We stayed here as part of a walking holiday package for a week, so the fact that the hotel is not central to Kyrenia was not a problem and we were happy to walk the distance.
The staff on welcoming us - were lovely. The restaurant manager in particular is very pleasant.
Our room was a double, overlooking the pool and got the evening sun. The temperature when we got there was a tad on the cool side - it was quite late into the evening but the heating system is very easy to use and warmed us up well. The duvet was also in the wardrobe and easy enough to add to the bed. We had requested a double bed and as is more and more common was two singles zipped together. It was extremely comfortable and we both slept well every night.
As we were on a package - we had the set menu - a choice of two starters, 3 mains and the desert trolley. There was always a vegetarian starter and main available. To be honest the food was essentially to please the market it was aimed it, and it did. It is not cordon bleu, in fairness we did not eat off the main menu and this could well have been fantastic. Do try the lemon rice pudding - it is a Turkish dish and is lovely. I think I had it 4 of 7 nights!! Breakfast is not bad - their white fresh bread is lovely, the honey and jam would appear to be home made and are gorgeous. There were other British and European options available and they will do poached eggs and omelettes on request.
The outdoor pool had not warmed up yet when we arrived, but there is an indoor one, the gym is poor!
You do have to buy bottled water to drink and clean your teeth - but the hotel did supply this and you had a charge card to your room, so you did not need to carry cash around - you could settle up at the end of your stay - that system worked very well.
Take ear plugs - there is a cockerel or 2 in the area - who cannot tell the time! Some people did not hear him - some of us heard him occasionally - but at 3 am - I could have strangled him!
If I was staying in the area again - yes I would use the hotel, without question.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A distinctive holiday complex in a tranquil setting. Splendid views of the Kyrenia Hills, directly below St.Hilarion Castle. owned and run by Anglo/Cypriot family ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ship Hotel Kyrenia
- Ship Hotel Kyrenia
- The Ship Inn Cyprus/Kyrenia