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Manolya Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lapta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2012

My first night in Cyprus I didn't sleep coz I could hear a baby crying almost the whole night true the tin walls. You can hear every word when people talk in the hallway. We changed rooms and that had a horrible tobacco smell and de sink was leaking so we had a wet floor when visiting the badroom/toilet. The Hotel had NO SMOKING announcement but you can smoke in all rooms. After taking a shower my partner had to wait some time for the water to go true the drain. Sheets with spots and a pillow with hard knobs, bring your own if want to have a good night rest. Not clean and never been vacuumed in those 8 days. We found 1 big cockroach in the room. Rooms need a renovation very soon.
Breakfast Buffet is everyday the same stuff with no fruits and powder coffee.
Dinner Buffet (no buffet) = 1 soup, 1 fish or meat a day (not both daily) and 1 vegetable that will be put on your plate, so nothing to choose. This will cost you about € 34 with drinks.
My advice: Go to the centre and eat what ever you like and better on a terrace or choose for a 4/5 star Hotel if you want to eat inn.
Double check the information if you going on a trip coz they don’t know much about local activities in the aria’s, we spent 40 lira just for back and forth with the dolmus coz of the bad information loosing a day.

Room Tip: Choose for a 4/5 star Hotel if you want to eat inn or check other restaurants in de aria. Plenty ava...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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22  Thank mungra
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

we stay this hotel last february it was very nice holiday. We did enjoy open buffet meal's also alacart menu choose. breakfast was very good, pleanty choose, from several chees, eggs, jams, tomato, cornfleeks, etc. we hire a car for 5 days and visit all over northern cyprus. speacaily like bellapais, sthilarion, guzelyrt, and famagusta. we hire the car from the hotel. staff was very friendly and helpfull. Generaly peoples in north cyprus is very helpfull and friendly. we hope we will visit again end of summer, we feel like our home in cyprus. the other think we must say is about weather it was 20c in February...which was like a summer.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed at the Manolya for 2 weeks last July. Room was bright if slightly old fashioned in decor but comfortable and spacioius (though it's clear from some we spoke to that this is not true of a number of rooms). Everything was clean and items in the room in good condition. The balcony was spacious with good views and a great space to sit and enjoy the quiet and mountain a sea views of early morning or late afternoon/evening. Could have done with a bit of a brightening up though - rusty old and noisy aircon unit not so great. Bathroom does have a slight mould problem, but nothing too terrible or unreasonable in this part of the world and there was always a good supply of sufficiently hot water at good pressure. Shower unit a little cramped though.

It's a good location for catching the dolmus into Kyrenia and elsewhere. Food (we were on free half board though we ate out fairly often) was good quality - just got a bit repetitive after a bit and could have been a little more imaginative. There is such good food to be had in Cyprus.

We arrived late and they were very helpful in holding dinner for us. In fact the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout. On the less positive side it was very hot and humid and frankly the air con couldn't cope - a newer unit was probably overdue. Also there is a real cockroach problem here. Lot's of instructions not to bring food into the hotel etc - but we had twice to kill cockroaches in our own room/hotel corridor. Spotted or heard one or two others - but the really bad area is the dining terrace. If like me you hate scuttling things, you will find it freaks you out (and made the half-board option the really wrong for me).

Overall, I think 3 star is about right. Without the cockroaches and ith an extension of apparent upgrading of some of the rooms throughout, I think the staff in particular would have edged it up a notch in my rating.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KMOC67
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in January 2012. It was cheaper than hotels in nearby Kyrenia, but in a very convenient location off the main road. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, food was fantastic, and room had a stunning view of the sea and mountains. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

We hollidayed at The Manolya hotel over Christmas. The hotel was fairly quiet as this is their off season but we had a really good time. The staff we amazing, so friendly and we felt we were part of a great big familly. North Cyprus is a little gem, it has a very relaxed feel to it, you are welcomed everywhere, nothing is too much trouble. It is cooler over the winter but still has bright sunny clear days. We were there on a walking holliday and it was just perfect.

Room Tip: we stat second floor if you want sea and mountain view ask for this rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

We stayed at Manolya last ocotber, we booked with a Corendon. Stay one week and booked already our second holiday May 2012. first at of all I must say the staff and Manger was the best we ever see. Secondly meal s was fantastic. rooms are bit basic but thís was a not a problem for us, becouse ít was spotless clean. cleaners clean our room everyday and give us fresh towels everyday. pool and beach is just fantastic. local bus s just stop front of the hotel and you can go all the main citys easily. saturday market was very good just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. if you like somting clean and buget you will enjoy this hotel. I would like to say thank you for all the staff who make this hotel just G R E A T...

Room Tip: poolside rooms are perfect
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank john l
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Our first visit to Northern Cyprus and this hotel more than came up to our expectations. We booked half board in advance and it turned out to be excellent value.
When we arrived late at night we were disappointed with our allocated room but within 12 hours we had been offered an excellent room and from then on we totally enjoyed our holiday at the Manolya Hotel. The Management and Staff were all very polite and attentive and made our holiday a very enjoyable experience. We hired a car for 6 days, all done through Hotel Reception, very reasonable and definitely worth having. We saw pretty much all of Northern Cyprus by the end of our 2 week stay.
The buffet breakfast was good with an excellent choice of eggs, potato, bread, cheese, meat, fruit, cake, yoghurt and preserves.
Evening buffet dinner consisted of 12 - 15 dishes of salads (mezes) all beautifully laid out and decorated plus plates of pickles/chillies and always a hot choice of buffet served by the chef or staff. Only one choice of hot buffet each night but each night of our 14 night stay it was different and delicious!
Swimming pool was very clean as were the terraces surrounding and the dining room and outdoor terrace where (weather permitting) it was a pleasure to sit and enjoy our meal. The owners and family all eat and sit here too and it was a lovely atmosphere when there was live music and entertainment a couple of times a week.
All in all this is a very good value hotel right on the waters edge serving up good value food and service. If you are looking for lively nightlife every night then this is not the place for you. If you like minimal entertainment and a fantastic location then this is for you.
Top marks to Management, Staff and the excellent Chef (from Istanbul)! Great holiday, thanks.

Room Tip: Our allocated room on arrival did not have a balcony and was of duplex style. We did not like it an...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 #1 of 7 Hotels in Lapta
Price Range: $55 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manolya Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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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