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Malpas Hotel Kyrenia North Cyprus

This is a hotel review for Malpas Hotel in Kyrenia, North Cyprus

“Memorable & Enjoyable!”

I have seen a great deal of the world and have resided in many lovely places. I have acquired an addiction for staying in good hotels and tend to enjoy the smaller to medium sized ones where the staff have the guests' interests uppermost in their minds. One of those hotels was the Malpas Hotel & Casino situated on the lovely Island of Cyprus where I recently stayed again for another two weeks. Over the last 2 years I have had the pleasure of staying at the Malpas 7 times totallıng 16 weeks ın all. I am able to provide a thoroughly honest and objective revıew.

I found the staff, in all areas, to be efficient, courteous and friendly. I have seen them perform at close hand and quietly from a distance and was impressed. All, from the owner-manager, right the way through to the staff at reception to the waiters, chefs and cleaning personnel, impressed me with their people skills, personal presentation and helpful 'can-do' attıtude. I wish to mention that the staff on Reception were particularly very professional and helpful. The other notable characters were the 'Customer Servıce Twıns' Claıre and Sharon who are always delighted when called upon for assistance and they do a grand job. Make sure you fill in your Guest Questionaıre because they do get scrutinised by the owner-manager. In sum, Nothing was too much to make their guests' stay a pleasurable and memorable one!

The breakfast and evening dinner open-buffets were very good indeed and the variety is there to enjoy. OK, if you are staying for more than 7 days then I suggest you eat out now and again. If I had any requests like toast or bacon for breakfast, they were accommodated, so don't be afraid of asking. Whilst tea, coffee, juice, milk and water are provided as part of the breakfast meal, they are not provided during or after evening dinner unless you pay for it.

I used most of the facilities and did not find them wanting. I did not take along my laptop this time but for those who do, you can obtain internet access albeit for a charge of around 4- per day. Having said that, they provide free access through a computer terminal situated to the right of Reception next to the Guest Relations Information Desk. For those who enjoy a little pampering or physical exercise, the Wellness Spa, indoor swimming pool & Gym, where I enjoyed my early morning fitness sessions, can be found in the basement, and they open at 0730 hours.

For those who dream about playing in the Casino and even those like me who had no intention of wandering down there, it is fun and you don't have to have a big fat wallet to enjoy yourself. I was plied with wine at dinner and easily persuaded to try it out. I found it enjoyable and actually met quite a few lovely people from all sorts of backgrounds and countries. I couldn't believe it when I found out that drinks and snacks were on the house as long as you were using the facilities! A minimum of 10 is all that is needed to enjoy poker on the machines! I then understood why the Cotton Jazz Bar upstairs, wasn't that full most of the time except of course when there was live music on.

Generally, there is no way anyone should be disappointed if they have the wherewithal about them. What you basically see on the hotel's internet web site is what you get. The hotel is just 10 minutes drive from Kyrenia but taxis are cheap at around 8- so I was happy. The hotel does provide a minibus shuttle service to and from Kyrenia each day, which certainly helps if you do not wish to rent a car. Obviously a rental car is good to have no matter where you are staying - I had one for the duration from A1 Rent-A-Car who provided a super deal and if you require ıt, a good priced airport collect and drop-off service.

As a Solo Traveller, I am hit by large single supplements which all the hotels appear to apply, and the Malpas is no exception. I believe more solo travellers would enjoy the Malpas if the single supplements were greatly reduced or even dropped for most of the year, especially for those retired singles - it certainly would be an opportunity to stand apart from their competition.

For those who haven't stayed at the Malpas before: the hotel is about 5 miles from the centre of Kyrenia. It is not located near a beach and is set right back from the main road. The nearest pure sandy beach is located at the Acapulco resort just three minutes drive away and worthwhile paying a visit. Rooms do not have a tea-coffee making facility but don't let that put you off! Irons and ironing boards are not provided so don't forget your travel iron.

I have been fairly succinct about my own personal experience but can assure you that I have thoroughly enjoyed all my visits. Of course, I know it's all about personal perspective!

Finally, the views from the hotel and from the majority of its rooms are magnificent. Backed by a lovely mountain range with superb views over the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea to the front stretching towards Turkey, one can't help but relax.

Liked — Views & Staff
Disliked — Couldn't stay longer!

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Reviewer Details

  • Name: John Walker Scott
  • Location: UK-Germany
  • Review Date: May 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Travelled With: Solo Traveller

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