We have just returned from a week at the Malpas and had a superb time.During our stay we got married at Bellapais Abbey and all the staff at the hotel couldnt of helped us enough.While we were over there it was also the misses birthday and the waiters came over with a cake in the evening,very nice:-))
The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the harbour area of Kyrenia but the Malpas runs a shuttle bus there at 10.30 and brings you back at 4.30,they do the same with there beach club but we didnt go down there due to lack of time.
The major attraction of the hotel is the outdoor pool,2 massive ones next to each other,simply the best ones we have used and always kept clean,the british olympic swimmers would like these,they also provide you with towels thanks to Azim when you get down there and you simply hand them in when you have had enough,a nice touch.
The sauna,steam room,turkish bath and indoor pool are all free,i used the indoor pool and it was lovely and refreshing.There is also a spa for the women,not badly priced either.
The food was lovely,we didnt have a bad meal all week,the usual moaners were there,no fish and chips and coronation street,but you are in Northern Cyprus,try their food its lovely and as its a buffet,if you dont like something,try a different thing,SIMPLE!!!On the subject of the restaurant,im sure many men will think what to wear so heres how i saw it,obviously breakfast you wear anything ie vests,beach shorts,but in the evening the rule is no beach wear but dont think you have to wear long trousers and jeans,a pain in the summer months for a load of us lads,i saw loads wearing fashionable knee length shorts and tshirts,just look smart.
Some people have moaned about the drinks prices,christ what do you want!!! i was having a large beer in the evening for 8 tl,a glass of local wine for the misses was 5tl and her disaronio was 10tl.This is a 5star hotel,would you expect a glass of wine at the hilton,park lane for under 2 pounds!!!!Also like all hotels,there is the usual you cant bring food and drinks from outside,just be discreet,put them in a bag,dont just walz through with it all on show.They dont stop and search you!!!lol.
I would definatly hire a car while you are here,there is so much to see in this beautiful country,we had one for 5 full days and it cost us £90 from pacific,they were great no probs,we paid to have £20 worth of petrol so you return it empty,there is a petrol station a minute from the hotel,you simply pull up and the attendent fills it and you pay,you dont even have to leave your car.We went to Kyrenia for the castle and harbour,also Famagusta,Nicosia,the coastal road and make sure you go to St Hillarions Castle,a wonderful place and Bellapais Abbey,were we got married a stunning place.
All in all,we couldnt fault the Malpas,go ther with an open mind,i always say that in turkey i always knock a star off from european hotels,so go with the expectation of a 4 star but the friendliness of the staff make it a 6 star,remember you make your holiday and these workers do long hours,always smile and say merhaba to them,it does not cost you anything!!
A special thanks to Claire from Guest relations,who hepled the misses get her wedding dress steamed,she does a great job,thanks Claire and all from the Malpas.
- Also Known As:
- Malpas Hotel Catalkoy
- Malpas Hotel And Casino
- Malpas Hotel Kyrenia
- Malpas Hotel & Casino Cyprus/Catalkoy
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- The Malpas Hotel & Casino is an exclusive 5* Luxury Resort nestled in a quiet corner of Cyprus overlooking the Five-Finger Mountain range and the beautifully tranquil Mediterranean Sea. Complementing a stunning location, The Malpas Hotel & Casino is the perfect destination for romantic getaways - family leisure breaks - or ideal for functions and conferences. Malpas Hotel & Casino offers state-of-the-art facilities and incorporates luxurious modern amenities in its all-encompassing accommodation. ... more less
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