We have now stayed at the Lapida Garden Hotel for four consecutive years, and we look forward each time to the warmth of the weather and the welcome. For someone wanting a break in the idyllic surroundings of a lovely garden full of fruit trees ad hibiscus plants, watched over by ever changing mountains caught in the light of the sun, then do consider this hotel. As Fethi [the joint owner with his Mum Mary] will tell you " We are not luxury, but we are good value and we are clean and friendly" and they are. It is good honest and wholesome; the swimming pool is a delight and the fountain of information which Fethi is as an accredited Tour Guide, is invaluable. The breakfast is plentiful and always has fresh fruit and yogurt, local cheeses and home made Haloumi Bread and conserves and if you want your eggs done differently to Hard boiled, then all you have to do is ask. We stayed half Board, but you can always order lunch each day by chatting to Mary.
Evening meals are traditional North Cypriot Turkish food and cooked by Mum. [She also runs cookery classes most afternoons which are hilarious and great fun]
This year we hired a car which Fethi arranged for us, and were able to explore a little more including Famagusta and up into the Five Finger mountains to the east of Kyrenia to Kantara Castle - absolutely stunning views.
For a swim in the sea, five miles or so to the west of Lapta is Horseshoe Bay - quiet and sandy although rocky underfoot in the water - and the Restaurant where fresh fish is to die for! This incidentally is included in one of the organised Tours, which also takes in a Maronite Village and The Blue House!
Will we go back...of course we will. It is a delight, but, don't expect five star luxury because that, it is not. It is a family business, and you will feel at home, but with the added delight of not having to do anything. Northern Cyprus is delightful, beautiful, and next time we may well go in the Spring to see the abundance of flowers including the Cyprus Tulip and 25 varieties of wild orchid!
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