiled machine & we overheard lots of guests asking her how on earth she manages everything so seemlessly. she always just replies with a smile. The Management are so lucky to have her. The standard of housekeeping is excellent, with towels changed daily and bedding every 2/3 days. This was our 4th visit, it will certainly not be our last.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

all staff from teresa on reception to bar staff restarant cleaners and even management make you feel welcome and part of a big family. rooms are clean bedding and towels are changed regular and we found it to be a very relaxing time we were there for 26 nights bed breakfast and evening meals. to get out and about use the dolmus or hire a car they drive same side of the road as us you can find plenty to do and see.

Room Tip: we had ground floor facing the pool it was nice and quiet
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I enjoyed my week at the LA Hotel. There was a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff were helpful and friendly. We made a special request for a first floor room with a pool review, having read previous reviews, and this was what we were allocated. Our room was cleaned every day and we had fresh towels. The pool areas were also well maintained. Breakfast was nice and typical of this type of hotel in North Cyprus, I cannot comment on the half board option as we ate out each night. It is not a 'luxury' 4 * hotel but a good 3*. There are a few nice bars/restaurants nearby. Calamari (sea view, great food), The Lodge (good food, reasonably priced, great fun on a Friday and Saturday night) and The Cabin.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Booked this at the very last minute via Cyprus Paradise and would HIGHLY recommend this organisation; clear, concise information, helpful tele-sales staff and the price provided included all "extras" such as baggage and transfers AND there were no credit card charges.

Flew with Onur air, an airline that nobody had ever heard of and got a basic flight, seats a little cramped for a six footer, but nice to have a decent sized snack included, although in flight charges were exorbitant e.g. £8 for a single shot, however you at least have the choice, unlike some of the lower end budget flight services.

Flying to Northern Cyprus has the unusual hitch of having to touchdown for around half an hour before completing the flight, so this was an added delay we could have done without-could almost have got to Cuba in the same time!

Hotel was what it said on the tin; basic but very clean everywhere, although we did see several flies enjoying the food, which was left exposed for long periods of time (here a few covers would make a huge improvement to standards of hygiene) Plenty of choice from a wide range of salads, olives, hummus etc. and the nicest oranges ever, although some of the food was presented cold, which was a disappointment (ever eaten freezing cold chips before?)
Soup provided at every meal, but a poor selection of deserts; not that we eat them anyway, but a little ice cream would have been nice now and then.

Breakfasts mainly vegetarian apart from some "hot dog" type sausages which appeared from time to time; clear favourite was the omelettes made to order.

We were originally placed in a tiny, dark ground-floor room but were moved the next day thanks to the very helpful and wonderfully friendly Bahrie (clearly the best member of staff here) and took a larger room on the first floor. Although this overlooked the road and there was some traffic noise, this was a vast improvement; suspect the pool-view rooms are reserved for repeat visitors. Beds (a double and a single) OK and nice to have a recently re-furbished room, although no access to electrical sockets had we needed them.

Although this holiday was clearly bought as half board (a nice free upgrade form B+B) we were disappointed to have to pay even for coffee during the day; 8TL a time does add up
This Hotel has a number of notices banning the import food and drink from elsewhere and here it was clear that there was an obvious profit-oriented motive behind charging 3TL per litre of bottled water when exactly the same product was available less than 100 yards down the road for a third of the price, bearing in mind the heat, expect to get through at least a couple of bottles each per day.

Similar discrepancies for sandwiches and other snacks, but as for the in-flight charges, you have the choice to pay up or go out; there are several decent bars and restaurants in the vicinity, but be prepared to climb up and down the highest curbs I've ever seen, some up to 2'!
The best part of the Hotel was the private pool and beach which were accessed via a subway, far safer than risking crossing the drag-strip of a main road!

Here there was a lovely infinity pool and a beach, both described as "private" although some locals also seemed to be using these and the beach was a little poor in terms of snorkelling, but nicely clean, although beach shoes highly recommended to move painlessly from the sandy beach across the hidden stones in the sea before you can start swimming.

Usual facilities on the beach i.e. bar and snacks, all at Hotel prices and these can also be charged to the room, so no need to take a large amount of cash.

The downside to this holiday is the lack of entertainment; there was only one evening where a belly dancer arrived for an hour or so, other than this there is one pinball machine, broken for the duration, and a bar football machine. Some quiet muzak in the background, so be prepared to take books, a pack of cards or a few board games. Most people seemed content to sit around and chat over a few drinks.

There's also an indoor pool, with a broken jaccuzi and a gym area with just a few tired-looking machines and some tiny little barbells; gave this a miss and relied on swimming for exercise. Saw massage services available, but did'nt use these as nobody seemed to know what they involved and there was an up-front charge to pay.

On the plus side safe deposit boxes provided free of charge behind the Reception area and free use of internet, either via the one Hotel PC or wirelessly via your own equipment, although a very slow connection in either case. Decent beach/pool towels provided too.

OK for what it is, we will not be returning, but more because of the long flight than the Hotel, however enjoyed it for what it was, a last-minute holiday and we were prepared just to read and swim in the sun for a week.

Room Tip: Try for a pool-view, otherwise suggest second floor better than those at ground level; be prepared f...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Maresal Favzi Cakmak Caddesi | Mersin 10, Lapta, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Kyrenia District > Lapta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lapta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — LA Hotel & Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For those searching for that perfect holiday in the sun, then look no further than the LA Hotel & Resort in North Cyprus. As one of the top hotels in North Cyprus, it offers an idyllic holiday destination and provides exceptional value for money accommodation. The LA Hotel & Resort Situated in Lapta, 14 km (9 miles) away from the famous harbour of Kyrenia (Girne), the LA Hotel & Resort enjoys an enviable position beside beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The La Hotel & Resort has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and is set in lush subtropical gardens. The hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Mediterranean, as well as breathtaking mountain scenery. The LA Hotel & Resort is one of the best-selling North Cyprus hotels amongst holidaymakers from the United Kingdom. ... more   less 
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La Hotel And Resort
La Hotel Lapta
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