If rest & relaxation is what you're after,The Ship Inn is the place to be.
On arrival I was a bit miffed as it seems that the hotel is just off the main road, but once you're on the grounds, there is absolutely no traffic noise or exhaust fumes, which is what my concern was.
The grounds are very well maintained - the maintenance guy potters around every day doing bits of gardening, painting the walls etc. It's a shame that the indoor pool and the gym are not advertised at all and hardly used. There are there, but in the 10 days we've stayed at The Ship Inn I've not seen anybody using either. Well, I guess the indoor pool is much smaller than the outdoor one so it probably gets some mileage in the colder months. The gym is just a bit OTT - who would want to work out in that heat! ;-)
The amount of reviews posted for the hotel is in itself a testament to the fact that people want to leave their comments because they really enjoy their stay there.
The pool is just the best. It's clean, yet not over chlorinated and the water is warm from the constant sunshine. It doesn't look massive, but there's always enough space for everyone around the pool, and also inside if you fancy a swim or just need to cool down a bit.
On the other hand both I and my hubby hated the bar inside the hotel building. It's just so 70's and has no atmosphere whatsoever. It looks like a dated English pub, which I guess in the eyes of the owners constitutes its charm, but in my opinion makes it completely charmless. I think they would do much better if they installed a TV at the pool bar and screened the football matches there instead. People do go to the bar for a pre-dinner drink and to watch a football match, otherwise they spend no time there at all, because it's just so much nicer to be sitting outside at the pool bar or having a dinner on the verrandah.
All in all though we've had a really fabulous and relaxing stay. The head waiter Zube is a bit of a character and makes sure that his team see to your every whim. We've been told that most of the young waiters are students, who do this as a holiday job, which explains why some of them are a bit slow on the service side. But they do work very hard - long hours and rather odd shifts. You see somebody at breakfast and then practically throughout the day until the evening meal. All with a charming smile so no harm done if they are not very fast at times! ;-))
We stayed on a B&B basis and found the breakfast selection sufficient and plentiful. Remember, this is the muslim part of Cyprus, so no proper bacon or sausages as they don't eat pork. You will find poached, fried, boiled and scrambled eggs daily, baked beans, chips or fried potatoes, olives, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, plus two types of cereal, fresh fruit (melon, grapes, apples), thick Turkish yoghurt, honey, jam, marmalade, carrot cake, various cheeses and local cold meats. Really, you won't starve and the bread is yummy and freshly baked. They will make you an omelette if you ask.
I would go again if it weren't for the 1.5 hr transfer to Larnaka, but who knows...
Ask for a top floor room with a mountain view - we stayed in 513.
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