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Green Holiday Village
Alsancak, Alsancak - Karavas 0090, Cyprus   |  
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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“return to a hotel 4 grey traveller”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

the room and facilities just as good as the last 2 yrs,if we had a problem with the room.the reception sorted out that day.We stay from 6/9/2012 to 27/9/2012,Hire a car ,with discount from greenvillage,just a run about, for the day then, visit local restaurants at night.We did not use the hotel at night very rare ,1 or 2 times ,as we eat breakfast,everyday,somedays lunch at the pool bar.
The local bus is easy to use into kyrenia [or known as girne] from the hotel run allday I think the last one about 23-00pm.
Value for money local restaurants Silver Rocks [Lapta] , Tasmahzen Acmenya ,Blue door, The blue dolphin, all in the local village or in Kyrenia or on the way in The excellent Ambiance beach club restaurant ,Hirdeniz fish type restaurant or Calamari restaurant,You try the Pine Bay Club for British breakfast as well as lunch /dinner. Northern Cyprus value for money were ever you stay in 3- 4- 5- star .

Room Tip: we found rooms143to 146or 117to121 quieter blocks of apartments
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  • Stayed September 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed here end of October 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the comments about the cleanliness and attention to detail are well deserved - the staff were courteous and helpful, the pool and surrounding area was immaculately kept, and although it was nearing the end of the season, there was provision for hot poolside snacks through the afternoons. We encountered one or two whose opinion was affected by the lack of bacon and sausages at breakfast - but this is Turkish culture, so "when in Rome (or North Cyprus) do as the Romans do" - the breakfasts were tasty and filling and varied. All in all a place we would be more than happy to return to in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Having read previous reports I was a little concerned, however, the pool and grounds were constantly being cleaned and maintained. Staff were efficient and friendly. The notification about not taking food into the apartment didn't really affect us as we spent very little time indoors.
We would stay again, however, we like to be able to walk into Kyrenia in an evening, not drive for about 8 miles. We enjoyed a couple of meals at a fairly new restaurant in Alsancak Village, run by a retired police officer and his wife. This was just a short walk away, although we did have to cross a rather busy main road to get to Alsancak.

Room Tip: First floor
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I was moved to this hotel after staying in a poor quality hotel for the first two days of my holiday. This hotel was a pleasant change. I was put into a poolside room with a double bed. The room is luxury, it is very clean and modern, it's like a little apartment. The hotel is very quiet so if you're wanting a peaceful relaxing holiday it is ideal. The staff are lovely and always welcoming and want to talk to you.

The rule with bringing food in i didn't have any problem. Most hotels in kyrenia have the same rule. I brought in food for lunch and nobody questioned what I was doing. They have a fridge in the room with priced drinks and nuts, the prices are slightly more expensive then the local supermarket but you're on holiday relax!

Just a note, if you drop any food on the floor in the apartment make sure you put it in the bin or you will get infested by ants!! again happens in most hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Southwold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I would like to give a fair review and set the record straight as I think some reviews have been a bit harsh although I would NOT stay here again.

Arriving at the hotel you see immediately the infamous sign which informs you that you will be fined £10 per person if you take any food or drink into tne hotel, plus they will confiscate the goodies. Not only that if you are merely suspected of taking anything in you will still be fined. We arrived just after midnight and it was so important to get the message across that they told us again when taking us to the room, and once in the room drew our attention to the notice stuck on the fridge. At this time of night when you are really tired not a good move on their part. We hired a car so took in anything we desired and put what we didnt consume in tne car. Obviously you cant do this with food but if you order the right size pizza and drink all your wine it shouldnt be a problem. Just make sure you dispose of all your rubbish in an external bin. Its a farce really, its very annoying to ha e to do this everyday and for this reason I wont go back. I am not mean or tight but on princip,e I would not pay a fine to them as i felt the notice is rude and notices like this should be left in tne school playgrou d where they belong. I wish they had put as much effort into providing a friendly service. They didnt it was as if they couldnt be bothered. By the way the prices on the very very limited selection of items in your fridge which you could buy from them were on a level with a restaurant so not extortionate but.....you could buy 5 times more with your money at the supermarket.

Our room, 132, was lovely. Large bedroom, large wardrobe and dressing table. Excellent hairdryer. Lounge with two big couches, dining table and 4 chairs. Great place to eat your pizza you bring in from outside.

The room and bed really clean. No rubbish outside although bin always full of pizza boxes....everybody was at it.

Breakfast was exactly same everyday. Cereals, bread, assorted cheeses, boiled eggs. I loved it not sure what you would do though if you dont like cheese , probably have to bring something in.

Pool, gardens and surrounding area always very clean.

Never tried the evening menu, too busy eating pizza, but selection seemed good. Never saw more than a couple of people eating at the restaurant which could be down to the notice and people making a point as I did.

This place is lovely its just that notice and the fact it is so important to them. They should put the same effort into making tneir guests feel welcome.

Big negative about this hotel is the location. You need a car. Its in the middle of nowhere and once the buses stop which i was told was 5 o clock, you would have to pay for a taxi as i would not walk that road at night. Its pitch black and very busy with fast cars.

A final note, get your pizza from Biongiorno, they were delicious....enjoy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was a cheap last minute break for my friend and I. Read some of the previous reviews which were a bit of a mixed bag so wasn't sure what to expect. The location was ok for us as we hired a car and used local Dolmus. I would thoroughly recommend exploring as there are some great places to visit. The room we had was OK and adequate for our purposes. We received clean towels every day from the housekeepers. Upon arrival we saw the sign about not taking your own food and drink into the rooms and asked staff where we could buy large bottles of drinks for use in our room and we were sent in the direction of the supermarket opposite - very cheap and we kept our fridge well stocked with no issues. We were out nearly every day and are not pool people so couldn't really comment on what the pool was like. Apart from Breakfast we did not eat in the Hotel either, so again cant comment on the quality of that aspect. The staff on the whole were friendly, especially David - who did have a great dry sense of humour. I also read some unfavourable comments about breakfast but we found it ok - enough to keep us going until about 3pm - cereals, tea/coffee/juices, eggs, cheese, meats, bread/toast, yoghurt, jams and honey and always a selection of fresh fruit. I Would recommend staying here as a base to explore further - has everything you may need for a no frills but comfortable stay. We paid less than £350 for flights and hotel for a week, well worth it at this price and we had a great holiday.

Room Tip: I would advise getting a room over the back of the pool - its well away from the road and backs on t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had a very relaxing holiday. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and the pool area well appointed with sunbeds and shades. Pool towels were not always available.
However, the hotel could do to tighten their act.
1 Lots of things they advertised; sauna, massage, jakusi etc either did not actually work or were not on offer.
2 Breakfast was adequate with a reasonable mix BUT was SO boring. Exactly the same each day. Needs a bit more imagination
3 Notices that threatened confiscation of food taken into rooms + fines were understandable BUT tactless. Need to be made more diplomatic.
4 Foyer and bar area rather tired and dated. Not much atmosphere.

North Cyprius FAR better than South (cheap and not commercialised) Some really good restaurants overlooking bay or harbour or a bit inland. If only want to walk try Capitano, Cenap, Blue Dolphin, or Sea Breeze on the North coast. Really good value.

Staff were pleasant and helpful

Room Tip: Go for apartment, but don't expect cooking facilities. Top floor quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: Alsancak, Alsancak - Karavas 0090, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Kyrenia District > Alsancak - Karavas
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Alsancak - Karavas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Holiday Village nestles between the gentle slopes of the five-finger mountain and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean coastline. Green Holiday Village is situated 9 km west of Kyrenia and 14 km east of Guzelyurt and 30 km far from Ercan airport. There are some beautiful beaches in and around Kyrenia and some are only 15-minutes walk from the resort. We are also within walking distance of the historical Lambousa ruins. The resort is just adjacent to the main road, where numerous public buses run into Kyrenia on a regular basis. The resort is in an appealing location with many attractions, suitable for all ages and families. ... more   less 
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