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Riverside Garden Resort
Reviewed October 25, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riverside for ten days. It was our first stay there and I can say we will definitely go back.
The grounds are just beautiful with the villas nestled in between lime trees and palm trees. The whole complex seemed like one big garden and we always saw people working on keeping the plants alive and looking pretty. The staff were very helpful and friendly and our villa had the most comfortable armchairs and sofas in the lounge to relax in after a day out exploring the country. We rented our car right from the Hotel and even though we went for the cheapest model it took as faithfully across the country and even battled its way through the most remote parts of it without braking down! And we do suggest you get a car because if you want to see the country you will need it.
The buffet offered a great variety of food and the dessert buffet is heaven for children. We can highly recommend to eat out once in a while though, because we have discovered several lovely restaurants doing so. One in the centre of Kyrenia that we can def. recommend is Ezic Chicken. Our taxi driver pointed it out to us when we first arrived and it was really worth it. Be aware though, the portions are massive though the price is small.
Overall it was a very pleasant stay and we enjoyed the holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2007

We stayed at the Riverside in a mini villa which was quite nice although we had a few problems,the handle fell off the shutter on the balcony door so we had constant light in the room as we were unable to close it, there was an ants nest in the wall in the bedroom which was not very nice, the net curtains looked as if they had not been washed for a while they were yellow with cigarette smoke. The maid service was not daily but was adequate.
The gounds were very unkempt and overgrown, the aviary which our room overlooked was disgusting, it was never cleaned and the water for the birds was filthy we were unable to open our windows due to the smell. The water features did not work and so were stagnant. If you are an animal lover dont go there as there are so many cats which roam around and noone takes responsibility for,you cant leave your doors open and they pester you all the time in the restaurant.
The food was good, a la carte menu, breakfast buffet reasonable selection.
Staff are friendly and helpful, the pool is great.
overall our holiday was fine but woud not return there although there are people who do go back year after year, ok if you can see past all the problems
We have just retuned from N. Cyprus at another place and saw it has not changed since last year. Would not go back

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2007

This is our 6th visit to Riverside and everything was as good as usual. The staff could not be more helpful from the cleaning staff (hugs and kisses from them on arrival and departure) to the car hire (out very quickly to repair a burst tyre) to reception and pool staff. Ali is brilliant at organising everything from travel and transfers to getting you a good room in a prime location.
Riverside is also an excellent location for exploring both East towards Karpaz and West to Yedidalga (great place to stop and eat (Karabetcha on the seafront)) or over the excellent road to Lefkoşa (Nicosia) or along the coast road to Girne (Kyrenia).
Already planning our visit for next year!.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2007

Loved the Riverside, excellent service although the room 1st time round wasn't great but they were very helpful in giving us another and gave us a choice of 3 others.
Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2005, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2007

Our 4th visit to Riverside, and yet again they messed up our room booking. Although very apologetic, and despite us specifically requesting 2 adjoining villas both with our travel company and also directly with Riverside, we again spent the first 2 days living out of a suitcase whilst we waited for our adjoining rooms to be organised. Despite this the kids loved the pools and the villas were kept very clean, although short of crockery!! Car hire definately needed for part of your stay. Restaurant at Riverside is ok but there are far better ones within a short walking distance - the Farmhouse is excellent! A very relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2007

We had an excellent experience at the Hotel. Staff were very friendly, helpful and really cared about their clients. The only downside we had was the room allocated to us on arrival, in our view not the superior villa we had booked (nor matching the hotel's web site or our travel agent's brochure). We resolved this amicably with the Hotel and although offered an alternative (very nice) we upgraded to a two bedroomed villa and paid a very reasonable charge of £70 (off set by 1 days free car hire). All in all we would thorougly recommend the hotel. The on site food was of good quality and reasonably priced as were drinks etc. Car hire was arranged on-site at an excellent £15 per day (with full CDW insurance). Dining off-site we would highly recommend the Kyrenia Tavern (Girne - 8152799), a one-off experience of top notch Cypriot food and excellent value. Also the Abbey Bell Tower in Bellapaise, picks you up and takes you home to the Hotel for free, excellent food. location etc. Hotel will even arrange for you if you give them the number.

We will return again at some point in the future.

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed June 5, 2007

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riverside Garden Resort

Address: Mersin 10 TR, Alsancak - Karavas 9200, 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: $41 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Garden Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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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Riverside Holiday Village Hotel Alsancak - Karavas
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Riverside Garden Resort Cyprus/Alsancak - Karavas

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