We visited the Hotel 27th April to 4th May. The holiday was a quick book bargain break and upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised. First impressions were of a very sparkly, spacious and impressive reception and very friendly and welcoming staff. The restaurant was held open for us as we arrived somewhat late (as the restaurant would normally be closing) and food was plentiful and hot. Whilst having dinner and a drink in the bar our rooms were organised.
Our room was spotlessly clean, on the small side but we didn't go there to spend all day in the room. The bed and pillows were very comfy. The only downside was the view - we were facing inland, and I do love a mountain which we could see from our room - but the immediate foreground was the car park. But when lying in bed in the morning and looking from that angle the mountains were a lovely sight. And maybe the rooms on this side of the hotel are cooler as they don't get the full sun? The towel art left by our room attendants were a nice touch too! one wish was for tea and coffee making facilities in the room - there weren't any. But on the positive side it made us get up and get down to breakfast to get a cup of tea!
We spent a couple of days by the very clean pool, other days were out exploring as there was much to see and we had hired a car for few days. Pool was lovely, due to the time of year the hotel was also blissfully quiet and rather peaceful. Pool bar and food excellent, again service with a smile and we were given a complimentary coffee on our last day - another nice touch.
Breakfast - great omelette and egg station everything cooked to how you ask for it, toast if you ask. every type of bread, and some other weird and wonderful choices.
Dinner - varied and wide ranging choice always with a 'fresh cook' station. We also ate out two nights as North Cyprus is so cheap and the change of scenery was nice.
Drinks - this wasn't included in the price of our say. Although we like a drink we didn't want to get blindingly drunk every night so cost wasn't a huge issue. I stay at many equivalent quality UK hotels and I can tell you that you pay up to £9.00 for a glass of wine and in excess of £5 a pint. In this hotel spirits with a very generous 'measures' and mixers were about 15TL (we got 3.5TL to the £ and in Girne you could get nearly 4 to the £). the very decent Cyprus brandy again huge measures was 10TL and the amazing liqueur coffees were 15TL - but be careful with these they are very strong! a decent bottle of red with dinner was about 30TL - really good value comparing it to UK restaurant and hotel prices - plus if you didn't drink it all they saved it for you for the next evening.
We popped into the adjoining casino on a couple of occasions and if you spend a few quid in there you get free drinks and coffee and there is also a late evening buffet which is free.
So in summary - for what we paid all in - I thought this was absolutely excellent value for money my only regret is that we didn't book for 2 weeks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Malpas Hotel And Casino
- Malpas Hotel Catalkoy
- Malpas Hotel Kyrenia
- Malpas Hotel & Casino Cyprus/Catalkoy