Having visited this gem of a hotel last September with my partner, and having had a fabulous time, I was a little apprehensive that second time around (and this time going with a friend on our annual girlie jaunt!) our visit may not be as enjoyable. However it was even better than my first visit, and it certainly won't be my last! I have never returned to the same resort, in all my years of travelling, let alone the same hotel, but this place is something very special. I was drawn back by the warmth of the hotelier's hospitality and the beautiful countryside location. I've never felt so relaxed and comfortable on holiday anywhere else.
This (now)15 room hotel has increased it's capacity by 4 rooms since last year. However rooms were under occupied in May, thereby sometimes giving the feeling that you were lucky enough to have the entire place to yourselves.
Fethi and Mary really make you feel like part of their family, and welcome you with such genuine Turkish/Cypriot warmth. Their overwhelming hospitality and truly genuine friendship made our visit even more special. They willingly help you achieve whatever you want from your holiday, without being pushy or intrusive.
We met some lovely guests whilst we were there, some of whom were booked on the Cookery Cuisine course, run by Mary, Fethi's mum. Evening dinners were a joy, engaging in conversation with other guests about the day's events and, being such a small hotel, you got the interesting personal interaction from both hotelier and guests.
We went on a couple of trips into the mountains with Fethi and, as I'd been before, I requested to take the scenic route to show my friend the fabulous places I'd previously visited. Fethi was more than happy to accommodate my request but also willingly went out of his way to show us other areas of history and beauty that neither of us had previously seen.
Lapida Hotel is a good 20 minutes journey from Kyrenia so evenings can be very quiet, and there aren't many places to go within walking distance. However, this is a wonderful place to get away from it all and completely relax and unwind.
I can't recommend this special place enough and look forward to returning for my third visit in the very near future. I hope you enjoy this hotel as much as we did.
Alison and Deniz
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