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“Another great Holiday at Riverside” 4 of 5 stars
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Riverside Garden Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mersin 10 TR | Alsancak, Alsancak - Karavas, Cyprus (Formerly Riverside Holiday Village)   |  
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Another great Holiday at Riverside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My wife and I have been staying at the Riverside for many years and it never dissapoints us. The appartment has great views and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Two great swimming pools, one which is adults only and two good restuarants. Also appreciated is the shuttle bus which takes us to the local beachg or to Girne.

We will be back again in 2013.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Me and my family have been regular visitors to North Cyprus for the last 5 years. Our first stay was at the Riverside Garden Resort and we have never considered elsewhere as it is a family run hotel where they and their staff are very friendly. Furthermore, when we have requested a service, they have always done their utmost to accommodate requests made. The rooms are cleaned daily and car hire rates are very competitive. We have stayed in the superior villa's as well as the standard villa's and have found these both satisfactory.

The hotel has 3 swimming pools accommodating a family fun days for all ages. My granddaughter aged 3 had a fantastic time in the children pool which is divided from the pool with slides. The meals served at the restaurant are of good quality at reasonable prices.

North Cyprus is a very scenic unspoilt part of the island with mountains on one side and sea at the other. The closest beach is ‘Escape Beach’ where an entrance fee is payable with parascending, banana boat rides, ski jets is available for a reasonable fee. A public beach is also available 10 mins by car. Depending on whether you wish to relax or explore, Riverside Garden Resort is a great hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I spent a very enjoyable week at Riverside in September 2013. It was my second trip last year. I first went in March with a group of fellow artists where we had fun time painting around the resort and at nearby Kyrenia. We all had own own villas which were of a good standard. Having enjoyed the trip so much I decided to return later in September. This time I travelled on my own and as it was the first time I had travelled abroad on my own I was a little apprehensive. I needn't have worried the staff were very friendly and they all remembered me from the previous trip. This time I had my own apartment which suited me perfectly, and I had a memorable time there. It was very safe and I didn't have any problems with security as I was a lone traveller. I had the 'full board' package and the restaurant staff went out of their way to make me feel welcome. There is also a very good 'al a carte' restaurant where I chose to eat a couple of times for lunch and evening meals - again the standard of the food and hospitality was very good.
The three swimming pools were a delight to lay around, which is what I did all week in the glorious sunshine, drinks were served every day around the pools.
I will definitely be returning again this year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have been visiting this hotel over a 15 year period and will continue to use it. The staff are welcoming, the accommodation clean and comfortable (the refurbished rooms have been done very well). The garden areas round the villas are beautiful and help to muffle any noise coming from the common areas. The large separate children's pool is much appreciated as we are older travellers and value peace. The dining area is in a beautiful location and breakfast is a delight overlooking the view. We consider this hotel to offer excellent value for money

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Keith P
We have visited every year for the last 5 years some times twice
This will be the 10th visit to this hotel and it won't be the last.
Over the last few years we have seen the estate with all the improvements that are being done all the time.
The accommodation is spotlessly clean as are the pools and surrounding areas and the variety of pool options tick all the boxes.
The staff are very very helpful in every way,friendly and polite as are the cleaning staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
The best time to visit we find is May when all the flowers are blooming and the site comes alive with colour.
Would highly recommend Riverside.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Keith D.
We will be going back this year 2013,why?
This will be the third visit to this hotel and it won't be the last.
Some people say it's a bit tired and needs TLC but they haven't seen all the improvements that are being done all the time.
Villas are being upgraded throughout the hotel.Aside from this the accommodation is spotlessly clean as are the pools and surrounding areas.
The staff are very very helpful in every way,friendly and polite as are the cleaning staff. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
Looking forward to going there again in September this year with my wife.
Would highly recommend Riverside.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Our tickets are booked and accommadation sorted. We have been coming here for several years and have always been greeted by the owners family and staff there are several types of villas all set in beautiful gardens and walkways.3 great swimming pools which are cleaned every single day and sun beds are plentiful.the villas have a daily maid service ,beds are changed every two days and towels daily.sometimes you may find minimum cutlery and crockery but if you ask for anything you will probably have it in your room by the end of the day.riverside offers a very competitive car rental service with good rates if you do not hire a car then a courtesy bus can take you inti nearby Kyrenia or to a nearby beach were sun beds are free for residents of Riverside.A buffet style breakfast is provided at a small fee and if you find nothing you like if you ask the staff they will do there best to find something for you.By the pool there is a friendly small restaurant which is open all day and night but if you prefer the large restaurant across the road you have this option.the restaurant is set high up overlooking the local village of Alsankak and in the daytime a panoramic view of the surrounding area on a clear day the outline of mainland Turkey can be seen. enjoy what Riverside have to offer but also enjoy the local beauty spots and restaurants Kyrenia harbour being a must at evening time.we are looking forward to another relaxing holiday this time for a month looking forward to seeing our wonderful friends and the family. Roll on August

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mersin 10 TR | Alsancak, Alsancak - Karavas, Cyprus (Formerly Riverside Holiday Village)
Location: Cyprus > Kyrenia District > Alsancak - Karavas
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Alsancak - Karavas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Garden Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Holiday Village of Northern Cyprus is set in the beautiful tranquil foothills of Kyrenia in a perfect setting of some of the most spectacular gardens ever to be seen in North Cyprus. Like most cyprus hotels all rooms are air-conditioned and have a fresh water swimming pool and indoor swimming pool and a fantastic aqua park, sauna and a massage parlor. Outdoor facilities include horse riding and tennis courts. Unlike some other cyprus hotels, baby sitting services are also available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riverside Holiday Village Hotel Alsancak - Karavas
Riverside Holiday Village Kyrenia
Riverside Holiday Village Hotel Kyrenia
Riverside Garden Resort Cyprus/Alsancak - Karavas

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