How to Choose the Best Hotels in Kyrenia, North Cyprus

By: Izzet Zorlu

Kyrenia (or Girne, as the Turkish Cypriots call it) may be easy to reach from North Cyprus Ercan International Airport, but choosing the right hotel for your holiday is not so easy. The lack of direct booking websites for Kyrenia accommodation means that many tourists have to rely on brochure descriptions designed to sell package holidays, a less than ideal situation.

So, here is a mini-guide to the best hotels in Kyrenia, and why you might book them for your next holiday. We have given suggestions for the right type of Kyrenia hotel for your types of holiday in North Cyprus, with details on each of the hotels suggested at the end of this article.

Kyrenia Hotels for Culture VulturesIf you love cultural sites and historic towns, you'll want to stay right in the heart of Kyrenia itself. The narrow alleys and streets of the old town wind down the hill to the Venetian harbour itself, lined with excellent restaurants that occupy the old carob storage warehouses. The harbour is still guarded by the impressive Kyrenia Castle, which houses one of the world's oldest shipwrecks, dating from Phoenician times. Best Kyrenia Hotels for Culture Lovers: Colony Hotel, Dome Hotel, Pia Bella Hotel, Ship Inn Hotel

Hotels in Kyrenia North Cyprus For Golfing HolidaysThe new Korineum Golf course near Esentepe has firmly established North Cyprus as a top Mediterranean golf holiday destination. Keen golfers can enjoy the challenging holes and fairways set amongst ancient olive groves, while the non-golfers can enjoy a drink at the clubhouse bar or a meal in the restaurant. Situated to the east of Kyrenia, the 18 hole professional golf course is surrounded by privately-owned villas and apartments, so the best place to stay is in a hotel on the eastern side of Kyrenia itself.

Best Kyrenia Hotels for Golf in North Cyprus: Malpas Hotel, Acapulco Hotel & Beach Resort.

Kyrenia Hotels for Family Holidays in North Cyprus North Cyprus is a superb location for a family holiday, with seemingly endless stretches of golden beaches for little ones, exciting Crusader castles for Harry Potter fans, and even open-air discos for teenagers who want to look cool! Parents too can relax, since most Kyrenia hotels provide the vital ingredients for a great family holiday; plenty to do, plenty to eat and plenty of down time by the pool for Mum and Dad... Best Kyrenia Hotels for Families in North Cyprus: Acapulco Hotel & Beach Resort, Pia Bella Hotel, Riverside Hotel

Kyrenia Hotels With SpasIf your ideal holiday is to be 100% pampered, choose a top Kyrenia hotel with a spa, health and beauty suite, or Turkish baths - there are plenty to choose from.Top Kyrenia Hotels for Pampering: Acapulco Beach Club & Resort Hotel, Colony Hotel, Malpas Hotel, Rocks Hotel (central Kyrenia), Jasmine Court Hotel

Choose from These Popular Kyrenia HotelsThe 5 star Colony Hotel in Kyrenia exudes elegance and style, from its arched entranceway to its rooftop swimming pool with a view. Relax in the spa after a day exploring North Cyprus, then dine under the summer stars on the rooftop Vista restaurant.

The 5 star Malpas Hotel is a chic, modern hotel, with all the amenities required for a relaxing and pampered stay in North Cyprus. The Malpas Hotel has four restaurants, including a beach-side seafood restaurant, and a complete health and beauty suite to work off any excess calories afterwards!

The 5 star Acapulco Beach Club & Resort Hotel is a highly popular family holiday destination in North Cyprus, and with good reason. Set on a immaculate sandy beach, the hotel offers plenty of watersports, activities and entertainment the whole family can enjoy all day long. The Acapulco Beach Club & Resort Hotel even has its own aqua park, and an open-air disco on the beach itself.

The 4 star Dome Hotel is the grande dame of Kyrenia hotels, and many visitors return year after year to enjoy its old world level of service combined with up to date facilities. Walk in the door, and the gentle sound of piano playing from the bar encourages you to relax, either with a drink in the bar, or with a dip in the natural saltwater swimming pool in the rocks overlooking the sea.

The 4 star Pia Bella Hotel in Kyrenia is an ideal centre for families looking for a holiday base in Kyrenia. Kids can enjoy swimming in their own swimming pool at the Pia Bella Hotel, and meet new friends playing table tennis or a game of football in the north Cyprus sunshine.

Those on a budget will appreciate the comfortable accommodation and amenities at the reasonably-priced 3 star Ship Inn Hotel. Set amongst olive trees, with two swimming pools, its own a la carte restaurant and a traditional pub-style barHealth Fitness Articles, the Ship Inn Hotel is also within easy walking distance of the centre of Kyrenia.

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